Mara West | Established Campground



Last Visited: about 2 months ago
GPS: -1.264458, 34.969476
Altitude: 1865.6 masl
Place Website: +254 734 849 293


Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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This is a lodge + campsite. It is quite expensive (2500 ksh pppn) but facilities are good, it is close to the gate and the view over the Mara is stunning!!


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Couldn’t agree more with all the reviews below. Amazing staff ready to help with whatever question you have and the sunset view is just breathtaking. Three course dinner 2500ksh, fair for the quality and location. We much enjoyed the three nights we stayed.

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Very nice place. Well maintained. Stunning view from sunrise spot. Hot shower only limited hours so make sure you know this timeframe otherwise you get a cold shower. Expensive but if you stay more days you can negotiate a discount.

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Spent 2 nights camping here. A great place with an amazing sunrise view over the mara from where we saw elephants, Buffalo, hyena and even lions on a kill. Great staff and very good food although quite pricey.

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Actually, everything has already been said. The team is very friendly and helpful. Lodge & Camp are run by an American family. The owners also run a clinic for Maasai women in the vicinity. Everything very personable. Stayed 7 days.

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Beautiful setting, nice ablutions, hot showers, didn’t use the WiFi - Easy drive to the MM Park gates. Very friendly owners & staff. Giraffe & Zebra in the camp. Loved it, went back a second time to see the migration.

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The place to stay when planning to visit the Masai Mara. Overlanders welcome, excellent bathrooms with hot showers, I think they put the boiler on from 17:00 but ask if it’s cold. Staff amazing. 100% rating

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Pleasant camping between the safari tents and small banda’s. Very clean flushing toilets and spacious hot showers. Grassy spot with little shade. Enough places to relax in the shade around the restaurant area or under the trees at the rim, overlooking the Mara. Coffee or tea available for all visitors. Helpful staff. View over the Mara Triangle at sunrise is beautiful. You share the camp with Antilopes, zebra’s and giraffes. Easy starting point for day trip into the park if you do not want to camp there (10 minute drive to the gate) KES 2.000 per person

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great place! we checked-in here several timesalready. beautiful facility, overlooking Mara Triangle. bathrooms, lodge very stylish. great personal, good food, and fast Wi-Fi. worth the price. payed $ 15/P.night for camping. Giraffes and Zebras are daily guests.
MaWe, Swiss, 6.10.2019

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Place is good, but 25usd is indeed very expensive. We negotiated to 15usd, but wasn't easy. Ask to lighten the donkey, otherwise you will have a cold shower. Only one big tree, so you must be lucky. Zebras in the campsite and giraffes very close. Beautiful views over Mara plains. If you are up for a bumpy road, you can drive through Mara North Conservancy (public road) and see lots of wildlife for free.

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lovely place. nice staff. 2000pp after negotiation (started at usd25). kids free. one of the nicest campsites we have been to. bargain.

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Expensive but good showers with hot water and flat ground to pitch tent. Managed to negotiate to $20 pppn. Not allowed to make a fire but they gave us a traditional small fire pit to make dinner which was fine. Water ok to drink. Great view of Masai Mara NP

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It’s a nice campsite but we think it’s not worth $25pp. So we started negotiating, we said $15pp would be OK but for some reason we ended up paying $10pp (score!). For this price it’s a good place! From the campsite you don’t have the view, but it’s a nice grassy area with a big tree for shade.

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A truly spectacular place to camp with great views overlooking the Mara. The facilities are some of the best we have seen in Kenya and the staff is very helpful and kind!

We were given a lovely place to park under a beautiful tree and enjoyed a tasty three course meal in their restaurant.

The bathrooms are very clean and equipped with hot showers.

Overall Mara West had a very homey feel to it, very unlike most campsites we have stayed at. If you are in the area I highly sugguest staying here. They also provide game drives for those who want to give your car a rest and explore the spectacular Masia Mara National Park.

There is also great free wifi in the dining area.

Updated prices:
Camping: $25 per person
Three course meal: $30 per person

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Lovely spot. Expensive for what you get, but I suppose that’s what you expect for the Maasai Mara! Camping on flat grass area in the grounds of the lodge, with use of the very good ablutions. Can also use the bar and restaurant, but there are no other facilities set up for campers. Unfenced so we had hyenas, giraffe and zebra pass through camp.

On arrival we were told the price is now US$25pppn, but we negotiated down to $20. We ended up returning for a second night (and a third), so managed to negotiate a further ‘loyalty’ discount and paid $15pppn.

We ate a three course dinner in the restaurant one evening, which was OK. $15 per person.

10-15 minutes drive to the Oloololo Gate, but outside the park so entry fees do not apply.

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Expensive but relaxing after a full day in the park. I paid 50 usd for camping, 3 course dinner and breakfast. Good ablutions and free and fast internet

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Really nice campsite with excellent ablutions, park on large grassy area near restaurant, friendly owners and staff, lots of hot water, fantastic view point over the Mara, originally very expensive but negotiated $15 pppn. Good access down into Maasi Mara, about 10 min to gate.

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This is a lodge + campsite. It is quite expensive (2000 ksh pppn) but facilities are good, it is close to the gate and the view over the Mara is stunning!!

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