Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Maasai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning abundance in the local Maasai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty acre site inside the reserve surrounded by an area of permanent springs and lush grassland, habitually teeming with wildlife (hence its given name), much favoured by the local community and hunters in the by-gone days.
Accommodation comprises of 87 Standard rooms, 10 Chaletes, 1 Executive Suite and 1 Presidential Suite (3 Bedrooms). These include stone-built bungalows with private verandas, single storey blocks and shaded tents, all with bathrooms en suite with constant hot water. Most rooms overlook the reserve and others look into a large garden. Every habitation has been tastefully refurbished using matching wall colourings, fabrics and linen.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast spread with juicy tropical fruit, local meat, fresh eggs, and much more. Lunches are plentiful with delicious salads, warm entrees with meat and non-meat options, and, of course, a wonderfully rich dessert bar. You will have a difficult choice at dinner between the tender roasted meats, the fresh pasta bar cooked in front of you, and the many other mouth-watering options. All meals are served buffet-style to satisfy any appetite.
Monkeys will call from the trees as you walk along the wooden catwalk out to the Hippo Bar. Witness hippos of all shapes and sizes—from the gargantuan-sized males to the tiny newborns—as they splash and bathe just metres away. A spacious building set on stilts above the lake, the Hippo Bar is the perfect place for hippo watching.
Hidden away in a corner of Keekorok’s grounds is the Elephant Deck: a perfect spot to watch the true inhabitants of the Maasai Mara pass by. You will reach this wooden platform nestled in the trees by a path that weaves along to the sounds of the birds and monkeys.