Mara Bush Camp & Private Wing

Mara Bush Camp & Private Wing are located in the heart of the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, surrounded by some of the best big cat sightings you will come across.  A large hippo pool is part of the Camp’s main & most delightful features!

The vast open grasslands of the Masai Mara are home to high densities of both resident and transient populations of game including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, hyena and over 450 species of bird, the Masai Mara provides unrivaled game viewing throughout the year.

Mara Bush Camp is discreetly ‘tucked away’ in a riverine forest on the banks of the seasonal Olare Orok rivers.  The guest areas include a comfortable lounge & bar tent as well as a dining tent where freshly prepared meals are served. 

Our Cozy lounge / bar
This spacious Lounge/Bar Tent with a hand crafted bar and cozy sofa sets, serve as a meeting point, where guests can relax and enjoy a cocktail and exchange the day’s experiences before moving on to the adjacent dining tent for a delicious meal. Picnic meals are readily available for all those who prefer to stay out in the bush all day long.

A unique little gift shop in this lounge offers lovely souvenirs and giveaways for travelers looking for something different to take home. The gift shop supports products locally made, organic or from self-help women projects.

Dining Experience
The spacious Dining Tent is the mealtime highlight where carefully prepared meals are displayed in a colorful array of soups, salads, vegetarian & meat dishes and divine desserts.   Our head chef with his expertise in both international and African dishes will cook scrumptious meals throughout your stay for you. Our little organic vegetable garden adds to the flavors of healthy and home cooked meals! Meals at Mara Bush Camp are generally served buffet style, however, with less than 06 clients, they are pre-plated.

We offer “outdoor dining”, weather permitting, preferably under the shade of our cooling river trees. The main mess tent is used for indoor dining for all other occasions. On a clear night, you will encounter thousands of stars in the romantically lit camp setting.

Photographers Lounge
Mara Bush Camp is a heaven to photographers, not only because of its fantastic location but also because of a cozy photo lounge which provides photographers with working tables with fixed charging point for their equipment.  This is the ideal meeting point for photographers to exchange ideas and share their expertise regarding the world of photography. A projector and screen is available for photo workshops.

Camp Fire
Our camp fire is probably the most liked hang out place in the evenings. Set under the stars on comfortable canvas chairs, reminisce the day and the impressions on wildlife & nature. Share stories of all that you experienced whilst enjoying a cold drink and hot / cold canapés.

Guest Tents (10 Units)
We have luxury guest tents that are spacious, tastefully decorated with hand-made furniture! All are river facing, raised on stilts and have natural vegetation and grass fences around them, for privacy.

All tents are raised on stilts and have been placed far enough apart to guarantee complete tranquility.  Each is furnished with a comfortable four poster bed, mosquito net, en-suite bathrooms with hot/cold water shower & flushing toilet, clothes rack, storage chest, writing desk & private veranda.



Family Tent (2 units)
Our luxury family tents are larger than the guest tents, to accommodate families or a group of friends (maximum 4 adults), comfortably. They are spacious, tastefully decorated with hand-made furniture! All are river facing and have natural vegetation and grass fences around them, for privacy. 



Bush Wing (5 units)
Mara Bush Camp “Bush Wing” is the more budget friendly part of Mara Bush Camp. With only 5, slightly smaller, more simply furnished tents, the Bush Wing is for guests who want to enjoy the fantastic location and all facilities of Mara Bush Camp but spend a little less. The tents are much closer to each other and offer less privacy.  Four tents are river facing and one tent is located within croton bushes and under the shade of trees.



All the tents have the following set up:
One Twin tent with 02 single beds
Three Triple tents with 01 King size Double and 01 single bed
One Single tent with 01 single bed

Each Tent has the following amenities:
Mosquito netting on tents and beds
24 hr Solar power Electricty & Backup Generator
Charging Sockets
24 hour Complimentary Wifi
Small writing desk & luggage rack
Verandah with deck chairs and table
All other amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand wash.

Game Drives
Custom built 4x4 safari vehicles are stationed at the camp and can be booked during your stay on exclusive use, with an experienced professional driver guide. All our driver guides are certified by the Kenya Professional Guides Association and are very knowledgeable in flora & fauna of the Mara. 



Balloon Safari
This is a wonderful way to experience the magnificent landscape and amazing wildlife from an Ariel view. A true highlight of every Safari in East Africa! We are glad to book and organize for you a memorable Balloon Safari with the most professional guides.  The Balloon crew will pick you up as early as 5 am in the morning for a drive to the starting point of the Balloon ride. Enjoy a one hour ride in the air above the amazing Savanna with your experienced Balloon Pilot. A sumptuous Champagne breakfast awaits you upon landing to crown the memorable experience.
The booking should be made at least 01 day in advance with our manager.



Sundowner
During your afternoon/ evening game drive you will discover a table & camping chairs set up at the nearby river/hippo pools. This is a private arrangement, especially for you! Choose your sun downer from a selection of spirits, house wine, beer and soft drinks. Get spoilt with homemade canapés while watching the sun go down over African plains and hippos huddle right in front of you… listen to the sounds of the night setting in.



Private Bush Dinner
The most romantic idea (weather per-mitting) is to have a dinner for 2 under the stars. It is perfect for honeymooners or anyone who wants more than the usual privacy. A table, away from the main dining mess tent is set up surrounded by trees and bushes, lanterns are placed to add to the romantic set-up, just for you and your partner. Your personal waiter will serve you a 4 course delicious barbecued style meal with a bottle of wine (red /white) as well as unlimited soft drinks are available with compliments of the house.



Bush Walk
Have you ever thought of exploring the African bush on foot? Our Walking Team (accompanied by an armed ranger) will be happy to guide you through this walking safari outside the reserve. Look out for the small five, plants, learn how to identify animal tracks and differentiate the droppings of Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra and other wildlife.   

Take the challenge a notch higher and identify the bones and skeletons you may come across whilst enjoying the endless panoramic view of the savanna grasslands ahead. Walks are available both in morning or afternoon. Duration is between 2-3 hours (or to your liking also shorter).



Children Activities
An exciting adventure awaits the young ones at Mara Bush Camp and Private Wing with various activities conducted by our Maasai guide and our Camp Manager. The children will have a rare opportunity to learn the Maasai ways of life and their daily chores such as cooking African food, the art of stringing real Maasai beads, playing typical board games, listening to African stories, reading Children story books available in both English & German as well as playing with African toys. Parents are encouraged to discuss the activities beforehand with our Camp Manager.



Private Hippo Pool Breakfast
Enjoy an exclusive & scrumptious breakfast on our hippo deck whilst watching a large family of hippo bathe in the river and bask in the sun.  Fresh fruit, juice, cereal, eggs to your liking and a glass of sparkling wine as well as anything else you desire during your breakfast. Our chef and your waiter will fulfill any wish you have.  This is one of the most relaxing ways of game viewing whilst enjoying a delicious meal in the morning sun!
Available at Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing only.

Ol Malaika Home
The Trust is located right on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the little town of Sekenani.  The Olmalaika Home - is a safe haven for girls under the age of 12 yrs all the way down to newborns that have endured trauma in their lives, such as  female genital mutilation, childhood marriage, rape, incest, assault, abuse, abandonment, etc.

The Trust not only provides a safe and loving home where they can find healing, but also enable them to get their education.  On weekends and holidays you can visit the home and spend time with the girls, listen to them sing and dance, participate in a typical "day of the girl child" where you might wash clothes in the river, make chapatis, drink some tea made over the fire in their traditional manyatta or simply allow them to teach you how to make a beaded bracelet to take home.  On weekdays when they are in school, you can visit the home and meet the staff, play or feed the babies, hear about the girls stories and  possibly sample some fresh fruit or vegetable from their garden. 

The Trust is dependent on donations, but are working on becoming self sustaining by harvesting and selling honey from their own hives and thru the Olmalaika Trust Days for Girls Enterprise -  where the staff make fabric reusable menstrual kits. Each kit that is purchased is given to school girls in Kenya so that no girl will miss school because of her period.

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