I have been to the Mara before but didn't have the same oohs and ahhs like I did when staying at Amani Mara. Amani is a Swahili word that translates to 'peace' and the place lived to its name in the 3 nights that I was there.
The staff was more than helpful and entertained me with stories about their escapades with wild animals. Ashif, the owner was very hands-on in ensuring that our stay was smooth. Since there are 9 cottages there is a personalised approach in terms of service.
The rooms were clean and well maintained. The dining area has a breath taking view of a river full of hippos. The swimming pool is on a cliff giving it an amazing aesthetic feel.
I will definitely stay here again when I'm down at the Mara. It was a delightful experience.
- 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