Luxury spa opens in Kenya’s Masai Mara

Luxury spa opens in Kenya’s Masai Mara

The Masai Mara’s newest luxury boutique lodge, Ngerende Island Lodge, has opened a traditional Masai thatch hut spa.  Offering indulgent pampering through a range of therapeutic massages and treatments, the stilted hut offers excellent holistic treatments in beautifully wild scenery.

Two local in-house masseuses, trained by Thai teachers in Nairobi, offer the treatments which can be taken individually or in pairs, overlooking the Mara River proximate which is a regular spot for hippos and crocodiles basking in the midday sun.


Ngerende Island Lodge, which opened in Autumn 2008, is a luxurious lodge which offers a new levels of comfort and luxury not available on the Mara before.  The boutique lodge, situated right on the Mara River, has just seven contemporary and comfortable suites, including a honeymoon suite.  The lodge is well positioned to see some of Africa’s most interesting animals, such as the hippos which bathe in front of the lodge and the protected white rhinos.



Each elegant suite has stylish polished mahogany flooring and is extremely spacious, has an open plan sleeping and living area, complete with fireplace and a bathroom provided with a massage shower and an open air bath.  Rooms also come with a personal butler, who is on call at all times.


Negrende’s ‘Big Five’ treatments include:


Safari Soother

The holistic treatment begins with a full body exfoliation followed by a deep aromatherapy back massage. Essential oils products are then applied generously all over. Guests are wrapped and treated to a scalp massage to de-stress. Finish with a facial aromatherapy massage using Rose and Sandalwood oil.

Treatment takes 90 minutes. Kshs 6,000 (£50)


Sensual Africa

This luxurious treatment relieves muscular aches and pains for guests and is ideal for sleep rejuvenation. A full body exfoliation, followed by warmed oil is massaged into the guest’s body paying particular attention to the neck and back.

Treatment takes 90 minutes. Kshs 7,500 (£63)


Ngerende Restorer

This holistic treatment is designed to restore and re-balance the guest’s body’s energy. A full body exfoliation is followed by a feather-light crystal massage sequence which works in synergy with the meridian lines of the body. This soothing treatment evokes feelings of peace and contentment. A head and facial massage completes the final stage of relaxation.

Treatment takes 90 minutes. Kshs 6,000 (£50)


Indulgent Mara

The holistic treatment begins with a full face and body exfoliation. This powerful anti-oxidant face and body massage, conditions and hydrates the skin whilst working rhythmically into tired muscles or sluggish lymphs using massage techniques. Choose between warming cinnamon and ginger balm, that stimulates circulation and works deep into stiff muscles.

Treatment takes 90 minutes. Kshs 7,500 (£63)


Ngerende Teaser

This wonderfully indulgent combination of exfoliation, body and scalp massage leaves you feeling relaxed, soothed and nourished.

Treatment takes 90 minutes. Kshs 7,000 (£59)



Prices at Ngerende Island Lodge start from £325pp per night.  A three night package including internal Kenyan flights starts from £950pp and includes:

·      Return domestic flights to Ngerende Island Lodge

·      Full board accommodation

·      Airport and airstrip transfers

·      House wine, soft drinks, local beers

·      Refreshments on game drives

·      Two extended game drives per day in the Lodge vehicles

·      Bush breakfast / lunch / dinner weather permitting

·      Sundowners

·      Guided bush walks accompanied by our resident Masai Naturalist

·      Game viewing at Olchoro Conservancy

·      A visit to the Masai village (entrance fee extra)

·      Half hour free massage per stay.


Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.