Located in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area which is part of the Greater Mara bordering the Masai Mara Game Reserve at the foot of the Aitong Hills. Surrounded on three sides by the Mara River. The Fairmont Mara Safari Club has opened following an extensive renovation program. Surrounded on three sides by the Mara River- and on the edge of the world's Seventh "New" Wonder of the World: the Masai Mara. Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the epitome of tented luxury.
Pros: Good location, good service
Pros: The game drives were incredible. Living with the hippos was an experience , never to be missed. I would love to go back there again and again.
Pros: Everything be satisfied
Cons: No guidance how to reach location if coming by car. Passing road C14 nearly impossible if coming from Nakuru via Kericho
Pros: Perfect stay and location. Extremely helpful and professional staff.
Cons: 4 days are not enough.
Pros: From the moment we arrived this trip was pure gold. We received a free upgrade to a family tent as we were a mother and daughter couple but that was just the start, they couldn’t have done more to make our trip perfect. I’ve stayed in leading hotels around the world and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. Experienced in safari trips this scores 5* in everything from vehicle type to guide knowledge. Coming back next year!
Pros: Second visit here. A really lovely place and a great location even if you didn't go on any of the free twice-daily safari drives. Nothing quite as relaxing as watching a herd of hippos chilling out in the river. Outside the lodge, the wide open and rolling Mara landscape is a wonderful place to be. The guides know it like the back of their hands and can see what's happening from miles away. The staff in the hotel are great - laid-back and attentive when required. Can't wait to return.
Cons: The one thing I'd like the management to add is somewhere to do some excercise - a mini indoor or outdoor gym - or both.
Pros: Excellent staff Great for safaris Friendliness Went out of their way to make you feel welcome
Cons: Lack of gym Swimming pool fit for kids mainly Wifi weak Not much else going on so can be a bit boring between safaris for someone who likes to keep active and busy.
Pros: Our best family vacation so far. Our 7 y.o. son asked to extend our stay, never happened with him before. Breathtaking location. Fantastic safari experience. Can't find appropriate words for service - absolutely brilliant service from all staff members.
Cons: Long wait until next visit(((
Pros: The Safari staff was very professional and kind. Tents sparkling clean and the person in charge super kind and efficient. Nice welcome!
Cons: I made a complain the first day and was ignored! The restaurant doesn’t give many choices. Considering the price I would expect more!
When you stay at Ashnil Mara Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be 1 minutes by foot from Maasai Mara National Reserve. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be on the waterfront, just steps from Maasai Mara National Reserve. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available 24 hours).
Pros: Excellent game drives. Friendly staff. Good food. Perfect
Pros: Location was right next to the airfield and inside the park so best use of time. Three game drives with excellent guide was the best part. Polite, experienced highly knowledgeable guide who was a brilliant spotter made the trip. Provision of picnic breakfasts enabling long time out on the game drives were a real advantage.
Cons: Food choice was limited to heavy dishes. Breakfasts were excellent. Overly attentive staff during dining.
Pros: The hotel/camp provided all the request that I had for them prior arrival. No hidden charges applied. We traveled with my 8 years old girl and she totally had fun! Chief from kids club is amazing, lecture about the bones & skeleton guessing of the animals was great. Wifi is good just in case you have some emergency email to make. All the staff is super friendly, from reception, F&B, and Ruben - our tour guide and landrover driver! Fantastic place & people!
Pros: Perfect stay at the mara. Exceptional service.
Pros: Good food. The guide called Samson is very experienced
Cons: No 24 hr electricity and hot water. some camps do provide that.
Pros: Where can start ? From the moment we landed at our air strip we were greeted by our personal guide. The luxury camps are stupendous. The rooms are clean and fancy and the bathrooms were spacious. Not what you expect with a tented camp. Daisy at the front desk, chief with his informative presentations, Tom, Lawrence and Victor in the dining areas to Silas our personal safari guide - everyone has been extremely helpful kind and polite. The food was out of this world. The ala cartel menu was exquisite. I would come and stay in this camp again in a heartbeat.
Cons: Having hot water 24/7 would be nicer
Pros: Great location, lots of animals sightings
Pros: The location is magnificent. We loved everything of it. Staff, tents, restaurant, food choices, service. We don't know from where to start to describe how well and to which extent they spoiled us. Thanks a lot to all the staff and hope to see you all very soon.
Pros: Review done by Charlene and Greg - Location simply superb! Staff friendly, welcoming and management alwalys visible. Really everyone went the extra mile to make our trip to the Mara a memory to treasure. Food was good and as one does when on holiday we ate far too much
The Mara Serena Safari Lodge stands high on a bush-cloaked hill with commanding views over one of Africas most dramatic wildlife arenas-the scene of the annual migration of over one million wildebeest.Styled to echo the circular motif of a traditional Maasai manyatta, our Masai Mara safari lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty, while featuring twin rows of individual rooms, each with its own view of the famous Mara River. The central bar and dining areas enjoy spectacular views, as does the rock-surround swimming pool. Each uniquely-presented room is accommodated in its own stand-alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views, private balcony and spacious seating area. Activities include two daily game drives in custom-built traditional safari vehicles, sundowners' in the bush, breakfast by the hippo pool, lunch in the wilderness, dinner in the bush, balloon safaris or relaxation and reinvigoration in the panoramic new Maisha Safari Spa and Gym.
Set in what is considered Kenyas prime wildlife area, Mara Leisure Camp is located along the Talek River at the confluence of the Masai Maras four wildlife viewing areas, on the Northern boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. One of the most exciting spectacles in the world is the Great Migration, where two million wildebeest, zebras and other herbivores pass through the Masai Mara / Serengeti ecosystem in Kenya and Tanzania. This is a perilous journey for the animals, where they encounter many river crossings and the gauntlet of crocodiles in waiting.We promise a unique safari adventure, including daily safari drives with our experienced, local Masai guides as well as educational outings and visits to several community development projects within the Talek area. For the discerning palate, we have expert chefs who deliver mouth-watering, diverse cuisine. Why not enjoy these in the bush for that ultimate experience? As dusk rolls in, enjoy romantic evenings while you watch the sunset over the plains, or get cozy by the fireplace while taking a sundowner cocktail of your choice. At night listento the unique sounds of the African wilderness. Reservations.email@example.com
Pros: The room/tent were really comfortable and the staff was wonderful! We especially loved our guide.
Cons: The food was fine but wasn’t particularly flavorful, though we guessed it was to appeal to the general crowd.
Pros: Tasty food, comfortable bed, terrace and big bathroom
Cons: non-functional flushing of the toilet, electricity was working only from 19:00, in the tent I have not coffee and cap, clean two towels and soap. For dinner the choice was very poor only lamb and turkey. Maasai mara has better accommodation for better price.
Pros: The staff is extremely nice and helpful. The food is fantastic!
Cons: The electricity wasn't stabile and there was no warm water.
Pros: Good staff members
Cons: Bathroom tap, no hot water in the morning
Pros: Stay, food, location, hospitality
Cons: There was nothing not to like
Pros: The environment was very good.
Cons: The bed was very noisy. I think it needs to be fixed.
Set 1.4 km from Sekenani Health Centre in Keekorok, Mama Safi Guest House is a self-catering accommodation featuring free WiFi access and free private parking. Services of a cook can be arranged at a fee. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. Each room comes with a private bathroom equipped with a shower.
Pros: I had a lovely time at Mama Safi! This little gem is located in the Mara hills with a wonderful view of the mountain. Hasad, his son, David and the remaining staff were so much fun, warm and hospitable, they were like old friends! Hasad picked me up from the Serena airstrip, where he provided a picnic lunch right for me on the Mara. It was wonderful! The room is basic but very clean, roomy with a huge and comfortable bed, a hot shower, private bathroom with mosquito lamps provided. Everything is run by a solar generator. What I loved was being in nature. You can hear some of the animals at night , and waking up to a beautiful sunrise in the mountain was perfect! I bought my own food, while the chef Hatochi prepared wonderful solo and group meals that I thoroughly enjoyed. The Masai staff were all so kind and very attentive to what ever you needed. They can even provide a walking tour to the local Masai village down the hill from the guesthouse. David,our Masai guide, was warm, and a fantastic animal tracker with Erik as the awesome driver (the terrain in the Mara is very rocky) They were a fun, lively, personable and great duo to have on the safari while they tracked the animals together. They are very knowledgeable about the Mara and have great instincts about were to find animals. We were able to find elephants, hippos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, two lioness and her cubs, hippos, ostrich, gazelles, impalas, buffalo, baboons, hyenas, eagles and the start of the wildebeast migration back to Tanzania. Erik in addition helped barter for a lovely Masai necklace for me that I just love! I booked everything with Hasads partner Kelley and she was great in answering my questions and providing information. Compared to the other lodges that I looked at, I am so happy I chose Mama Safi! I had an excellent safari and experience thanks to Hasad and the crew!
Pros: The staff was exceptionally accomodating and took me on a walk to explore the are. They know the land and can track for wildlife.I felt at home. They made a bonfire for me at night.
Pros: Everything. Beautiful place.
Cons: It was great. We loved the staff and the location was beautiful.
Pros: I had a wonderful 3 nights stay in Mama Safi. Staff were amazing and very helpful, the location is very close to Sekenani gate, very beautiful surroundings! Good hot shower, big room, comfortable bed, world class hospitality! Thank you !
Cons: No wifi
Pros: We had a wonderful few days at Mama Safi. We stayed in the Jua room/house which was fantastic - lovely views of the Masai Mara and located in the heart of the bush with elephants, baboons and other animals right there outside the fence. One morning we came across a giraffe as soon as we drove out of the gate. We paid to have our own chef - Patricia was incredible and cooked us many delicious meals. My wife had her birthday while we were there and the staff treated her to an unforgettable evening - dinner in the bush with a big bonfire, amazing birthday cake and a group of masai men who performed masai songs and dances. David was a fantastic safari guide who was able to spot animals from miles away and knew all the best spots to find certain animals. Many thanks to Charles and his staff for making our stay so wonderful - we'll definitely be coming back again!
Cons: Nothing - we had an amazing time!
Pros: Manager Charles helped us wherever he could so he’s very helpful
Cons: • If you are looking for Privacy, the unit we stayed in doesn’t feel too private as kitchen outside is for public use and staff use the sitting area all the time • Cleanness was average, toilet and basin wasn’t so clean • No WiFi available, had to buy our own data and it’s not even 24hours available to us
Pros: The location is within the park itself so the experience is a genuine safari. The staff were excellent and did their best to make us welcomed and enjoyed the experience. There's an opportunity to visit a local Maasai village.
Pros: Amazing place to stay near by Masai Mara. Very nice staff, they even helped us to arrange a guide and a car for our safari. The view is amazing, the location is great. Beds are equipped with mosquito nets. There's flitered water in the kitchen, so you can cook by your own. We really enjoyed it, especially watching the sunset around the firecamp.
With a stay at Julia's River Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Maasai Mara National Reserve. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The location of the camp, the facilities and most importantly its staff.
Cons: Nothing really.
Pros: Location! It's at Masai Mara National Reserve which is great. No long trips to see animals, one I've see a giraffe walking at 500 m distance while I had a lunch. Meal is included, good one. I always was fed well.
Cons: Expensive. But that's everything in Masai Mara National reserve. It's organized for tourists. No electricity in tents, it's hard to change your electronics (but still possible in one central tent). No fence around the camp, wild animal could come at the camp freely.
Pros: The location on the river bank, the friendly staff and most of all our driver and safari guide Eric would could not do more to ensure we saw as many animals as possible
When you stay at Losokwan Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be 13 minutes by car from Enonkishu Conservancy. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Pros: Everything! Staff were fantastic and we had the whole camp to ourselves due to the time of year. Very lucky! The game drives were amazing and our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable. Food was lovely and plentiful. Thank you for a great stay!
Cons: Nothing :)
Pros: The place OMG a heaven, we were inside the forest with noooo fence...yes it was scary but exhilirating. You feel like you own the place,the service was beyond our expectation.The stuff was very helpful and friendly. They treated us as a family We spent 2 nights :( and we are so upset we left but we will b back very soon Thank u Losokwan for a such beautiful experiance
Pros: The shower could be improved. The bedding fabric could be better.
Pros: We had an amazing experience of true African bush camp. The staff was on their toes the whole time, and the food was gourmet. Tents are super comfortable, with extraordinary views of the wildlife.
