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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This camp is lovely with amazing views over the Mara. We stayed in cabin number 7 which is perfect for watching the sunrise. The staff here are excellent and extremely friendly, food is good and the rooms are excellent. We stayed here for two nights as part of a longer safari booked through JT (Julius Tact) Safaris. The only downside...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Cally F, Thank you so much for your positive review and for choosing to stay at Mara West. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the view from our Secluded Chalets (Cabins). It is always our goal to ensure that our staff uphold a high level of professionalism when dealing with all our clients. Regarding the issue...

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband and I drove up to Mara West from Nairobi, which took 5 hours. Upon arrival (we were a last minute booking) we were welcomed by the lovely Kristina and Grace. We stayed in one of the chalets which overlooked the Masai Mara Reserve Park, the view was absolutely stunning, especially in the morning with the sun rise. We...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Tricia H, Thank you for your great review about Mara West. It was a pleasure hosting you and your husband and we are happy to read that you had a lovely time both at our Camp and in the Park. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Thank you once again for taking time to write...

Wetzikon, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice ambiente in the room as well as in the lobby and dining room. What a great view on the top of the Masai Mara, you could watch the animals whil taking an outdoor shower, crazy place. People were very friendly, as well as the owners are nice and down to earth. We loved the place and would come...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear HarryTalknarrow, Just Wow, is our response to you as well, for the great review. Thank you for taking the time to review Mara West. You must have stayed in our Suite Room that has an extra outside shower. The Suite Room boasts the best view of the Masai Mara, of all our Secluded Chalets, and yes, it is crazy...

whitstable
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I travelled to Kenya in July - with 3 friends. We were visiting the Massai Tribes with a Charity called Help Massai out of Poverty. From the very first moment we felt so happy to be there. The welcome was so warm, the people so friendly. It was the very happiest six days. I would like to thank Frances and...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn P, Thank you for your heartfelt review on Mara West. It is lovely to read that the 6 days you spent at Mara West while doing your charity work was the happiest 6 days and that the view from your Tent overlooking the Zebras grazing nearby, was your idea of Heaven! We are sorry to hear about your...

bristol
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I have to thank my driver for finding this place on a visit to the Masi Mara. The views of the mara from my luxury tent was breath taking. The quality of the tents is in my view 5 star. When I stayed I asked for a menu and was told " what did I want". I had an amazing...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kenhart, Lovely to read your review about Mara West and your 5 Star rating for our Secluded Chalets. How wonderful! We are proud of our Secluded Chalets and the stunning views our guests enjoy from them. Many thanks to your driver for recommending Mara West to you. We are glad to have positively surprised you and look forward to...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is an amazing place. We stayed in a Chalet, and it was superb. The attention to detail, the quality of the place - 5 star quality with unparalleled views. Getting there driving is a PAIN. REALLY. I can't stress this enough. a real, real pain. Fly if you can. We had 3 (yes, 3!) flat tyres on the way...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Ddiddo, Thank you for your great review and rating for Mara West. Our apologies about the flat tires. The road can be rough, but, we hope the Narok county Government will work on it. This will not only make the ride smoother but also shorten the travel time as the vehicles have to drive at a slow speed in...

Reviewed 13 August 2015

Stayed in the Safari Tents -- lovely with excellent bathroom and hot shower. Location was breathtaking. Great food with a limited menu. Most impressive was the diligence and personalized attitude of the entire staff -- reception, cooks and guards. Special shout out for Christine for her professionalism and warmth. Great Value -- definitely going back.

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Schuyler, Thank you for your great review about Mara West. We are happy to hear you enjoyed staying in our Safari Tents and had a great time overall. We will pass on your shout out to our wonderful receptionist Christine, and the entire staff and thank them for their diligence, on your behalf. We will work on expanding our...

Kisumu
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We were a group of 24 people and stayed in the bandas. we booked directly and all emails and queries were responded promptly. We reached at lunchtime and were welcomed with cold towels and juice. The place was very clean , food was amazing.We are indians and the chef managed to make us spicy food as per our requirements. All...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Keval S, Thank you for your wonderful review about Mara West. We had a great time hosting the group and are glad that everyone enjoyed themselves. We are also happy to read that everything, including the food and the warm staff and the short ride to the park was to your liking. We look forward to hosting you again....

Redlands, California
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I stayed in the yurt or tent accommodations. The bed and tent was comfortable, clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Each evening a propane lantern was placed outside on the front step of the tent and my bed was made and room tidied up each morning after returning from breakfast. The food was delicious, with a variety of...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Deborah B, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We appreciate any feedback we get from our clients. It is nice to read that you enjoyed your stay at Mara West Camp; from the food, the rooms to the Safari and that you were among the lucky few who were able to experience the beginning of...

Redlands, California
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Excellent service, clean facilities and wonderful food. Loved the canvas tents that made me feel like I was out in nature and could hear the animals at night. Staff is friendly and helpful. It's a long, bumpy dirt road from Nairobi, so keep that in mind, but it was totally worth staying 1 weel

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kristel Z, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We appreciate any feedback we get from our clients. We are glad to hear that you had an awesome stay at Mara West. We apologize for the bumpy ride, but we like to think of it as part of being in the wild! On a serious note...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled against a wooded thicket and surrounded by savannah, Mara West provides nature lovers with luxury accommodations while experiencing the sights and sounds of an unforgettable African safari. Luxury tents are perched in secluded spots on an escarpment edge overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara Game Reserve giving tremendous views and a sense of private exclusion. Mara West is an American owned and managed private safari camp providing high quality service with beautifully designed, comfortable accommodations. ... more   less 

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Address: C13, Oloololo Gate, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $260 - $578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
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Mara West Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara West Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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“This is unique because of the location and purpose for going to the Mara and Safari”
edancek, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Chalets views wonderful but very windy.”
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“Best Views (chalets)”
621Juand, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wifi available in the main lodge area. Put your devices away and enjoy this amazing place instead.”
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“Free wifi in certain areas of the camp, best wifi by the business office.”
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