Lodges With The Best Views In The Mara (A Collection of the best experiences) Image courtesy of Kichwa Tembo
24 June 2014 Written by 

Lodges With The Best Views In The Mara (A Collection of the best experiences)

From the raised decks with incredible views, stress-free living in the wild to lots of fun and outdoor activities; Maasai Mara luxurious camps and lodges are unmatched in providing the best accommodation facilities, with the best panorama, in one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves. Experience all these at the comfort of your choice. Here are some options to get you started.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

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Bordering closely with the 'Mara Triangle', &Beyond Kichwa Tembo is a stylish lodge with luxury tents offering stunning views across the Mara grassland.
The camp is notable for well organized game drives with knowledgeable and experienced guides. You can expect to see an array of animals from these drives; The Big 5, cheetahs, jackals, zebras and giraffe. Of particular interest are the thousands of wildebeest and zebras of the inspiring Great Migration that pass by the camp offering a magnificent chance for photographic safari and beautiful scenery.

The charming and personable staff at the camp will definitely make you 'feel at home' with timely and personalized service. Kichwa Tembo camp has an epic pool area where you can enjoy a refreshing swim under the warm African Sun. A relaxed ambiance that you've just got to see for yourself!

Saruni Mara

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This is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages (the Observatory, the Love Shack, Photographer's Studio, Artist's Studio and the Literary Room), one family villa and one private villa. The rooms are beautifully furnished, spacious and each decorated to a unique theme with a luxurious, classic safari feel.

The Love Shack for example, as the name suggests, is a honeymoon suite with stylish furnishings and beautiful antiques creating a feeling of elegance and romance. The perfect safari getaway for lovebirds in the wild. The Observatory room has a vintage brass telescope for night viewing of the Star-lit African Sky while the Photographer's studio and Artist's studio rooms are customed for the more artistic and innovative visitors.

Saruni Mara is remotely tucked away in the Mara North Conservancy with scenic views over the Mara plains. With the charming staff and knowledgeable guides at your service, you can enjoy a relaxed and inspired safari at Saruni Mara.

Exploreans Mara Rianta Camp

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Built on elevated wooden platforms with private viewing decks to watch wildlife, the Mara Rianta luxury tents provide an inspiring view of the surrounding landscape. The rooms also overlook the river below with crocs and hippos swimming gracefully. Exploreans camp facilitates great scenic safaris of early morning and late afternoon game drives. Here you can see Zebra, Impala, Gazelle, Wildebeests, Elephants and Lions.

In addition to this, you can enjoy modern amenities at the camp and great hospitality from the staff. Mara Rianta serves well prepared delicious meals and a varied selection of house wines. This is definitely the place to sit back on the raised decks and experience a "Hakuna Matata" moment deep within the Mara.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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It is located in the famous 'Mara Triangle' of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Apart from Little Governor's camp, the Mara Serena is the only lodge situated in the Triangle offering unparalleled long views across the savannah and the vicious Mara River. From here, you can enjoy 'the greatest show on earth,' the famous migration of wildebeest, Topi and Zebras.

Mara Serena is a beautiful place that provides a relaxing ambiance with a paradise-like environment. The rooms are spacious, peaceful and comfortable. You can enjoy dining at the restaurant; have breakfast by the Hippo pool or at the comfort of your room overlooking the wild savannah. Other scenic activities at the lodge include day and night game drives, balloon safaris, guided nature walks and bird watching.

Mara Serena is divided from the rest of Masai Mara Reserve by the Mara River, therefore, making it a focal-point with more animals grazing on the plains. The lodge is likable to many and can get overbooked during migration. It is, thus, advisable to make your reservation early enough if you plan to visit between the months of July to October.

Mahali Mzuri Camp

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Mahali Mzuri opened recently, in 2013, and is Sir Richard Branson's Kenyan Safari Camp located in the Motorogi Conservancy within the Maasai Mara ecosystem.

The tents have elegant state-of-the-art designs and are perfectly situated above a valley offering magnificent views from every point. Facilities at Mahali Mzuri are topnotch and the efficiency instantly noticeable; Wi-Fi in all the tents, universal power points and an all-inclusive dinning unit.

Mahali Mzuri offers activities in game drive viewing, community trips where you can learn more about the local maasai tribe or a walking safari in the conservancy area for the more adventurous folks. But if you wish for a relaxed time, then you can book a spa treatment with the therapist and pamper yourself all day long.

Mahali Mzuri is committed to provide its visitors with lots of fun and brilliant customer service. A newly unveiled tented camp in the Mara with a difference.



Benjamin Wayumba

Benjamin Wayumba is a scientist and fervent writer. He is a graduate from the University of Nairobi and has his passions in Medical Research, Languages and Culture studies. He is currently studying Korean language to satisfy him of this continuous thirst and quest for new understanding. Benjamin is a believer in and investor of peer mentorship among his circles. He has a peaceable personality and enjoys an occasional travel too. Get to know Benjamin better on

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