Keekorok Safari Lodge, Masai Mara national reserve, Kenya
The Masai Mara is probably one of the most visited game reserve in Kenya and Africa as a whole. It is here that the wildebeest migration (recently crowned the Seventh Wonder of the modern World) Masai Mara boast of the largest concentration of wild animals per square Kilometer than any other Kenya National Park
The Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge was one of the first lodges built in the Masai Mara National Reserve; located in the very heart of Masai Land. Keekorok meaning ‘motley abundance’ in the local Masai language, was constructed in 1962 on a beautiful eighty acre site surrounded by permanent springs and lush grassland, where during the migration the lodge is enveloped by a mass of animals. The recently refurbished lodge offers the highest standard on luxury and comfort, yet maintaining it’s rustic 40 plus years of charm, history and character.
Accommodation at Keekorok Lodge:
Keekorok Lodge is made up of 89 double rooms, 9 superior rooms and 4 suites. The double rooms comprise of stone built bungalows, single storey blocks and comfortable shaded chalets, all of which feature private bathroom facilities, mosquito nets and balconies and terraces offering views over the Masai Mara and the lush gardens. The Superior rooms have interconnecting doors making them ideal for families and the suites are considerably larger.
Bars and Restaurants at Keekorok Lodge:
The Hippo Pool Bar is connected to the lodge by a 1km long wooden board walk which meanders through Keekorok Forest. The Hippo Pool Bar overlooks a permanent watering hole which is home to 20 Hippos and is visited regularly by Elephants and Lions.
The Discovery Bar features a photo gallery of its vast history and clientele; where you will find a fine selection of brandies, whiskies and cigars, along with freshly ground Kenyan Coffee.
The Restaurant overlooks the internal rock garden on one side and the beautifully manicured lawns, the restaurant serves a variety of traditional local delicacies, Asian and Western food. Guests also have the option to dine al fresco on the restaurants veranda, or for that special meal why not try the Elephant Deck overlooking the wilderness and rolling savannah and dine in complete privacy.
The Swimming Pool Bar serves a selection of soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.
Facilities at Keekorok Lodge:
The pool area which is shaded by flowering stubs is the perfect place to relax after game drives. The lodge also provides some evening entertainment, such as traditional dances performed by local Masai Warriors, a TV Lounge a Wildlife film is also shown on alternative nights.
Other Safari Camps and Lodges in Masai Mara National Reserve
- Mara Fig Tree Safari Camp
- Mara Serena Safari Lodge
- Mara Governors Safari Camp
- Mara Intrepids Club
- Keekorok Safari Lodge
- Royal Mara Safari Camp
- Mara Safari Club
- David Livingstone Safari Resort