Keekorok Lodge was opened in 1965 and lies at the southern end of Maasai Mara Reserve. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go for a game drive. Keekorok’s charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials. Sand stone, cedar wood and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. A 300m walkway meanders through the riverine forest in front of Keekorok with a small bar at one end overlooking a dam where the resident hippo, if he is not on walk about finds his observers as fascinating as they find him.