Keekorok means 'the place of dark' trees in Maa, the language of the Masai.
One of the easier Mara lodges to reach from Nairobi by road, Keekorok Lodge is well located, standing amid 80 acres of wilderness, atop a shallow rise, which allows for spectacularly long views across the rolling savanna. Dating from 1965, it is a large and busy lodge capable of accommodating almost 200 guests.
World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya's most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas.
LOCATION & CLIMATE
The Masai Mara is 270 miles from Nairobi (five hours by road). The climate is temperate. There is low humidity year round. The days are warm and the evenings cool. Maximum temperature is around 28 degrees Centigrade in December and minimum temperature is about 11 degrees Centigrade in July.
The lodge offers 70 rooms, spaced out across its area. The rooms are simply furnished, most with tub and shower. Some have double beds and mini-bars.
DINING & BARS
Overlooking the manicured lawns and internal rock gardens, the restaurant serves a variety of traditional African, Asian and Western food. Guests can dine inside or outside on the Elephant Deck. The Discovery Bar features a photo-gallery of the illustrious clientelle who have visited the lodge over its long history.
The Swimming Pool Bar serves drinks and snacks throughout the day. The Hippo Pool Bar is connected to the lodge by a 1km long wooden walkway. This meanders through the Keekorok forest, and overlooks a permanent watering hole, home to over 20 hippos, and regularly visited by both elephants and lions.
There is a broad stone terrace offering spectacular views.
CONFERENCE & EVENTS FACILITIES
The lodge has its own conference room to accommodate up to 100 guests. The lodge is connected by telephone, VHF and HF radio and hi speed wireless internet.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
The lodge offers its own swimming pool, forex and medical services, petrol station and gift shop, while activities offered are as follows:
- Bird walks
- Masai Dancing
- Wildlife Film
CAMPS & LODGES IN MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
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:: Mara Sopa Lodge
:: Ilkeliani Camp
:: Siana Springs Tented Camp
:: Mara Sarova Tented Camp
:: Keekorok Lodge
:: Mara Simba Lodge
:: Fig Tree Camp
:: Tipilikwani Camp
:: Mara Leisure Camp
:: Mara Serena Lodge
:: Governor's Camp
:: Little Governor's Camp - High End
:: Sanctuary Olonana Camp - High End
:: Cottars Camp - High End
:: Saruni Camp - High End
:: Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
:: Bateleur Camp - High End
:: Mpata Safari Club
:: Mara Base Camp
:: Mara Ngenche Camp - High End
:: Mara Crossings Camp
:: Fairmont Mara Safari Club
:: Sala's Camp
:: Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp