Mara Bushtops

One of the Masai Mara’s most exclusive camps, Mara Bushtops occupies a hilltop on a private ranch, less than five kilometres to the famous reserve’s main gate. Each of the 12 spacious tents at this camp are as beautifully appointed as any premium hotel room, yet they blend perfectly into the surrounding wilderness.

At the heart of the camp are the reception, lounge and dining areas, plus a generous sundeck with an infinity pool perfect for warm afternoons. There is also a full-service day spa containing fitness facilities and a Jacuzzi. The restaurant overlooks a natural salt lick – a magnet for resident wildlife, and there is also a fire pit, where sundowners or a glass of wine from the well-stocked cellar can be enjoyed.

When you aren’t out exploring the Masai Mara or the camp’s exclusive conservancy by 4WD, there are plenty of other activity options. A walking safari provides close encounters with smaller creatures while a village visit provides insight into Maasai culture and everyday life. It is also possible to tour a local school or go behind-the-scenes to see how Mara Bushtops runs so efficiently.

Location

How to get to Mara Bushtops

Guests can drive from Nairobi to Mara Bushtops – the journey takes around 4.5 hours along sealed and unsealed roads. Flying is the recommended option; various airlines operate scheduled flights (of approximately 35 minutes) from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Keekorok or Siana Springs airstrips, which are both a short drive from camp.

Activities at Mara Bushtops

  • Game drives in the celebrated Masai Mara or on the Bushtops private conservancy
  • Bush walks and night game drives
  • Maasai village visits
  • Local school tours
  • Hot air balloon safaris

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Mara Bushtops Highlights

  • One of the most exclusive camps in the Masai Mara
  • The only camp with its own large natural salt lick
  • Excellent views of the wildebeest during the annual migration
  • Knowledgeable rangers and spotters to ensure the best wildlife viewing opportunities
  • A chance to view the Masai Mara from a hot air balloon

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Kenya Overview

Why should I travel to Kenya?
Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

When is the best time to see wildlife in Kenya?
Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

What is the culture of Kenya?
Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

What is the climate in Kenya?
Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

How to get to Kenya?
The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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