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Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly lodge is 5.9 mi (9.6 km) from Masai Mara National Reserve and 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from Olare Orok Conservancy. Masai Mara Reserve and Mara River are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Property Features

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this lodge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a poolside bar, a lazy river, and a complimentary children's club are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 30 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and balconies or patios. Room service, rainfall showerheads, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

Mara Intrepids Tented Camp ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

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4.7 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
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Amazing safari adventure

5 out of 5
Posted Nov 29, 2016
This was my first stay at the intrepids camp and it was an amazing experience. From our fantastic game drives to the hotel service, every experience was beyond my expectations. Great staff and we highly recommend Raph as the game driver. He was well experienced and found us a leopard every day we went out, not to mention all the other amazing animals as well.
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awesome experience

5 out of 5
by from boston, ma
Posted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: the safari drives were awesome. we saw so many animals each time. we also saw many animals from the camp. the staff was wonderful. a perfect stay.
the tents were clean and comfortable. spaced nicely from your neighbors. you could easily forget you were in a tent. i would highly recommend!
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Wonderful was the best holiday I have ever had.

5 out of 5
by from England
Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Nice clean and right by the river very relaxing.
Cons: More rhino's
Was a great six day's sarfai, our driver did every thing in his power to make each drive better than the one be for. A big thank you for all you done Vincent.
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Nice safari but hotel not so great

3 out of 5
Posted Sep 16, 2013
Pros: Nice safari drives / well located to see animals.
Cons: They could be welcoming and generous with their guests eg give guests several bottles of water (we paid $1,000 per day), especially since water dirty
Running water but not clean? Very stingy with water. Hotel nickels and dimes you. Staff is hit or miss: some friendly, others not.
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Good base for Maasai Mara

4 out of 5
by from Australia
Posted Sep 9, 2013
Pros: Staff. Things run on time. Camp location. Safaris. Food.
Cons: Lower prices. Maybe offer a shower to guests on the last day after check-out time when returning from the last safari trip. Consider buffet dinner.
Location: Well located in Maasai Mara. Good base for great safari holiday.
Intrepids Tented Camp is a good base for a fantastic safari holiday in Maasai Mara. The tents are clean and have the basic requirements for a comfortable stay: beds with mosquito nets, chair, 2 desks, 2 sinks, separate toilet and shower rooms, electricity, lights, running water including hot water at set times – just do not expect 5-star hotel luxury. Tents, restaurant and bar are in a nice wooded area. Staff are friendly and accommodating of guests’ requests. Manager Edwin was present at dinner to interact with guests and was accommodating – thank you. My driver Simon was very experienced, able to find whatever animal we asked for and accommodating of my obsession of Mara crossings (we saw 15!!) – thank you Simon, you did a great job! Food is good. Prices for everything are high e.g. lunch $USD45, 1hr balloon ride $USD450 but you need to consider the challenge of running camps like this in the middle of nowhere with "so-called" roads in poor condition. Staff do not ask for tips but gladly accept them, so be generous! Safari trips are fantastic, you get to see lots of animals. Well done! Ioan G.
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Friendly, fantastic and exciting

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted Jun 18, 2013
Pros: The camphad all the mod cons with very little camping issues.
Cons: Nothing. Perfect
Fab staff, V friendly. It was a pleasure to stay in the tented accomodation. Well done all.
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What a amazing holiday

5 out of 5
by from Delhi india
Posted May 25, 2013
Pros: Staff was amazing . Saw all of the big five
Cons: Nothing
Location: On the airstrip doesnt get better than this leapords were outside our camp
Amazing resort great staff very very very freindly . George the restraunt manager was really really nice . Plz ask for him when you go
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Mara Intrepid Tented Camp, Kenya

5 out of 5
Posted May 14, 2013
Pros: We requested an isolated, quiet tent (numbers 29 and 30 are the most isolated), and it was perfect. Only animal sounds and views of the hippos!
Cons: No complaints!
Location: There were so many animals to see, we only did the safari trips (for 6 days!!). We enjoyed Joseph's daily talk and slide show about the Mara.
Absolutely amazing! Great guides, chef, wait staff, management, and housekeeping. The guides make sure you see the animals of the Mara UP CLOSE!! What a great trip!!
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Very highly recommended for great family holidays!

5 out of 5
by from Suffolk
Posted Sep 8, 2012
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing!
Location: The Mara is still the best place for safari.... we love it and so did the children!
We stayed at Mara Intrepids 2 years ago so were pleased to be going back. When we arrived we were "upgraded" to Explorer from Intrepids which was nice. They are both owned by the same group and sit about a mile apart on the mara river. They are identical in many ways though Explorer is smaller, unfenced and a little more personal if that is possible. But this review is equally valid for both camps. Where to start - briefing alll very good with Edwin the Camp Manager. A guenuine and nice fellow and great host. James our tent attendant for both ourselves and our children who were in the next tent down the river was fabulous. The tents are spotless, maintained to high standard and the tea and coffee personal delivery with a wake-up call each morning is great. Restaurant - fantastic food. Variety, al a carte menu's, service from Jerimiah was superb and the food quality could not be better in a 5* restaurant back home. We were also taken out for a bush dinner one evening which was an added treat and all part of the service. Game Drives - John was fabulous as our guide. Very very experienced and really friendly.Nothing was too much trouble and he always started the drive by asking what you wanted to see. Just nothing to fault in any area of this camp, its staff, standards - everything is perfect!
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Superb hotel - would love to go back one day soon.

5 out of 5
by from Westport, CT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Pros: Friendly service, great food, perfect location right in the Mara, the best Land Rovers out there, guides that have eyes like hawks!
Cons: No Complaints
This hotel was on beautiful enclosed grounds. It was less than 5 minutes from the airstrip, Ol Kiombo. The rooms were gorgeous and clean with a nice verandah in front. The food was delicious and the service superb. There were 3 game drives a day and all the guides were highly experienced, professional and courteous. We had some of the best land rovers out there and the most people we were ever with were 3 others, which made it very intimate. Our guide, Michael, continuously was one of the first to find all the "big 5" and he was very accommodating to our needs. We were able to go on a longer game run one day and took a packed lunch with us. It was quite an experience eating out in the savannah overlooking all the animals. Love this place and would recommend it any time.
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Lodge Amenities

Lodge Amenities

Mara Intrepids Tented Camp features a lazy river and an outdoor pool. The lodge offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the lodge's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room. This Art Deco lodge also offers a complimentary children's club, tour/ticket assistance, and a picnic area. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mara Intrepids Tented Camp has designated areas for smoking.

  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Lazy river 
  • Total number of rooms - 30 
  • One meeting room 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1985 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 35 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Lazy river  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Balcony or patio 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Desk 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Mara Restaurant - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


Start your day with a free buffet breakfast, available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the lodge include a lazy river and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Game drive on site 
  • Playground on site 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Lodge Policies


Check-in time starts at 11 AM

Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

No pets or service animals allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Tourism fee: KES 5750 per person, per night
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Lodge Name

  • Intrepids
  • Intrepids Camp
  • Intrepids Mara
  • Mara Intrepids
  • Mara Intrepids Camp
  • Mara Intrepids Tented Camp
  • Mara Intrepids Tented Camp Lodge
  • Mara Intrepids Tented Camp Lodge Masai Mara
  • Mara Intrepids Tented Camp Masai Mara

We should mention

Guests must transfer via airplane and shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This lodge is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

Standard Benefits

Book a stay in any room and rate category and receive 3 game drives a day and roundtrip transfer to the airstrip.

Full details at check-in. Guests must contact the hotel directly with their flight details to arrange pick up; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Restrictions may apply.