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Located in Maasai Mara, Narasha Guest House is within a 15-minute drive of Naboisho Conservancy and Olare Orok Conservancy. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Perfect location and lovely staffs Everything is perfect We felt at home We spent 3days and there’s a party at the last day Narasha is very friendly and beautiful
Cons: Nothing to complain at this location and price
Pros: Totally wonderful stay!!! When we booked it we did not really expect very much out of it. After all, when most accommodations in Masai Mara area were charging an arm and a leg, how could one expect much out of a relatively inexpensive place. But the accommodation was a revelation! There are three rooms in the main building and there is a cottages about 20 yards away. We were allotted the cottage, or 'banda' as it is called. All the rooms and the banda are perfectly modern with large and well appointed modern bathrooms. The surroundings are so tranquil that you feel as if you are inside the National Park - in fact, elephants do visit the vicinity once in a while. This modernity stands in total peace and quiet of African nature. It is owned and managed by a well educated young lady called Dolores. She is ably assisted by her staff and a chef who cooks very nice meals. You will find it very difficult to locate this place. I would strongly suggest that once you reach Talek Gate of the National Park, you or your driver should give a ring to Dolores. She will then send a person on a motorbike who will pilot your vehicle to this establishment. Also, the road from this place (or from Talek Gate) to Nairobi is in a pitiable state right now - hope the government does something about the approaches to Masai Mara very soon. It took us about 8 hours to drive back to Nairobi. We would like to congratulate Dolores for maintaining this wonderful accommodation!!
Cons: Everything is just perfect. Locating it is difficult unless you give a call to the owner and request her for someone to pilot you.
Pros: This is an amazing place to stay. Dolorence is super kind and make you really feel at home, she treats you as a friend and at the end you really become friends. She offered us a free upgrade and she organised all the transfers and game drives at a good price. The food is really good and the menus is based on local ingredients. She organised amazing packed breakfast to be consumed directly in the park. The view from the guesthouse is beautiful. We had such a good time at Narasha and we will definitely be back.
Pros: Forget your expense 5 star hotels - this place is a gem. The nicest host with the nicest view. If I am given the opportunity to visit Masai Mara again - without a single doubt I will chose this place over any other place. In addition all 3 meals were included and that was superb service and very tasty food. Thank you so much Narasha for making my stay extremely pleasant. One more thing: You have to visit the MASSAI Village next to the house it’s an amazing experience. Once more Narasha thank you for being a true legend xx
Cons: I liked everything - it was perfect.
Pros: Everything once you reached the place. We were upgraded to the garden "bungalow". Staff took good care of us. Food is ok not fantastic and lunch supposedly included wasn't.
Cons: So difficult to find. It took us one hour and a half driving around, knowing where it was but couldn't find a road to reach.
Pros: Small size made more personal Three meals day provided Extra assistance with booking tickets Helpfulness of staff
Cons: Shower floor very dangerous,very slippery contributing to potential falls Toilet seat loose BR door broken. Noisy at night
Pros: The best part of this guest house is its homely atmosphere: the owner is a friendly lady who organized a campfire for us on one of the evenings and invited her maasai neighbor and we danced around the campfire. It was an awesome cultural experience. Another plus is the location: the lodge is only a 15-20 minutes drive from the Talek gate of the Masai Mara National Park. Food is decent, too, and the portions are large. Overall great value for money in the Masai Mara area.
Cons: The furnishing of the rooms is rather simple, and there were a lot of flies and insects in the room and on the terrace, but the staff tried their best to repel them.
Pros: Dolorence is a very good host! The food was good, the room very clean.
Cons: Hard job to find the location
Pros: Accommodation in Narasha Guest House was very nice. It is situated into the wild, in the evening we could hear the voice of the elephants around. Masai Mara national park gate is about a half-hour away from the accommodation. The sunrise and sounds of nature when you wake up and go out from bungalow is plainly wonderful. We stay here for two nights. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Food was not so varied but always tasty and made with love
Cons: - not so much light in room and bathroom - water flow not so thickly
Pros: Narasha guest house is simply the best place to stay for visiting the Mara. The room is perfect, the house is well situated, the food awesome and the staff is excellent, 10/10 ! You deserve more clients ! Thanks for your kindness, all of you !
