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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Maralal Lodge is situated in the wildlife reserve of the same name, and consists of extensive grounds – partly tended and partly wild – with wooden cottages dotted around the grounds, reminiscent of ski chalets. Green trees and flowering plants were a very welcome sight for us, having just returned from the deserts of northern Kenya. The chalets are very... More 

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Thank GreteHoward
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Absolutely beautiful serene place... loved dining with animals in full view... The quiet in the rooms with full view of the African bush is just amazing... The staff are polite and helpful. Drive into the lodge adds to the anticipation and lots of different animals...

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Thank Stl K
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Me my brother and my dad all had an incredible stay. The food there was amazing and the service was great. We felt very welcome and comfortable. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable and i sleep very well. My brother and I even got treated to seeing some cheaters that had become domesticated. It was INCREDIBLE.

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Thank Jeremy H
Maralal, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Traveling solo, as a younger female, was a daunting experience. Maralal, a place with hidden charm, was still a huge culture shock and I was very apprehensive of finding safe and comfortable lodging once I had wound my way through the dusty streets. My expectations lowered exponentially with each passing hour and I finally caved in and thought I would... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Fabulously newly renovated lodge. Wonderful old building surrounded by animals. Camping possible at normal rates. Swimming pool. Friendly and helpful hosts. Great food. Animal rehabilitation. A fabulous new address. Don't miss it in your way up to Lake Turkana

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2 Thank Louisa S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

After 5 nights of camping in the north; it was a pleasant surprise to find that Maralal safari lodge was up and running! The rooms were great and cosy; hot showers were a pleasant surprise as well. The bar had such a large variety for all; it was nice to see the local residents of maralal town enjoying themselves! It... More 

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Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

After a seven-year closure, it's up and running. Love the wooden chalets and the log fire in each. The walks in the sanctuary offer amazing views of Kirisia Hillls. At night or early morning you may see the zorillas (not to be confused with gorilla) and aardvarks. There are good chances of seeing colobus monkeys, genets and leopards. The lodge... More 

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2 Thank rupiNairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing retreat. Old British colonial style. Very reasonable rates starting from 5000KES per room per night. About 6hrs drive from Nairobi. There are many zebras directly at the restaurant. Free WiFi.

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1 Thank Alex H
Humperdinck_Jackman, Owner at Maralal Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we look forward to your return ... whether you will be camping or taking a room. Humperdinck More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Since paying 800$ for a 4day 'budget'-safari was not an option for us, we started exploring Kenya on our own. And this is how we found this amazing place. Camp (incl hot shower and wifi!) or take a nice cottage at VERY reasonable prices, find yourself in the middle of this National Reserve (no 80$/d National Park, it's FREE!) surrounded... More 

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3 Thank dimivh
Humperdinck_Jackman, Owner at Maralal Safari Lodge, responded to this review

It was our great pleasure to have you visit, and both myself and the staff are so very grateful for your wonderful review. I'd really appreciate an email with your suggestions as to what would be your priorities to make the camping better. Our immediate goals include more levelled camping areas, electrical points and a camper's sheltered cooking / BBQ... More 

Redding, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

My boyfriend and I came here for the weekend to relax and enjoy the wildlife. The staff were very hospitable and flexible with us. The facilities are the best I have experienced in Kenya so far! We came in the cold season, so they lit a fire in our rooms ever night, the restaurant was available at great hours, and... More 

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4 Thank anni g
Humperdinck_Jackman, Owner at Maralal Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, and we thank you for visiting - it was a pleasure to become acquainted and we wish you safe travels. More 

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Maralal Safari Lodge Welcome to Maralal Safari Lodge and Wildlife Reserve, the most historic Colonial Era safari lodges in northern Kenya located in the unique Maralal National Sanctuary: the very heart of Samburu County, Kenya. Fully renovated in 2015. Owned and operated by AFRICALITY, a UK registered charity, all proceeds from your visit support the wildlife. We are 100% not-for-profit. Guests enjoy free high speed satellite based WIFI, a big screen television in the lounge with international news and sports channels, swimming and much more including a modern kitchen offering both local and international cuisine. Experience wildlife as you've never seen it before as the animals approach within a few meters of the cabins, monkeys clamber on the roofs and more. Guests love opening their doors and seeing zebra, eland and impala grazing on the lawns, or hearing the leopards and lions roar in the night. We offer 18 luxurious Swiss chalet style rooms, each equipped with a fireplace and a private balcony. With our conference facilities too, we are the perfect choice for pleasure or business travellers who seek tranquility. Maralal, just 1.5Km down the road, is the seat of government for Samburu County. This bustling town of 15,000 people offers many local crafts and a variety of lively places for both modern and traditional night life. The lodge is built of cedar and stone, and sits on the hillside overlooking Maralal. Here, in the heart of the National Sanctuary, the wildlife reserve thrives as the animals roam freely from the forests on three sides to the lowlands to the south. Five square kilometers of lush woodland and pasture straddle the hillside, with leopards and other mammals living in the natural caves. Within the lodge, the AFRICALITY bar is, perhaps, the best stocked bar in northern Kenya, boasting no less than 15 famous malt whiskeys, 15 types of vodka and much more ... Oh, and a full range of cold beers too. One of the most appealing aspects of Maralal Safari Lodge is that it's a meeting point for the local people too. Above all, Maralal Safari Lodge exists to support the wildlife. All profits are devoted to the employment of Game Rangers to protect the wildlife from poachers, and to find the wildlife orphanage. So now, your visit to Kenya can really make a difference! Karibu (Swahili for 'welcome') ... more   less 

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Address: Maralal National Sanctuary | Maralal, Maralal 20600, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Samburu District > Maralal
Price Range: £581 - £595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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