We stayed two nights at the Royal Mara and truly enjoyed our stay! The staff (everyone included) was warm and very accomodating. Since the conservancy is private only used by tourists/travel guides affiliated with camps on the conservancy it creates a much more intimate sarfari drive experience. Our guide, James was very knowledge and went out of his way to enable us to see what we wanted. Nestled along the river, the lodge has a prime location and since it only has eight lodges it is located in peaceful setting. Kudos to the James the Manager and his staff for making it a delightful stay!