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Loyk Mara Luxury Camp
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

I returned back from Mara Loyk on Friday, I would like to thank you and your team in the Mara very much for the kind hospitality and service we received.

Your Masai guide Joseph was exceptional he is a very learned young fellow and very cheerful and respectful, words can not describe our time with Joseph. Your other Masai although I did not get to know them very well are also very professional, always smiling and alert.The food was great, your chef got the pastries and all the meals perfect we enjoyed the food.

The accommodation was clean and very comfortable, I felt safe in the tent, we experienced a thunder storm whilst at the camp.

Nafthali ensured we were comfortable and took time to explain things to us, he welcomed us very well and was always around, I like the concept of your camp. We saw 4 Lions near by, Giraffe can be seen from your breakfast table.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

A friend and I stayed in July this year. I cannot recommend the camp more. We were randomly the only guests there for a couple of nights and it felt like a bespoke luxury experience. The staff were excellent and happy to share local knowledge about the Mara. We felt very safe despite the lack of a fence/perimeter. In fact, this added to the experience as the camp blends in well with the surroundings. Our tent was huge! Two king size beds, awesome bathroom, decked veranda to view the famed sunset...essentially bliss.
On our final night, we were treated to a barbecue out in the bush complete with camp fires and a star lit canopy.
Thank you so much for giving us a once in a lifetime (or maybe not!) experience.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

We spent magnificent honeymoon with my husband some few weeks ago..
At the reception we were served with cool champaign and cookies . Staff warred traditional red sort of blankets , looked like from a movie )) Once we reached our tent we were really surprised they way they arranged our room.. Different flowers all over the big bad, floor and the beautiful bathroom ... Candles made the room even more romantic;-)

Apart of nice and very comfortable Camp want to day about the Nature in Mara.. It's really amazing .. We saw lions, leopard, rhino , thousands of Antelopes and Zebras.. Sunrises , sundowners are really fabulous !

I'm sure we gonna come back to Loyk. Thanks all for everything !!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Mercy-PR, Public Relations Manager at Loyk Mara Luxury Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear Julian,

Thank you for tour review and we are excited you had a wonderful time with your husband at the Camp, this is what we push at achieving with all our clients, personalized service! "Comfort in the Wild" and a perfect honeymoon getaway.

We hope to see you and your husband soon for your Anniversary, we will make it even more special.

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Visited the Camp with my family in the beginning of August. Could not beleive that in the middle of nowhere you can find such facilities . Its amazing. We found perfect designed tent with huge bed and nice beddings , comfortable bathroom having hot water. Restaurant's zone was small but very cosy where we felt like home...
Food was excellent, thanks both chefs..My son had a birthday on the 2nd day and the staff surprised us with a testy chocolate cake, god knows how did they cook it in savanna ))) But the most amaizing was bush dinner!! We were brought to a bush ,few km away from the camp, the spot was lighted with kerosene lamps all over, tables were beautifully served and the food (barbecue ) was so delicious...under millions of stars..
What can I say, I will never go to lodges again... the atmosphere is absolutely different. I would chose Camp and it definitely will be Loyk!!!
Thanks to all staff and personally to Camp Manager Naftali and the guide , a masai man Gerald..
Hope to visit Kenya and Loyk Mara next year again.

Room Tip: Ask for the tent N 9. I think its the best with an amazing view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Mercy-PR, Public Relations Manager at Loyk Mara Luxury Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear Victor,

We are happy you had a good time at the Camp and we met and surpassed all your expectations. Yes, we go out of our way to ensure all guests with Birthdays have the best surprise and your son got just that.

Once you visit Loyk Mara Luxury Camp then you know it becomes your home and you are welcome back and we hope to see you all soon.

All the best with everything.

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

What can you say about the most amazing place we have stayed. We spent our one year anniversary at Loyk Mara camp and it was the most incredible time. We were looking for an authentic bush experience and Loyk Mara Camp had it all.. From arriving to the camp with all the staff waiting to greet us with a cold drink to our 5.30am early morning cooked breakfast departure, everything was perfect! The staff were so friendly, efficient and attentive to our every need. We truly felt like we were royalty!

This lodge is also great for game viewing at your doorstep: lions, elephant, hippo and buffalo all wandered through the lodge during our stay! Our most exciting moment was having our bush dinner with lions roaring less than a km away. You do however feel completely safe with your personal Masai guards walking you back and forth from your tent.

The rooms are done so tastefully and were so comfortable. Every detail is thought of, including our favourite of having hot water bottles placed in the bed when you return from dinner and drinks around the fire. The best placed tents are the ones furthest from the dining area and it really is exhilarating walking back and forth from them.

The food is exceptional, 3 course lunches and 4 course dinners. We never knew what the chef would have for us and the dishes were superb. Very talented with varied food. In our 3 days we had, mains of fish, chicken, steak and pork.

