After spending two days at another lodge, we had to move to Mara River Lodge. What we experienced there, was way beyond expectation, both for us two grownups and our three boys. The location was amazing, the hotel is situated next to The Mara river, and in the water was literary hundreds of hippos. At seven in the evening all of these amazing animals started wandering out of the water, next to the lodge, to feed. A magical experience, repeated every night. At six in the morning, they came back. We were safe, inside the fence.
Everything about this lodge was excellent, we were extremely happy that we ended up here, just because our booked lodge was overbooked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mara River Lodge commands one of most spectacular views in the Serengeti - Mara ecosystem; the lodge lies on the Mara River at the edge of Maasai Mara Game Reserve and overlooks deep pools where crocodiles and hippos bask all day. Painted in traditional Maasai red ochre and lit by hundreds of lanterns, the lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and plants and is an attractive complement to the local environment. Guests can see hippos across the river from their tables as they sit down to enjoy the international cuisine on offer. Families of hippos spend their days basking in the deep pools beyond the bars and restaurant throughout the day. After a hot day's safari Maasai warriors in full regalia greet guests as they return to their 'bush home'. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mara River Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve