We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mara River Lodge

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Mara River Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 100: English reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked via booking for a 2N/3D stay (2 adults and 2 children) and the lodge's reservation team was very prompt in answering all our queries (Extra bed, Conservancy fees, Safari fees etc.). The lodge is located in the Lemak Conservancy which has good density and variety of animals. There is a Lemak conservancy fee (Adult 70 USD and Child...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sunitha U
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We got a great reception, very friendly and helpful staff, nice rooms. The lodge is lovely with a great view of the Mara River and happy hippos all day. The general ambience quiet and serene - a great place to retreat at a very good cost. Food could be better. Thank you! Mara River...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank June K
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Our experience was very good. We arrived late night ( around 10 PM ) and they waited for us with hot meal ( which was very much apreciated because we were starving after 7 hours driving from Nairobi ). Our room ( 16 ) was clean, maybe I would insist a bit in the bathroom, with confortable bed. They provide...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Roxana I
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Highlights: ⁃ Located by the river with a unlimited viewing of hippos all day ⁃ The main road to the Mara from Narok is terrible, but that's the road to all resorts and lodges ⁃ The resort is located in a conservancy offering plenty of game nearby ⁃ It's about an hour away from the main gate of Masai Mara...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Charit M
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My partner and I stayed three nights here recently and absolutely loved it. Although the 68km ride down a dirt track to get to the hotel isn't ideal, once you're there it's a great location. Set right on the u-bend of the river, hippos and crocs lay about on the banks whilst you eat your meals each day. Some mornings,...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank JoeMc999
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Mara river lodge is a fantastic place to stay. The location is incredible with the dining area and some of the rooms overlooking the Mara River where there are literally hundreds of Hippos as well as few crocodiles (an electric fence ensures they stay out of the hotel grounds!). In the evening you can watch the Hippos as they climb...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Chris C
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 19 August 2016

After enjoying the comfort and facilities of The Ark and Naivasha Sopa, this place was a big let down. The rooms are average and cramped with not even basic coffee facilities. There is no intercom for room service and the worst part is the atrocious food. Though the dinner timing is till 2130, when we reached there at 2030, there...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Menon52
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

we spent 3 nights here and we loved it, the food was great staff were friendly and excellent service, it was my birthday on the lastnight and my partner organised a cake, all the hotel staff brought the cake singing and dancing around me singing happy birthday and traditional songs, it was a unforgettable experience, the place is right on...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank justinrussellr23
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were only at this lodge for one night, but should have stayed longer. Could have watched the hippos all day . Tents and staff were excellent , would recommend to every one . We will be returning.. Thank you

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank deh19642016
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We stayed in the Mara River Lodge for three nights during our Safari and all I can say is I am in love with this place! The location is spectacular! Set in one of the conservancies of the Masai Mara (and with game drives literally on the doorstep) the location on the bend of the river Mara is ideal. The...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Sophie C

167 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (151)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (49)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (61)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Masai Mara National Reserve hotels
52.7 km away
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
#4 of 9 in Masai Mara National Reserve
897 reviews
9.6 km away
Mara River Camp
Mara River Camp
#74 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
27 reviews
52.1 km away
Mara Eden Safari Camp
Mara Eden Safari Camp
#54 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
139 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
36.7 km away
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
#18 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
847 reviews
53.1 km away
Maji Moto Eco Camp
Maji Moto Eco Camp
#60 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
161 reviews
12.3 km away
Losokwan Camp Maasai Mara
Losokwan Camp Maasai Mara
#80 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
25 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mara River Lodge commands one of most spectacular views in the Serengeti - Mara ecosystem; the lodge lies on the Mara River at the edge of Maasai Mara Game Reserve and overlooks deep pools where crocodiles and hippos bask all day. Painted in traditional Maasai red ochre and lit by hundreds of lanterns, the lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and plants and is an attractive complement to the local environment. Guests can see hippos across the river from their tables as they sit down to enjoy the international cuisine on offer. Families of hippos spend their days basking in the deep pools beyond the bars and restaurant throughout the day. After a hot day's safari Maasai warriors in full regalia greet guests as they return to their 'bush home'. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara River Lodge

Address: Keekorok - North East Masai Mara Reserve | C12, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: RM545 - RM2,062 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Odigeo, Priceline and Jovago.com so you can book your Mara River Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mara River Lodge Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Mara River Lodge staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Mara River Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“River view rooms are the best, but could be noisy in the night (thanks to the Hippos) .”
  • View from Restaurant / Bar
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is hardly any wi-fi except at the restaurant and view points.”
 of 5 bubbles 300junek, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-69 have a view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles 80charitm, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The family rooms were amazing”
 of 5 bubbles LocalT2014, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We were in room 11 close to main hotel and view of Hippos from the room”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaC29, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay