Mara's On the Way

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855 New York 28
(845) 331-5589

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Great Hospitality in the Masai Mara Sep 01, 2007
The Mara West Camp, perched on the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment, and overlooking Masai Mara National Reserve, served as our home away from home during my stay in Kenya. Although the lodge is just outside the reserve, the wildlife is still abundant. The first thing you are told is not to wander away from the camp, particularly at night, because the leopards are on the hunt and they do sometimes come close to the camp. On our first night, we had about a dozen giraffe wander in around our huts. And the next night it was zebras. Owned and operated by good friends, Andy and Deborah Aho (originally from Delaware in the U.S.), the Mara West Camp offered us all the comforts of home and the warmest hospitality you could ever imagine. We had flush toilets, hot showers, delicious meals, and an incredible staff--many of whom are Masai. There is also a gift shop on the property with an amazing variety of African souvenirs…not the touristy kind, but handcrafted items you can’t find anywhere else. We stayed for 5 days for 750USD, which included everything, even the daily guided safari tours inside the park. If a personal touch is your particular brand of vodka, I would recommend this place without hesitation.
The main lodge.
Dining lodge.
Sleeping huts in the background.
My hut.
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travelman727 says:
Way to go, Lord James... Sir James... Your Highness! Since you were honored as featured blog, you have Eric and Queen CW's permission to go to Africa again later this month :-D
Posted on: Jul 08, 2008
reikunboy says:
congrats on being featured. great pics
Posted on: Jul 07, 2008
cmgervais says:
Gorgeous photos.
Posted on: Jul 07, 2008
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