Overview & Attractions
The Masai Mara is named after the Masai people that inhabit the region and the Mara River which snakes through the reserve. It is home to the 'big five' among-st many other species and is one of the most popular safari destinations in Kenya. The Masai Mara also plays host to the incredible spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration. The area has an amazing concentration of wildlife, particularly when the migratory wildebeest and zebras are grazing on the lush plains from June to October. Surrounding the Masai Mara National Reserve are a number of private conservancies of varying sizes owned by Masai communities.
Sarova Mara Game Lodge
Situated inside Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, arguably the richest wildlife reserve in Kenya, the Mara Sarova Tented Lodge is an oasis of luxury in a hive of natural activity. At certain times of the year, the spectacular Great Migration is visible at this lodge, and the rest of the year, the rolling savannahs are positively teeming with wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and their prowling predators.
Keekorok lodge was the first lodge to be built in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. It has recently been refurbished and attains the highest standard of comfort and luxury, yet still retains its intrinsic 40 years of history, tradition, character and charm.Keekorok Lodge is located in the very heart of Kenya's fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning motley abundance in the local Masai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Masai Mara - one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries and a great place to spot the "Big Five." It is on this very terrain that the annual migration takes place, when millions of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle cross the plains below, hotly pursued by hungry lion and hyena. This is a spectacle that should be witnessed at least once in a lifetime.