This was my first trip to Masai Mara and indeed Kenya. I had heard tales of how amazing the lodges on the Mara were but I could not have imagined they truly are and in particular the Royal Mara, from the moment we landed at the small airfield the service was attentive, and our driver Wilson took us up the lodge pointing out various wildlife in the way to the lodge, which was alongside the Mara river, occupied with thousands of Hippos who were visible throughout my stay. I was travelling alone and allocated no. 5 of one if the 8 "tents" which is an injustice as they had every comfort of a 5 star hotel room. Security was tight as there are no fences and an animals will freely roam and so whenever walking from tent to outdoor restaurant or reception area I had my own guard who would appear as I left my door. As I was only staying for 1 night our guide in the 4x4 "simon" was keen to ensure I saw as much as I could in one of the two drives , I saw everything except Rhino. I felt totally safe even on the walking safari when we encountered a cobra on its nest protecting its eggs The food was first class, 3 course meals including beakfast and just needed to pay fir drinks which were cheap. It was a truly amazing experience and would highly recommend the Royal Mara.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Mara Safari Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Royal Mara Safari Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve