Welcome to the Masai Mara of Kenya (also spelled "Maasai Mara"), recently designated as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. 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. Our tented 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. The Royal Mara's eight luxury guest accommodation suites, all with Mara River frontage, are built on elevated mahogany wood decks with private verandas. Our accommodations are a blend of the classic tented safari camp with the amenities of a lodge facility - the result is an exclusive luxury tented lodge and camp like nothing else in Africa. All accommodations are equipped with four-poster super king and double size beds, elegantly hand-carved solid wood furnishings and full en suite bathrooms. We have hosted many couples and honeymooners with great success - our location, accommodations and setting in the Masai Mara safari environment make for a beautiful, romantic retreat. Royal Mara camp guests are spoiled as they sunbathe in our open veranda chaises longes, dine along the river frontage of the camp as hippos wallow in the nearby river, and experience elegant haute cuisine on their own unique wilderness safari. Eco-Tourism: The Royal Mara seeks to minimize its impact on the environment. All non-biodegradable garbage and sewage is transported to a suitable urban collection location. Nothing is dumped in the Mara River. Likewise, nothing is taken from the Mara River. All materials used including guest supplies, cleaning materials, waste disposal methods, landscaping and power generation are as eco-friendly as possible.