Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Overview
Located at the very centre of the famous "Mara Triangle" of the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Distance from Mara Serena airstrip to the Lodge is 2 km. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with long views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas, with a ringside seat for the "greatest wildlife show on earth", the legendary migration of the wildebeest.
A beautiful pool looks out over the wide plains that stretch endlessly before the lodge. The rooms are Masai-influenced in style yet extremely comfortable, each with its own view of the famous Mara River. The main dining room, where delicious meals are served, has three large domes and three small ones depicting Maasai manyattas (villages). Occasionally an African al fresco barbecue is served by the pool overlooking the Mara plains. Fresh fruit juices and cocktails, wines, spirits or liqueurs are available at the bar until late in the evening. There is a large fire under the stars each evening where safari stories are shared with guests from around the world.
The central bar and dining areas enjoy spectacular views, as does the rock-surround swimming pool. Each uniquely-presented room is accommodated in its own stand-alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views, private balcony and spacious seating area.
Facilities
74 rooms (inclusive 5 family rooms and one suite: all non-smoking)
Central dining room, internal and external bar
Swimming pool and sundeck
Maisha Safari Spa and Gym and extensive range of safari spa treatments
Gift shop and business centre
Satellite TV (in communal areas only)
Free WiFi
24-hour on-call medical services
Conference centre and under-canvas events facilities
Extensive incentives portfolio
Baby-sitting, family rooms, children's dining/menus
Board games and library of Africana books
Special dietary needs catered for with advance notification
Complete wedding planning service and honeymoon portfolio
Accommodation
All the guest rooms at Mara Serena Safari Lodge are housed in individual domed huts grouped in a circular formation. Each room is carefully positioned to ensure magnificent views from the balcony of the Mara River and plains below.
The furnishings in each room have been inspired by traditional Masai art. The decor is cheerful, with a modern bathroom including large shower. Beds have mosquito nets to ensure a peaceful night's sleep.
All our lodge rooms offer:
Telephone and Television
Free WiFi connectivity
24-hour room service
Ceiling fan and Mosquito net
Complimentary mineral water and toiletries
Valet, laundry, shoe-shine
Hair dryers and safes (from reception)
Babysitting services, cots, additional beds, children's menus
Forex, travel and 24-hour on-call medical services
240 V/3-pin (square) sockets and shaver socket
Dining
The Maasai-inspired dining room overlooks both the rooms and the pool and offers magnificent views across the plains 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 lit-nightly campfire.
Breakfast and Lunch: Breakfast and lunch are presented in buffet-style and feature a wide range of international choices. In typical safari style, we offer a "full English Breakfast" as well as European options while our lunch menus will typically include meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options. Other dietary preferences can be accommodated with prior notice.
Dinner: Our five-course table d'hote dinner menus feature a wide array of choices and vegetarian options are always available.
Theme Nights: We offer three special "theme" nights which, as well as offering a broad range of international options, also feature a central theme: Pasta Night - BBQ Night - Kenyan Night.
We have long experience in presenting a wide variety of special events, which can be presented by our pool, in the restaurant or in the bush. We can also offer a selection of local musicians, live bands or local traditional dancers.
Wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks: Our wine list offers a broad selection of old- and new-world wines, and local and imported beers and spirits. We also offer a wide range of soft drinks including an array of freshly-made local fruit juices. We serve only the finest Kenyan coffee and tea; we also offer a wide range of fruit and herbal infusions.
Bush dining: We are expert in arranging breakfasts, lunches, dinners and cocktails in the bush. We have a number of dedicated sites (by the hippo pool, on panoramic Look-out Hill or on the savannah plains), which are typically presented with tables, safari chairs, "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). In the evenings, "sun-downer" cocktails are traditionally served in a number of venues – some around a campfire with long views over the Mara, others by the famous Mara River. Sundowners can also be followed by a lamp-lit "bush dinner".
Meeting
The Serena group has unrivalled experience in organizing a unique range of corporate and social events, all of which are supported by state-of-the-art facilities, orchestrated by highly-trained personnel, and enjoy luxury accommodation, world-class catering and diverse leisure options.
Weddings & Honeymoon: If you'd like to say "I do" under African skies, and spend your honeymoon in a land of incomparable enchantment, then say "Yes!" at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge. We guarantee you a beautiful day, a wedding banquet in traditional safari style, a Maasai guard of honour, and the chance to end your special day in the indigo stillness of an African night. Also, all you'll have to do on the day is enjoy it. We do the rest.
As to formalities; from registrar to certificate, cake to champagne, all will be arranged. We also offer some unique family and friends accommodation packages, "his and hers" pre-wedding preparation options, the option of a sumptuous suite, a balloon safari just for two, or a ceremony on the banks of the famous Mara River.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge