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Fantastic blend of luxury and rustic
Stayed here 2 nights 16th/17th September as part of our Kenya safari. It was a surprise last minute upgrade in accommodation from Keekorok Lodge which had problems with it's hot water! Our "hut" was very airy and spacious with very comfortable beds, lockable door, lockable safe, efficient shower, fitted mosquito nets and a pleasant balcony. Accommodation is thoughtfully positioned within the grounds and affords a high degree of privacy. The restaurant provided buffet style fayre with plenty of choice of local and international dishes. The restaurant is supplied partly from it's own onsite botanical gardens which the staff were very happy and proud to show us around. The pool and surround is of a generous size, clean and quiet. Surrounded by an electrical fence to keep out the larger and potentially dangerous animals, several species of small mammals such as monkeys, banded mongoose and bush hyrax find their way in. Together with the numerous and very colourful birds also around the resort, the sounds at night give the impression you are actually camping in the middle of the jungle. The entertainment at night was mainly a mix of singing, dancing and playing of various musical instruments. There are also several places where you can have a quiet drink, including an area surrounding a fire pit where we were treated to a fascinating talk given by a Masaii warrior. If you go, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Feels Like Family (you love)!
This may have been the non-animal highlight of our safari, it was that good! My only critique would be to change the name from Sarova Mara Game Camp to Sarova Mara LUXURY TENTED Camp! I stayed in 5 lodges on my 10-day safari and 2 of them were SAROVA! Go with SAROVA every time because one property being 6-star service could have been a fluke but two lodges is a pattern of exceptional top-down management! I am NOT, I should say WE are NOT campers! My wife's idea of 'natural' is clear nail polish! How did Sarova Mara Game Camp give us a feeling like were in nature and camping in a tent and yet full electricity, hot pressurized showers and even some invention (pictured) that kept away mosquitoes was like magic (& I'm prone to bug bites)! Critique would be the beds are very hard. Have them make a mattress-topper improvisation where they stuff blankets under the fitted sheet. This was the choice of FlashMcTours and glad it was! People who worked at Sarova Mara Game Camp made you feel like you were at home with family you loved! Genuine! I'd like to particularly call out these 4 (pictured): 1) Martin the Maitre D': Killer smile, wealth of knowledge. Belongs in upper management to 'infect' the employees with HAPPINESS! 2) James: Plays guitar at night and has a crooners voice like no other! 3) Salim: Head of housekeeping/grounds. If he says it'll get done, it'll get done! 4) Sophy Njapit: Front desk and also gives the cultural talk about her Maasai people (sorry I did not get to take a picture with you before we left) I'm still singing the "Jambo Bwana" song they sang for birthdays at night! Thank you all for a magical stay!
We were met at the airstrip by Daniel, a Maasai guide and had an wonderful evening safari with him. We arrived to the lodge after dark and found our luxury tent in the dark. We had drinks and dinner and then a fast sleep for our sunrise balloon safari. This was a highlight of our trip. I’d love to return for more than one night at this lodge and tow pend more time on safari with Daniel.
Booked My Guest at The Sarova Mara Camp with great wildlife experience
Beautiful , Friendly and always refreshing for my guests, The Guest enjoyed the Game drive , stay and the wild, very lovely shelter camps, Balloon safaris on request , camping , wildlife viewing and bird watching is part of the best experience youwill achieve in the Mara
So after doing a lot of research on which lodge to stay, I ended up finalising the Sarova Game camp - Club Tents (for which I paid premium) from 7 March - 9 March. When I reached there in the morning the lodge staff tried to check-in us in the regular rooms which were approx USD 170-200 cheaper. Glad I realised and asked that I paid for Club tents and we went back to the reception, wherein the staff was trying to excuse us that since there were not twin beds available in Club Tents, they checked us in Regular Tents. The irony was that even the Regular Tents did not have twin beds. The starting itself made me feel that they’re cheating us. Downside- (1) they just give 2 500ml water bottles per day and an extra bottle is worth Approx USD 4. Even during the lunch/dinner, it is mandatory to buy water. (2) food is okay unlike a lot of reviews which I read that food is amazing. (3) not value for money.
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