Cons: Nothing, all was perfect !
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 was excellent except see below
Cons: We had the smallest rype of tent for two people and even had to move the chair and the table out in order to being able to open our suitcases. The personnel was very helpful with the move of the furniture but did not allow us to move to a bigger tent although the hotel was literally empty for three days. We had three rooms for which we paid the same price but one was bigger and the other one the same size as our was single occupancy.
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: friendly staff, decor, scenery
Cons: the shower water temperature, you have either hot water or cold...
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!
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.
Pros: The staff where really nice / professional and the breakfast was good.
Cons: The machines at the gym only works past 12 lunch time and steam room after 6 PM, They charge you 20 usa per person for a 5 minute drive from the airport and also there is no air con in the room just a fan. Also on booking.com they dont tell you that its 80 USA per day per person so on top of your hotel we payed 840 USA that wasnt expected, that's to the park but thats not the hotels fault . The hotel needs to be updated as it's old.
Pros: All employees were very guestfriendly
Cons: No idea
Pros: very near to the nature, very good and friendly service, very tasty meal,
Cons: the room could be a bit larger
Pros: The views across the Maasai Mara, Mara Triangle are fantastic.
Cons: Our 3 night all inclusive stay for £1.800 for me and my partner was not value for money. I don't understand how they can justify such a high price entering the low season. The food was adequate but not to such a high standard, the puddings were mediocre and the free coffee at the coffee station was often not available. The night sfari at USD85.00 per person is a rip off and I would advice other guests not to do a night game drive.
Pros: Everything was brilliant, staff, food, location, drivers... saw the big 5 in our first 2 hours. The balloon trip!
Cons: Having to leave!
Pros: The views of the Mara River and the escarpment were amazing. Breakfast options good.
Pros: Great food clean rooms
Cons: Paying for basic game drives as an add on
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.
Pros: A stunning camp with amazing food; wonderful staff and luxurious accommodation
Pros: 1 night was too short in this amazing place! The location in the North of the Parc is a hidden gem ! The tent are clean, confortable with an incredible view on the Mara river. Friendly staff, always available for their guests. The buffet is a must, lost of choices, fresh food cooked in front of the guest. We couldn't expect better for our last night in the Parc.
Pros: Great place and staff True recommendation!!!
Pros: Great location overlooking hippo & crocodiles in river. Staff extremely friendly & helpful. Tent was very comfortable & clean
Cons: Everything was good
Pros: Staff were excellent - polite, attentive, friendly and helpful, Rooms were clean and spacious, with lovely views over the Mara River. Food was varied and very good. Game drives were great, Location is perfect.
Pros: The staff at this camp are absolutely amazing! They couldn’t do enough for us. This was the first time visiting the Masai Mara and we weren’t sure what to expect but the experience was just perfect. The tents are so much better than we expected and were very comfortable. The location on the river side was great for watching the crocodiles and hippos. Also, the food was always delicious and fresh - they really looked after me and my boyfriend who has a severe nut allergy - at every meal the restaurant manager took us around the buffet to let us know what he could eat. It’s the place we have ever stayed in terms of uniqueness and experience and we hope to return one day.
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly lodge is within 25 mi (40 km) of Naboisho Conservancy, Sekenani Main Gate, and Sekenani Reserve Headquarters. Maasai Mara National Reserve is 30.3 mi (48.7 km) away.
Pros: We loved everything! From the staff to their timing to the quality of food and cleanliness we were amazed! Thank you to make our honeymoon so special, we will never forget and we will come back!
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
With a stay at Mara River Lodge in Maasai Mara, you'll be on a river, and 25.2 mi (40.6 km) from Maasai Mara National Reserve and 15.3 mi (24.6 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.
Located in Maasai Mara, Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara is in a rural location, within a 15-minute drive of Olare Orok Conservancy and Maasai Mara National Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The situation in the Mara North Conservancy is very beautiful. We had a spacious and comfortable tent with a private little pool next to a hippo-pond in the river. Very interesting, but somewhat loud at night. The whole complex is very stylish and the big pool in a lush garden is very quiet and relaxing, only disturbed from time to time by baboons. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Our special thanks to Eric, our game drive guide, who spotted every possible animal, and his explications were very interesting. We only can recommend this lodge!
