Keekorok LodgeMaasai Mara National Reserve
Extraordinary Luxury at Keekorok Lodge
For an amazing wildlife safari in Kenya, stay in the plush, serene Keekorok Lodge in Maasai Mara. This lodge, a property of Sun Africa Hotels, offers a unique holiday experience for a number of reasons.
Keekorok is one of the oldest properties in the famous plains of Maasai Mara. This national reserve, hosts millions of wildebeests, gazelles and zebras during the great annual migration. The hotel’s location, on an area with permanent springs, which means wildlife lurks in the neighbourhood, makes it the best destination for your safari.
Established in 1962, Keekorok Lodge has perfected the art of offering luxurious accommodation in the wild plains. This luxury lodge has 85 guest rooms, 12 cottages one executive suite and a three bedrooms presidential suite. Some of these rooms are bungalows made of natural stone. Other rooms are housed in single-storey buildings, while others are tented rooms on the lush, manicured lawns of the property.
A great wildlife safari should offer unlimited excursions. This lodge offers morning and evening game drives. Explore the plains to see thousands of species such as zebras, wildebeests, elephants, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas, jackals etc. Additionally, you can relax within the lodge, at the pool, watch hippos from the Hippo Bar or enjoy a bird’s eye view of the reserve from a hot air balloon. This lodge offers adventure extraordinaire.
Things to do at Keekorok Lodge
A wildlife safari in Kenya means exploring the bush to view wildlife and various species of plants. At Keekorok Lodge, you do just that through regular game drives and hot air balloon safaris. After a day’s excursion in the bush, relax in your room, swim in the lodge’s pool or watch hippos at the hippo pool.
- Hot Air Balloon Safaris
- Game Viewing
Modern and Serene Rooms at Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge has been crowned severally for its exceptional facilities and amenities. It was feted as the Leading Luxury Bush Lodge in Kenya in the World Luxury Awards. For a magical safari, stay here, in the middle of the world’s most famous national reserve. It is one of the oldest lodges in the reserve, and it offers a variety of accommodation options.
Ideally, families, individual travellers, prominent personalities and groups can stay here. The lodge has 85 rooms, 12 cottages, an executive suite and a presidential suite. These units have an African touch in the interior decor, with paintings, crafts and other authentically African pieces such as gourds. The structural design is different too for the myriad of accommodation options. There are natural-stone bungalows with private verandas, tented units and single floor buildings.
All units are en-suite and they have
- Hair driers
- Beverage making facilities
- Digital safe deposit boxes
These airy units offer scenic view of the lush lawn in the compound. Trees in the property offer shade in case you wish to relax on the veranda of your unit.
How to get to Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge is one of the oldest hotels in Maasai Mara. With 99 different rooms, this lodge caters for a variety of guests from couples to groups, individuals and families.
Maps and directions to Maasai Mara take you throw the land of the Maasai tribe- Narok County. By road from Nairobi, it is an adventurous safari into the remote countryside. The main town on this trip is Narok Town where you can stopover before driving into the untamed bush. Keekorok Lodge is located in the middle of the reserve; it is accessible through Sekenani Gate.
On the other hand, you can fly to Maasai Mara from Wilson Airport in Nairobi or from any other part of Kenya such as Malindi, Nanyuki and Samburu. Your flight will take you to Keekorok Airstrip, which is close to the lodge. Board a road transfer vehicle to the lodge, and let the wildlife safari begin.
Where to Eat at Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge is located in the middle of the expansive Maasai Mara National Reserve. This unfenced property offers unrivalled view of the plains and you do not have to leave the hotel to see wildlife. With a private watering hole in the property, animals stroll from the plains to quench their thirst here. At night, you can hear hippos snorting so close to your cottage that it feels like you are practically living in the bush.
In addition to the beauty of the reserve, the lodge is a serene, exciting place to spend your days. Enjoy sumptuous meals daily, served in an enticing range of dining venues.
After a hot air balloon safari, visitors are treated to a bush breakfast, with champagne, on the sweeping plains of Maasai Mara. Additionally, there are candle lit bush dinners for groups, couples and individuals.
Keekorok Lodge’s restaurants and bars are
- Orpul Restaurant
- Chui Bar
- Pool Bar
- Rolling Pin
- Elephant Deck
- Hippo Bar
Host Events and Meetings at Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge is one of the oldest lodges in Maasai Mara. From years of experience in the hospitality industry, the hotel’s staff knows how to meet the expectations of guests, whether the guests are hosting a re-union, a family gathering, a graduation party, a seminar or birthday party. The list of events and meetings you can host in this luxury lodge is endless.
Keekorok Lodge has over 90 rooms-standard rooms, cottages, an executive suite and a presidential suite- to host your team, family or friends. These rooms are beautifully furnished with African paintings and decor artefacts.
The lodge boasts of a modern conference facilities. Room 1 has a capacity of 40 participants while Room 2 can seat about 180 participants. The manicured lawns can host about 300 people if you wish to host a garden party or other event.
For business meetings, this lodge lives up to the task offering wi-fi internet access, self-parking, postage services and airstrip transfers. Other services that may also suit informal gatherings include wedding planning and activities like balloon safaris and game drives.
Dining options at Keekorok Lodge include bush diners, bush champagne breakfast, snacks at the Hippo Bar or lunch and dinner at the Boma. Other restaurants and bars are the Orpul Restaurant and the Elephant Deck.
Luxury Safari at Keekorok Lodge
Escape the city’s busy, fast-paced environment for a hushed, relaxing safari in Maasai Mara. This reserve, which is one of the major attractions in Kenya, will accommodate you and offer unrivalled adventure in wild Africa.
Keekorok Lodge, established in 1962, is paradise, in Africa. Situated in a serene section of the reserve, with natural springs in the vicinity, you will be treated to nights and days close to wildlife. The evergreen grassland neighbouring the lodge draws browsers ad grazers from the plains. additionally, the hippo pool, which is next to the Hippo Bar, is an amazing spot to end the day by watching hippos walk out of the water to graze in the lush grassland around this unfenced property.
Keekorok Lodge is not short of unique designs. The lodge’s rooms adopt a variety of architectural designs, all the while flaunting intricate African decor. There are cottages, tents, natural stone bungalows and single-storey blocks. In total, this lodge has 85 rooms, 12 cottages, one executive suite and a three bedrooms presidential suite.
Facilities and Amenities
As one of the oldest lodges in Maasai Mara, Keekorok Lodge has undergone changes through the years to bring the best facilities. It is all about modern comfort in the bush. The general use facilities and amenities include a large swimming pool with sun loungers and a poolside bar. This lodge also offers tea and coffee makers, digital safe deposit lockers, telephones and hair dryers.
Enjoy daily tours in the plains of Maasai Mara through morning and evening game drives. Additionally, view the reserve’s wildlife from a hot air balloon. Another interesting activity at Keekorok Lodge is watching hippos.