• Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


The Mara Serena Safari Lodge has a beautiful hilltop location overlooking the rolling plains and woodlands of the Masai Mara, one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. The annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle takes place across these plains, and even outside of the migration season you can look forward to spectacular sightings.

You can spend your day on a game drive; enjoy a morning bird walk with the lodge's resident naturalist, or visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (village). A great extra is a hot-air balloon safari where you can enjoy a bird's-eye view of the wildlife below and then descend to a scenic champagne breakfast served in the middle of the bush. In the evening, you can enjoy tribal dancing displays, as well as wildlife and cultural talks.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #21 in Top 30 Resorts in Africa: Reader's Choice Awards 2015


  • A front row seat to the Great Migration between August & November
  • Excellent game viewing all year round
  • Large refreshing swimming pool with a view
  • Warm, friendly service & al fresco dining overlooking a hippo pool
  • Magnificent views from all rooms 

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The cosy sitting areas are decorated in an African theme as is the bar area that opens onto a wide shady terrace with breathtaking views across the Mara.

Relax next to the swimming pool on one of the many sunloungers and watch the surrounding wildlife. Buy gifts for those at home at the small gift shop and keep in touch in the convenient business centre.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Babysitting service available
    Laundry service
    Wi-fi available


The Mara Serena Safari Lodge dining room serves a vast buffet and overlooks a waterhole where you'll frequently see elephant, wildebeest and other wildlife. In the evening the restaurant has a relaxed, candlelit atmosphere.

The lodge provides you with plenty of opportunities to dine in the open air, including breakfast by the Hippo Pool, bush dinners, private picnics, and evening sundowners at one of the Mara's many vantage points.

Standard Room

All the guest rooms at Mara Serena Safari Lodge are housed in individual domed huts grouped in a circular formation. Each room is carefully positioned to ensure magnificent views from the balcony of the Mara River and plains below.

The furnishings in each room have been inspired by traditional Masai art. The decor is cheerful, with a modern bathroom including large shower. Beds have mosquito nets to ensure a peaceful night's sleep.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    24-hour room service
    Safe in room
    Wi-fi available in room
    En-suite shower only
    Mosquito net
    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

Of the 74 rooms, 5 are interconnecting Family Rooms. Additional beds and cots can also be provided.

The VIP Suite features a large, king-size bed, a separate sitting area and no less than 3 balconies from which to enjoy the never-ending views of the Masai Mara.


  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Local village visits
  • Photographic safaris
  • Specialist guides
  • Bird watching
  • Guided walks
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $385 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $185 Full Board
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018 $385 Full Board
  • 02 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $225 Full Board
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 $155 Full Board
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $225 Full Board
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $390 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $190 Full Board
  • 23 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019 $390 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Masai Mara was wonderful and beautiful. The hotel staff was wonderful and just couldn't do enough for me.

    Beverly Ford, July 2015
  • Serena lodges are very comfortable and beautifully located.

    Anna Ludwikowski, April 2012
  • We loved the accommodations. They were beautiful, both the lodges - themselves and the locations. Someone told me "Africa gets in your blood" and its true. I hope to return again someday.

    Kathleen Dianne Speaks, September 2010
  • The Vintage Africa driver guides at the Mara Serena were excellent. They were well informed and personable, especially GG.

    David Scott, April 2008

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"Fantastic views - especially when the migration makes its arrival into the Masai Mara! I loved the welcome dance by the Maasai warriors around the fire."



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We loved the accommodations. They were beautiful, both the lodges - themselves and the locations. Someone told me "Africa gets in your blood" and its true. I hope to return again someday.

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