Keekorok Lodge is a luxury safari 5 star lodge whose 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. In front of the safari lodge there is a 300m elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a small bar at one end; this overlooks a dam where resident hippo and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok Hotel and it is not uncommon to see elephant and buffalo on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in. Though there are watchmen on the constant look out! Keekorok meaning abundance in the local Maasai language was constructed in 1962 on a choice 80-acre site inside Masai Mara National Reserve surrounded by an area of permanent springs and lush grassland, habitually teeming with wildlife, much favoured by the local community and hunters in the by-gone days.