Cons: If you are not aware of the fact that you should not pay the park fee when you do not use the park facilities, they will not tell you and you will be double charged. One day during our stay we travelled to a nearby national park where we paid the park fee of 75$. Luckily driver told us to keep tickets and not to pay at Losokwan for the day. It took some discussion with staff before we were deducted the park fee for 5 persons for the day on which we did not use the conservation park. It is not fair on customers to pay double fee and host should inform guests about this.
Pros: All the staff are fantastic! We felt so looked after and cared for. Our guide Daniel was lovely and really knowledgable and great to spend time with on safari - he really taught us a lot. It is an open camp and one night there were elephants eating outside our room! Would really recommend. We booked our safari all independently and was much more reasonable. Losokwan organised our flights into Masai North. There was a small miscommunication about a trip to the town which they should offer within the safari but we got that cleared up. Would definitely stay there again.
Pros: It was was private and the staff was very friendly.
With a stay at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge in Maasai Mara, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Maasai Mara National Reserve. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Pros: We were made to feel like family and nothing was too much trouble. The lodge provides a welcoming and relaxed environment with thoughtful high-end touches. We also appreciated the view of the game park from the escarpment with ready access with twice daily informative and individual game drives.
Pros: Perfect setting on the top of a hill with the entire Mara spread out in front of you. The most awesome sunrise and sunset i have ever seen !
Pros: Tents nice and big..Staff that was not management really sweet..Sorry they have such terrible managers.
Cons: Managers, Horrid food(buffets like school lunches) nothing like the website food. Guide that talked on phone loudly while we tried to enjoy looking at Lions and cheetas. Horrible communication of managers, broken safe in room..Hokey entertainment, stalked by staff .Worst Safari vehicles that spew exhaust and made us feel sick..An hour drive to most wildlife sightings..More like a cheap Carnival Cruise than a Safari camp...Left a night early at great expense rather than stay in this disaster of a business...
Pros: The game drives were incredible. After just two drives I had seen all of the big five as well as cheetah. The rooms are clean, very large, and comfortable. The water was hot. The staff was accommodating and attentive.
Cons: One small bummer was that the power temporarily went out both nights I was there. This isn't completely unexpected given the location.
Pros: The restaurant staff were very pleasant. Food hit or miss, but plenty of it. Housekeeping was top notch. Tents are comfortable but are not aging well.
Cons: Game drives were scheduled around the airport transfers of other guests, The (45 year old) safari vehicle would need to remain close to the lodge day after day. My driver, Daniel, repeatedly lied to my face about why we could not travel to view the wildebeest migration, and did everything in his power to avoid it. He's a nice guy but, for God's sake, it's the reason I traveled to the Mara in the first place! I recommend a lodge with honest guides who care about safari drives and want to show you something special. It's simple, guys. Use a dedicated car to do airport transfers and provide real safari drives. Truly disappointing, a HUGE waste of money and time.
Pros: the Management and staff at this resort Value their guests and at the end of our 4 nights, we were heartbroken to be leaving. Everyone from John, Junior, Jimmy, William, Elias, Evelyn, James, Bernard, Dominique and our guide Daniel were brilliant at taking care of us.
Pros: Everything was perfect would highly recommend and definitely coming back!
Pros: An amazing location, on a hillside looking out over the Mara. Staff were great, from the guards to the restaurant to the guides. The rooms are huge - truly a mini palace, beds are comfortable, food is good (they tried to be a bit too fancy a for a couple meals - they did better when they stuck to the basics. The guide I had, Willy, was determined to find me every single animal he could. Very dedicated and very informative. The only reason I marked the staff a bit low was some communication issues. There were a lot of free things thrown in (very nice) however, they weren't communicated in advance (i.e. at 7:30 you are going for a bush dinner) and I find surprises that seem to be required off-putting - I was there for quiet, and not to socialize with a bunch of other guests. To their credit they adapted to my preferences and I was able to have the quiet dinner I had wanted, and I was able to turn down the bush breakfast planned for the next day. I had also wanted to do their nature walk but they were short on staff. Instead of just telling me, I had to find out myself when I was ready to go. They did quickly solve the problem by giving me a nice guard who took me on the walk. He didn't know about the plants and birds, but I did learn a lot about life from the pov of a young Maasai. So...some communication issues that were quickly addressed.