Cons: It is difficult to find, if you try to get there yourself, but 99% of the guests have their transfer organized.
Pros: The Tented Rooms are beautifully decorated with very well appointed amenities. The inclusion of a fridge with complimentary wine and soft drinks is very welcome and the plunge pool at the Honeymoon Tent is perfect for cooling down after a dusty game . The view from the Honeymoon Tent is amazing, as it overlooks the river full of Hippos and has outstanding views from all angles. The game drives are excellent. The Guides are professional and dedicated. Special Thanks to Raphael who ensured that we experienced the very best wildlife viewing that could be offered during our stay. This sometimes meant driving over rough terrain, made worse by significant rainfall, which must have been physically exhausting but he did it whilst smiling and still caring about any discomfort we might have felt whilst driving over the bumps. He was also great at positioning the vehicle for us to get the best photos! The Wildlife viewing is beyond compare at the Olare Mara Conservancy. As you can go off-road and there are fewer vehicles, it makes for a unique Safari experience. We saw two different leopards in trees, one dragging a kill, great lions, three Cheetahs and best of all two cute little lion cubs! Overall, Olare Mara Kempinski is a great choice for having a fantastic Safari experience. The staff are warm and welcoming, it feels very safe and the hot water bottles in the luxuriously huge king size bed at night clinch the deal for me!
Cons: The staff are friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make your stay memorable but if you are a vegetarian, particularly if you're not a huge fan of Indian food, mealtimes can be challenging, as there isn't much choice and some of the food combinations can be odd e.g. Penne pasta with a Chinese Sweet 'n' Sour sauce. It is better to directly ask the Head Chef; David for something specific, as he is very kind and willing to accommodate specific requests. Dining options and general food presentation is really the only area that could benefit from improvement at this Safari Camp. The provision of a bar menu (wine list & cocktail list with tariff for premium drinks) would also be a welcome addition. In my view, this would raise the standard from superb to excellent overall.
Pros: Excellent staff.Special mention for Mr Fairman Muhingi,the camp manager and Julius.Tents were very comfortable,the food,excellent and wilderness drives and variety of wildlife we came across was amazing.Thank you Kempinski Olare Mara for the experience.Looking forward to return one day.
Cons: Everything was excellent.Every thing was beyond expectations.
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: 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: I highly underestimated the luxury camp experience. Fine dining at a luxury camp. Nah oh yes they do and they do it very well I might add!!
Cons: Beds squeak. That’s about it!!
Pros: There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this hotel, they do an excellent job. Denis, he ran our game drives and i have to say he was AMAZING! The knowledge of the wild animals and the search for all the animals was absolutely amazing. They created so many memories that we vill not forget and we are eternally grateful!
Pros: Perfect stay at the mara. Exceptional service.
Pros: Every staff member was exceptionally helpful and friendly. Probably the best part of our stay was the interaction we had with staff. The game drives with our driver Samson were outstanding he was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond. Mary and Daisy in the front office also went above and beyond definitely would consider returning soon
Pros: Excellent game drives. Friendly staff. Good food. Perfect
Pros: Location, access to different landscapes and animals, people, staff, FOOD!, in person wake up call with hot coffee / tea delivery, number of animal spottings, affordability
Cons: Everything was perfect. Look out (as stated in the description) for the $70pp, per day park fee is all.
Pros: This has been the best experience I've had in my life, and I've traveled quite a lot. Beautiful place, excellent staff, the food was THE BEST. I spent my birthday there and they even sang happy birthday and gave me a cake with my name, we shared it with the rest of the guests. It was a beautiful and unforgettable experience. When I left I felt I was leaving my family behind, and I was traveling solo. Pauline, the manager is a sweetheart, Joab was a great driver. Their overall priority is to make you feel like a queen/king. I hope to come back and if I do I would definitely stay here again, great value for your money!!!! don't look any further!!!!
Cons: everything was perfect.
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
Cons: Nothing to complain about at all
With a stay at Fig Tree Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Maasai Mara National Reserve and Naboisho Conservancy. 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: All meals were buffet and always had a great selection of different kinds of food. Everything from a full English breakfast to croissants and custom made omelets.
Cons: Very little. The 4 days went too fast and we only wish we didn't have to leave.
Pros: Atmospheric. Loved the camp fire.
Cons: Better for bigger groups we felt.
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. 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
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: 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.
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: 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: 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: 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: Everything. Beautiful place.
Cons: It was great. We loved the staff and the location was beautiful.
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: 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: 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.
Pros: The staff welcomed us despite our late arrival and was very helpful with getting groceries for us even though it made for a very rainy motorbike ride for them. They also offered to cook dinner for us the following night, though we chose to eat elsewhere. Best part - they are LOCALLY OWNED, and that alone would have been enough reason for us to love our stay BUT...
Cons: We did not purchase safari packet, only the hotel stay. We knew Mara Explorers charge $60 per person ($120 for a couple) for 12 hour drive if booked last minute and told Mama Safi staff that was our plan. They tried to tell us it's more expensive but we showed them a printed document. So they said it's too late (8pm) and Explorers "are sleeping" (not true, next day we visited Explorers - front desk is opened until 10pm daily), then that it's in the middle of season (January, so not true, we were told it's low season the next day during safari drive), and then, that "they saw Explorers vans and they were full, so they have no drivers / room available" (again, not true as we confirmed the next day, due to "low season"). Eventually Mama Safi offered to call Explorers for us. That was the worse part, because they never did. Instead they came back saying "we have a driver for you". They brought their driver who asked $190. As it was now getting late we decided to settle at $150, but the next day he wanted to end the drive at 3pm. We asked for additional hour but that just ended up a drive through a rougher longer road. We ended at 5pm. We then visited Mara Explorers for dinner and saw their car returning from safari around 7:30pm. Sure, we had a private drive, if there is such thing with herds of other jeeps, but that was not our priority this time. I like to make my own choices and I know if they said "look, we know Explorers are cheaper but we are locally owned and can provide you with equally great service, yet you will support Masaai Mara people, I would have paid $190+tip. Trying to get business by such blunt dishonesty was a total turnoff and ended up making the entire safari experience much less enjoyable that it should have been.
When you stay at Losokwan Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be 13 minutes by car from Enonkishu Conservancy. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Pros: Our guide was really super
Cons: Very very good game drives. Guides that know wildlife and know their Jeep and are very very friendly
Pros: Everything! Staff were fantastic and we had the whole camp to ourselves due to the time of year. Very lucky! The game drives were amazing and our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable. Food was lovely and plentiful. Thank you for a great stay!
Cons: Nothing :)
Pros: Game Chef Joseph's food Bush breakfasts
Cons: Showers not very hot because of poor weather
Pros: The shower could be improved. The bedding fabric could be better.
Pros: Fantastic location. Friendly staff. Cleanliness.
Cons: If you are not aware of the fact that you should not pay the park fee when you do not use the park facilities, they will not tell you and you will be double charged. One day during our stay we travelled to a nearby national park where we paid the park fee of 75$. 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.
Cons: The stay was expensive.
Pros: The location and the game drives - Lemek Conservancy (conservancy fees were included in the price) and Maasai Mara National Reserve (you will need to pay separate park entrance fees).
Cons: We stayed at different “luxury camps” during our visit to Kenya. This one was the worst. For $$$ there was hardly ever hot water (the guests had to request it...) with no pressure - in all other camps which were not that expensive there were solar heaters everywhere. The electricity was cut a couple of times at nights (we had to pack in the dark and could not charge our phones/camera). The staff would constantly switch off the generator, which cut the wifi in the common area while the guests were there (was it done for the sake of economy? Again, the camp was really pricy...). It turned out that the water and soft drinks which were offered by the staff (even when we did not ask for it) were not included in the full board accommodation. Nobody had explained that. Unfortunately, our overall impression and wonderful game drive experience were ruined because of the inconsistency between the price and very moderate camp conditions and disruptions:(
With a stay at Loyk Mara Camp in Maasai Mara, you'll be in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Maasai Mara National Reserve and 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.
With a stay at Royal Mara Safari Lodge in Maasai Mara, you'll be 12.7 mi (20.5 km) from Maasai Mara National Reserve and 12.6 mi (20.2 km) from Oloololo Gate. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at AA Lodge Masai Mara in Maasai Mara, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Maasai Mara National Reserve and Sekenani Main Gate. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. 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 a 1-minute drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve and 5 minutes from Naboisho Conservancy. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
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