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[Expired] [Award Alert] JW Marriott Masai Mara From 108K Points per Night

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There’s been quite a bit of buzz about the JW Marriott Masai Mara in Kenya — and for good reason. As an all-inclusive luxury safari resort, there’s a lot to love about this property. However, the nightly cash rate is not one of them. Luckily for you, we’ve found decent award availability at this exclusive lodge, which means you’ll be living out your African savannah dreams in no time.

Book the JW Marriott Masai Mara With Points

Part of the reason the award space at JW Marriott Masai Mara is so hard to find is because the resort is so incredible. It’s insanely expensive and even its cheapest rooms feature their own whirlpools. Of course, this doesn’t take into account that game drives, meals, and drinks are also included.

We’ve found award availability throughout 2025, though it’s really in March and April that you’ll find the most space. To look for rooms, you’ll want to head to Marriott’s website. You can use the flexible award calendar to check out when awards are available. The latter half of March 2025 and the entirety of April 2025 are showing rooms:

JW Marriott Masai Mara award availablity
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This resort isn’t cheap, ranging between 108,000 and 150,000 points per night. However, Marriott allows all members to score a fifth night free when redeeming rewards. Depending on when you’re going, this can mean you’ll be paying just 450,000 points for a 5-night stay at this resort.

Hot Tip:

Complete your points and miles journey by flying to Africa with your rewards, too!

Considering the cash rate of these rooms is more than $3,000 per night, you’re doing pretty well when it comes to maximizing your rewards:

JW Marriott Masai Mara cash rate
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In this example, you’d be redeeming your 450,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at a rate of 3.54 cents each. Considering that we value Marriott Bonvoy points at just 0.7 cents each, this represents a pretty great value.

How To Earn More Marriott Bonvoy Points

The quickest way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points is via welcome offers and transferring points. There are some quirky rules about how to qualify for a Marriott Bonvoy credit card, so you’ll want to take those into account before applying. Otherwise, here are some great options:

Final Thoughts

This hotel books out almost as soon as award space opens. Even though it’s expensive, you’re still getting amazing value for your points. If you’ve been itching to stay at the incredible new JW Marriott Masai Mara, now’s your chance. Run and book!

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Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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