- Chidozie Uzoezie
Accor Expands in Africa with First Mantis in Masai Mara, Kenya
Accor Hotels is expanding its footprint in Africa with the opening of the first Mantis property in Kenya - Mantis Masai Mara Eco-Lodge, set to open in 2024.
The Mantis Masai Mara Eco-Lodge will become a highlight property for the brand and the group, offering direct access to the Mara-Seregenti game reserve: the ideal location for unique safari experiences.
Accor Hotels is partnering with Rakam Investment Ltd, a limited company engaged in investment, focusing on real estate since its inception in 2016, and which has developed commercial and residential properties in the Greater Nairobi Metropolitan Area. Mantis Masai Mara Eco-Lodge will be strategically located in the Enonkishu Conservancy, on the Northern boundary of the Mara-Serengeti game reserve, and will feature 20 tented suites, one restaurant and bar, events space, a sauna and a wellness facility.
At Mantis Masai Mara Eco-Lodge, guests will be immersed in an environment celebrating conservation, locality and sustainability, with activities varying from educational talks about the Masai people and the history of the land or evening ‘story-telling’ around the boma. Once open, the lodge will be ready to welcome Safari enthusiasts, offering them the opportunity to discover wildlife in their environment as well as nature lovers, whom enjoy stargazing at night, birding or photographic tours, all of which will be available at the property.
The lodge will feature meeting facilities, catering to small board and executive meetings, as well as dedicated outdoor event areas, which can cater to weddings, social events and outdoor events for special occasions. In addition, leisure and recreational facilities will be available for guests to enjoy, including a small curio shop for guest to purchase basic amenities, Kenyan art, and designer items.
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties in 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 hotel brands. It currently operates 156 properties in Africa with 84 properties in the pipeline.