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Mara Explorers Camp

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Mara Explorers Campsite & Safaris

If you are planning a trip to the Maasai Mara check us out! We are happy to say we are open and operating our camp with full Covid 19 compliance, as per the government of Kenya’s directives.

Our property is aimed at fun friendly adventure travellers, offering a large campsite if you have your own camping equipment as well as having simple and comfortable accommodation including five budget dome tents and five en suite bandas with private toilet and shower.

We provide clean eco friendly facilities with hot showers, cozy bar and dining area, freshly prepared meals are available for our catered guests and we also provide a self catering kitchen in the campsite for those guests who prefer to self cater. Our electricity is 100% solar powered with just a back up generator for bad weather days, and we are a pet friendly camp with cats and dogs living onsite.

From our base here you can partake in activities including game drives, bush camping, Maasai home stays, traditional Maasai BBQs, sundowners and hot air ballooning. Located just a 5 minute, 3.8km drive, to the Sekenani gate of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and only 300m from the main road, we are accessible via public transport or we can also organise you private taxi transfers to camp from all over Kenya if you prefer!

What are you waiting for? Migrate to Maasai Mara…….

*Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to comply with the new operating procedures and protocols from the government, we can no longer accept any walk/drive in guests. You must have a reservation with us, even for camping, in order for us to maintain social distancing and cleanliness standards. You will also be required to apply sanitiser, have your temperature checked and to be wearing a mask in order for us to check you in, as per the Ministry of Health guidelines. Thank you for your understanding!*

We have Land Cruisers based at our camp for game drives into the Maasai Mara National Reserve which are converted for game viewing and are inclusive of an experienced driver guide and fuel.

Our full day sharing game drives are $60 per person per day and they run with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 camp guests per vehicle, the guided vehicle departs camp at 6.30am and returns around 6pm depending on the day and what’s been seen. Your personal park entry fee of $80pp is payable on top directly to the park gate on entry.

In the event that only one guest is going out on a particular day it is still possible to go but the minimum operating cost of $120 rather than $60pp is payable. We do not guarantee sharing game drive numbers until the evening before when all the days guests have checked in since travellers often change their plans.

We can also organise private guided game drive vehicles for $100 per half day and $150 per full day, plus your personal park entry fee is payable on top. Private vehicles need to be booked in advance.

Our Hostel World rates are based on self catering or B&B and the use of our small self catering kitchen area in the campsite is included in the prices. Individual set meals are also available from the camp kitchen at a cost of $10 per person for breakfast, $10 per person for lunch (packed lunches can be provided for full day game drives) and $15 per person for 3 course dinner. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Aug 2020
    We had the camp to ourselves, first visitors in awhile. It was absolutely lovely and very near the entrance to the Maasai Mara. Good food, great staff and fantastic price. Highly recommend. Be sure to see the Maasai Village close by. They can arrange a visit. Definitely a highlight of our visit.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    I was very satisfied staying at this camp. I give 5 stars. Thank you for the best camp experience.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Feb 2020
    The camp is really cute and well organized: tents are big, clean, with a bed, bedside table, lamp, earplugs (and bonus: sheets are soft) Toilets and showers are really good with hot water. The team is so friendly, available and helpful. Food is delicious and cocktails as well! Tea and coffee is available all day long. They also have excursions such as traditional bbq. It’s a bit expensive (50$) but it worths. Very well located and wifi works in living room with sofas. Thanks a lot!
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Jan 2020
    We had an awesome stay and safari with Mara Explorers. Tents and beds are clean and comfortable. We just the kitchen to prepare our own food. For the safari we took the lunch package from the camp, which was really nice.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Dec 2019
    Wow wow wow. What an amazing time here and on the reserve. The service from beginning to end was amazing, great value and care on the activities too. We did a hot air balloon experience, drives on the game reserve, visited a local Masai Village. The team is awesome! Geoffrey Asante sante ❤️❤️ Asante Sana Mara Explorers.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Dec 2019
    One of our best experiences in Kenya! Very clean, close to the park, with pretty good food and great cocktails. A special shoutout to the staff James and Daniel who made our new years so fun!! A highlight of the trip. Definitely some of the nicest staff we have come across in our travels - stay here if you can.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Nov 2019
    Beautiful staff, lovely accommodations, epic safari experience.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Jan 2020
    I had a wonderful stay at Mara Explorers. Staff was very friendly and the safari arrangement was quick and economical. Guide for safari was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Everything was perfect, just the food was a little expensive but I had a wonderful stay at Mara Explorers. As a solo female traveler I felt very safe staying here and would recommend this place to anyone.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    The staff were superb and extremely helpful. I love the sofas in the lounge area and our game park day was the best I have ever done . Josphat Couldn’t have done better he was amazing. And David took us round to the village next door And I would thoroughly recommend that to as the proceeds go towards the community The showers were good and hot And the tent kept insects out. We found the tent cramped for two people.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Nov 2019
    The on-site coordinators need some training on how to better interact with customers. Communication style and attitude are poor. It’s not just about the stay but about the entire experience for customers. If information about taxis, safaris and other trips cannot be communicated properly, then the customer does not feel welcome. It has to be very clearly communicated what’s possible and what’s not. The tents and food were amazing.
    USA, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available


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