Keekorok Lodge, Masai Mara
One of the first lodges built in the Masai Mara, Keekorok has retained its charm and hospitality over the years. It is situated in the southern end of the Mara and lies on the migratory route of thousands of wildebeest every year. The waterhole in front of the lodge attracts an abundance of animals all year round. The verandah and Kiboko Bar at the end of the 300 m walkway provide guests with optimal viewing points. Accommodation at Keekorok Lodge is in bungalows, single storey blocks and in comfortable chalets.
The liberal use of cedar wood, pink and grey Sand River stones and other indigenous building materials offset the green lawns and colourful bougainvillea flowers. There are 89 rooms of which 79 have both baths and showers, the remaining ten have shower only facilities. All rooms have private verandahs. The lodge offers two game drives daily, bush dining and bush sundowners, nature walks, cultural lectures and Maasai dancing. Hot Air balloon safaris can be arranged at an additional cost. The lodge can facilitate up to 40 guests in its conference centre and is fully equipped with audio-visual equipment.
Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp, Masai Mara
The Masai Mara National Reserve lies directly in the path of what is considered to be the greatest spectacle in the animal kingdom, the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. The main tent, which is shaded by a dense forest canopy, consists of a reception area, small curio shop, swimming pool, lounge with jet master fireplace, dining area and verandah with a view of the endless game filled plains of the Mara. Accommodation is in nine extremely spacious tents with shingle roof, wooden doors, hard wood floors and a private verandah.
Each tent is luxuriously furnished with twin beds that may be converted to double beds, ceiling fan, twin hand basins, shower, private toilet, cupboards, leather chairs, hairdryer, safe, writing table and subtle lighting. Beautifully hand crafted artifacts, fine antiques, leather buttoned Chesterfield sofas, books, crystal and candlelight will transport guests back to the heyday of the romantic colonial safari. Morning and afternoon game drives are done in open Land Rovers. Night game drives on the camp's concession, guided nature walks, Maasai community visits and lectures, sundowners at a location offering spectacular views across the Mara. Hot-air ballooning may be arranged at an additional cost.