99.0% Based on 422 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Maasai Mara awaits you at Mara Explorer. You'll be steps from Maasai Mara National Reserve. Highlights at this boutique tentalow include free buffet breakfast, a restaurant and free self parking.

Free WiFi, patios and separate bathtubs and showers are featured in all 10 rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, room service, coffee/tea makers and down comforters are available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and Swedish massages. The fine-dining restaurant, Talek Lounge, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the tentalow's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy access to ecotours and a wildlife and game drive. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free extended parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 5-star Maasai Mara tentalow, you'll be 9.7 km (6 mi) from Olare Orok Conservancy and 25.5 km (15.8 mi) from Musiara Gate.

Deluxe Tent (3 Safaris included)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and gift shops/news stands are also featured at the luxury Mara Explorer. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available at scheduled times). Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Maasai Mara tentalow.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2001
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) (287 km / 178.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Mara Explorer offers 10 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. In-room massages and hairdryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Private patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Talek Lounge – This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 12:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Guests arriving after 7:00 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Mara Explorer

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Tourism fee: KES 7700 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Mara Explorer Safari Masai Mara
  • Mara Explorer Safari
  • Mara Explorer Masai Mara
  • Mara Explorer
  • Mara Explorer Safari/Tentalow Masai Mara
  • Mara Explorer Safari/Tentalow

You should know

  • Mara Explorer offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the tentalow before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.