Staying at the Mara West really gives you a sense of African adventure while living in tents knowing that wild animals are nearby.
We saw a giraffe staring at our tent one morning and lions have been spotted by the staff frequently.
The scenery is breathtaking and the luxury tents are cosy, clean and spacious.
The electricity goes out at 10pm which means you have to be in bed early.
However this is probably a good thing as we got up at 5:30am for a morning safari. The west gate to the Masai Mara reserve is only 15 minutes away and early morning or evening safaris give you a better chance of spotting game like Leopards and Cheetahs.
The owner and the staff really took pride in accomodating our wishes and I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled against a wooded thicket and surrounded by savannah, Mara West provides nature lovers with luxury accommodations while experiencing the sights and sounds of an unforgettable African safari. Luxury tents are perched in secluded spots on an escarpment edge overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara Game Reserve giving tremendous views and a sense of private exclusion. Mara West is an American owned and managed private safari camp providing high quality service with beautifully designed, comfortable accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mara West Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Mara West Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve