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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Has a nice ambiance .located a few meters from talek gate! Awesome staff especially Steve lekarsia, at the restaurant! Has a free wifi, swimming pool and a massage parlour.They offer game drive and nature walk.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
1  Thank Queenter A
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

On our maiden trip to Kenya we were booked in Mara Leisure camp where we spent 3 nights, the first being a long awaited one since it was almost 20 hours of traveling from Mumbai.

This place is around 6 hours from Nairobi airport. However during rains it could take longer given that 40% of the road is a dirt track (under construction) with some spine challenging jerks if I may say so.

This said, once you the reach the resort and settle in the zipped tents, the journey seems to be worth it. The quaint and green surroundings, the red mud, the varied noises round the clock act as a gradual build up to the game drives. For wild life freak families like ours, the idea of being in the Savannah amongst the big 5 and a whole lot of wild animals and birds is like the Nat Geo or Discovery channel moment that also in High Definition!

Masai Mara is known to offer you jaw dropping moments as you come face to face with nature’s wildest and possibly best known creations. Our experience was no different. First hour into the game drive and we had the big cat couple feasting on their recent kill!

We had arrived. This was only to be followed by sighting of 5 Cheetahs, innumerable elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, gazelles, hippos and guess what...capturing the leopard was like serendipity. We went to game drives for 2 days and felt one more day could be added to our plan.

The food offered by the resort is pretty decent even for vegetarians. The chef and the resort staff is very courteous and do not shy away from responding to special requests like a particular meal / dish or a tea or coffee kettle. The wi fi is available only in the reception and restaurant area and there are power cuts twice a day (12 to 5 am and 9 to 11am). However this is not something to worry and during the day one is busy experiencing game drives while at the night one tends to cuddle up given the low mercury levels.

The tents comfort you with their layout. We were three of us and an extra bed did not make it feel claustrophobic. The swimming pool is more optical in nature and can be used to partially dip yourself and may be in parts


All in all it was a pleasurable experience.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
3  Thank Manmeet K
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Mara Leisure Camp was diffinity a leisure camp. The staff were so so great.. Gift shop excellent. The service was the best. Room were awesome and the food was so very good. We could have spent a few more days here.

Stayed: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Nothing better then staying in a giant tent in the middle of Masai Mara! The tents are very big and spacious. Beds have netting around them to keep the bugs out. This was a great place to stay while going on game drives in Masai Mara. The food was great and the staff was friendly. The only negative is that the power and hot water go off during the day. We also had some very loud people next to us which made the stay a little less enjoyable.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
1  Thank emmoeller
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I only hope that over the coming few years the roads leading to the Masai Mara will be paved, because it is now a long jolting ride along dirt tracks to get to this lodge. But once you arrive the lodge is very welcoming and comfortable. The "rooms" are actually individual tented enclosures with canvas walls, but they have proper flooring and are very spacious. There aren't a lot of luxuries in the rooms--i.e., no TVs, telephones, or WiFi--but that's to be expected in a rustic setting like this. Electricity is turned off for some overnight hours, but you're not likely to be awake at that time after spending the day on game drives in the Masai Mara. There is WiFi in the reception area, though not terribly strong.

My one complaint is that the mattresses here are quite uncomfortable. I like a firm mattress, but this was like sleeping on a block of concrete. But you'll probably be tired enough to sleep anyway. I couldn't find an extra outlet to recharge my phone and camera, even though I was told at reception that there was an extra outlet somewhere, so I had to unplug one of the bedside lamps for this purpose; someone else in my tour group told me that they had done the same thing. The shower isn't very vigorous, but it is adequate, and there is sufficient hot water.

I found the food in the restaurant perfectly okay, though not anything special. But lunch the first day was very good.

Stayed: March 2018
1  Thank Ethan Friedman
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