Spirit Of The Masai Mara

Africa Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
Spirit Of The Masai Mara - Kenya
15 June 2020

The Spirit of Masai Mara Lodge is located within the private Siana Conservancy in its own secluded valley overlooking the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, home of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration.

This location offers our visitors fantastic game viewing opportunities in the Siana Conservancy and our private waterhole and salt lick allow our guests to view the stunning variety of African wildlife from the comfort of their luxury suites.

Spirit of the Masai Mara consists of 10 solidly built air-conditioned suites, uniquely blending a modern design and traditional building materials.

Your suite comprises of a large lounge with a private bar, spacious bedroom and beautiful bathroom with tub and shower.

Enjoy the stunning vistas from your private verandah overlooking the Siana Conservancy

Large separate lounge with a sofa, chair, desk and bar stocked with complimentary beverages

King sized bedroom / twin with large wardrobe, dressing table, hair dryer and mirror

Separate toilet with hand basin

Bathroom with large bath, walk-in shower, two hand basins and complimentary amenities from Cinnabar Green, a Kenyan natural cosmetics company which uses a range of organic essential oils grown on the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya

Private terrace with table and chairs

The main lodge offers our visitors a tranquil place to relax after a day exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Our upper deck features a library and a powerful automated telescope. View the stars from the southern hemisphere or take the time to learn more about the roaming wildlife in the Masai Mara and the Masai culture.

Our unique bar and lounge area invites you to enjoy a drink around the fire-pit. Take the opportunity to view the stunning night sky from our celestial telescope on our view platform.

Choose from a wide range of local and international spirits, non-alcoholic drinks and a selection of fine wines from the African continent.

Go on a culinary safari, enjoy the creations of our chef, blending Kenyan and continental cuisine to perfection and experience the famous Kenyan hospitality at Spirit of the Masai Mara. Our a la carte menus and internationally trained chefs ensure an unforgettable fine dining experience. Enjoy a bush dinner with a specially designed menu and fine wines under the starlit sky.

Dietary requirements

Special meal requests can be sent to us prior to the booking and arrangements can be made accordingly.
Our vegetables and herbs are organic and locally grown in our own vegetable garden.
Spirit of the Masai Mara Garden

Our chefs are creating a unique blend of Kenyan and Continental cuisine with carefully sourced ingredients. To offer our guests fresh products and to reduce our air and road miles we have created our own organic vegetable garden where we grow various herbs, lettuce, spinach, beetroot, cucumbers and even edible flowers. Used in crisp garden-fresh salads and chilled soups you will taste the difference!

To make your luxury safari experience perfect, rediscover your senses in our tranquil infinity pool.
Unwind after a day on safari on our sundeck and enjoy the panoramic views of the Masai Mara.

For the early birds – Day game drives

Enjoy the fresh morning breeze, the break of dawn and the bush coming to life in the early morning hours of the day. Our staff will give you a wake-up call at your discretion while hot coffee and tea is already brewing. You can return to the lodge for a breakfast after your morning safari, or you can continue exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Siana Conservancy with a bush breakfast and picnic lunch to have a full day in the park.

The Siana Conservancy allows our guests to view the stunning wildlife without interference from other vehicles.

Trained local guides

Our safari guides are well trained and certified by the Kenya Wildlife Service. They are passionate about their culture and wildlife and will happily share their vast knowledge with you.

In addition to our in-house guides, Spirit of the Masai Mara offers you the opportunity to upgrade your safari package by selecting from our list of exclusive freelance safari guides. These experienced individuals distinguish themselves through their long-standing experience and knowledge of the wildlife in the Masai Mara.

For the nocturnal safari guest – night game drives

As night falls, the stars light up brightly in the velvety blue darkness of the Masai Mara and a spectacular nocturnal theatre begins. It is the hour of the big cat predators who get ready to hunt but also of rare nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, honey badgers and genets. The experience of a night game drive is one that cannot be missed – the smells are stronger, the sounds are reduced to the occasional calls and roars of the predators and even the most frequently seen animals take on another appearance in the light of the moon and stars.

Your nocturnal adventure can be booked upon arrival at our reception.

Bird viewing

More than 570 bird species can be found in the Masai Mara, making it the perfect place for ornithologists to see a rare bateleur or saddle billed stork. For real twitchers we suggest you take advantage of the services of Ohad, one of our freelance guides, an expert with an in-depth knowledge and vast experience of the birds of East Africa. Special care has been taken with the vegetation surrounding the lodge to encourage a wide variety of bird species that can be viewed from your suites.

For the lightheaded traveller – hot air balloon safaris

Early morning is the ideal time to see wild animals on the plains. Experience the crisp fresh air of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, silently floating above in a hot air balloon. The balloon lifts off at dawn after coffee and a flight briefing. The one hour flight will give you a birds eye view of the best East Africa has to offer. After your champagne breakfast you will enjoy a game drive back to the lodge.

Balloon safaris include landing fees and a champagne breakfast upon landing. Prices range from 450 to 550 USD per person.

Due to high demands during the high season from June to September, please be advised to book your balloon safari prior to your arrival. During mid and low season, balloon safaris can be booked via our reception desk upon your arrival in the Masai Mara.

For the community experience – visit a Masai village

Spirit of the Masai Mara offers excursions to the nearby Masai village for a first-hand experience of the Masai culture and lifestyle. Enjoy the traditional Masai dances and jumping contests and learn from the Masai how to make fire and use a spear and bow and arrow. If you are lucky, you can experience the ceremonial rituals when young Masai transition from childhood to warrior to elder.

The visits to the Masai village are only arranged on special requests of our guests and at the convenience of our Masai hosts.

The Masai Mara is known as one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, situated in southwest Kenya. It is named in honour of the Masai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara,” which is Maa (Masai language) for “spotted,” an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is famous for the abundance of big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah – the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Masai people. With an area of more than 1.500 km2, stretching over large open grasslands and acacia forests, the Masai Mara offers the opportunity to view some of the worlds most ancient and most threatened creatures. Over 95 species of mammals and 570 species of birds can be seen in this magnificent national reserve.

Geographically the Masai Mara Ecosystem is part of the great Lake Victoria It is bounded by the Serengeti Park to the south, the Siria escarpment to the west, and Masai pastoral ranches to the north, east and west. Rainfall in the ecosystem increases markedly along a southeast–northwest gradient, varies in space and time, and is markedly bimodal. The Sand, Talek River and Mara River are the major rivers draining the reserve. Shrubs and trees fringe most drainage lines and cover hillslopes and hilltops.

An incredible spectacle is the Great Wildebeest Migration, also referred to as one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”. From July to October, over two million zebras and wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti National Park to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara. The most spectacular event in the annual migration is the crossing of the Mara River.
Spirit of the Masai Mara offers you the opportunity to join us and witness this truly breathtaking event.

Website: www.spiritofmasaimara.com
Rooms: 10
Price: from 1.976 EUR per night


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