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Fairmont Mara Safari Club
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

This is a dream location. A tent camp with all the luxury plus. Talk about a well appointed room this is a tent. We had a view from our deck then a lovely bed, a dressing table with hair dryer.a bathroom with a water closet. When you are traveling for weeks this room was a true dream.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geoffrey O, Rooms Division Manager at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

We are glad that you enjoyed our great location, the well appointed luxurious tents with unobstucted view of the river and our comfy beds.

Thank you very much for the great feedback and we welcome you back to your dream location next time you visit the Mara.

Kind Regards,

Geoffrey

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

From the moment we landed on the grass airstrip to the gut wrenching moment we left we were looked after beautifully. The staff are so friendly and do everything to assure you leave loving the Masai Mara. Our driver Tony Kiplunghurt and his sidekick Dennis were both fun and extremely well versed in everything about the surrounding area and the animals. They went out of their way to assure that we saw the "big 5" and every other animal. Riding with Tony was a true safari experience! Do not even consider missing any of the game drives, I just wish I could go twice a day for months.
The tents were incredible and comfortable, the food was more then plentiful, varied and soooo tasty. Bartender makes a mean Moscow Mule, the lodge is lovely and large enough so you never feel like part of the pack. They make a real effort to educate people about the Masai culture as well as the wildlife.
We saw several families there and I think it is the perfect place for a family, what an experience for children.
Already dreaming about another visit there.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Geoffrey O, Rooms Division Manager at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Beth,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

We are so glad that we exceeded your expectations on your first ever safari vacation enjoying the warm reception upon landing, our warm and friendly staff, great meal experience, the incredible and comfortable tents as well as the great safari adventure.

Thank you for the great feedback and we welcome you back to our resort next time you visit the Mara.

Regards,

Geoffrey

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

We are tent campers from way back but never have we had such an elegant experience. The tents are canvas but have a stone floor, a regular bed with a wooden headboard, electric lamps; a plaster wall separating the bedroom from the bathroom with hot/cold running water and flush toilets. You are living among some animals like monkeys and hyraxes. Food was very good with lots of choices for the breakfast buffet, including cooked-to-order eggs, and also many selections from the dinner grill/buffet. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. I was sick one day and the care they gave me was wonderful. Everyone in the main lodge welcomed me back when I was able to go there for meals again. The room service in the meantime was great. A beautiful setting with beautiful people.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geoffrey O, Rooms Division Manager at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

We are so glad that you had an elegant experience with us enjoying our great tents with comfortable ammenities, great meal experience as well as our warm, friendly and helpful staff.

Thank you very much for the great feedback and we welcome you back to our Resort next time you visit the Mara.

Regards,

Geoffrey

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We had an excellent stay at the Fairmont Safari Club. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially our guide Anthony and our guide in training Dennis. The accommodations were fantastic and we enjoyed seeing monkeys and a monitor lizard from our tent. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and I can't recommend this property enough.

Room Tip: The rooms further away from the main reception area are quieter as the jeeps gather there for the mo...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Geoffrey O, Rooms Division Manager at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Ben,

Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

We are so glad that you had an excellent stay experience with us enjoying especially the incredibly friendly, warm and helpful staff, our fantastic accomodation as well as the great game drive experince.

Thank you for the great feedback which we shall definately share with all our colleagues and notably Anthony and Denis who exceeded your game viewing adventure.

We welcome you back to our Resort next time you visit the Mara.

Regards,

Geoffrey

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We did not know a tent could be this amazing!We were on hippo corner and had a huge outdoor shower, indoor one as well but did not use. The outdoor one was a highlight! Rooms are perfect, great beds, watched monkeys from deck. Wake up for early safari worked well and we thought the safari times and meal schedule worked very well. Our favorite meals were breakfast and lunch enjoyed outdoors. The two safari drivers we had were very good and we saw everything except a leopard. We stayed two nights and did 4 safari trips. This was enough safari trips. Very unique accomodations that were a wonderful change from a hotel room.

Room Tip: We would definately ask for room with outdoor shower, very private and large. Adds to whole experien...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geoffrey O, Rooms Division Manager at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Kimberly,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

We are so glad that you had an outstanding stay experience with us enjoying our amazing tents with great view of the croc/hippo infested Mara River, the great meal experience especially the outdoor meal settings as well as the great game drive experience.

We appreciate the great feedback and we welcome you back to our Resort next time you visit the Mara.

Regards,

Geoffrey

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Deep in the northern section of Masai Mara, this property is beautifully maintained and elegantly appointed. Tents they may be, but with all of the amenities of a five-star hotel. The breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets (and regular off-the-menu dinners as well) feature excellent dishes very well prepared. The daily luncheon and dinner pureed soups are superb as well. Daily early morning and late afternoon game drives into the Mara wilderness are broken up with lovely pool time and tent time. We loved the way our servers and driver-guide remained the same over our four-day stay. The service was excellent, friendly and caring. While iced tea was billed (150 shillings) hot tea and coffee were not.

The morning wake up call includes your choice of hot coffee, cocoa and/or tea with a few cookies or scones delivered tent side.

Room Tip: Higher numbered room/tents (35 to 51) were a longer walk from the main lodge. Flashlights are provi...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geoffrey O, Rooms Division Manager at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Mike,

Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

We are glad that you had a great experience at our beautifully maintained and elegantly appointed property enjoying especially the great meal experience, excellent service by our warm, friendly staff as well as the great game drive experience.

We appreciate your great feedback and we welcome you back to our Resort next time you visit the Mara.

Regards,

Geoffrey

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We stayed at The Fairmont for 2 days during our honeymoon the Kenya. It was without doubt the highlight. From arriving at the airstrip to leaving we enjoyed every minute. The fabulous tent, delicious food and first class service were outstanding. My only regret is that we didn't stay for longer. Would love to return and would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geoffrey O, Rooms Division Manager at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

We are glad that you had an amazing honey moon experience with us enjoying the great welcome upon landing, the fabulous tent, delicious food as well as an outstanding first class service by our warm, friendly and helpful staff.

We appreciate your feedback and we welcome you back to our Resort next time you visit the Mara.

Ragards,

Geoffrey

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Additional Information about Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Address: C14, Keekorok | P.O. Box 58581, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: £291 - £633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Mara Safari Club 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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