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Sarova Mara Game Camp
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Sensational Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

We were worried about our tour reservation which scheduled a standard tent. Read in the reviews that the height could be uncomfortable for a very tall person. My husband is 6'7". I e-mailed Irene and she answered us very promptly. When we arrived, Steven took care of us immediately. The club tent was wonderful! We so appreciated the courteous and concerned treatment. The food was the best on our tour. It was enhanced by Sam who cooked our soup. Sam is so friendly and cordial. Loved everything about this camp and the people there.
Thank you so very much.

Room Tip: Club tents are the way to go.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barbara M
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Mara Game Camp, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Dear Guest,
It was a great pleasure hosting you. We are pleased to read that you liked our club tents, the food, the staff and the courteous and concerned treatment that you received.
The Sarova Mara team is delighted to note that we made your stay memorable and we look forward to welcome you back.

Kind regards,
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Ever dreamt of living with wildlife? This place gives you the ultimate experience! You can see wild Animals ranging from Antilopes, Wharthogs, Giraffes, Elephants, Bulls and Leopards (if you are lucky!) with a range of birds in front of your camp. Beautifully located in Masai Mara National reserve, you may find more than in your game drive without having to go far from your camp. Excellent place to stay for a couple of days if you are in Masai Mara. They serve excellent variety of Indian food and provide a great service.

Room Tip: Location is excellent facing the park.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Deepak1708
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Mara Game Camp, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and you liked our food especially our excellent variety of indian dishes and the great service.
We look forward to welcome you back, once again, to Sarova Mara game camp in the near future.

Asante sana!
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Hempstead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was our second visit and we were again very pleased with our stay. After a month of mission work and hosting many guests, this was a wonderful place to recover. Food, staff, tent/cabin, safari outing----everything was excellent. Even though there were many cabins, we felt very secluded and private. It was peaceful and the grounds were beautiful and my expectation of a successful photo safari was not disappointing! I slept the entire night through, feeling safe and secure and "at home"!

Room Tip: If you are handicap, request a closer room to main lodge. Tents are scattered a great distance.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IvyEden
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Mara Game Camp, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Dear Guest,
We take this opportunity to thank you for your return visit to Sarova Mara. We appreciate you taking time to give us an account of your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you found our Food, staff, tents, and gamedrives to be excellent.
We look forward to your next visit and assure you of yet another refreshing experience.

Karibu tena!
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Gillett, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

My first trip to Africa was made even more special by this special place. Food, lodging, staff - all were great. We especially liked our guide, Ken Kisio, who went the extra mile to find us a view of rhinos (2!) AND a group of 6000 wildebeest crossing the Mara River. A great finale to a great trip. Thanks.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VivienneL
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Mara Game Camp, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Dear Guest,
It was an honour to host you during your visit to the Masai Mara. We are delighted to learn that it was your first trip to Africa and you enjoyed your stay with us top of all you liked the game drives with Ken, our food offerings, accomodation and the staff.
We at Sarova Mara look forward to hosting you once again and assure you of a memorable stay.

Karibu tena!
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Spend 2 nights, saw a lot of game location of the property is excellent, good staff and service.
Gilbert was good with his speciality dishes...Emmanuel, served us well.
Although close to entrance of the park lots of good game close by.

Room Tip: Tents are well equipped
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Murtaza P
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Mara Game Camp, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to share your experiences of your recent stay here at Sarova Mara Game Camp.
We are glad to note that you had a great experince especially with our good staff , service and the proximity of game viewing.

We look forward to your return visit and assure you of yet another great experience.

Karibu tena!
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We had 150 people in our group. Our accommodations were very comfortable. The tent-like cabins had modern bathroom, comfortable bed with mosquito netting. The floor was wooden planks. Hot water bottles were provided to warm our bed. The landscaping was lovely. The property had been built to preserve the large trees. Each cabin was quiet. The food was good and plentiful. The selection was amazing for all meals. The property was well maintained, even though it was thirty years old. The staff was kind and seemed genuinely pleased to have us as their guests. They welcomed our attempts to speak Swahili. The property was well secured at all times.

Room Tip: There really isn't a bad location.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paula V
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Mara Game Camp, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to review our property. We are glad that you had a lovely stay with us; enjoying our tent experience, the good food, service from our staff (Associates) as well as the comfortable feeling of being very safe at the heart of Maasai Mara.
We look forward to hosting you here once again in your next visit to the Maasai Mara!

Karibu
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

I stayed at this camp for three nights with my husband and family and we had an amazing time. We had a family tent which was essentially two tents joined together with a shared front door and living room. This work very well as we were able too have privacy but also get together in a communal space. The quality of the cabins was excellent, everything was immaculate, well proportioned and generally very luxurious. The turn down service was a nice touch.

The camp is very well looked after and is one of the first that you come across when you enter the mara. After a long journey on bumpy roads we were relieved that we did not have to drive another hour and a half through rough terrain to get to our camp, but were there in 20 minutes. Being close to the entrance of the camp did not dampen out safari experience at all, with zebra and antelope grazing just outside the doors.

The restaurant is very good quality and nothing is too much trouble. If you would like to eat anything in particular you just let the chef know and they will make it for you the next day! There is a small bar in the centre of the main lodge where a fire is lit every evening and is a great place to relax after a day in the park.

The pool is quiet small and some cabins are quite far away from the main lodge.....these are they only small criticisms I can think of and they didn't bother us at all.

I would recommend this lodge to anyone thinking about a trip to the mara - it's perfect!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sunshine M
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Mara Game Camp, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Guest,
It was a great pleasure hosting you here at the Sarova Mara Game Camp in your recent trip to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
We are delighted to know that overall you had an amazing experience and more so you liked our family tent.
We all look forward to your next visit.

Asante Sana!
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Property: Sarova Mara Game Camp
Address: C14, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, 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) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Mara Game Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sarova Mara Game Camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in South West Kenya. It is 260 km from Nairobi, a 1-hour flight from Nairobi, 20-minute drive from the airstrip and a 5 1/2-hours drive from Nairobi on the new tarmac road. It is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams. The Camp is uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include rolling manicured greens, a virtual mini forest of indigenous shrubs and exotic trees, a large pond stocked with fish, mini bird sanctuary and an authentic Maasai village adjoining the Camp. The Camp includes 20 club tents, 51 standard tents, 2 family tents, a main restaurant, bar and many bush dining options. The free form swimming pool has its own pool bar. In addition, it has its own fleet of well equipped safari vehicles with excellent guides. There are meeting rooms and numerous outdoor venues for dining and leisure. The entire Camp is surrounded by a 24 hour electric fence. The climate is very pleasant with clear warm days and cool nights Temperatures average from 26ْ C during the day to 12ْ C at night. There are sporadic rains in March, April, November & December. ... more   less 
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