Bordering the famous Masai Mara game reserve, Ngerende Island Lodge is a place where one can easily lose their heart to Africa. Its massive plains, delicate fauna, and wide-open skies seem to embrace you from the second you arrive - wondering where on earth you've been all this time.
Out from this seemingly untamed place comes a lodge that treads lightly on local soil. A place that, although directly in touch with nature, offers a staggering array of life's little (and large) luxuries.
Just seven canvas and mahogany suites sit near the Mara River: built in tune with local materials, yet set in a contemporary fashion. Fireplaces, outdoor baths, flush toilets and twin wash basins allow safari-happy guests a place to retreat should the wilds of Africa become too ... wild.
The real event here is Olchoro's 17,400-acre conservancy where game drives and bush walks lead to rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, cheetah, and most every other African species you've ever dreamt of meeting outside a zoo. If you're packing a meager point-and-shoot camera, you're going to want to inquire about an SLR at your local camera shop prior to departure.