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Mara Serena Lodge

It is an interpretation of a traditional Maasai Manyatta village architecture consisting of connected domed huts grouped in a circular manner. Mara Serena is located on the saddle of a hill, overlooking the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Maasai Mara.

Mara Serena is the only lodge in the Maasai Mara triangle- one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries, as a result of this, the guests who enjoy their safari experience are normally assured a high degree of privacy.

There is no other lodge that has such a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and bird life that inhabits it.
Accommodation

Mara Serena lodge has 74 guest rooms, each room is inspired of traditional Maasai art and each one has a private balcony with views that stretch over the vast African landscape, the rooms are distanced apart so guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the beautiful landscape. Its main restaurant overlooks a waterhole where big game come to feed.

Activities

Besides promising game drives, you can enjoy various activities throughout the day, bush barbeques, evening cocktail parties by the waterhole, day game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicles. Safaris by hot air balloon or plane are also offered, truly a breathtaking experience.

During the day you may chose to cool off by the swimming pool. The sky-blue swimming pool is perched on the edge of the hill and nearby are several treatment rooms where one can also enjoy a range of relaxation massages.

In the evening guests can enjoy entertainment by musicians, and traditional Maasai dancers, wildlife films and talks by a resident naturalist.
Ashnil mara camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve

FACT SHEET

Lodge information Ashnil Mara Camp is located against a backdrop of Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve the ‘Maasai Mara National Reserve’ along the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju River. Ashnil Mara camp is approximately 45 and 30 minutes from Keekorok & Olkiombo airstrip respectively, which are 2.5 hours and 45 minutes flight from Mombasa and Nairobi respectively, and by road its about 3 hours from Nairobi. The much anticipated property comprises 40 luxury tents overlooking the plains of the Maasai Mara and includes luxury ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets and a sun deck for relaxation while watching game. Its opening does not only add another dimension to the Mara, already a known national reserve in the world, but it also becomes another important landmark in the travel destination. Wildlife and scenery • Annual migration of over one million wildebeests and thousands of zebras • Host to an amazing concentration of wildlife • Cultural tours to the Maasai villages• Soit Ololol Escarpment• Rhinos of Ol Choro • Loita hills • Dupoto Forest - a walk through an indigenous Maasai forest• Talek and Mara River - famous for lots of the hippos and crocodiles • Leganishu hills which stands at 2,191 meters above sea level Gastronomy & Entertainment Try the surprising oriental, African traditional and international cuisines. The restaurant serves set buffets, while the open-air bar serves a wide selection of beers, cocktails and liquors. Closeby is our modern lounge, with its décor perfectly done to give it an African touch. In the evenings, you can also enjoy the breathtaking sunset after taking a game drive to this truly heavenly place. In the morning start the day with an early morning game drive in the quite serene wilderness. Activities • Guided Nature Walks • In-house naturalist • In-house Cultural activities • Balloon safaris • Sundowners • Sundowner evenings • Hippo pool breakfast with ‘Bubbly’ (Sparkling Wine) • Bush & riverside dinners • Weddings • Massage services • Picnic lunch boxes available • Internet facilities available • Conferencing facilities available ashnil mara camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve

FACT SHEET

The camp is open all year round. Guest Area The main guest area which is shaded by a canopy of acacia trees consists of the reception, bar, lounge area, dining area, ice cream parlor and veranda deck with a view of the dam. Health Registered clinical nurse on site Guests should take appropriate preventive measures for malaria. Best time to travel All year round Child Policy Children are welcome and special meals are available on request. Ashnil Hotels, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.ashnilhotels.com Check In 1200 hours Check Out 1000 hours Total number of deluxe ensuite tents 30 Children Yes Air-conditioning No Mosquito Nets Yes Showers Yes In Room safe deposit box (at no extra cost) Yes Fans in rooms Yes Mini Bar in rooms No Swimming Pool Yes Outdoor shower by pool Yes Sun beds/mattresses, towels, sun umbrellas Yes Resident Naturalist Yes Gift Shop Yes Credit Cards Visa & MasterCard Cashier/Forex desk Yes Generator Power alternate hours 240v AC, 50hz Filling station Yes Massage Yes

SAROVA MARA GAME

ACCESS:
Distance: 260 km from Nairobi. By air it takes1 hr from Nairobi,2 hrs from Mombasa. Transfer from the airstrip to the camp takes about 20 minutes. It takes 5 minutes drive from Sekenani gate By road,5 ½ hours from Nairobi. SITE: Maasai Mara National Reserve. South West Kenya.

LOCALE:
The richest reserve in Kenya, the reserve is world famous for its annual wildebeest migration from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania. The grounds are beautifully laid out with indigenous shrubs and exotic trees. The lodge is also surrounded by 24 hour electrical fence.

CLIMATE:
The weather is mainly humid, with temperatures averaging 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Sporadic rains in March and April, November and December.

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RECEPTION:
Guest relations centre Checkout time is 10.00 am.

GUEST SERVICES: SHOPS:
The curio shop offers essential toiletries, books, safari wear and souvenirs.

ROOM FACILITIES:
Each of theStandard tent has a permanent shower WC, a permanent roof and zip out front, and the above also apply to family tents. Club tents have the glass panel doors & tent deck for private dining. Club amenities include: fully stocked mini bar, hair drier and safes.

Tea/Coffee making Facilities in all the tents Voltage of 240 volts. DINING Isokon Restaurant: 0930hrs. Dinner 1930- 2130hrs. Alternative dining options Boma Dining: Set in an African village, warm Maasai hospitality and its rich heritage under African Skies. Bush dining: for breakfast lunch or dinner, set out in the wild Salt lick dining: dining as you view wild game approaching for a drink of water Sundowner cocktails: Cocktail bitings and drinks by a bonfire under the African sky. Oloip Bar and Ewaso Pool Bar The evenings, a cozy log fire is lit in the Bar with the mellow sounds of guitar entertainment.

RECREATION: surrounded by comfortable sunbeds. table tennis,catch- release fishing, kayaking,darts and a selection of board games.

GAME DRIVES: Maasai Mara National Reserve is a natural wildebeest and much other game.

BALLOON RIDE SAFARIS: A hot air balloon safari can be arranged at the camp. The safari leaves early at 0515 hrs , then rounds off with a champagne bush breakfast.

Angama Mara

It is perched high on the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley with a sensational vantage point overlooking the Mara Triangle.

Inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid air’, It seems to float way up above the Maasai Mara where, every morning, hot air balloons sail past the 10-metre-wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts of every tented suite.

It comprises two totally separate and intimate camps each of fifteen tented suites. The guest areas are set on the edge of the Ololoolo Escarpment, with a wraparound view of the Mara below. Angama Mara is inspired by an old-world “Country Club” style, and guests dine, read, relax, and enjoy a drink in a place where indoors and outdoors merge into one. The architecture is filled with drama, and the red brickwork is inspired by local Maasai technique.

Every guest comfort has been considered: end-to-end glass fronts, stylish furnishings, sweeping canvas, polished parquet floors and private decks overhanging the Mara below.

At the Pavilion, set between the two camps, guests will find a fitness centre, a 12,5m (40ft) swimming pool, a curated gallery of African craft and art, clothing and jewellery, and a sun-filled studio where Maasai women work at beading bespoke goods and items.

ACCOMMODATION

Every tented suite hangs suspended on the edge of Africa’s Rift Valley 300m above the floor of the Maasai Mara. Each Suite features a Super Kingsize bed, bath, ceiling fans, separate w/c, shower, twin vanity unit, personal bar, in-room safe, telephone / intercom, hairdryer and binoculars. There is also a laundry service and in-room dining is possible. One tented suite is fully wheelchair enabled. One child can share with 2 adults in 01 suite, or families can take 2 inter-connecting suites.

ACTIVITIES

Morning, Afternoon, and All Day Safaris
Limited Night Safaris
Walking Safaris on the Escarpment
Community visits (available on request at an additional charge)
Hot Air Ballooning (available on request at an additional charge)

CHILDREN

Angama Mara accommodates children of all ages but children aged 6 years and under can only go on game activities at the management’s discretion.
There is a child-minding service for children left at camp whilst adults take part in game activities (please note that this service is subject to availability, should be pre-booked and is payable locally).

ACCESS

There are also several scheduled flights daily from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Angama Mara’s private airfield. It is a 45 minute flight (approx, depending on routing).