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KEEKEROK LODGE



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Keekorok is located within Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve which is at an Altitude of 1,617 metres above sea level.

Accommodation is on a Full Board basis that includes morning tea or coffee, breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea and dinner. Luncheon boxes are available by prior request for guests taking all-day game drives.

Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning motley abundance in the local Masai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland. The Masai Mara National Reserve is habitually teeming with wildlife.

It is home to literally millions of plains game and their attendant predators particularly during the months from July to October when the migration of wildebeest and zebra reaches its northern apogee. All kinds of animals and birds abound: 95 species of mammals and reptiles, and an astonishing 485 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve.

Location

Within Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve
Altitude: 1,617 metres
Latitude: 1.5 degrees south of the Equator
Longitude: 35 degrees east of Greenwich

Climate

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.

Dress code

Advisable dress code for Keekorok Lodge is cool, comfortable and casual. Cotton shirts, trousers, shorts, skirts, light sweaters, rain jackets, broad brimmed hats, swimwear, low heeled shoes or safari boots are best suited to the terrain surrounding the lodge.

Guest Rooms and Suites

89 Double rooms
8 Superior rooms
4 Suites
Accommodation comprises stone built bungalows with private balconies. All with on suite bathrooms.

Most rooms overlook the Reserve and others look into a large garden. Every habitation has been tastefully refurbished during 2006 using matching wall colourings, fabrics and linen.

The Discovery Bar
A reflection of Keekorok's vast history,the discovery bar featuring a photo gallery of its illustrious clientele. The bar serves a fine collection of whiskies and cigars along with exquisite freshly ground Kenyan coffee.

The Swimming Pool & Bar
The swimming pool and bar serve drinks and refreshments throughout the day.

The Hippo Pool Bar
The Hippo Pool Bar is connected to the lodge by a 1km long wooden walkway which meanders through the Keekorok forest. The bar over looks a permanent watering hole that is home to over 20 hippos and is visited regularly by elephants and lions.

The restaurant
Overlooking the well manicured lawns on one side and a spectacular internal rock garden on the other,our restaurant serves a variety of traditional African, Asian and Western food. In keeping with Keekorok's atmosphere, guests have the option to dine al fresco on the veranda, on the Elephant Deck overlooking the rolling savannah or in the wilderness in complete privacy.

Game Drives
Keekorok operates a fleet of custom-built four-wheel drive vehicles with roof hatches designed for game viewing in comfort and safety. Places for game drives may be in booked in advance or on arrival at the Lodge. The recommended times for game drives are: 
06.30h to 08.30h
09.30h to 12.30h 
16.30h to 18.30h
There are game drives and game drives and our driver / guides take pride in their intimate knowledge of the reserve (Masai Mara or Samburu) in which they operate.Driver Guides are qualified by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA).

Bird walks
These are taken every day at 10.00pm with the resident naturalist. A fee is chargeable.

Hot Air Ballooning
Baloon safaris have been operated for many years using fully qualified pilots and state of the art imported balloons and baskets. Flights are operated daily depending on prevailing weather conditions and take off at 06.30 usually for 60 minutes duration. A full English breakfast and sparkling wine or Buck’s Fizz are served adjacent to the landing site prior to a short game drive back to the Lodge to arrive by 11.30 am. Local regulations restrict flights to adults and children aged 6 years and over.

Masai Dancing
At 21.30 on evenings alternating with the showing of a wildlife video, a troop of Masai Morans (young men) entertain guests to a 30 minute display of traditional dancing.

Wildlife Film
This is shown on video and alternates with evenings of displays of tribal dancing.

Swimming Pool
This is located in an enclosed area shaded by flowering shrubs. It is provided with sun beds and a pool side bar serves drinks and snacks between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00
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