The house of hearts is a stone lodge. Designed like a traditional Manjatta Maasai House, it’s round shape mirrors the sun and the moon. Long ago the authentic Maasai looked to the sky. They decided that the great creator Enkai shaped the perfect forms into a circle – The circle of life. Therefore, their little boma’s (group of mud manjatta houses) are all round in shape. To honour those manjatta’s our architect decided to re-create a round house.
The House of Hearts is a real family house and gives you the feeling you are at home away from home. Your membership of “the MEC family” is a fact. It contains three luxury bedrooms, with comfortable double beds, each covered with a mosquito net. One client’s review “I slept like a baby”, says enough! In the morning at Oreteti Mara Lodge you hear the special wake up call, the “bush orchestra” with it’s 450 species of birds.
You will love it! And the views from the windows are superb: each overlooking the inner bush and the bush grass.
The “Out of Africa” feeling starts here!
Each bedroom has its own hot shower, toilet and sink. And like a real family home, there is a living room with a comfy couch, two leather “livingstone” chairs and a big family table – ideal for playing games. The cosy library room is perfect for a quiet read of Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa”, the movie was filmed at our neighbours. Or perhaps you need to check your email or charge your mobile phone at the corner desk. Did we mention the nice big porch/veranda at the entrance? Every morning you can sit in one of the four lounge chairs and drink in the view of the sunrise while enjoying a coffee or tea, served by our students.
After one of the many exciting activities you experienced during the day, the outside terrace with four sunbeds waits for you, perfect for an afternoon nap. And in the evening, after dinner, while sitting under a million stars of the universe, the bonfire is lit. Relax in one of the three lounge chairs and the fire will remind you of times long ago. When the brave Maasai warriors – the Morani – kept themselves safe and warm during their nights in the bush.