A luxurious safari retreat opens in Kenya



JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, is set to unveil the highly anticipated JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge next month. Located in the belly of Kenya, the hotel is a scenic two and half hour’s drive away from leading business travel destination, Nairobi. Extend your stay by a few days and unlock the wonders of relaxation and well-being at its finest.

Set to welcome guests from 1st April 2023, JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will mark the brand’s very first luxury safari lodge and will sit within the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya. Overlooking the famed banks of the River Talek on the edge of the reserve, the mindful retreat will offer guests a harmonious backdrop from which to discover the Reserve’s stunning vistas, abundant wildlife, and endless plains, balancing the thrill of a game drive with opportunities to switch off and relax.

“With an abundance of natural beauty and calming surroundings, the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a perfect retreat for the mind, body, and soul,” said Candice D’Cruz, vice president luxury brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will offer guests a serene backdrop to make once-in-a-lifetime memories as they connect with nature and leave feeling revitalised following a holistic, wellness-forward stay”.

Capturing the essence of relaxation and rejuvenation, The Spa by JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will emulate the serenity of the Reserve and offer tailored experiences that nourish the mind, body and spirit.

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will feature 20 private tents, including a Honeymoon tented suite with a private plunge pool and two interconnecting canopied suites, each with a private terrace and jacuzzi overlooking the river and the Mara plains. In addition, the lodge will offer a restaurant, lounge and bar, swimming pool, and fire pit area.