Cons: The waterfall shower - while a cool concept - didn't work well enough to not make we long for a regular shower head. Some of the food could have been improved - the chinese wok pasta bar lunch was definitely the food low-point, but generally the food was good. I also encouraged them to do more to be eco-friendly. There are a lot of plastic water bottles and most of the power is off of two generators - they could easily install solar. It's a new lodge and I think the intention is there, just have a ways to go.
When you stay at Fig Tree Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be 1 minutes by foot from Maasai Mara National Reserve. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. This lodge has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Everything: the food, the people (very caring and attentive) and the facilities in general
Pros: large well laid camp right next to the talek river:stayed in a tent with hippos and a crocodile in attendance.. comfortable rooms and bed
Cons: electricity is rationed and is off at certain times, no kettle or coffee maker and no telephone to avail or order services::not easy to communicate before arrival: the phone number listed in bokking.com is wrong and the number i got from google went unanswered: asked for certain services and despite reminders , they never confirmed the mail or that whats asked for has been arranged.. this is a big problem since its remote and you dont wanna be stuck on arrival
Pros: Tent accommodations. Cleanliness. Constant attention to tent cleanliness. Wait staff in restaurant. Attention to immediate needs by staff. Wildlife viewing just across from our tents on the Talek River was amazing. The Maasai Boma visit was outstanding.
Cons: The food wasn't as good as I remember on previous visits. Have not been there since 2009. It still wasn't bad, just not as good.
With a stay at Tipilikwani Mara Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from Maasai Mara National Reserve and 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from Olare Orok Conservancy. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The tents were lovely! They were cleaned each morning and when we returned we had a turn down service and cookies each night
Pros: Breakfast is good. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
Cons: We booked 2 tents for 4 guests and provided all the 4 information at the first place. Such order has been confirmed by the hotel when booking, check-in and check-out. However the hotel ran out another quite amount of fee from my credit card after check-out without any prior information. The hotel explained that the room fee was charged by person only afterwards. Understand each hotel has their own policy, but at least the clarification and communication for the room fee should have been provided by the time check-in. Have to say it is such a disappointing experience.
When you stay at Loyk Mara Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be in a national park and steps from Olare Orok Conservancy. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The fact that staff is all Maasai
Cons: there was no mention of closure of the swimming pool well before we arrived. Booking.com failed to inform us.in their advertisement. with children booked this is important.
With a stay at Enkolong Tented Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Maasai Mara National Reserve and Sekenani Main Gate. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
When you stay at Basecamp Eagle View in Maasai Mara, you'll be on the riverwalk and steps from Naboisho Conservancy. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
With a stay at Mara Bush Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be on a river, just steps from Maasai Mara National Reserve. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Mara River Lodge in Maasai Mara, you'll be on a river, and 16.5 mi (26.6 km) from Maasai Mara National Reserve and 15.3 mi (24.7 km) from Musiara Gate. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this lodge consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Mara Ngenche Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Maasai Mara National Reserve and Naboisho Conservancy. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Keekorok Lodge in Maasai Mara, you'll be in a national park, within a 15-minute drive of Maasai Mara National Reserve and Naboisho Conservancy. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Maasai Mara? This lodge has facilities measuring 4734 square feet (440 square meters), including a conference center. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: the lodge, the restaurant, the swimming pool, the environment
Cons: The wi fi connection is very poor, allways on and off. better to write free non wi fi instead of free wi fi on the hotel's profile Also I was so surprise I had to pay the fee entrance to the park where the hotel is located . In booking com its written in very small letter that the price for the hotel dsnt include those fee
Pros: I travel to Masai Mara every year and Keekorok is simple amazing. Staff is super helpful and friendly and the food options are as many as they are great. This place is my all time favorite lodge!
Cons: There is nothing to complain about. All in all, a really amazing experience everytime.
Pros: George O at the restaurant was amazing and Janes the Manager made our stay worth every penny and more!
Pros: the views were lovely and Great staff service
Pros: George was exceptional and James the manager made our stay worth every penny, keep it up
Cons: The food was bland
Pros: It’s in the game park so you are fortunate to see some animals crossing through the property. We saw giraffe and wildebeest.