Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Maasai Mara

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Overview of Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Discover the Kenya safari of your dreams, a vast, gently rolling landscape of acacia-specked grasslands darkened by migrating wildebeest herds. Mara Serena Safari Lodge invites you to a world where dramatic sights and experiences are enhanced by gracious service and five-star amenities. As the only safari lodge in the famed Mara Triangle, we offer a setting matched by a few other hotels in the world: perched high on a bush-cloaked hill with sweeping views of the savannah and the meandering shoreline of the Mara River.

Our Masai Mara hotel lodge is designed in the style of a traditional Maasai Manyatta while offering every modern comfort. Neatly arranged rows of rooms and suites are positioned to offer uninterrupted river views from private balconies. Equally breathtaking sightlines can be enjoyed from the restaurant and bar and rock-enclosed swimming pool. After a day in the bush, a steam shower and an Oringa Massage at the Maisha Spa & Gym offer an exquisite welcome back to civilization.

Enjoy exhilarating excursions deep into the Masai Mara Game Reserve with activities and adventures as intrepid as you choose to be during your stay. Savor superb chef-prepared cuisine in our onsite restaurant and with unforgettable “Bush Dining” and “Sundowner” experiences. Rediscover how special family time can be with game drives, breakfasts by the hippo pool, and visits to an authentic Maasai village.

From savannah to spa, experience Africa in all its wild grandeur at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.


The breathtaking landscapes of Masai Mara National Reserve, uninterrupted views of the Mara River, and a design inspired by a traditional Maasai Manyatta set Mara Serena Safari Lodge as an unforgettable destination for safari holidays.

Our 74 guest rooms which include the suite have been inspired by the local Maasai heritage and surrounding natural splendor, welcoming guests to experience the allure of the only lodge located within the famed Mara Triangle. A merger of Africa’s untamed beauty and modern sophistication, our accommodations are arranged with one slightly in front of its neighbor, allowing for sweeping river and savannah views.

Adorned in swirling patterns that reflect the colors and shapes of the bush, rooms feature Maasai-inspired design motifs, King or twin beds, lavish, all-encompassing mosquito-curtaining, and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers.

Contemporary amenities like complimentary Internet and television with satellite channels along with personalized touches like ceiling fans enhance the guest experience.

Lodge Room – The Lodge Room immerses you in the beauty of our surroundings with views of Mara from your private balcony. Enjoy the warmth and coziness of these rooms appointed with every modern comfort.

The Mara Suite – Equally viable as a presidential/CEO, honeymoon or VIP venue, the lodge’s spacious and generously appointed Mara Suite welcomes in the beauty of its surroundings with marvelous views of Mara River. Enjoy the warmth and sophistication of this suite appointed with a master bedroom with a King bed, a separate sitting area, and two private balconies.


Crafted with the finest local and seasonal ingredients, the food you enjoy at Mara Serena Safari Lodge takes you on a culinary journey that celebrates the bounty, richness, and untamed spirit of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Whether you’re dining in our restaurant, greeting the sunrise with breakfast by the hippo-filled Mara River, or toasting the sunset with “Sundowner” cocktails and canapés in the bush, you will be treated to an unforgettable dining experience with every meal.  Three times a week, our dinners are accompanied by a traditional Maasai dance performance.

Hippo Pool Breakfast

Depart the lodge after an early morning cup of tea and enjoy an exhilarating game drive in the crisp morning air, keeping an eye out for matriarchal elephant herds, the lion prides, and all the other wildlife in which the Mara abounds.

Arriving on the banks of the world-famous Mara River, you will be met by a traditionally clad Maasai warrior who will lead you where countless hippos wallow. Once you reach a clearing, you will be offered a glass of chilled sparkling wine or fresh juice before being shown to your table, which is located in a shady grove immediately alongside the hippo pool. Beneath the trees, you will find a full display of fruit, patisserie, and cereals as well as a line of chefs ready to cook eggs, bacon, sausages, and chicken to your specification.

Please note that all our wilderness dining sites feature full security and bathroom facilities.

Bush Dinner

For those who have dreamt of dining in the wilds of the Masai Mara, our bush dining experiences are incomparable. We are experts at arranging breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and cocktails in several dedicated sites: by the hippo pool, on panoramic Look-out Hill, or on the savannah plains. All meals are typically presented with tables, safari chairs, a ‘bush bar’ and a ‘bush kitchen,’ where a broad range of meats, poultry, fish, and vegetables are cooked on-site (supplemented by fresh soups, salads, and desserts from our hotel kitchens).


