The Keekorok, the Masai Mara’s first game lodge, is tucked away in the huge savannah that makes up this exquisite scenery. Keekorok Lodge has everything possible, no matter who you are, Keekorok will help you feel at home. With the largest gift store in the game park with spacious grounds, countless activities, a sparkling pool, fantastic food and beverage options, Keekorok is an unforgettable experience in the Masai Mara.
Keekorok, the Masai Mara's first game lodge built in 1962 on the site of a 1920's hunting camp, against the backdrop of Kenya's most magnificent scenery, Keekorok boasts a abundance of wildlife. After undergoing recent renovations, the lodge offers contemporary African style and natural charm. Enjoy a leisurely sundowner on a 300m elevated walkway and see hippo's and a profusion of water hole wildlife without even leaving the lodge. Fully updated rooms feature en-suite bathrooms and crisp clean linens, amidst the old lines and classic history of this historic property. Keekorok has a dedicated airstrip, large swimming pool, unique hippo bar, art gallery and much more.
There are 89 double rooms, 8 superior rooms and 4 suites. The accommodation comprises of stone built bungalows with private balconies. Most rooms overlook the Reserve and others look into a large garden. Every habitation has been tastefully refurbished in 2006, using matching wall colourings, fabrics and linen.
A reflection of Keekorok's vast history,the discovery bar features a photo gallery of its illustrious clientelle. The bar serves a fine collection of whiskies and cigars along with exquisite freshly ground Kenyan coffee. The swimming pool and bar serve drinks and refreshments throughout the day. The Hippo Pool Bar is connected to the lodge by a 1km long wooden walkway which meanders through the Keekorok forest. The bar over looks a permanent watering hole that is home to over 20 hippos and is visited regularly by elephants and lions.Overlooking the well manicured lawns on one side and a spectacular internal rock garden on the other,our restaurant serves a variety of traditional African, Asian and Western food. In keeping with Keekorok's atmosphere, guests have the option to dine al fresco on the veranda, on the Elephant Deck overlooking the rolling savannah or in the wilderness in complete privacy.
Bird Walks are taken every day at 10.00pm with the resident naturalist. A fee is chargeable.Hot Air Balloon safaris have been operated for many years using fully qualified pilots and state of the art imported balloons and baskets. Flights are operated daily depending on prevailing weather conditions and take off at 06.30 usually for 60 minutes duration. A full English breakfast and sparkling wine or Buck’s Fizz are served adjacent to the landing site prior to a short game drive back to the Lodge to arrive by 11.30 am. Local regulations restrict flights to adults and children aged 6 years and over.At 21.30 on evenings alternating with the showing of a wildlife video, a troop of Masai Morans (young men) entertain guests to a 30 minute display of traditional dancing.The swimming pool is located in an enclosed area shaded by flowering shrubs. It is provided with sun beds and a pool side bar serves drinks and snacks between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00.
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