Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the oldest property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures, and morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve. As your plane lands at the Keekorok airstrip, you will find yourself in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will be picked up in your own 4x4 Land Cruiser at the airstrip and, after passing a family of elephants or a herd of zebras on the short drive to the lodge, Keekorok Lodge will welcome you with open arms.
The accommodation comprises of stone built bungalows with private balconies. Most rooms overlook the Reserve and others look into a large garden. Rooms feature Double or twin beds, digital safe deposit lockers, telephone with voice mail facility, tea-coffee makers, and Wi-Fi.
A reflection of Keekorok's vast history, the discovery bar features a photo gallery of its illustrious clientele. 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 overlooks 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, the 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 daily with the resident naturalist. The swimming pool is located in an enclosed area shaded by flowering shrubs. It is provided with sun beds and a pool side bar serving drinks and snacks between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00.
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