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Marriott opens safari lodge

The opening of  JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge marks the company’s highly anticipated debut in the luxury safari segment.

Sitting within the Masai Mara National Reserve in south western Kenya, the lodge’s guided game drives offer guests the opportunity to observe the ‘Big Five’ that Masai Mara is home to – lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinoceros and elephants. Between June and September, the reserve is host to the annual great wildebeest migration.

The lodge has 20 private tents with terraces overlooking the River Talek, a water source and habitat for many wildlife. Other spaces include the Adventure Lounge full of books and with a space for young adults to take time for themselves, plus the Cultural Deck where guests can gather around the fire pit to share tales of the day’s exploration.There is also a Spa by JW.

JW Garden’s produce is used by the lodge’s chefs to craft personalised dishes, cocktails and mocktails. The garden will host daily programming including live cooking, interactive cocktail mixology and chef-led talks.

Currently, 60% of the lodge’s team are locals, with plans to reach 70%.

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge is a 30-minute drive from Keekorok Airstrip and a 25-minute drive from Sekenani Main Gate.