Riverside Mara Lodge is a mid –range accommodation found in Talek close to Hippo pool viewpoint near talek gate in the game –rich Maasai Mara national park in Kenya region. You can be at the lodge by road or air transport taking approximately 5-6 hours (250km) drive from Nairobi city center to Masaai mara national park and an hour to fly from Nairobi to the close Serena airstrip then few minutes’ to be transferred to the lodge. The lodge is convenient to travelers, tourists who want to experience true wildlife safari off the beaten tracks and surrounding areas to thrill while on Kenya Safaris.
Riverside Mara lodge consist of over 10 comfortable and spacious rooms with the view Talek River and Rolling plains and wilderness. The rooms offers twin, doubles, individual beds (single) and family rooming options. Each room reflects traditional building style with modern comfort.
Each room is well decorated and furnished with en-suite facilities of clean private flush toilets, inside hot and cold showers, chairs, mosquito nets, hand wash basin, Deck chair, Wooden Tables, Free bottled water in the rooms, free toiletries and many others. Each tent has sitting areas, verandas with vanity deck that give great views over the savannah plains and surrounding areas. There are cracking fireplaces with comfortable chairs where guests relax and share more experience about the safaris not only that it also provides warmth to visitors during cold nights. They cost 150$ per night and above, during high season rate is always high than in low season rated
Riverside Mara lodge and cottage offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant that serves different cuisines both international (vegetarians and non- vegetarians) and Kenyan and Mediterranean cuisine to meets guests choice .They offer buffet breakfast served from 6am to 9am , picnic lunch and dining areas that serves both in and outdoor diners served by a well- trained friendly and organized staff that ensures comfort and safety, they also serve bush diners overlooking the stars in the sky and bush breakfast enjoying the morning sunrises especially in the morning .
A well -stocked bar with a variety of refreshments both , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the cocktail while overlooking the stunning breathtaking views Mara plains and surrounding area .
A blue water swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon, you relax especially in water while sipping any drink of your choice overlooking the beautiful views of the lake, wildlife drinking water at the lake and surrounding areas.
Services’; Airport pick up and drop-offs offered, ample parking space solar energy with a back -up generator available, laundry and house – keeping services
Activities do while at the lodge include; Game species viewing that will give a chance to spot wide range of animals, Hot air ballooning safaris, nature walks, Bird watching /birding since the park has different bird species and many others
Masaai mara national park is among the largest and most visited park in Kenya know of its incredible density and variety of animals . it is situated 270km north of Nairobi in Kenya occupying the total area of 1,510 km squared . There are many over 1 million tribes in Kenya, Masaai are initial and local group of semi –Nomadic people that settled in Kenya and the northern part of Tanzania. Maasai Mara National park is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border.
The park contains over a million of animals that include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos and 600 species of bird and 60 species of raptors in different colors. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration from Serengeti national park during July, August and October .The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek river. There are several accommodations in Maasai mara national park; budget , mid range and luxury accommodation which are all friendly and convenient to guests visiting Masaai mara national park. There are different activities to do while in Masaai Mara national park; Game viewing ,you spot various animals while migrating from Serengeti , boat cruise at mara river, hot air ballooning riding, bird watching since the park contains more bird species, nature walks in the park, ,visiting masaai river, see wildebeest migration, flying safaris, cultural visits in the masaai homes and many others.