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Marriot To Enter Safari Segment In Africa

Mara National Reserve

Marriott To Enter Safari Segment In Africa

Marriott International, Inc. has established a partnership with Baraka Lodges Ltd to enter the African safari market. The JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will be located within the Mara National Reserve, which is one of Africa’s most recognized animal conservation and wilderness areas. The beautiful hideaway, which will welcome visitors in 2023, will provide discerning travelers with a unique setting.

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge’s site, overlooking the legendary banks of the River Talek and on the outskirts of the reserve, will provide visitors with a distinctly elevated camp from which to explore the Masai Mara National Reserve, its breath-taking scenery, plentiful wild creatures, and endless plains.

 “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 as never before. We are thrilled that the JW Marriott brand will be welcoming adventure travelers, including families, to this breath-taking part of the world, ” said Bruce Rohr, vice president and brand leader, JW Marriott.

The new lodge’s design allows for 20 individual tents, including a presidential canvas-topped pavilion and two interconnected canopied suites, suitable for families, each with its terrace overlooking the river.

There will be a restaurant, spa, and a big outdoor patio with fire pits. The preservation of the land and its residents will be fundamental to the JW Marriott Masai Mara.

The safari resort plans to employ up to 50 Masai community members and will provide extensive learning opportunities for tourists wishing to immerse themselves in the area.