We first stayed at Royal Mara in September 2010 and always said we would go back.
So we planned a trip staying at a few different lodges which included Royal Mara in September 2013.
The Camp had been renovated since our last trip and there was a new reception area.
We were greeted with cold flannels and cool drinks, we checked in and were then shown to our Tent Chui 7. The Tent was identical to the one we had in 2010. Beautiful inside and out.
We overlooked the river and spent many hours watching the wildlife.
We were amazed how the Staff remembered us, Regan the Security Guard and not forgetting William our Waiter who has changed from a boy to a man !
The Safaris were amazing we saw The Big 5. Early morning starts but well worth it. We did the Bush Breakfast one morning such a strange experience but a must. The Toilet is The Bush ( if you need to go )
Our Driver/Guide Simon was brilliant he knew where to look and spotted most things before us. We couldnt believe our luck when we saw The Rhino.
We went to a Masai Village but found it a little over priced as they wanted $20 for most things. I know they are only making a living and have to support their Familys/Village but i didnt like the pressure they were putting on us.
The Food was up to its usual standard....1st class. Every meal started with a cream of some vegetable soup from Celery, Sweetcorn to Parsnip absolutley delicious. Both Lunch and Dinner were 3 Course Meals and all rather filling.
We did the Bush Walk and seemed to walk miles. Regans stride was like 4 of our steps we had a job keeping up with him. Its very interesting on foot but you got to keep your wits about you as you are out in the bush. We did come across a Bufferlo which was a bit scarey but it turned and walked away.
The free Laundry service is a nice touch and very useful.
Overall a fantastic camp which i shall continue to recommend and we shall return again one day.
We booked our Safari with Abdul of Tunda Tours and Safari's
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Mara is a luxury safari and game viewing lodge located in Kenya's world famous Masai Mara, home to the annual Great Migration of the Wildebeest. We are situated directly on the Mara River with six riverfront guest suites. All suites are raised upon wooden decks with full mahogany flooring and original hand carved furniture. See the same wildlife-rich areas as broadcast on the BBC Big Cat Diary. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Mara Safari Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Royal Mara Safari Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve