The Royal Mara Safari Lodge is situated directly on the annual wildebeest “Great Migration” route, near the two world famous wildebeest migration Mara River crossing points and near Leopard Gorge, all made internationally known by the BBC’s Big Cat Diary television program. Royal Mara Safari Lodge and camp is located on the popular Hippo Bend Lagoon of the Mara River, amongst several elephant, buffalo and giraffe herds, and with close proximity to several lion prides, including the Maternity, Musiara Marsh, Aitong, and River prides. Given the position of our camp in the richest game section of the Masai Mara, the Mara North Conservancy (winner of best wildlife conservancy in Kenya 2011 by EcoTourism Kenya), our camp guests are in the best location to most readily discover the Big Five mammals. Thousands of wildlife documentaries and countless millions of photographs stand testament to this timeless corner of the world.
Royal Mara Safari Lodge is ideally situated for safari game drive viewing. The lodge and camp is set out in the Mara North Conservancy (formerly called Koyiaki conservation area) approximately five miles upriver from the world renowned Koyiaki-Kichwa migration crossing point. Leopard Gorge and Musiara Marsh made famous by the BBC’s Big Cat Diary program are just a four mile and seven mile distance respectively south of the Royal Mara. The other well known crossing point at “Mara Serena” is only a fifteen mile game drive down river from the Royal Mara. Several lion prides are within proximity of the lodge with the “Maternity” pride on our periphery, the “Aitong” pride to our north and the Musiara Marsh, “Acacia Woodland,” and Ridge prides to our south. In contrast to the National Reserve area, the Mara North Conservancy allows game walks enabling us to offer our guests a fulfilling safari experience.