We went in the month of July right at the beginning of the wildebeest migration from the Tanzanian Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This was such an incredible experience as we were able to witness the mass migration and the symbiotic relationship between the Zebra and Wildebeest. If you are an environmentalist, this is the perfect destination. The owner, Ashif, is working in partnership with the WWF to protect the local environment and is extremely knowledgeable about the area, the animals, the culture, the language and is a fantastic story teller. I would recommend having some wine with him after unwinding from a long day of sight seeing.
Further, the infrastructure of the lodge is intertwined with the surrounding landscape. A dam has introduced the perfect hydrologic conditions for hippos and crocodiles and forms the most incredible backdrop from the lodge. The rooms are so beautiful and clean, and if you listen closely, you can hear the lions roaring at night, because they are that close!
Overall, the lodge is surreal, there is so much tranquility, beauty and harmony.
- 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