Mara Serena Safari Lodge

At a glance

  • Spectacular views across the plains
  • Unique rooms inspired by the local culture and natural environment
  • Ideal location during the great migration

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

This characterful Maasai-style lodge lies at the centre of the Mara Triangle.

Perched high on the saddle of a central Mara hill, the Mara Serena has some of the best views in the reserve, reaching all the way down to the Mara River, and is superbly situated for migration watching in particular (typically from July to October).

Created to echo the feel of a traditional Maasai manyatta – a cluster of domed huts encircled by a boma of brushwood – this is a unique lodge, with twin rows of individual rooms and a rock-surround swimming pool. The relaxed Maasai-inspired dining room serves international dishes with an emphasis on regional specialities, and is linked to a vibrant bar. Soak up the views by day, and in the evening take a seat around the campfire for post-dinner drinks. There's also a small spa, gym, gift shop and free Wi-Fi.

The lodge’s ‘modular’ style rooms blend seamlessly into the landscape and offer uninterrupted views across the Mara from their private terraces. Inside, you’ll find earthy tones and swirling patterns, to echo the colours and shapes of the bush, as well as a marble bathroom with walk-in shower. Outside your room you might spot mongoose, warthogs and baboons, with bigger wildlife in the distance.

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Key information

On a hillside within the Maasai Mara reserve, at the centre of the Mara Triangle

Airport transfer time: 5 hours' drive from Nairobi or 45-minute flight from Nairobi's Wilson airport to the Mara Serena airstrip followed by a short drive
Rooms: 74

Accommodation information

74 rooms

Activities

• Have breakfast by a hippo pool* • Enjoy sundowners on Lookout Hill* • Visit the nearby Maasai cultural centre* •  Head out on a balloon safari*.

Dining

Dining room, bar

What's included

Lodge Package • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room or outdoors • 2 shared game drives per day • Airstrip transfers • Park fees.

*Denotes local charge