Set within the famious Mara Triangle of the Masai Mara National reserve, Mara Serena Lodge is 320km from Nairobi, around a five –hour drive, although the Mara Serena Airstrip is just 2km away, and meet and greet and transfers can be arranged. The Mara Serena lodge is set high on a bush-clad hill, with views over the savannah and the hippo-filled Mara River. In the heart of one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife areas, it provides guests with a ringside view of the legendary migration of the wildebeest – a spectacle that is known as the greatest show on earth. Be prepared to be dazzled.
The Mara Serena lodge is styled in the circular motif of the traditional Maasai manyatta, blending international sophistication with untamed African beauty. Featuring twin rows of individual rooms, each with its own view of the Mara River. All the ensuite rooms is designed in swirling patterns echoing the colours and shapes of the surrounding bush, feauturing Maasai inspired designs, king-sized or twin beds, and generous mosquito drapes. All the rooms have a writing desk/dressing table, telephone and free Wi-Fi, complimentary mineral water and and in room safe. For the ultimate treat, the Mara suite has a mini bar, two balconies, and satellite TV and radio. All the generous bathrooms have showers and tubs, hairdryers, and luxurious toiletries.
This is the spot to see the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino) so there are two game drives daily, and night game drives with night-viewing binoculars provided, as well as guided walks and ornithological tours with professional knowledgeable guides, plus hot air balloon rides over the Mara. For culture vultures, there are visits to authentic Maasai craft markets and the nearby Maasai cultural centre for authentic insights into Maasai life. Fitness fanatics can work out the fully equipped gym and swim in the magnificent outdoor pool with long views over the surrounding country. Alternatively why not renew your body and mind in the new Spa, which as well as steam room, sauna and candlelit relaxation area, offers a tempting menu of rejuvenating massage – the signature Oringa Massage is a must – incorporating a blend of aromatherapy oils created to evoke the scent of the savannah at sunrise and sunset. Weddings are also something of a Serena speciality – tie the knot by
The Maasai inspired dining room overlooks the rooms and the pool, with views across the plains of the Masai Mara and down to the river. Here you can enjoy buffet-style breakfast and lunch and a five-course table-d’hôte dinner as well as theme nights including pasta or barbecue nights and Kenyan night with authentic local favourites. The staff at Serena Lodge are experts in arranging special dining treats including such delights as Balloon safari breakfast, breakfast by the hippo pool, picnics or al fresco lunches in the bush, as well as traditional Safari Sundowners, lamp-lit bush dinner and Moonlit dinner by the pool – all accompanied by a wide selection of old and new-world wines, beers and spirits, and finest Kenyan coffee.
P.O Box 48690Masai MaraKenya