The Royal Mara Safari Lodge is situated directly on the annual 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.
Our tented 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 River prides.
Given the position of our camp in the richest game section of the Masai Mara, the Mara North Conservancy (winner of best wildlife conservancy in Kenya 2011 by EcoTourism Kenya), our camp 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.
The Royal Mara has eight luxury, spacious, guest suites situated with river frontage which have flush toilets, bidets, twin basins, luxury showers, hot water, and electricity. Artificial water pressure is provided by a main booster pump. All river guest suites have luxury hand carved furnishings, elegant linen, lush towels, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries, and four poster beds (one super king or two doubles; additional bedding added if desired). They also have Maasai carpeting, colonial antiques, and African artifacts and include a wardrobe cabinet, a writing desk, a safe deposit box, and an internal sitting area. A room attendant is assigned to each river guest suite and daily house keeping is provided. River guest suites are on raised decks with private river frontage verandas equipped with chaises lounges and dining seating. Each river accommodation has a total area of 110 square meters consisting of a sleeping area (36 sqm), a bath facility (22 sqm) and a veranda (52 sqm).
The Royal Mara seeks to minimize its impact on the environment. All non-biodegradable garbage and sewage is transported to a suitable urban collection location. Nothing is dumped in the Mara River. Likewise, nothing is taken from the Mara River. All materials used including guest supplies, cleaning materials, waste disposal methods, landscaping and power generation are as eco-friendly as possible.
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 our dining area or on the Mara River under a tree shade. Dinners can be scheduled in our dining area, in your private riverfront guest suite, or under the stars in the bush amid wildlife under the protection of Maasai warriors.
The Royal Mara has new, reliable electric generators that supply 220-240 watts of electricity supplemented by inverter/charger battery backups. Batteries for game viewing and computers can be charged in the individual guest suites. Three pin square plugs (UK) are required but adaptors are available. The camp’s water borehole provides pure water that is tested periodically. All accommodations are provided with hot and cold water.