Keekorok is a large comfortable motel-style safari lodge. It has good facilities to suite families or groups, but is not suitable for a small private safari.Keekorok, meaning "motley abundance" in the local Masai language is situated in the very heart of Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve. The lodge which is the Masai Mara's first lodge was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland. There are no fences so it is not uncommon to see elephant and buffalo on the outer perimeter of the lodge.
Unfenced, the Mara borders the Ngama Hills in the east and the Siria Escarpment in the west. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. The famous black-maned Mara lions are possibly the stars of the Mara show. In earlier times the Masai were renowned lion killers and it is said that if lions scent approaching Masai on the breeze they move swiftly in the opposite direction. Cheetah, elephant, kongoni, topi, Thompson's gazelle, waterbuck, hyena and the primates can also be found roaming the Masai Mara. The southern end of the Masai Mara National Reserve is the ideal area to witness the annual Migration of wildebeest and zebra. There is always activity around the waterhole but during the Migration, Keekorok Lodge is enveloped by the swarming mass of animals. One need hardly venture from the ground to view game.
The tents at Mara Intrepids camp are raised on stilts and overlook the Talek River, one of the main crossing points during the wildebeest migration. The best time to visit is between July and October.This is a larger camp with with 30 tents.
Mara Plains Camp is small tented camp located in a private conservancy sharing. It shares an unfenced boundary with the reserve. The private conservancy offers safari guest privacy as well as unrestricted access to the entire reserve.
Sarova Mara is a very large safari hotel most suited to families. It is located in the southern section of the reserve. The extensive facilities and the fact that it has a fence around it makes it ideal for families.
Offbeat Mara Camp is a small and exclusive seasonal tented camp located in a private concession on the Olare Orok River. A great place to enjoy a private safari as well as having unrestricted access to the Masai Mara Reserve.
Meaning peaceful, calm or serene' in the Masai language, Serian Camp is set in the tranquil shade of large Oleadendra and Walburgia trees in the secluded valley flanking the Mara River close to the Siria Escarpment.
Richard's Camp is situated in a conservation area north west of the Masai Mara in Kenya. This area is known for the most exceptional big game viewing. It is a small and exclusive camp within a very personal environment.
This is a 5-night introductory safari vacation. Explore the Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya and bear witness to the Great Wildebeest Migration. Enjoy a host of Big 5 activities and stay at Kichwa - situated in the path of the migration.
Spoil your family and whisk them away on an exclusive 8 night safari to the famous Masai Mara, home to the annual wildebeest migration. Travel to the Mombasa Coast for a tropical African beach experience.