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Our promise to you is one of luxury and a first class service. We want you to be our guest and enjoy a holiday of a lifetime. Let your body and mind detox in this incredible, natural environment that’s like no other place on earth.

Wonder at the most amazing views over the Masai Mara and Great Migration route from your own private veranda. Indulge in fine dining, with delicious treats made from fresh produce from our organic gardens. Get back to nature on thrilling game drives and experience thousands of years of Maasai tradition. Then before you sink into your large comfortable bed, take a look up at the mass of twinkling stars in the clear African sky — it’s something everyone should should see at least once in their lifetime.

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Large tented suites nestled in the Kenyan ravine forest. Elevated to maximise the view and spaced over a large area to provide seclusion and privacy. Special occasion? Private, in-suite dining, available on request, for a romantic breakfast or indulgent dinner overlooking the incredible views. Let the talented chefs and attentive service team delight you with a delicious fine dining experience…



The rich volcanic soil of the escarpment provides an excellent foundation for our organic garden. We have a cleverly designed irrigation system, rainwater collection and crop rotation process to ensure fresh produce all year round.

The Organic Garden at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
Our Gardener and his team work closely with our Head Chef to manage the planting and provide delicious crops that provide the foundation of our menu. This helps us to significantly reduce our environmental footprint.

The orgainc garden at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
The organic garden has over 40 different fruits and vegetables producing year round crops including: Fruits — melon, banana, apples and oranges. Vegetables and salad ingredients — tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, aubergine, sweetcorn and Chinese cabbage. Herbs — rosemary, parsley and basil…and many more.

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Explore our activities and create even more memories to last a lifetime

We offer a range of exciting activities to enrich your stay at the Mara Engai Lodge. From the thrilling Quadbike Safaris to the insightful Maasai Village Experience and a host of fun for the younger members of your group.

If you would like more information or to book any activity, simply call or speak to reception - they will be delighted to help make your stay even more memorable.

Games Drives

Unique to Mara Engai Lodge are our Pinzgauer vehicles which offer a whole new experience when it comes to game drives. Along with our exceptionally highly trained and experienced guides you will be sure to see the very best Game that the Mara Triangle and Masai Mara have to offer. Game drives are scheduled twice a day but there is also flexibility during peak Migration to stay out all day so you are sure to catch nature’s greatest show in earth.

All Game drives are shared game drives, and will leave at the times below:


  • Light breakfast served at 6:00am
  • Departs at 6:30am


  • Please meet in reception by 2:45pm
  • Departs at 3:00pm


Private vehicles are available to hire for sole usage should you not wish to share. Please speak to reception about this option.


For those of you wanting a Full Day Game Drive experience, please kindly inform Reception by 7:00pm this evening to secure your space for tomorrow.

**** light breakfast consists of tea/coffee/juices/fruits****

Please note, Mara Triangle Park Fees are not included in our rates and are payable locally upon arrival/entry into the Mara Triangle. Cash and credit cards are accepted, for more information click here to visit the Mara Triangle website

Game Drive
Hot Air Balloon Safaris

For the adventure of a lifetime we offer the unique experience of a Balloon Safari over the plains, forest and river of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, famous for its abundance of wildlife throughout the year. Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Hippos, Crocodiles and prolific numbers of plains game are regularly seen, as are the countless species of Birds both in flight and atop their lofty perches in the trees. The annual migration of the Wildebeest from July to October is a sight that, viewed from the vantage point of a Balloon, is never to be forgotten.

Departure is from Little Governors’ Camp, which has a perfect natural launch site and offers easy access for the take off shortly after sunrise. The flight lasts about an hour, with ample opportunities for photography and video filming from this unusual and often exciting perspective. After landing there is a traditional champagne toast, followed by a breakfast cooked on the Balloon burners in the middle of the rolling plains of the Masai Mara. It is another tradition with us that each passenger is presented with a cd which includes a certificate to commemorate the flight. The Balloon Safari ends with a leisurely game drive which often allows you to return to the animals seen from the air before returning to the lodge.

There are no special requirements for participation in a balloon safari.
For safety reasons children must be eight years old and above and taller than 1.2metres to participate in hot air balloon safaris.

Balloon Safaris can either be booked before the safari or at the lodge.