Amid the vast sweeping plains of the savannah stands Keekorok, the Masai Mara’s first game lodge, in the direct path of the spectacular annual migration. Built in 1962, on the site of a 1920s hunting camp, against the backdrop of Kenya’s most magnificent scenery, keekorok boasts an abundance of wildlife, unsurpassed for its numbers and diversity.
After undergoing recent renovations, Keekorok offers you a unique safari experience; an environment of contemporary African style and natural charm, with all the magic of the Masai Mara. Spot the Big Five on a single morning game drive, or enjoy a leisurely sundowner on the elevated 300m walkway and see hippos and other animals and birds, without even leaving the lodge!
Accomodation at Keekorok comprises single storey bungalows constructed from natural materials. All have ensuite bathrooms and private verandahs with views over the plains and distant hills. The bedrooms are equipped with the finest linens and furniture and electricity is provided on a 24 hour basis. For those with a taste for kenya’s pioneering days, a number of luxury tents on stone hardstands are available, all fitted to the highest standards.
Dining at Keekorok is a stylish affair in an open-sided dining room affording stunning views over the Mara. Breakfast and dinner are served a la carte while packed lunched are available for those looking to explore the far corners of the reserve.
After a strenuous day of game spotting and nature watching, what better way to relax and feel re-invigorated than by taking a swim in the cool, clear waters of the pool.
The al fresco lounge/bar, which is open throughout the day and especially for Kenya’s famous evening ‘sundowners’, has been designed with a distinctly African ‘feel’. An attractive and certainly unique feature here is an elevated 300 metre long walkway from the bar to a small dam in which a family of hippos have made their home. Watch the hippos and other animals and birds from the safety and comfort of the cocktail bar.
The shop stocks every conceivable item for a comfortable safari and much more including many items of high quality merchandise, giftware, paintings and sculptures. The latter are rotated throughout the communal areas of the lodge enabling guests to view them ‘in situ’