Mara Bushtops (Masai Mara) Kenya
Set amid the Mara Bushtops private Conservancy and bordering the Masai Mara, Mara Bushtops boasts a sensational location.
Perched on top of a hill with a scenic valley to one side, the camp lies just twenty minutes’ drive from the main gate of the National Park and within striking distance of the beautiful Mara River where the famous river crossing of wildebeest and zebras takes place during the migration.
Although in the heart of the wilderness, this Safari paradise is surprisingly accessible, with two nearby airstrips at Siana Springs and Keekorok – just 10 minutes and only a game drive away from the camp – and a choice of direct flights arriving daily from Malindi, Mombasa, Diani or Nairobi.
At Mara Bushtops, you step into a world where nature and contemporary comfort blend into one. Wander through a timeless space where natural wooden decking links the sun-drenched outdoors to cool interiors; where fine furnishings reflect the elegance of African culture; and where your luxury tent affords utter privacy, as close to nature as you can get.
Embracing a philosophy of environmental conservation, Mara Bushtops has been cleverly designed to make the most of natural resources as well as modern amenities. While the camp uses solar power for most of its energy needs, no expense has been spared on the fittings provided in the 12 spacious and fabulously appointed luxury tents, open on three sides to the great outdoors and each with its own special view.
The Leopard suite has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, so it is well suited to family life in the bush. Its sunken lounge is the perfect location for an afternoon siesta, while the hot tub on the deck is perfectly placed to view the salt lick and its attendant wildlife. The suite also has a private fire place, wine wall and mini bar. We can add an additional Childs bed in each bedroom which makes it perfect for a family of up to 6. Mara Bushtops welcomes children of 7 years upwards, and we’re happy to provide an additional bed in your tent.
Each tent has large Comfort beds, delightfully fitted en-suite bathroom with indoor and outside shower, a dining table and writing desk for your personal use. 24 hour butler service is available, allowing guests to dine from a mouth- watering a la carte menu in the privacy of their own tent, and a laundry service is also provided on request. There is also 24 hour power supply.
Perched in a uniquely advantageous position on top of a hill, our inviting reception and lounge area offer guests a cool, quiet corner to enjoy stunning views of the Masai Mara, as well as a sociable gathering place in the evening. Mingling comes easily in this inspirational space, where attractive wooden decking links outside to inside, and our friendly bar provides a refreshing welcome after the heat and excitement of a day’s safari.
No Safari camp is complete without its water hole. And what better time to observe the comings and goings in this wildlife focal point, than over a lavish meal in a superb restaurant? Our dining room and outdoor spacious veranda overlooks a vibrant scene where an abundance of game comes to drink and bathe throughout the day and evening, and any romantic dinner for two in this dreamlike venue is magically enhanced by our very elegant and friendly service. Here you can wet your appetite both for game viewing and fine dining at once, selecting from a choice of sumptuous a la carte dishes while the wildlife provides natural entertainment.
Wine lovers simply mustn’t miss sampling our unique wine cellar, where you’ll find a carefully selected range of world-famous wines kept in optimum climatic condition by ancient carbon refrigeration techniques. Here you can enjoy the wine of your choice with a meal served in the original cellar, for a truly vintage experience. After an invigorating day out in the wilderness, you can return to the peace of our camp and slip away into your own world and gently unwind. Our library offers the chance to immerse yourself in a good book to while away a few hours, or you could steal some precious time for yourself with a pampering hot tub or a massage which you can enjoy in the privacy of your tent.
As the sun sets on the glowing horizon, it’s the perfect time to absorb the unique atmosphere of our camp fire, sipping a delicious Sundowner cocktail in typical Safari style. But being away from it all doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch – we provide easy access to the Internet for our all guests from a convenient point in reception. Plunge into the cool blue waters of our private pool and touch the infinity of the landscape. Where gentle ripples meet the horizon, you can float and dream amid spectacular views, suspended before a vast and seemingly endless backdrop of hazy plains and purple mountains. Dip into pure luxury and dry in the balmy African breeze on our sun-drenched deck, totally refreshed.
Mara Bushtops offers a whole range of activities from walking safaris, bush picnics, walking on the nearby Sekanani Hills, bird-watching, to cultural outings, themed dinners – including a visit to a Boma – and story-telling round the camp fire.
Launch yourself into another world on a Balloon Safari and get a bird’s eye view of the roaming herds criss-crossing the plains below. The package can be booked at camp reception and includes transfers, the flight, a champagne breakfast, your flight certificate and a return transfer to the camp.
Ride in the tracks of the ‘big five’ on an unforgettable Game Drive into the heart of the Masai Mara. Travelling in one of our specially converted 4 x 4’s, either on your own, in a private party, or with a group of other guests, you’ll be in the very best seats for game viewing, while our highly qualified driver-guides will make sure you get some rare glimpses of wildlife that you’ll never forget. You can set off at sunrise for a half- or full day’s drive, or, because we’re situated on our own vast private ranch, you can venture out after dark for a high-adrenalin nocturnal Safari.
Witness one of the Wonders of the World- the Wildebeest Migration, when large herds of wildebeest and zebras migrate across the Masai Mara in a yearly pattern. Watch hippos enjoying a bath in one of the region’s many rivers, catch a glimpse of gazelles feeding, and hear the regular roaring of our resident lions. See giraffes, impalas and topis tasting the salt in our own salt-lick at the water hole. Identify the strange sound of a porcupine, spot up to 450 different bird species – including the Paradise Flycatcher and Purple Grenadier - and snap a photo of a crocodile on the Mara River.
Accommodation Rates:- From $880 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary