Overview

Perched on a bush-clad hill, overlooking the Mara Plains and the gleaming serpentine shape of the Mara River, Mara Serena Lodge immerses you in the very heart of wild Africa and gives you the finest seats in the house when it comes to watching the annual wildebeest migration. Not only that, the lodge also offers two daily game drives as well as night drives, guided walks and hot air balloon flights, while back at camp you can enjoy luxurious facilities and world-class service.

Mara Serena also gives you a window into the rich culture and fascinating lifestyle of the Masai people, giving you the chance to experience a traditional bush dinner, Masai dancing and visits to the local cultural centre and market.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

There are 74 well-appointed rooms at Mara Serena, including 8 sets of interconnecting family rooms and one elegant suite. Every room comes with sweeping views of the Mara River and features Masai-inspired design motifs. Their amenities include one plush king-sized bed (or twins), mosquito curtaining, a writing/vanity unit and sleek marble bathrooms complete with walk-in shower.
  • Lodge Rooms

    Lodge Rooms all come with free WiFi, 24 hour room service and other must-have amenities including babysitting services and children’s menus, and complimentary mineral water and toiletries.
  • Lavish Mara Suite

    The lavish Mara Suite boasts an elegantly appointed master bedroom with lavish king-sized double bed, a spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower, a separate sitting room and 2 private balconies. It also features a personalized mini bar, satellite TV and video, and the services of a dedicated room steward.

Facilities

In between meals there is so much to see and do at Mara Serena Lodge. The lodge offers 2 daily game drives in its customised safari vehicles and you can also enjoy a thrilling night drive which lasts from 7-9pm. Balloon safaris offer a spectacularly novel way to savour the splendour of the Mara and conclude with a decadent champagne breakfast. Alternatively you can opt for a professionally guided nature walk or take an ornithological tour to learn more about the Mara’s diverse bird species.  

During your stay at Mara Serena it is well worth taking the opportunity to visit the local Masai community. On this fascinating cultural excursion you will be able to see inside a traditional Masai home, meet the warriors and village elders, and enjoy displays of Masai singing and dance – a truly unforgettable experience you are sure to cherish forever.  

As well as all of these thrilling activities, Mara Serena also offers you plenty of opportunity for relaxation and pampering at its new Serena Maisha Spa and Gym. Here you can savour a rejuvenating signature Oringa Massage or perhaps a soothing facial, manicure or body scrub. The spa boasts a juice bar, relaxation area, sauna and steam room, while the fitness centre is similarly well-equipped to ensure you enjoy the best possible work-out.

Restaurants

The lodge’s open-plan Masai-inspired dining room faces out over the breath-taking vistas of the Masai Mara.
  • Dining

    Dine inside on an impressive selection of international dishes guaranteed to make your mouth water. Breakfast and lunch are lavish buffet affairs; start the day with a Full English before returning for a hearty midday meal featuring plenty of poultry, meat and fish as well as vegetarian options. Then come back in the evening for a resplendent 5-course dinner menu or one of the delectable theme nights, such as BBQ Night and Kenyan Night.   There is an impressive selection of drinks to go with your meals. Depending on your mood you can order a cup of the finest Kenyan tea or coffee, sip a refreshing glass of fruit juice, or opt for a local beer or glass of Old World wine.   Bush dining options are also available, such as breakfast by the hippo pool, picnics on the safari trail and moonlit poolside dinners. You can also savour sundowner cocktails by the campfire or the shores of the river – the perfect end to a spectacular day in the bush.  

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