Mara Bush Houses

You can experience the total freedom of your very own beautiful bush house in the heart of the Masai Mara Conservancies with the ability to set the pace of your safari. Animals stroll right past the front doors of all three of these private sanctuaries.

Mara House, Acacia House and Topi House, are all exceptionally comfortable with a full complement of staff to take care of your every need in your Masai Mara accommodation. Each house accommodates six people in three double rooms, so they are ideal for couples, families and groups. Even better, you have the freedom to personally design your own itinerary. With detailed personal service, home-from-home hospitality and unequalled wildlife expertise, a safari at any of our Mara Bush Houses is a unique and exclusive adventure in the Masai Mara. Children of all ages are welcomed at the Bush Houses and are open year-round. The Great Migration passes Topi House typically late July through November, however, the Migration is accessible from all of the houses.

The Acacia House has 1 double room with ensuite bathroom; one attic room and a double room on the ground floor with a shared bathroom. The Mara House and Topi House have: 3 spacious ensuite   bedrooms each. The Mara and Topi House share a swimming pool. All meals are included here as well as laundry service.

Acacia House
3 bedrooms
An exclusive private house which offers an excellent family safari experience in the Mara North Conservancy Area. Acacia house consists of 2 spacious double en suite bedrooms with a third attic non en suite bedroom suitable for children. It offers a 24-hour security, complimentary Internet access and a shared pool with Mara House.

Mara House
3 bedrooms
Mara House features 3 spacious en suite bedrooms, with a large and comfortable sitting & dining area complete with a fireplace, and a smaller den or office with a television and DVD player.

Shared swimming pool with Acacia House, and Wi-fi internet access (bring your own laptop). Located in the north of the Mara North Conservancy, Mara House overlooks the famous Ol Chorro waterhole and is 5 minutes’ walk from its neighbor – Acacia House.

Topi House
3 bedrooms
Topi House features 3 spacious en- suite bedrooms, linked by a large veranda running along the front of the house. A comfortable open plan living area comprising of a sitting & dining room, complete with a log fire. A carefully selected location on the border between the Olare Orok Conservancy and Maasai Mara Reserve, offering views of rolling hills into the Mara Reserve.

 

Game drives
Expert guides take you twice daily for game drives, in the mornings at 06h30 and in the late after afternoon from 16h30. Watch herds of elephants drink at the waterhole or stay with a pride of lion as the cubs play and fight with one another. There is no rush and no preordained schedule – this is safari on your terms. Vehicles are either open game-viewing vehicles, or closed vehicles with big windows, high roofs and hatches that open. All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.

Night Drives (Mara & Acacia Houses)
With specially adapted safari vehicles and our guides lifetime knowledge; the plains, valley, rivers and hills of the Maasai Mara are explored. The optional night game drives gives you the opportunity to see the animals in their natural habitat at night.

Walking safari
A guided walking safari is a must - this is a once in a life time opportunity to really experience the bush. Guides will impart knowledge that has been passed on from generation to generation within local tribes. An encounter with the bush like no other.

Cultural visits
The culture of the natural guardians of this land is both complex and fascinating. There are few that would deny they are one of the best-known tribes in Africa and it is with good reason that does not purely stem from the game rich plains they roam. The concept of encouraging our guests to experience this wilderness and its people on their own terms very much extends to exploring the world beyond the animals and the scenery. Time spent with your guide and his community is often the most rewarding aspect of a visit to this world and we believe it is the best way to take as much or as little from their culture as you would like.

We visit only villages, communities and trading centers that are part of our team’s home life. The results are that you are well received and made to feel very welcome as you explore this extraordinary culture and they get to know a little about you.

Photographic vehicle (Mara & Acacia Houses)
Calling all passionate photographers! Join us for a photographic safari experience in our specialized photography vehicles. The vehicles have drop-down sides for photographers to capture low, eye-level photographs. Beanbags, foam camera rests, power points, fridges and 360º swivel seats promise to make your wildlife photography experience a dream! (Additional cost).

