Masai Mara Accom?

Aug 11th, 2004, 05:27 AM
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Masai Mara Accom?

Between Siana Spring Intrepids Tent or Mara Serena Lodge late Sep. or Oct? Any advice?
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Aug 11th, 2004, 05:34 AM
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Siana Springs is located outside the Mara, a lovey camp, previously owned by A&K (now by Heritage Hotels). The Serena is located within the Mara and some say has a perfect position in the Mara.

With Siana Springs you will have a longer drive in/out of the Mara for your game drives; not so with the Serena.

Late Sept and Oct. is ideal. The Migration is still in process and I would suggest you go with the Serena.
Aug 15th, 2004, 03:53 AM
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hi there, don't know if you will see this. here is a link on a camp i stayed in for 5nts in 2001. although i prefer basic camping. this was just fine. only 15 big tents. so the max people that would be there is about 30. even that is pushing it for me. but i don't believe there will be that many people there at the same time. it is located just out side the mara, next to the talek river.but when you head out at about 6am. there is game along the way to the gate.i had the lucky pleasure of seeing ardvark. my guide & diver have not seen one for 10yrs! so, when you have a min. here is a link to that camp. if you need any more input mail me at:
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Aug 15th, 2004, 04:03 AM
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hi there, here is a link to my page with the ardvark. scholl down till you see it. Then click on: send this picture as a post card. It will enlarge. If your interested.
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Aug 15th, 2004, 05:30 AM
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Hi, just remembered. The ardvark sighting was while staying at the talek river public camp site with my crew.That was 2002. I stayed at dream camp in 2001. Also in 2001 stayed at a public campsite near where the sopa lodge is. Can't remember the name of that camp site. Then later in my 3rd wk there. I stayed at dream camp to finish my stay. In 2002, I just preferred to stay with my crew. Camp out at the the talek river camp. That area is very cool! Only about 10/15 min ride to the gate. Again, there is game along the way. Also Masai.
thanks, david
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Aug 16th, 2004, 11:18 PM
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hi, I just found dream camp today and found you on virtual tourist...ofcourse didn't know it was you! This is great! Wow, what a trip.
I'm going to Botswana next year. Want to go to Zambia, but think the great migration and Mara will have to come first. So many boomers are about to retire and have $$$$. Another reason to do the dream NOW.
Dream Camp,if I weren't so sleepy I'd write you now...zzzzzdreamin'dream camp.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:29 PM
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Both are really quite good, though I think the Mara Serena is nicer. I must say, though, the best place by far is the Governor's Il Moran Camp... truly an incredible stay.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:43 PM
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I stayed at Governor's Main Camp in April and whilst it was perfect for that specialist trip (our group had the entire camp) I would not have liked it otherwise purely on size. Just too too too big for me.

Little Governor's is lovely but the steep steps up and down to cross the river in the ferry point were difficult for me. I'm not quite sure whether you have to do that crossing before and after every game drive or only if you're making a trip between the two camps?

My dad went back more recently to Kenya and enjoyed the Mara Explorer Camp which is 10 tents, very nice, he said the staff were good etc. He just went for the crossing and said it was a perfect location for where the animals were that week.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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We were put in Il Moran in the place of Mara River Camp when it closed.

Il Moran is nice and small (10 tents) but does not lack in luxury. Huge tents w/ king sized beds. Great view of Mara River.

Huge bathrooms w/ rain shower heads and an abundance of hot water. At night the sound of the hippos lull you to sleep...that is of course when the bushbabies and baboons aren't screaming their heads off. Food is superb and the staff is great too.

Definitely top of the line place to stay in the Mara.
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