Gerard, Henry, David, Daniel, Faith, Silvia, Joseph, John, Frederic and all the 14 staff who met our every need, provided the highest level of service. The most common word you will use when at the camp will be "Asante Sana"(Thanks a lot) as they look after you like royalty. Gerard, our Masai guide gave us insight into their culture and some of his campfire stories had us in hysterics.

The activities on offer included beautiful sundowners, a bush walk in which you learn about the fauna and flora of the surroundings. I now know how to make a Masai toothbrush :) The bush dinner was so intimate under the stars with the chef station right next to the table. Game viewing on the game drives were spectacular as expected. The camp has access to an open air land rover which is ideal for game viewing. The highlight of our drives were seeing a mini crossing at the Talek river of around 50 000 migrating wildebeest.

Thank you to the whole team at Loyk Mara camp! I highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit the Masai Mara to stay at this Lodge as it optimizes a luxury safari experience!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

If asked, I would make Loyk Mara Camp my home. Visited the luxurious camp with ruputravel.co.ke on 31st May – 2nd June 2013 and the reception we received was exceptional. The tents are tastefully designed, comfortable and clean. Do not get me started on the services, five star rating. Awesome staff ever: the Maasai guards (Big up! to Bill), housekeepers, waiter and chef. If it was not for the Camp Manager (Mercy), I was going to steal the chef, the food was delicious. I loved the game drive, nature walk, sundowner and bonfire. Thank you for the hospitality and the memorable experience of the mara.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Loyk Mara is one of those places that leaves you feeling like royalty-feeling like you cheated them off because the experience is beyond opulent and one to keep going back to. The Loyk family treated me like a king, my luxury tent had amphitheater like unobstructed views of the Massai Mara plains teeming with wildlife, as far my eyes could see. The natural sound tracks that were birds singing, lions roaring, and the orchestra of wilderbeest moving are memorable. My maasai bodyguard enlightened me that wilderbeest are actually called "GNU". Meal times were a celebration of gastronomic pleasures, all meals were pure bliss...The sunrises, sundowners and evening moments by the fireplace are a must experience!!! This is a "must visit" camp!!!!

Room Tip: be sure to try the adventure tent no. 9 and 10 the resident leopard will be taking a peak at you and...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Mercy O, Manager at Loyk Mara Luxury Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2013

Dear Ken,

"OPULENT" this is what Google dictionary has to say about this word - 'Ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish' and Loyk Mara Camp completely agrees with you! Rich - in our culinary experience, mixing modern and traditional, plenty of wildlife and space. Luxurious - this is a luxury camp. Lavish - we Bestow fun, pleasure, entertainment, peace and experiences in generous or extravagant quantities upon every guest that comes here.

Ken, it was a great pleasure having you here and we welcome you back so we can bestow more wildlife pleasures and experiences on you.

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Additional Information about Loyk Mara Luxury Camp

Address: | 6 km from the National Reserve, Olare Orok Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 1123321, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 146 Speciality Lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: £265 - £458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Loyk Mara Luxury Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOYK MARA CAMP is located in one of the most picturesque places on the bank of river Ntiakitiak on 50 acres of private land between Olare Motorogi conservancy and Masai Mara National Reserve - the richest national reserve of Kenya. Settled down in the middle of the African bush, LOYK MARA CAMP will present to you a sensation of privacy and rest, granting a vivifying cool under the shade of sprawling crones of undersized trees within a hot day. Spacious open terraces with comfortable armchairs and coffee tables will allow you to enjoy at any time the bewitching African nature. FACT SHEET LOYK MARA CAMP GUEST ROOM INFORMATION • Total Number of Tents 10 o 7 Luxury Tents o 1 Family Tent (can be divided into 2 separate rooms by request) o 1 tent with special facilities for the people with disabilities CHECK IN FACILITIES • Check In 12:00 PM Check Out 10:00 AM • Cold Towel • Welcome Drink • Transfer to/from the camp • Distance from Nairobi to Talek Gate is 260 Kms • Nearby Airstrip OlKiombo is 20kms away • 5 hours by Road • 45 minutes by Air GUEST ROOM FACILITIES • Hot Shower • Flushing Toilet • Hair dryers (upon request) • Intercom • Personal safety box GUEST ROOM SERVICE • Laundry and Ironing • Flying-doctor on call 24hrs ACTIVITIES HEALTH/SPORT • Archery • Billiards • Bonfire • Table Games • Swimming Pool • Game Drives • Nature Walk • Sunrise/Sundowner • Eagle Nest View Point • Bird Watching • Balloon Safari • Open Air Cinemas • Kids Adventure Club DINING AND BAR ACTIVITIES • Olpul Restaurant • Olaro Bar • Maasai Lounge • Bush breakfast/lunch/dinner • Private romantic dinner by the pool PLACES OF INTEREST • Migration • Maasai Mara National Reserve • Maasai Manyatta Cultural Visit SPECIAL FEATURES • Gift Shop • Traditional Ceremonies (by special request) ... more   less 
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