Marriott to launch its first African safari lodge

Marriott to launch its first African safari lodge

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will open in 2023

Marriott International has joined forces with Baraka Lodges to enter the safari segment for the first time.

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will be located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, one of the most renowned wildlife conservation and wilderness regions on the continent.

Overlooking the banks of the River Talek and on the edge of the reserve, JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will offer guests an elevated luxury camp from which to discover stunning vistas and abundant wildlife.

The new-build lodge will feature 20 private tents, including one presidential canvas-topped pavilion and two interconnecting canopied suites, ideal for families, each with a private terrace with river views.

Shared spaces will include a restaurant, lounge bar, spa and a large outdoor terrace, complete with fire pits, where traditional Masai dance will be performed.


Speaking about the launch, JW Marriott VP and brand leader Bruce Rohr said: “As a brand rooted in mindfulness, we cannot think of a more perfect retreat for the mind, body and soul than the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

“JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will offer guests a luxurious backdrop to make once-in-a-lifetime memories as they connect with nature and wildlife. We are thrilled that the JW Marriott brand will be welcoming adventure travellers, including families, to this breath-taking part of the world.”

With conservation of the land and its inhabitants the main focus of the new property, the lodge will employ up to 50 locals from the Masai community and will offer learning opportunities for guests looking to immerse themselves in the destination.

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