Kenya & Beyond Safaris
Moi Avenue, CBD
P.O. Box 4623-00200, Nairobi - Kenya
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.
Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the oldest property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures, and morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve.
Keekorok Lodge has everything possible; no matter who you are, Keekorok will help you feel at home. With the largest gift store in the game park, spacious grounds, countless activities, a sparkling pool, fantastic food and beverage options, and a rich history as the oldest lodge in the Maasai Mara, Keekorok is an unforgettable experience in the Maasai Mara.
10 single rooms and 74 twin rooms.
Room dcor: Accommodation at Keekorok is in bungalows, single storey blocks and in comfortable shaded chalets all en-suite. The liberal use of cedar, pink and gray sand river stone and other indigenous building materials off set the green lawns and colourful bougainvillea.
In- room amenities: Private en-suite bathrooms.
Special features: Bush Dinner - Set on the banks of the Mara river, a whole roast suckling pig and lamb are carved directly onto guests plates as fish, chicken, pork and sausages sizzle on a barbecue. A buffet of assorted salads, tropical fruit and deserts compliment this feast fit for a king. Maasai dancers entertain guests after dinner with their unique ululation and high jumping dances. The barbecue is only operable in fine weather. A bush breakfast can also be arranged.
Dining Room - This opens onto a verandah and guests can eat inside or out. From the high-pitched wooden ceiling hang hand-woven wool rugs and intricately beaded Masai necklaces adorn the Sand River stone walls.
Pool Bar - Open between 10.00am and 5.00pm. This bar serves snacks from a small menu between meals. Snacks cannot be taken in lieu of lunch in the main restaurant.
Hippo Bar - Sited at the end of the Keekorok Walkway overlooking a small dam , cocktails and fresh fruit juices are served daily from 10.00am - 12.30pm and 6.00pm - 8.00pm. After nightfall an armed escort must accompany guests to the bar.
Lounge Bar - This bar situated in the main lounge serves as a dispense bar for the dining room, verandah and lounge. It is open from 6.00am until when the last guest retires for the night.
The Video Lounge can be pre-booked and as a quiet conference venue it has a capacity of 60 delegates cocktail style, 30 delegates theatre style and 20 delegates classroom style
In 2002, Joash Were who has been instrumental in start up of many companies within Kenya and Beyond thought of it wisely that it was time to start up something tourism related. He had worked at great places. Bearing in mind that all the progressive people talk “WE” and not I, he has brought together a great team who are professional in their own rights.