Mara Explorer

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Balcony
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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds

Overview of Mara Explorer

Mara Explorer

5.0 star property
Luxury tentalow in Maasai Mara with restaurant and bar/lounge

10.0/10 Exceptional

8 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
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Masai Mara, Maasai Mara, 74888-00200
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Maasai Mara (OLX-Olkiombo) - 2 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (MDR-Musiara Airstrip) - 29 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (KEU-Keekorok) - 89 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OLG-Olare Airstrip) - 92 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OSJ-Ol Seki Airstrip) - 105 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (KTJ-Kichwa Tembo) - 145 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (HKR-Mara North) - 154 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (ANA-Angama Mara) - 156 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (MRE-Mara Serena) - 163 min drive
  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 125.4 miles/201.8 km
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Mara Explorer

Mara Explorer is only 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, and Talek Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden are other highlights at this luxurious tentalow. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 cabins

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM until 6 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Wildlife and game drive

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Built in 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Dining

Talek Lounge – This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: USD 70 per person, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Mara Explorer Safari Masai Mara
Mara Explorer Safari
Mara Explorer Masai Mara
Mara Explorer Safari/Tentalow Masai Mara
Mara Explorer Safari/Tentalow
Mara Explorer Maasai Mara
Mara Explorer Safari/Tentalow
Mara Explorer Safari/Tentalow Maasai Mara

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

10.0

Exceptional

10.0/10

Cleanliness

10.0/10

Staff & service

9.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Absolute Gem of a Place
Mara Explorer Camp was absolutely wonderful. The staff is warm, friendly, and attentive, especially Jane the manager, Noor the server, and Kaka the head of security. We certainly appreciated their kind hospitality all throughout our stay. Our driver/guide, James, went above and beyond every day on our game drives. He's highly experienced and knowledgable about the area, and we had a lot fun and learned a lot from him. He was able to find and teach us about so many animals; he really impressed me with his skill and knowledge. Something we really appreciated is that since the camp is small, you're not crowded into a 4x4 with a bunch of strangers; there was never more than 1 other couple with us, and most of the time we had the truck and James all to ourselves. We saw a lot of trucks from other bigger camps out in the park and they were often crowded with 8 or so people in them, and at those we were especially glad we chose Mara Explorer, because we could stop whenever we wanted and ask all the questions we had without feeling like we were burdening other guests. Inside the camp, the tent is comfortable and safe and the food is outstanding. In all, I don't have a single criticism of this place. Every single part of our trip exceeded our expectations. We'll definitely be back!
Jill, 4-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful Tented Camp in Masai Mara
The service at this camp is impeccable. Host Pauline and all the staff are warm, friendly and ever helpful. Our guide Sakut, was a real pleasure to be with. Not only knowledgeable and a great spotter but simply nice. The food was good with nice wines included in the package. A breakfast and lunch in the bush were nicely organised and good fun. The packaged picnic basket we tried for one breakfast was disappointing compared to the delicious breakfasts available at the camp restaurant.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Small luxury camp with great guides and food
Just arrived back from 4 nights here, can't recommend it enough. Ten luxury tents on banks of River Talek, perfect for couples wanting to experience an African safari.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Heaven on earth
I was on a business trip and decided to go on a Safari even if it meant that I go on my own. My friends advised me to stay at a lodge; which I believe takes away the charm of the experience, so I looked up my options on Expedia. I picked Mara Explorer Tented Camp based on recommendations by visitors and because of its simple yet fulfilling ambiance and location on the river. The campsite itself is a real treat…nature exemplified its softer side in the sounds of birds and waterfalls. Each and every one in the camp was more than kind, helpful, attentive and most accommodating…the food was to die for and the overall spirit of the camp was enchanting!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place, great location. Service great, food outstanding, great game drives.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The best tented safari lodge
Simply the best safari tented lodge in Kenja. Excellent food, service, game drive.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Central Location in the heart of Mara.
Outstanding Location and Game drives. cats and elephants in the camp. Your have to feel Africa.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Services and Food
Excellent camp meeting all expectation of a five star hotel. All tents are exclusively by the river and have a balcony open to the river. Services and food are excellent.
Verified Hotels.com guest review