The JW Marriott Masai Mara is now open and in full operation. This was just in time as peak safari season in Kenya rolls around for the Great Migration. Located in Masai Mara and built with views along the Talek River, this is an incredible Marriott property. As Marriott’s first venture into the safari space, many were curious about how the property would perform. Especially … [Read more...] about Marriott’s Smallest Hotel in the World is a… JW Marriott?!?
Both this summer and last, I traveled to Africa with the primary intention of going on a safari. The main difference is where I went in Africa. In this article, I am reviewing Masai Mara, Kenya vs. Kruger, South Africa, to determine a better destination for a safari. Both destinations had pros and cons. Of course, they are quite some distance apart geographically, so … [Read more...] about Masai Mara, Kenya vs. Kruger, South Africa: Which is better?
I recently stayed at the JW Marriott Masai Mara, which is not only one of the most excellent safari lodges out there, but Marriott’s first-ever property of the sort (and their smallest property to date). I wrote an excellent review of the JW Marriott Masai Mara just after my visit last month. However, I have had a lot of people reaching out and asking if it was worth … [Read more...] about Is the JW Marriott Masai Mara Worth $3,000+ a Night?
Forrest Gump said “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get,” well so are regional airlines. You truly never know what you are going to get. Leaving Nairobi, we flew Air Kenya into the Safari. I was curious what our experience was going to be like. Overall, from booking to checking in to flying, we had a pleasant experience, which is … [Read more...] about Review: Air Kenya into the Safari
Hakuna Matata, the famous Swahili phrase and popularized saying from the famed Lion King means no worries, and undeniably, at the JW Marriott Masai Mara, it certainly holds true. My recent stay in Southern Kenya was not only marked by excitement but by tranquility and relaxation. Over the five nights I visited the property, I was able to sample all of the services the camp … [Read more...] about JW Marriott Masai Mara Review: Luxury in the Savannah, a Truly Unforgettable Safari