The Royal Mara is a Kenya luxury lodge situated in the Mara North Conservancy close to one of the famous crossing points where many of the Wildebeest cross the Mara River during their annual Great Migration. The lodge is just a short drive from the region where the BBC’s Big Cat Diary was filmed.
There are several prides of Lion which live in the area and game viewing is good year round even outside of the Great Migration. One of the advantages of staying on the Mara North Conservancy is that there are less regulations so guests are able to go on bush walks and experience the thrill of big game viewing on foot.
There are twice daily flights between Wilson Airport in Nairobi and the Masai Mara. The preferred airstrip for guests travelling to the Royal Mara is the Mara North airstrip, which is a 10 minute drive from camp. Private charters are also available, but are generally more expensive. Flights are also available between other Kenyan safari and beach destinations.
The Royal Mara can also be reached by road via the town of Narok. The journey from Nairobi takes over 6 hours. The route is scenic but the road can be bumpy and sections of it are gravel. It is for this reason that it is recommended that guests fly in to the camp.