Late review but always felt we should give credit where it is due once we started on tripadvisor. This lodge, it's position, the staff, the food were all wonderful and to crown it all the wildlife was just as we had hoped for with all efforts made by James and others to try and ensure we saw all of the big stars of the of the Mara. This was a one off trip for the family and the 9 and 11 year old kids enjoyed the 2 nights there. I guess you can go to a more expensive or posher place but I couldn't see the need. The day starts at dawn but plenty of time to relax and snooze in between various trips out. The guys obviously know their stuff, whether questions about all the main animals but also about plant life, small birds, environmental damage, the walk out with the rangers was really worth it.
Sleep on first night was a bit broken but it's to be expected given how close you are to the weird and wonderful noises of the night, which is part of the fun. The second night we all slept like logs. No surprise given the beds and lodges are so comfortable - perfect.
Food was amazing, don't know how they do it but a credit to all the staff. Will never forget the visit, for all the right reasons.
- 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