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On the North Boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100 Kenya
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#9 of 12 hotels in Masai Mara National Reserve
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Mara Leisure, a Luxury Tented Camp nestled in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is situated on the northern border of the game reserve and this makes all areas of the park accessible for game viewing. Our accommodation facilities include 1 exclusive honeymoon tent, 8 spacious jumbo tents, 17 standard “nyati” tents and 3 family “jamii” cottages. With these, all social groups are adequately catered for. You will have the chance to meet the local Maasai community.
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Breakfast buffet
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Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
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On the North Boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100 Kenya
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Geeta A wrote a review Mar 2020
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Mara Liesure Camp.. fabulous location, beautifully equipped Tents, friendly staff and my lucky stay.. Had the sightings of my life!! Very special thanks to all : The Chef and the kitchen staff went out of their way to accommodate my gluten free meals and to my taste. The manager Mr. Tom was very gracious to even gift me with the honour of planting a tree in their premise on the occasion of International Women day. Thank u to my special guide Edward Musukut who made my trip totally worth it!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SANKET BAGALI wrote a review Mar 2020
Bijapur, India77 contributions27 helpful votes
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Nestled on the banks of river Mara inside masai Mara forest . It is one of the best camps I have seen in masai Mara near to the Masai people villages. Though the food options are limited . But views from the tents make you forget everything.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gianni Buonsante wrote a review Mar 2020
Conversano, Italy23 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a good time at Mara Leisure Camp, everything was perfect: Tom (the GM) welcomes us in such great way, the staff was so kind, the food very good, the accomodation was cozy, the drive they selected for us a professional and polite guy. We spent a full 4 days safari in Masai Mara ( you can see more pictures on my ig account @giannibuonsante). Can’t wait to come back again. Thanks so much ❤️
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BlrBuddy wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangalore23 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed at this property for 14 nights - 4 nights in December 2019 and 10 nights in February 2020. During my first trip I stayed in a standard Nyati tent, the longer trip was in a spacious Jumbo tent. I visit the Mara for photography, I prefer single occupancy accommodation irrespective of whether Im travelling in a group or by myself. Im widely travelled (70+ countries) and am finicky regarding food and service levels. The camp is located in a lovely shady grove of trees bordering the Talek river which separates the camp from the Park and can be crossed on foot via a very sturdy wooden bridge. One wakes up to the sound of chirping birds and when you step out to the patio outside the tent you can see the resident family of banded mongoose scampering around ! The camp is located such that most part of the Reserve are easily accessible - Black Rock (90 minutes) , Keekorok (nearest airstrip) -40 minutes, double cross (90 minutes ) and so on. On my first trip I spent time with the cheetah Siligi and her seven cubs - the location was very convenient. The Fig Tree pride of lions is close by too, there are a couple of resident leopards in the woods in the Park area near the camp and even in the post rain tall grass setting this February the plains near the camp were teaming with prey and hence predators :). The five cheetah coalition (Tano Bora) was also easily accessible from this location this season. I found the tents spacious; linen and towels spotlessly clean; the bathrooms large and the hot water available 24 hours of the day. I would have liked to have more electrical points - as a photographer I need multiple outlets for recharging batteries, phones and my laptop - normal tourists will not have this issue. The outlets are not universal and the camp has limited number of adapters so ask for one the moment you checkin or better still bring some along. Camp wifi is patchy, slow and frustrating (This is a problem that is easily fixed and I wonder why they don't fix this irksome issue) - I solved this by buying a Safaricom SIM at Narok which also ensures superb connectivity most of the time in the Park. The camp offers breakfast, lunch and dinner - the fare is adequate but nothing to write home about - for Indian guests (and our numbers in Mara are increasing every year) the camp could keep a variety of Indian pickles and relishes in the buffet. There were live counters for pasta and stir fry on several of the days and the staff were kind enough to raid the kitchen for additional ingredients and spices to cater to my taste - hats off to chef David, and also Juliet, Rose and a few more staff whose name I now forget that made sure that I always had something delicious to eat ! The camp is very ably led by its GM Tom Githere, one of the kindest most professional and patient hospitality professionals I have come across - his genuine desire to make all his guests comfortable provides a good role model to the rest of the team. Im planning another trip in either June or October and will likely stay at Mara Leisure Camp again !
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Date of stay: February 2020
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annminky wrote a review Feb 2020
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The welcome staff was awesome with a welcome drink. Masai men pulled my luggage to the honeymoon suite ( take note, I am travelling solo). They brief me of the lodge and the surroundings. I would say that the Masai staff were all courteous and friendly. Food was good. I had two nights to stay but ended up with just one due to the heavy rain. So sad, my honeymoon suite was flooded. One masai man carried my backpack while the other one carried me. What an experience. They woke me up that morning to let me know that the place is flooded. So sad this happened. But I would say that the staff ensured that the guests were taken care of. While waiting for my guide/driver to pick me up, I just took pictures of the camp. Kasoi, the waiter and now he was my driver/tour guide drove me to another lodge. But first, he went game driving to view the beautiful animals at the Mara.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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US$187 - US$457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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mara leisure camp hotel maasai mara national reserve
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mara Leisure Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Mara Leisure Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mara Leisure Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mara Leisure Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mara Leisure Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mara Leisure Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.