Hot air ballooning (Topi House)
This is a romantic and evocative way to experience the wilderness of East Africa. Nothing can beat the feeling of gliding silently over the game-filled plains on a balloon safari, as the early-morning sun rises over the horizon. (At an additional cost).
 

 

Take your family on an East African adventure they’ll always remember – an Asilia family safari in the Maasai Mara followed by the white sands of tropical Zanzibar Island.

Spend time at the Mara Bush Houses, all fully catered and with private game viewing vehicles so you can come and go as you please. Expert guides Fred, Saalash and Dickson are all family men themselves and have an infinite knowledge of the plains. Let them teach your children the magic of the African bush with our specially adapted Asilia Kids program and fascinate them with bushwise facts, traditional games, local folklore and stories of life in the wild. On Zanzibar Island, stay at Matemwe Beach House and discover the marine life of the Indian Ocean. With snorkeling, kayaking and boating excursions only a stone’s throw away, even the most energetic of children will be kept entertained.

DAYS 1 – 4
Mara Bush Houses, Greater Maasai Mara

Welcome to your home from home in the bush! Game drive through the hills, valleys and plains of the Greater Mara area and investigate footprints, discover the sounds and smells of the bush, and visit a school where your children can make pen-pals and learn of the local traditions. Experience total freedom in your own bush house in the heart of the Masai Mara Conservancies. Animals stroll right past the front doors of all three of these private sanctuaries, and you have total freedom to set the pace of your own safari escape.

Mara House, Acacia House and Topi House, are all exceptionally comfortable – although there is no resident host, a full complement of staff takes care of your every need in our Masai Mara accommodation. Each house accommodates six people in three double rooms, so they are ideal for couples, families and groups. Even better, you have the freedom to personally design your own itinerary. With detailed personal service, home-from-home hospitality and unequalled wildlife expertise, a safari at any of our Mara Bush Houses is a unique and exclusive adventure in the Masai Mara.

Activities:
Game drives
Asilia Kids program

DAYS 5 – 8
Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar Island

Stay at Matemwe Beach House, the perfect escape for families looking for a private slice of the beautiful Zanzibari coast. With the waters of the Indian Ocean only a few steps away, there is a host of activities to keep the kids busy, and kayaking, snorkeling, boating and fishing trips are easily arranged. Only five steps from the white sands of Matemwe Beach in its own walled garden is one of Zanzibar’s most exclusive houses, Matemwe Beach House. This traditional three-room residence is the perfect escape for families or groups looking for a private slice of Zanzibar’s beautiful coastline.

The warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean are on your doorstep, which means snorkeling, kayaking, boat trips and diving excursions are easy to arrange – although you may find lazy days relaxing in the private swimming pool and soaking up the tranquil surroundings equally appealing. A team of staff – including a private chef and butler – is dedicated to looking after your every need, so you have the freedom to relax completely.

Activities:
Diving & snorkeling
Traditional sailing & fishing
Cultural & community visits

DAY 9
Your last day at Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar Island

Depending on your arrangements, spend a last morning on the white sands of Matemwe beach before transferring to the airport for the next stage of your journey.

Please inquire for availability and rates.

For more information on:
Mara House click HERE
Topi House click HERE 
Acacia House click HERE

 

For a virtual tour of Topi House click HERE

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Special: 

Dynamic Discount for 2020
Pay Low Season Rates + 25% + off!
Valid through Dec 31, 2020

Gold Discount for 2021
Stay 3 nights or more for 25% off
Valid Jan 1-May 31, 2021

Plus, Kids stay Free (under 18)

No Single Supplement

A huge thank you to our Health Care Heroes from all over the world! Pay Resident rates -- approx 70% off normal rates. * Valid until May 31, 2021. Park fees are additional. New bookings only.