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Mara Explorers Camp

Campsite | Maasai Mara Reserve, PO Box 1269, Maasai Mara Reserve, Kenya 00502

Recent review (24/06/2014)

Ben Childs thinks…

"What an amazing staff! Sure, the location just outside the Mara cannot be beat, and the tents were large and clean, by the staff made this a wonderful place to stay. Thanks to George and Jackson for…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.80

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Maasai Mara Reserve?

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Overview

Mara Explorers is a small camp just 3km from the National Reserve aimed at overlanders, backpackers and budget travelers. We offer camping and tented accommodation, clean facilities, hot showers and a bar/restaurant. Read more

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About Mara Explorers Camp

Mara Explorers Camp is a small camp situated just 3km before the Sekenani gate of the Maasai Mara Reserve and only 300m from the main road.
We have simple dorm, single, twin and double tented accommodation which share clean toilets and hot shower facilities as well as ensuite tents which each sleep up to four guests and are ideal for friends and families.
We have a central bar and dining area complete with sofas, book exchange, pool table and large BBQ where we often prepare meals. There is also a large area for camping and outside seating areas.
We mainly get our electricity from solar panels which provide power for cold drinks, basic lighting around the camp plus charging facilities for phones and cameras in the bar area.
We can organise transfers to camp from Nairobi or Naivasha for KES 10,000 each way as well as other areas around Kenya and we have 4x4's based at camp for gamedrives which cost from KES 10,000 per day.
We can also organise vehicles and budget safari's to visit other areas of Kenya in combination with Maasai Mara.

Accommodation Information

As well as plenty of space if you come with your own tent we have five simple single, twin and double tents. We also have two ensuite family tents which can each sleep up to four guests. Currently in total we can sleep 20 people per night in our tented accommodation. All the tented accommodation is complete with comfortable beds which have linens and blankets included and the tents have solar powered lighting inside.
We have self-catering facilities available otherwise it's possible to stay with us on full board (3 meals a day) for KES 2500pppn. If possible contact us in advance with any special dietary requirements.

Location Information

Mara Explorers Camp, Sekenani, Maasai Mara, Kenya.
We are located just 3km from the Masai Mara National Reserve which is not fenced so it's possible to hear and encounter wildlife sometimes at camp, usually at night.
We are only 300mtrs from the main road meaning it's possible to access us even in the rainy season. If you are traveling by public transport to our camp you can be dropped off at the main road and met by our staff who will walk you down as long as you contact us in advance.
We are at the base of Siana Hill which is good for hiking and a walking distance from a local school and village, if you are interested in visiting them we can arrange these activities for you during your stay with us.
For those flying in or coming with public transport we can also arrange 4x4 safari vehicles and driver/guides for gamedrives during your stay if you need. We can also arrange taxi transfers to camp from various locations around Kenya if you do not have your own transport.