Mara River Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Mara River Lodge

Mara River Lodge

4.0 star property
Riverfront lodge in Maasai Mara with spa and safari

6.0/10 Good

3 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Bar
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Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool and lazy river
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Children's club
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Maasai Mara National Reserve - 63 min drive

Getting around

  • Maasai Mara (HKR-Mara North) - 10 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (KTJ-Kichwa Tembo) - 64 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OLG-Olare Airstrip) - 71 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (ANA-Angama Mara) - 78 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (MDR-Musiara Airstrip) - 99 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (MRE-Mara Serena) - 100 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OLX-Olkiombo) - 126 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OSJ-Ol Seki Airstrip) - 130 min drive
  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 124 miles/199.5 km
  • Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) - 116.3 miles/187.1 km
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free local area shuttle

About this property

Mara River Lodge

Mara River Lodge is only 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available on request). You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials or manicures and pedicures. Other highlights at this upmarket lodge include an outdoor pool, a lazy river and a bar/lounge.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 78 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until 7 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 1 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle from 6 AM to 6:00 PM*


  • Free area shuttle within 1.00 km

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Lazy river
  • Free local shuttle
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Safari
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Safari nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Built in 1988
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Lazy river


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Chef
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures.


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

This property is located in a national reserve. The additional mandatory fee covers the ticket entrance to the reserve, valid for 24 hours from the time of issue. Guests must renew tickets on or before the expiration time as indicated on the ticket. Park entry fees are not included in the room rate.

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Mobile payment options include: M-Pesa.

Also known as

Mara River Lodge Masai Mara
Mara River Lodge
Mara River Masai Mara
Mara River Lodge Lodge
Mara River Lodge Maasai Mara
Mara River Lodge Lodge Maasai Mara

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Good enough for the price.
They catered to the Chinese people. The lodge was ok. The rooms were ok. Not well maintained. Turned electric off most of the time. Location was fabulous. I have been to Kenya many times and this is the nicest location I've encountered. It is on the Mara river. Many hippos monkeys baboons and crocks. It is a one hour drive to Masai Mara but the conservative was nice for safari. The safari vehicles are not very well maintained and we broke down or had a flat tire every day. It is a good value as it is not as expensive as most, but you sacrifice luxury. They ran out of meat every meal and the selection was not to the taste of Americans. It is an option, depending on what you require in a safari
Lisa waddle, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

マラ川に沿って建っていて一日中野性のカバが見られるので決めました。 夜もカバが聞いたことの無い声で鳴いていて笑えました。 食事は3回ともコースで沢山出ました。 スタッフもとても親切で楽しく過ごせました。 ただ、野性動物優先で大切にしているので良いのですが、カバが敷地に入ってこないように電線が張り巡らされていて、夜もカバを見られるようにライトアップがあります。 自家発電なので人に回る?電気が少なく1日のうち4時間半しか電気がつかなかったのは不便でした。 ネットは全く使えなかったので知り合いが生きてるの?って国際電話をかけてきました。 せめて夕方から夜には電気が欲しいです。
ATSUKO, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Zu viel ist zu viel
Die Angestellten waren zu aufdringlich: Getränke, Massage, Geschenkeshop. Man hatte das Gefühl, jeder möchte einem nur das Geld aus der Tasche ziehen. Die Eintrittsgebühren zum Park pro Person und Tag als Kleingedruckte Nebenkosten zu deklarieren ist schäbig. Never ever. Fehlendes Rückgeld ist auch ein Klassiker.
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