Located at the very centre of the famous 'Mara Triangle' of the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with long views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas, with a ringside seat for the 'greatest wildlife show on earth', the legendary migration of the wildebeest.
Styled to echo the circular motif of a traditional Maasai manyatta, the lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty, while featuring twin rows of individual rooms, each with its own view of the famous Mara River. The central bar and dining areas enjoy spectacular views, as does the rock-surround swimming pool. Each luxuriously-presented room is accommodated in its own stand-alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views, private balcony and spacious seating area. Activities include three daily game drives in custom-built traditional safari vehicles, 'sundowners' in the bush, breakfast by the hippo pools, balloon safaris and exotic Maasai bush suppers.
Word renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of 'the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya's most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. The Mara Serena Safari Lodge is committed to a long-term policy of sustainable conservation, which is linked to a programme of committed community support, designed to include both visitors and staff members. Our contribution towards sustaining the community that surrounds us includes; provision of drinking water and conservation centres.
In terms of its own ecological 'foot' print, the lodge abides by a code of responsible practice in relation to: energy conservation, waste recycling (glass, plastics, 'wet waste' ), sewage disposal, air emissions, non-CFC use, pesticide-use, noise reduction and visual pollution. Wherever possible, local produce is featured on the menus.
In order to promote the overall health of their workforce, Serena has also established the Employee Wellness Programme, which aims to address the holistic health needs of not only Serena's staff, but also of the communities that surround their lodges. In essence, the programme is devoted to reducing the incidence of accident and illness in the workplace, promoting healthy lifestyles, maximizing potential, and promoting optimum quality of life.
A wide range of campaigns is currently taking place, each tailored to the specific needs of the area in which it is located. Prevalent campaigns include; health and safety in the work place, HIV/AIDS, sexual harassment, gender equality and drug and alcohol abuse.