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Mara River Lodge commands one of most spectacular views in the Serengeti - Mara ecosystem; the lodge lies on the Mara River at the edge of Maasai Mara Game Reserve and overlooks deep pools where crocodiles and hippos bask all day. Painted in traditional Maasai red ochre and lit by hundreds of lanterns, the lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and plants and is an attractive complement to the local environment. Guests can see hippos across the river from their tables as they sit down to enjoy the international cuisine on offer. Families of hippos spend their days basking in the deep pools beyond the bars and restaurant throughout the day. After a hot day's safari Maasai warriors in full regalia greet guests as they return to their 'bush home.'
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C12 Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve 00200 Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport5 mi
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Well maintained property , gentle and helpful staff .Awesome location and we loved the bar overlooking the pool of Hippos . Rooms were too small compared to the other properties Electicity provided from 5:30-7 am and then 6pm-10 pm !! No WIFI anywhere .. so no access to
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Just got back home after 6 nights here. We loved it! I love hippos so this was perfect, the lodge was on the river with 200 plus hippos - I was delighted! We were the only guests due to it being rainy season. The staff were lovely and very attentive and couldn't do enough for
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The setting for this hotel with the hippos and the river is very cool. The rooms are small and clean but very comfy. Downsides are there is only 4-5 hours of electric per day and when you are trying to charge 2 x cameras, phones, iPads and watches it’s a nightmare. There is one
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The lodge looks very beautiful. Nice rooms with view on the Mara river, in which Hippo's can be seen. The service this lodge is providing is very bad. First checking in took ages. I arrived there quite tired, and they just let me stand there, while the person checking me in
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My husband stayed here one (last) night at the end of our 11 days Tanzania-Kenya Safari trip. We were the only guests there and our guide/driver told us that they hadn't had customer for 6 days. However, with the 50 empty rooms, they gave us a room inside their garden with no
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view from our room
just outside the grounds at sunset
"Make sure everything in the rooms is functioning. make also sure to be in time for dinner, otherwise you will end up with nothing."
"river view room"
"Ask for one closer to the river"
"River view rooms are the best, but could be noisy in the night (thanks to the Hippos) ."
"There is hardly any wi-fi except at the restaurant and view points."
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMasai Mara National Reserve
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