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Luxury Africa Travel To Ngerende Island Lodge Kenya

Offering guests luxury in the Kenyan wilderness, Ngerende Island Lodge is a five-star luxury lodge situated on the Olchoro – Oirogua Conservation Ranch, bordering the northern part of Kenya’s famed Masai Mara game reserve. Located close to the Mara River, the Lodge is surrounded by water on all sides, bar a tiny passage that prevents it from completely becoming an island in the true sense of the word, but this does not take away from the feeling of indulgent isolation and wonder at being away from it all, in a place that is a four-hour drive from Nairobi. The Lodge, however, has its own airstrip offering scheduled flights should visitors prefer a quicker alternative by flying from one of Kenya’s main airports.
[Image credit: Ngerende Island Lodge via Kiwi Collection]

Furnished with contemporary African design throughout, Ngerende Island Lodge caters for a maximum of fourteen guests, and is made up of just seven suites, each built on raised platforms to allow for panoramic views, and a main building housing areas such as the bar and dining room. Balancing the need for modern comforts whilst keeping in mind the need for conservation of the local area, the suites were constructed with canvas and local materials such as the use of gleaming Mahogany wood, which is used on the floors, terraces, and other supporting structures. The Lodge also offers a therapeutic spa, which helps enhance the tranquillity that surrounds the Masai Mara; and gourmet dining, with meals created from fresh local produce.
[Image credits: top, Honeymoon Suite; centre, Spa; 
bottom, Twin Suite – Ngerende Island Lodge]
As to be expected the location of the Lodge provides optimum game viewing from the private terraces of the individual suites, the veranda of the main Lodge, an infinity pool overlooking one of the largest hippo pods in the area or through arranged game drives and walks. However, for guests who want to get even closer to the wildlife, the luxury Africa travel lodge also offers Ngerende in the Wild; a temporary luxury camp comprising two tents with views of the river and two suites with views of the lake in which, at an extra cost, guests can arrange to stay for a night or two complementing their stay at the main Lodge. The Lodge has earned an international reputation in luxury Africa travel that is perfect for honeymooners, and extends their guest services to arranging weddings for couples looking to tie the knot in a magical place. For added privacy the honeymoon suite is situated away from the main lodge and comes with its own Jacuzzi and plunge pool.
[Image credit: Pool at Night – Ngerende Island Lodge]
Whether staying as a family, a couple or looking to host a small conference the team and staff at Ngerende Island Lodge pride themselves on attention to detail in catering to the individual needs of their guests to ensure a memorable luxury Africa travel experience.

Additional details:
Rates are dependent on the season and currently start from around: USD$600 per person per night.
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