The position and volcanic rock composition of the Esoit Siria Escarpment gives rise to lush ravine forest. This is where Mara Engai Lodge is located — nestled amongst the rich forest like a natural hide. This elevated location overlooks the wide open grasslands of the Mara and the densely populated wildlife that favours this region.
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.
Luxurious toiletries provided in our full en-suite facilities which feature twin vanities and invigorating waterfall showers.
Special occasion? Private, in-suite dining, for a romantic breakfast , lunch, afternoon high tea, champagne and canopies or an indulgent dinner overlooking the incredible views.
Sit and relax on your private veranda, the palatial tented suites all have stunning views across the Masai Mara plains or within the ravine forest.
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.
Explore our activities and create even more memories to last a lifetime.
- Bush Breakfast
Not many experiences are more memorable, or as typically Kenyan, as breakfast in the bush. Setting off first you enjoy a fascinating game drive into the bush where, at one of our specially chosen breakfast sites, a full English breakfast will be cooked before you. Enjoy a glass of chilled ‘buck’s fizz’ while you savour the experience.
- Organic Garden Tour
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. Enjoy a tour of the garden and sustainable farming plot and meet our talented gardener. You may even get the chance to pick your own fruit or veg for your dinner!
- In Room Dining on Veranda
For a wonderfully romantic experience, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or even Champagne & Canapés in the privacy of your own tent.
Simply speak to reception to let them know which meal and which day and we’ll arrange this specially for you. Enquire about other extras including chocolates and fruit baskets.
- Lunch at Vantage Point
Wow, that view — perched on the rock at the Mara Engai Vantage Point, you can relax and enjoy an unbelievable and truly intimate dining experience.
Overlooking the Masai Mara and great migration route, this is quite simply magical.
- Bush Dinner
Indulge in fine dining under the twinkling stars of the African sky. It’s a wonderful al fresco dining experience overlooking the Mara open plains — add an extra memorable touch with traditional Maasai entertainment around the bonfire.
- Maasai Fire Lighting
Build a Fire Maasai Style
Famed for their fire building skills, in this experience, Maasai warriors will teach you how to build a fire using traditional techniques. They’ll explain just how and why fire is so important.
- Child minding service
Free Child Minding Service
If you would like to enjoy a little grown up time, why not book our child minding service — it’s completely free of charge. Let our child minders look after the little ones while you have some well deserved time to yourself. Enquire at reception for details.
- Maasai Naming Ceremony
A lasting memento of your time at the Mara Engai Lodge — your own Maasai name. Take part in a traditional naming ceremony, and receive a certificate with your new Maasai name. It’s up to you which name you choose to use after that!
- Fine Dining
Extra Lunch or Dinner
Wanting to stay on and enjoy the lodge a little longer? No problem. We can arrange an extra breakfast, lunch or even a take-away lunch box. This can be arranged at reception.
- Simba Sundowner (WITH ALCOHOL)
Enjoy refreshing cocktails and tasty canapés whilst watching the sun set over that spectacular scenery – breathtaking. Soft drinks are also available for children.
- Chui Sundowner (WITH ALCOHOL & MAASAI DANCERS)
This package offers an enchanting extra of traditional Maasai dancers to entertain and delight you, while sipping a delicious cocktail and enjoying canapés. Soft drinks and mocktails are available for the younger members of the party.
- Tembo Sundowner (NON-ALCOHOLIC)
Let us conjour up an amazing mocktail and tasty treats for you to enjoy while taking in the stunning sun set and the breathtaking view