Fodor's Expert Review Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Masai Mara Reserve, Narok, Kenya
Perched high on a hill deep inside the reserve, attractive domed huts echo the style and shape of the traditional Maasai manyattas. Each hut has rooms that echo the ethnic theme of the exteriors with soft, honey-color furnishings and a personal balcony that overlooks the plains and the distant Esoit Oloololo escarpment—the views are spectacular. Though it's highly unlikely, if you do get tired of gazing out at the endless rolling grasslands where the migration takes place each year, then keep watch at the busy water hole below the restaurant for a continuous wildlife show. Activities include ballooning (expensive but the trip of a lifetime), guided walks, bush barbecues, and game drives. After bouncing around in an open-sided game vehicle, it's great to enjoy a relaxing massage at the Maisha Spa. The Maasai dancing is also spectacular.
- amazing views from the bedrooms
- the breakfasts at the hippo pool
- the decor is a bit dated
- rooms lack tea- and coffee-making facilities
Rate Includes: All meals