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.
Within Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve
Latitude: 1.5 degrees south of the Equator
Longitude: 35 degrees east
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.
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
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
The Swimming Pool &
The swimming pool and bar serve drinks and refreshments throughout
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
This is shown on video and alternates with evenings of displays of
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.