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The Royal Mara Safari Lodge is situated directly on the wildebeest "Great Migration" route, near the two world famous wildebeest migration Mara River crossing points and near Leopard Gorge, all made internationally known by the BBC's Big Cat Diary television program. The lodge and camp is located on the popular Hippo Bend Lagoon of the Mara River, amongst several elephant, buffalo and giraffe herds, and with close proximity to several lion prides, including the "Maternity", Musiara Marsh, "Aitong", and Ridge prides.
Given the position of the camp in the richest game section of the Masai Mara, the Western Masai Mara, guests are in the best location to most readily discover the Big Five mammals. Thousands of wildlife documentaries and countless millions of photographs stand testament to this timeless corner of the world.
Royal Mara offers a blend of the classic tented safari camp with the amenities of a lodge. Nestling on a peninsula directly on the banks of the Mara River, the Camp marsh, resident hippo pools, lagoon and waterhole make game viewing inside the Camp, in combination with game drives, a truly unforgettable safari experience.
All eight riverfront accommodation suites are designed to blend with the surrounding wildlife environment. Guests will experience luxurious standards of comfort and excellent personal attention from the staff. The elegant carved furnishings will leave guests with memorable impressions of Africa.
Nightime is just as memorable as the ambiance. At night, bush sounds abound from roaming wildlife. Resident hippos abandon their river sanctuary after sundown to graze between the river accommodation guest suites, which are positioned on raised wooden decks with protective railings to insure the safety of guests at all times.Read More...
Unforgettable Bonding With Unspoiled Nature
Guests should bring good walking shoes and take a walking safari while staying at the Royal Mara. Game walks are conducted in high density wildlife areas of the Masai Mara in the company of Maasai guides and armed guards at a comfortable pace with intermittent stops. It is a spectacular way to see this incredible part of the world.
Bird enthusiasts will be thrilled with the wide selection of birds visible in the Royal Mara area. The marsh and lagoon areas attract a caravan of varied wildfowl and raptor birds. Bird safaris on foot or by 4WD can also be arranged to explore the open savannah or other nearby marshes.
Hot air balloon rides are also available for guests to float across the savannah plains above herds of wildlife. Guests will be transported to the launching site in the early morning and after a one hour balloon ride they will enjoy an open savannah champagne breakfast followed by a game drive back to the camp.Read More...
Luxurious Gourmet Buffets
Breakfasts consist of juices, milk, cereals, eggs with bacon or sausage, tea or brewed coffee, toast, and other fresh bakery items. Lunches include barbecued steaks and hamburgers, gourmet dishes with a rich assortment of vegetarian plates, soups, salads, cakes and pastries laid out on a salad and dessert bar.
At the Royal Mara every meal is a distinct, unforgettable experience. Meals are served in varied wildlife dining arrangements. Breakfasts may be taken near a hippo pool watching resident hippos bobbing in the river or on the open savannah among grazing herds. Barbecue lunches may be enjoyed in the dining area or on the Mara River under a tree shade. Dinners can be scheduled in the dining area, in ones own private riverfront guest suite, or under the stars in the bush amid wildlife under the protection of Maasai warriors. Dinners are table d'hote in a candle lit campfire atmosphere. Guests enjoy dinner with varied appetizers, soups, salads and dinner entrees capped off with dessert.Read More...
The Royal Mara is located in the western Koyiaki Conservation Area (also spelled Koiyaki) of the Masai Mara, on a peninsula in the popular “Hippo Bend Lagoon" section of the Mara River. The lodge is within a few miles drive of the world famous migration river crossing points of "Koyiaki-Kichwa" and "Mara Serena" as well as the leopard hangout at Leopard Gorge, highlighted on the BBC Big Cat Diary program. The lodge is located on the migration route where, during the migration season of June to November, thousands of wildebeest converge on the camp periphery to graze. From January to April when the grasses are tall in the National Reserve area, most of the herbivores and lions of the Reserve migrate to the Koyiaki area of the Royal Mara due to its shorter grasses, thereby making game drives near us the preference for most camps of the eastern Masai Mara. The camp marsh, resident hippo pools, lagoon and waterhole make game viewing inside the Royal Mara site, in combination with game drives, an unforgettable safari experience. Most of our guests are rewarded with views of all of the Big Five buffalo, lion, elephant, leopard and rhino.Read More...
Winter in Kenya comes during July-August with evenings slightly chilly. Summers occur from December to March. Although the Mara is close to the equator, it is at high elevation so temperatures are generally mild. Average daytime temperatures are around 21-26 degrees centigrade all year round. The lowest temperatures may reach is 11 degrees centigrade and the highest temperatures do not exceed 30 degrees centigrade. The rainy seasons are usually during April and May (the so-called "long rains") and later in the year during November and December (the so-called "short rains"). The highest rainfall of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem occurs in the Masai Mara with approximately 1000 mm of annual rainfall. Most rainfall is during the night or late afternoon, and thereby does not significantly interrupt game drives.Read More...
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Reservations And Payment: Reservations can be made by booking online, thru your travel agent or by contacting us by email, fax or telephone. We will respond promptly to confirm your price and availability. Thereafter, if you confirm your desire to complete a reservation we will confirm your reservation and forward to you a confirmation invoice by e-mail. Advance payments can be arranged by funds transfer to our banking account; by credit card payment coordinated with our office; thru your travel agent; or by visiting our Nairobi office.Read More...
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