Accommodation in Masai Mara

Keekorok Lodge is the first property located in the Masai Mara Game Reserve and it offers traditional accommodations with private patios. Guests can enjoy views of the wildlife from the outdoor pool or the sundeck.

Keekorok Lodge lies at the southern end of the Maasai Mara Reserve. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara; it opened its doors in 1965. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly any need to go for a game drive. Keekorok’s charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials. Sand stone, cedar wood and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. A 300-meter walkway meanders through the riverine forest in front of the lodge with a small bar at one end overlooking a dam where the resident hippo, if he is not on ‘walk about’, finds his observers as fascinating as they find him.

Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Maasai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning motley abundance in the local Maasai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty-acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland. Accommodation is on a full board basis that includes morning tea or coffee, breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea, and dinner. Luncheon boxes are available by prior request for guests taking all-day game drives.

All spacious rooms have a balcony, overlooking the garden, pool or Reserve. They are equipped with a ceiling fan, allergy-free bedding, and mosquito nets. The Lodge serves traditional dishes in the Hippo Bar, overlooking the lake. The Elephant Deck provides a good setting for experiencing a bush dinner.

Guests can explore the Keekorok Nature Reserve with a safari and the 24-hour reception can assist. For the younger guests, a children’s playground is also provided. Keekorok Airstrip is only a 10-minute drive away and a shuttle service is provided on request.

Keekorok Lodge Facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Eseriani Spa
  • Restaurant serving good quality international and local cuisine
  • 3 Bars and a cafe with a television lounge.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is served on the terrace throughout the day.
  • Hippo Bar for the unique experience of observing hippos
  • Elephant Deck for a wonderful place to observe the surrounding wildlife.

Room Types at Keekorok Lodge

Accommodation at Keekorok  Lodge comprises single storey bungalows constructed from natural materials. All have ensuite bathrooms and private verandahs with views over the plains and distant hills. The bedrooms are equipped with the finest linens and furniture and electricity is provided on a 24 hour basis. For those with a taste for Kenya’s pioneering days, a number of luxury tents on stone hardstands are available, all fitted to the highest standards.

Standard Room – There are 85 Standard Rooms at Keekorok Lodge. Standard Rooms are 32sqm. The Standard rooms been furnished with carefully selected custom-made furnishings, that reflect the hotel’s quiet serenity. Rooms are authentically designed décor with perfect views of the Lawns and the Wild.

Chalet Room – These rooms overlook the sprawling lush gardens which offer peaceful views. Chalet Rooms are 40sqm.

Executive Suite – These rooms are authentically designed décor with perfect views of the lawns and gardens. Executive rooms are 42 sqm.

Premium Suite – These rooms are authentically designed décor with perfect views of the lawns and gardens. Premium rooms are 42 sqm.

Presidential Suite – The presidential suite/cottage provide a large living and dining area. Private terrace with day bed overlooking the lake and a private out door fireplace. Offers guests a one-of-a-kind guest experience and contemporary comfort and modern lifestyle. The presidential suite is 110sqm.

Food & Drinks options at Keekorok Lodge

The quality of Keekorok’s dining options is unsurpassed, and you will be able to savour the Chef’s delicious creations for each meal during your stay at Keekorok Lodge. All meals are buffet-style with a huge choice of freshly prepared options. The main meal plan at Keekorok Lodge is Full Board, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Dining at Keekorok is a stylish affair in an open-sided dining room affording stunning views over the Mara. Breakfast and dinner at Keekorok Lodge are served in the Main Restaurant while packed lunched are available for those looking to explore the far corners of the reserve.

After a strenuous day of game spotting and nature watching, what better way to relax and feel re-invigorated than by taking a swim in the cool, clear waters of the pool.

The al fresco lounge/bar, which is open throughout the day and especially for Kenya’s famous evening ‘sundowners’, has been designed with a distinctly African ‘feel’. An attractive and certainly unique feature here is an elevated 300 metre long walkway from the bar to a small dam in which a family of hippos have made their home. Watch the hippos and other animals and birds from the safety and comfort of the cocktail bar at Keekorok Lodge.

Activities in Keekorok Lodge

  • Game Drives
  • Conference and Meetings
  • Wellness
  • Balloon Safaris

Extra Services at Keekorok Lodge

Eseriani Spa – Keekorok Lodge

Take time and rejuvenate your wellbeing at the Eseriani Spa at Keekorok Lodge. The spa covers full body, face and foot massages, aromatherapy, body scrub and wraps, and so much more.

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