We stayed at Amani Mara for 3 nights during our E. Africa Trip. This is an OWNER MANAGED hotel with exceptional quality of service. Having been home for more than 5 weeks now; we still yearn for the hospitality and friendship extended to us during our stay- Joe the Masai Guy, Ashif the owner and the whole crew.
This property has a very unique structure and being an eco-friendly lodge is focused on conservation than the dime a dozen “big chain” hotels that sprawl all over Masai Mara. My honest word of advice is that if you are looking for a big buffet spread, 3 swimming pool, 3 to 4 restaurant style accommodation then Amani Mara may not be your “thing”. This is NOT Las Vegas by any means and that’s the beauty of this place. Isn't it?
When we were there they had 9 operational units/rooms. The artwork and the attention to detail here is immaculate. Most of the building material was locally obtained and the owners (Suleman Family) make conscious attempt to hire locals who are much more familiar with the land, environment and other issues pertaining to Masai Land. We enjoyed our trip and will go there again….
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amani Mara is a peaceful haven located in Olare Orok on the the banks of the Ntiak Ntiak river in the World Famous Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. It is a small and exclusive boutique lodge with exquisite accommodation, with each structure beautifully designed to give unobstructed views of the scenery with minimal impact on the environment. Guests are able to view a variety of game right from the comfort of their own rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amani Mara Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve