28 April 2023
Luxury Safari by JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge
Luxury tents with private terrace and view of the Talek River in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve, in southwestern Kenya
JW Marriott announced the opening of JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge, marking the company's highly anticipated debut in the luxury safari segment. Sitting within the Masai Mara National Reserve in Southwestern Kenya, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife and wilderness conservation regions, the lodge is a sophisticated sanctuary from which to discover animals and breathtaking vistas in harmony.
JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge. Pool wide. Copyright © Marriott International
Exhilarating guided game drives offer guests the opportunity to observe the “Big Five” that Masai Mara is home to, including lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinoceros, and elephants. Between June and September, the reserve is host to the annual great wildebeest migration, which sees more than 10 million animals travel a distance of 1,800 miles from the Serengeti in neighboring Tanzania.
JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge. Tended suite. Copyright © Marriott International
The lodge’s elegant interiors, designed by Kristina Zanic Consultants, seamlessly blend the savannah inwards, drawing inspiration from the elements with soft, warm tones, natural materials and textures, and native colors thread through its design. Each of the lodge’s private tents provide a peaceful sanctuary to recharge and reset, and feature terraces overlooking the River Talek, a water source and habitat for many wildlife.
JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge. Fig Tree Lounge. Copyright © Marriott International
The lodge is home the Cultural Deck where guests can gather around the fire pit to share tales of the day’s exploration. A relaxing gathering place, Fig Tree Lounge offers panoramic views of the surrounding plains from the indoor and outdoor bar and serves refreshing cocktails and mocktails infused with seasonal ingredients from the lodge’s garden. An indoor and alfresco dining experience at Sarabi Restaurant takes guests on a nourishing epicurean experience guided by JW Garden ingredients and local culinary heritage.
JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge. Spa. Copyright © Marriott International
Capturing the essence of rejuvenation, the Spa by JW emulates the serenity of the reserve and offers tailored experiences and signature treatments which blend locally-inspired techniques and therapies (treatments include a ‘Masai Celebration’). By supporting local organizations such as The Mara Elephant Project and The Mara Protector Conservation Programme, JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge contributes to protecting animals and their habitat across the greater Mara ecosystem.
Edited by editorial staff, Avion Luxury Magazine
Text source and photos: © Marriott International Press Office
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