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Elephant resort or Mara River Safari Lodge?

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Elephant resort or Mara River Safari Lodge?

Hi, need some advice. We would like to stay one night at either elephant resort or Mara River, which is a better choice? Thank you :)

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1. Re: Elephant resort or Mara River Safari Lodge?

I have not stayed overnight at the Elephant resort but absolutely loved Mara River Lodge. Would go back again in a heartbeat.

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2. Re: Elephant resort or Mara River Safari Lodge?

Thanks! Can i know which room type you stayed? We will be arriving at abt 1.30pm and was wondering if we should book first night at the hotel (By time we reached hotel should be late afternoon) or do it on a later date so that we have more time to explore the ground as we are only staying for 1 night, what would u suggest?

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3. Re: Elephant resort or Mara River Safari Lodge?

We stayed in a Tandala Suite (tree house). From memory check in is around 1pm and check out midday. We arrived at 9am and left out luggage at reception. Spent the morning looking at the animals, shows etc, had lunch at Uma Restaurant (not impressed) and then checked in to our room. Spent the rest of the day looking around and watching shows. Did the night safari to feed the zebra and lions. Had dinner at Tsavo Lion Restaurant and loved the food, drinks and the lions. Make sure you book a table next to the lions enclosure. Breakfast with the lions again, photos with the orangutan and looked around till 11am then checked out. We still did not think we covered everything.

We did not book Mara River Lodge direct as it is much cheaper through an agent like booking.com or balidiscovery.

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4. Re: Elephant resort or Mara River Safari Lodge?

Oh sorry, I got carried away. Book the night at a later date so you can spend the full day there.

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