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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Location - it is just outside the talek gate of masai mara national park....which has 3 advantages... 1- you will not pay park fees if you dont enter the park and secondly its just 5 minutes from the talek gate so your travel time reaching from camp to mara gates is reduced as many camps are situated away in the...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We booked big tents for 2 nights. The camp is greatly located, close to the northern part of the park where it seems that there are much more animals! The tents are nicely arranged. The food is great. Only one "cons": the shower had absolutely non pressure, which made us have to wash directly frim the tap, not convenient at...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our experience in the Masai Mara was tainted by start to finish with the upsetting treatment we received from Aruba Mara. We arrived with our own vehicle and tents, only needing a place to stay for the night. We had called ahead multiple times to tell them we were coming, make reservation, confirm arrival times and directions. We drove for...

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Thank Katie H
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We are residents in Kenya and booked the camp directly through the Manager. When we arrived at the Camp there was no reservation for us! After a 6 hour drive with 4 children we were just standing at the reception while the attention was with other guests that had arrived the same time. They were welcomed with juice and taken...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed in a luxury tent and found it to be very spacious, clean and comfortable - it definitely exceeded my expectations! I loved the private outdoor shower behind our tent. The accommodations were a “3/4” (excellent for the price) but the amazing, attentive staff increased my rating to “5”. They were incredibly helpful and friendly. Amos went above and...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had one of their "big" tents and it was big enough for a whole family. Nice to have a hot shower, although the water quit, but this is Africa. They are just outside the Talek Gate and your permits allow entry back and forth for 24 hours. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend it.

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1Thank BenefacTours
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The camp is situated just beside Masai Mara entrance. All tents overlook Mara river. We spotted animals getting down to the river, while having breakfast. They organize great game drives. Our driver was experienced. The meals are OK, but maybe overpriced. Self catering could be an option, If possible to get prepared beforehands, as there is not a proper market...

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1Thank Katerina T
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were late to our destination at Dirisha camp in the conservancy and after the brutal drive to Serekenani gate we had to bed down here. The staff!!! Their hospitality was genuine and kind. High five to Amos who treated us like family. Yet to sleep and rate the quality. A serendipitous find.

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Kenya
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Aruba bush camp is well located just outside the Talek gate 8easy access to wildlife). The road to Talek is a bit rough so good vehicle is needed. There is a possibility to get there by public means but I wouldn’t recommend unless you have a lot of time and patience. The Aruba bush camp offers different kinds of accommodation;...

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1Thank Cheeriop
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Maasai Mara Aruba camp is a very good camp in the Maasai Mara Game reserve. The camp offers very good customer service. Its locations is very suitable and is one of the best place for wildlife viewing. The tents are very spacious and value for your money.

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Aruba Mara Camp is a tented Camp boardering the Talek River, next to Talek Gate in north Massai Mara. From Nairobi 260 Km driving through Narok. Just outside the gate, so no parkfee if you not do game-drive. We have from budget tents ( comfortable beds with mosquitonet an public bathroom ) to Big-tent ( spacious with privat bathroom ) and Luxury ( ask us for new pictures please ) category for every budget for everyone. We also have a spacious campsite with facilitys like kitchen/dining, toilets and hot water shower, security, carwash, firewood and laundry service. our buffalo bar and restaurant serving highly recomended food and a fine selection of wine, spirits and cold sodas. Naturewalks,visit of cultural village, birdwatching and hotair-balloon is available.Bushbreakfast, sundowner and fullday-drives with Lunch on request.Shutteltransfer from Nairobi can be arranged. Transfer from our airstrip is free. ... more   less 

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Address: Postbox 727 Narok | Talek Massai Mara, Narok 20500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Narok
Price Range: £54 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Aruba Mara Camp Kenya/Narok
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“Stay away from the tents near the Car Park! You will hear the Generator and cars going for early drives as early as 5am!”
 of 5 bubbles danielkQ2273OJ, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A good place for relaxation, honeymoon and adventuring.”
 of 5 bubbles FavourSafaris, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Choose room depending on your budget as all the rooms are facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles VikInd, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I walked past the tents and they all had great views of the river. I suppose being near to the restaurant and outside seating area for breakfast and lunch was great but perhaps a little nosier in peak season?”
 of 5 bubbles ShazF7, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The bush tents are great and very good value - just with shared bathroom block, which was fine. Camping in your own tent is very cheap and you use the same bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles LouisP879, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
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