Ngerende Island Lodge (Masai Mara) Kenya
Ngerende Island Lodge enjoys a simply beautiful setting. Located within an oxbow on the Mara River, the lodge is surrounded on all sides by water, but for a 100 yard wide section where the river has not quite joined up, to become a true island. The lodge shares its river-side plot with two large pods of hippos, at famous look-out points that have been popular with visitors for many years. These are now exclusive to Ngerende, as they are within the private area surrounding the lodge.
The lodge is situated about 120kms from Narok town (a two hour drive or 4 hours from Nairobi) on the Olchoro – Oirogua Conservation Ranch which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Olchoro – Oirogua Ranch covers more than 17,400 acres and is mainly open savannah except along the banks of the Mara River which are heavily wooded and are ideal habitat for wildlife. The lodge lies at 5300 feet above sea level and is serviced by its own airstrip, just 2kms away, making access very easy, all year round
To offer the ultimate in safari luxury, Ngerende has just seven sumptuous en-suite canvas-and-wood suites. All benefit from being built on raised platforms that provide delightful panoramic views down onto the Mara River and the woodland on the banks, opposite. Each elegant tent has stylish polished mahogany flooring (including the terrace) and is extremely spacious.
Each has an open plan sleeping and living area, complete with fireplace; bathroom providing both a massage shower, open air bath (if desired) twin hand wash basins and flushing toilet. Each individual suite benefits from having a Personal Butler, who will respond to the every need of his guests. Comfortable seating is provided both in the living area and on the terrace so that the true tranquility of the lodge can be best appreciated. The distance between each suite has been maximized to reduce any risk of disturbance that may be caused by other guests.
Located in the Olchoro Conservancy's 17,400 acres, with its abundant wildlife, activities at Ngerende are focused around game-viewing. If the Masai Mara provides arguably the "greatest show on earth", then Ngerende Island Lodge offers guests the finest ringside seat.
Using our own, specially designed 4x4 vehicles, sit back and enjoy the show. Our expert guides and spotters are all seasoned-professionals and have an amazing eye for finding the animals, birds and reptiles for which the Masai Mara is so justifiably famous.
But of course, in a place as relaxing and comfortable as Ngerende, you may just want to sit back on your private verandah and watch the hippos and the world go by!
Weddings and Events:
Ngerende Island Lodge provides the ultimate in weddings; a unique combination of atmosphere, landscape, excitement, tranquility, wildlife and an individual experience. We can take care of everything from the ceremony to the reception with accommodation for the bride and groom and up to 12 guests.
The wedding package includes:
* Registration fees and registrar's fees * Marriage license and certificate * Transport for the registrar to the venue x 2 * Best man, maid of honor and witness if required * Wedding cake and a bottle of sparkling wine. * Button hole for the groom and bouquet for the bride with hair confetti * floral decorations in the suites * Upgrade to the honeymoon suite (subject to availability) * One hour complimentary massage for bride and groom * Tree planting ceremony * Decoration of location
Optional extra : Professional Wedding Photographer, Champagne, Musician or band
Wedding Document Requirements:
* Original passports and birth certificates for both bride and groom * Copy of passport for bride and groom * Copy of birth certificate for bride and groom * Affidavit showing that bride and groom are single * Letter stating full names, address, occupation for the couple and their parents * If widowed the death certificate of former spouse and previous marriage certificate * If divorced a decree absolute
We have a dedicated team on hand for assistance Please contact us for quotes and further details.
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From $575 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.