The “Sundowner” is an essential part of safari life and dates back to the time of the great game hunting safaris of the 1920s when cocktails were always served as the sun began its descent. Your experience opens with a gentle evening game drive, ideally timed to catch the wildlife as it emerges into the cool of the evening.

Arriving at our sundowner site as the light turns to gold (ideal for photography), you can sip your drink and enjoy our inspirational selection of canapés as the sun slowly drops below the horizon. It typically leaves the sky streaked in shades of lilac, pink, and gold. This is a sight never to be forgotten and an event not to be missed.

The sundowner bar, open for just an hour each day at sunset, is located high above the plains on Lookout Hill with magnificent panoramic views and equipped with a blazing campfire, a safari bar, a hot canapé-counter, seating, safari lanterns, Maasai warriors, and a guitarist (plus bathroom facilities).

Main Restaurant

Enjoy one of Kenya’s most captivating dining experiences in our Maasai-inspired dining room overlooking the plains of the Masai Mara and down to the river. Decorated with traditional Maasai motifs, it offers open-plan seating (inside and outside) and a relaxed atmosphere. Linked to the dining room is a welcoming bar area, which also offers exterior seating around the nightly campfire.

Breakfast and lunch are presented as buffets and feature a wide range of international choices. In typical safari style, we offer a ‘full English breakfast’ as well as European options. Our lunch menus will typically include meat, poultry, fish, and vegetarian dishes. Other dietary preferences can be accommodated with prior notice.

The five-course table d’hôte dinner menus feature a wide array of choices and vegetarian options are always available. Guests may also enjoy three special ‘theme’ nights. This popular feature offers a broad selection of international options, ranging from pasta to BBQ to authentic Kenyan specialties. Enjoy “Nyama Choma” (traditionally roasted meats), “Sukuma” (local kale cooked with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and coriander), “Posho” (maize), and other local delicacies.


Experience the extraordinary beauty, rich heritage, and vibrant culture of Kenya’s Masai Mara with an array of activities and adventures created to inspire your spirit. From game viewing safaris to spot the “Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhino) to hot air balloon rides high above the African savannah to abundant opportunities to explore the culture and enjoy the hospitality of the Maasai people, these unforgettable “bucket list” experiences will remain with you long after you depart.


  • Express Check-in at 12.30 pm and Check-out at 10.00 am
  • Cold Towel and Welcome Drink


  • Distance from Nairobi310KMS
  • By road from Nairobi take approximately 7 hours
  • By air flight time is approximately 1 hour from Wilson airport Nairobi Mara Serena Airstrip is 2 km from the lodge, ‘Meet and greet and transfer services can be provided (Please advise arrival time in advance)


  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • Free- Wi-Fi
  • Mosquito nets
  •  Hairdryers upon request
  • Shaver Sockets


  • Bathtub
  • Sitting Lounge with TV set
  • Safe Custody
  • Minibar


  • Medical Services
  • Laundry* and shoe-shine
  • Valet services
  • Forex exchange
  • Safety Deposit Box (available at the reception)


  • Gift shop
  • Site available for wedding


  • One Restaurant and Bar
  • Special dietary needs catered for (e.g. Vegetarian, Kosher, Gluten-free) with advance notification
  • Bush Barbeque and hippo pool breakfast by the Mara river *
  • Bush sundowner*
  • Picnic lunch boxes on request*


  • Swimming pool and sundeck
  • Maisha gym and Spa also features a steam, sauna, and offers a variety of beauty treatments*
  • Day & Night game drives daily with dedicated driver-guides*
  • Guided bird and nature walks*
  • Safari sundowners*
  • Bush dining*
  • Starlit Dinner*
  • Ololoolo Escarpment Hike*
  • Board games and library of Africana books
  • Educational & Cultural talks
  • Wildlife movies
  • Tree planting


  • Family rooms
  • Triple rooms (on a request basis)
  • Baby-sitting*, children’s dining/menus
  • Swimming pool


  • Secretarial support
  • 24-hour global connectivity

CONFERENCE FACILITIES (Conference capacity -50 pax)

  •  Free Wi-Fi
  • Full audio-visual and technical support services
  • Catering, incentives, and organizational support


  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Visit Maasai communities and opportunities to buy Maasai handicraft

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