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“Recent stay at Intrepids” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp

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Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp
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“Recent stay at Intrepids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

absolutely excellent game drives - our guide Joseph did great! He knew the great places - we saw leopards, lions, cheetahs multiple times
Excellent comfort - the tents give you an "Out of Africa" movies feeling
Excellent Food - great cook

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Flying in to Olkiomba airstrip, so close to moving animals below should have prepared us for this really excellent and exciting experience. We were met by our superb guide and taken the very short distance to Mara Intrepids camp. Not camping as we know it! We had a beautiful tent with ensuite and a veranda overlooking the river.The service in the restaurant and housekeeping were first class. Every day's tour was full of amazing sights . Up before dawn (but wakened nicely with hot drink),each day was full and our guide really streamlined the trip to our wishes, including visiting a Massai village. Our trip was organised by Phoenix Safaris when we were in Nairobi.The level of personal service was high. I only wish we could afford to do it again. Worth every penny.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

While in Kenya, our family most enjoyed our time at Masai Mara and The Intrepids. We stayed in a family tent, which was perfect for our family of four, although calling it a tent is understating the luxury. It was a wonderful place to relax, and location was peaceful. We were well looked after by the staff, our steward Gideon and waiter Jeremiah were personable and attentive. Nothing was too much of a problem for Jeremiah, and he always made sure there was something for the girls they liked to eat. The game drives were fun for all of us, and we truly enjoyed our guide, Katembo (Tappen). It was especially nice to have a good rapport with him, since we spent so much time together. There are some things we laughed with Katembo about that will now be a part of our ongoing family conversation. Seeing such a concentration and variety of animals within the park was such thrill for everyone. Our teen daughter really enjoyed the drives and appreciated having wifi access, so she could post pictures from each day's sightings. Our 11 yr. old most enjoyed spending time with Judy in the Adventurers Club, and opted out of a couple of drives to stay back and do activities with her. She has mild disabilities and Judy was excellent with her. On the last night, Jeremiah and Chef conspired to give us a traditional Swahili meal. It was excellent and much appreciated...It was the favourite meal of our stay. Intrepids was a great choice to accommodate all members of the family, and made for a lifetime of memories.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

I and a group of rogue runners who blend their safari experience with running at different locations which included Iten stayed at the Mara Intrepid last march and enjoyed our stay very much.
The tents are spacious, the beds very comfortable and the bathrooms spotless.
The food was quite delicious and the staff very nice to us.
I was lucky to a tent on the river frontage and we viewed most animal not far from the camp.
The camp is well served by an airstrip which is a few metres away while still accessible by road for those who love seeing the country side and the beautiful landscape.
Travelling by raod also rewards one with an extra game drive.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

A beautiful resort with well groomed landscape, the mara Intrepids is one of the most luxurious and comfortable stays we have had in the mara. From the very eco-friendly design of the resort giving a perfect safari experience to the friendly nature of the staff, there is not more that we could ask for. The luxury tents are a class apart and is a perfect destination for family tours, business tours or a rocking holiday with friends. The Vegetarian food needs to be improved on. Definitely a place to go if you are planning a trip to the mara!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We went to the Intrepids for the first time in May although this was our 7th visit to the Mara.
What we liked: tents are comfortable with a view on the river, the staff was extremely friendly, especially Steve the manager, the drivers are very flexible adapting themselves to your programme, the kids club was a success with the girls and the food was fair.
What we regret:
*there was no real guide: the driver knew the place well but focused on the driving. Guiding and driving are 2 different jobs;
*the pool was ice cold, so we couldn't swim: I would advice to heat the water in the pool;
*no directions tips to get there by car: the place is hard to find. Moreover, we went through Sekenani gate (quite a long drive of 6 hours) and heared upon arrival we could've gone through Aitung which is a better road.
*there was no fresh juice in the morning
But again, let me stress the kindness of the staff, which made the overal experience a success.
Mauy25

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Once again our stay at the Mara Intrepids was a fantastically enjoyable experience. The staff are all friendly & welcoming & the tents are clean & comfortable. The food is always good with a vegetarian option. It was particularly heart warming to be remembered by so many of the staff.
The manager Steve & his assistant Andrew took time every day to make sure that all was well & see how we were enjoying ourselves. Our waiter Tom & the others all took very good care of us & particular thanks to Maria for the early morning coffee & hot chocolate wake up call.
Our guide Joseph did an outstanding job for us, giving us excellent game drives – 4 leopards, picnics & many happy memories to cherish in the time before we can come back again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp

Property: Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp
Address: C14 Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Mara Intrepids Club Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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