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A new safari concept will be the luxury retreat that Marriott International will open in 2023 and is located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife conservation landscapes.

When we think of living an experience closer to nature, we imagine silent, dreamy, wild and out of the ordinary hotels. But what if we think of a luxury safari, respecting the wild environment and being immersed in nature?

Near the banks of the famous Talek River, in Africa we find the Masei Mara National Reserve, where we can find abundant wildlife, incredible views and eternal plains. Well, in this spectacular space is a retreat, a new concept of luxury safari, created by Marriot International. It offers an unparalleled setting that will be able to count guests in 2023.

The new accommodation will feature 20 private tents. Among them is a canvas-roofed presidential pavilion and two attached suites that are interconnected. It is more than ideal for families, groups or friends, each with a private terrace overlooking the river. The shared spaces are as follows: a restaurant, a lounge bar, a spa and a large outdoor terrace

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Hu Chen migration site of thousands of wildebeest in Africa

This untamed wilderness provides the opportunity to observe lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos and elephants. Between June and September, the reserve also witnesses the great annual wildebeest migration, a very special time. More than 10 million animals travel a distance of almost 3,000 km from the Serengeti in Tanzania;

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge is a milestone for Marriott International’s growth in Africa. The company is entering the luxury safari segment for the first time. This project responds to the growing desire to enjoy unique experiences that allow them to engage in a deeper connection with the destination. Above all, a more present connection with wild nature is sought. JW Marriott encourages guests to be present in body and mind, an attitude that will allow them to fully enjoy a safari vacation,” says Jerome Briet, general manager of development for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Marriott International.

As a brand rooted in mindfulness, this is a fine retreat best for the mind, body and soul. The JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will offer guests a luxurious backdrop to generate unique lifetime memories where they will connect with nature and wildlife like never before. One of the strengths of this retreat is that it caters to all types of guests; families, solo travelers, groups of friends, couples…Conservation of the region will be one of the essential pillars of JW Marriott Masai Mara.


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Interior – exterior of one of the Luxury Lodges

The artistic natureof its design and architecture is a nod to the captivating surroundings. Kristina Zanic will be in charge of providing sophistication to the interior spaces. Every corner will be a reflection of the exterior location and the surrounding landscape, thus creating harmony with the real world by drawing inspiration from the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. The warm touches of neutral and natural materials will create a warm and homely atmosphere, while the earth-toned color palette will harmonize with the surroundings, inviting guests to connect with nature and focus on their personal well-being.

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Living room of one of the luxury Lodges

During the stay, guests will enjoy an immersive and holistic viewof wellness. At the same time they are fully aware of the environment and the impact their presence has on the field. This is an important fact, conscious travel is already a necessity, and a demand from travelers..

JW Marriott is a clear tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard J.W Marriott, who prioritized his own well-being in order to better care for others. Inspired by his vision of life and grounded in a holistic principle of wellness, JW Marriott properties offer a haven of relaxed design in a way that allows guests to focus on feeling whole – mentally present, physically nourished and spiritually revitalized – through programs and offerings that encourage them to bond and live each moment to the fullest.