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Our Reviews

An inspiring time

An inspiring time to be cherished and repeated.
Salma Hayek Pinault, USA

A memorable trip

Thank you for your warm hospitality. This trip has been a memorable one for me, my family, and friends. We look forward to coming back here for more good times.
Sachin Tendulkar, India

This was a trip of a lifetime

Thank you very much for an absolutely amazing adventure. Your kindness and hospitality were out of this world! This was a trip of a lifetime, and I am forever grateful for the experience. You are all simply world class and I look forward to returning.
Kate Hart, USA

It truly was incredible

We have been to many nice places around the world, and our family unanimously voted Ishara the best hotel/vacation we have ever taken! It truly was incredible, and there are so many things we really loved.
The hotel/room facilities were amazing! The rooms themselves were spacious and very well done. The people were so warm/friendly!!!! We loved Fairman who immediately took care of all questions. Our dining/drinks team were so warm and friendly! Our guide Anne was literally the best guide in the entire reserve (other jeeps always ended up following what we did). The Canon team were so helpful in teaching the cameras and editing the photos. It was so obvious how happy people were to work at Ishara! The Canon partnership improved our photos/memories 1000x! The equipment was so much nicer than we had, and they taught us things from zoom, shutter lens, aperture, etc that we never had learned. They then taught my boys how to edit. Such a smart idea! My ONLY recommendation would be to sell this going forward as we would have bought it on the spot! The food/drink was great! Chef was awesome, and having the same dining team made it easy as they always knew our preferences/likes. We LOVED how they changed the setting for all the meals through the property/reserve! Safaris – They have the best jeeps in the entire reserve, and again Anne was amazing. She always had great ideas/suggestions, and was always willing to go as early/late as the family wanted (and my boys loved it)! Attention to detail: The spa was amazing. The hot water bottles a great touch. The ponchos/water bottles for the cold mornings, so helpful. Ishara literally thought of everything! Mission! It was great reading and hearing about their vision and the story behind Ishara! I still can’t believe this is their first hotel – the attention to detail and experience is better than any major chain!!!! I could continue going on and on, but it truly was an incredible experience. We can’t wait to go back!
The Patel Family, USA

We shared laughs, tears of joy and words of kindness

There are no words to describe how these past three days have felt. We came as a family and have been blessed by the most beautiful souls and shared our most precious moments yet.
We shared laughs, tears of joy and words of kindness – we are leaving with our smiles full of joy, our heads full of memories and our hearts full of love. We will remember these moments forever. We hope to see you very soon in this magical place you’ve created. Thank you for everything – sending you love and blessings.
Kate aka ‘Nashipai’, France

Revitalised and reconnected

Four days felt like two weeks. Simply amazing. From the minute one is collected at the airstrip, in a state–of–the–art off–roader, it becomes immediately obvious that every last detail has been thought of.
The result is an experience of intense relaxation from start to finish that leaves one entirely revitalised and reconnected with both nature and oneself. From the superlative game drives with hugely knowledgeable guides, the incredible and inventive food (served in multiple, stunning locations), endless beautiful cocktails, wines, beers and soft drinks, a truly awesome set up deep in the park on the banks of the Talek, rooms that continue to surprise and delight, the whole focus is on giving guests the best possible time. And it succeeds, smashing even the highest of expectations. If you are comparing Ishara to other lodges, don’t. Ishara wins in every single category.
The Jefferson Family, UK

This place is magical

Wow! We cannot say enough good about Ishara. This oasis is so much more than just a property, it is a family, and they know just how to make you feel part of it.
Every detail of this camp has been thought out and most even have a story behind it. We have been on over 27 safaris and this has taken #1! You will not regret experiencing Ishara. From the Canon Studio to the Star Bed, this place is magical. Did I mention they have Nespresso machines in their safari trucks?
Dave & Tracey Mani, Canada

Indulgent rest for the soul

MAGIC! Ishara is both the ultimate in safari excitement and indulgent rest for the soul.
It is luxury and comfort at every turn, thoughtful staff that anticipates every need, and contemporary Cordon Bleu cuisine that had us swooning. They consider EVERYTHING—guides who know where to get to the best photography angles; Canon camera studio with professional instruction, editing and printing; spa, gym—all in the heart of the Masai Mara Reserve.
The Graham Family, USA

Blown away by the passion and vision

I think the meaning of ‘Ishara’ could not be better symbolized than how our paths met. It was truly a case of following the signs of the universe.
We are blown away by the passion and vision for this place that exudes from every one that is linked to Ishara. We feel the connection with you in our hearts. The level of detail in this magical paradise is one thing but the vibe here is where the real magic belongs, and you should be proud of what you have achieved. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your home with us; we will always be a part of the Ishara family. Continue to inspire and follow the signs, and we trust our paths will remain connected. Ishara is a place where everyone can truly reconnect with nature.
Matt & Dani, Denmark

These folks bring this place to life

We all need time to step away from the monotony of life and rest. While we filled our days here with game drives, photography, concepting and editing, my soul feels refreshed.
Thank you for giving me this time of rest and for nurturing my soul. The best asset you have – your people. I’ve made friends that are so much more than Ishara ‘staff’. These folks bring this place to life and make it so, so special. I can’t wait to see what’s to come for all of you.
Mary Beth Koeth, USA

A paradise for reflection

Ishara is truly magical. It is not just a lodge or camp but a paradise for reflection of the mind.
The quality is amazing and the food tops even five–star restaurants in any capital city of the world. Ishara will be my home in the Mara! Asante sana.
Hon. Najib Balala, Kenya