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Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa

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Mara North Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Formerly Nomadic Encounters)
Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Staffordshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed in Mara Bush house, which is a beautiful 3 bed roomed house which shares a swimming pool with acacia house, both homes are completely separate and private. The house overlooks a watering hole which was wonderful to just sit on the veranda and watch the animals. The staff are so attentive and efficient , a big thank you... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I never would have expected that renting a house - with a full staff! - would be better than staying at a lodge, but with three kids ages 6-11, the Mara Houses were a seriously fantastic experience. Salaash was our incredible guide, and along with showing the kids (and us) the Maasai ways, he kept everyone entertained with outrageous tricks... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I recently traveled to the Mara House with my two sons, my old friend Chris and his two children. Chris and I lived in Kenya when we were 8-12 years old in the 70s so we are not novices at the game viewing experience and East Africa. From the moment we arrived we were blown away by every element of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Three work colleagues and I stayed at Mara and Acacia Bush Houses for a two night weekend break at the beginning of November. What a truly wonderful experience we had. Both houses are luxuriously appointed and are set in what is a perfect location within feet of a watering hole. Our late morning arrival was met with a wide variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

On arriving at the lodges after a long journey we were all totally blown away by the facilities and the views especially the animals around the watering hole just yards away from the terrace. The accomadation was superb with everything you could desire in Kensington London let alone Kenya. The team are made up of some of the kindest and... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mara bush house was such a special experience! A stunning location: beautiful house overlooking a waterhole and surrounded by animals, trees and hills… The house staff are the kindest, loveliest people on earth. The food was great, 3-course meals for lunch and diner, the picknicks out in the bush were excellent as well. Our guide, Martin, was the best!! Every... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Mara Bush Houses is surely Africa at its best, with a stunning location packed with incredible wildlife and the loveliest people on the planet. It's beautiful, memorable, great fun and we were unbelievably well looked after. Thank you!

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a special treat Mara House was. We stayed here with our girls aged 15 and 14 and for the 3 days we were there we felt like royalty. The house is beautiful, overlooking a waterhole and surrounded by hills and trees. The route up to the house is an experience in itself but we loved the fact it seemed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Asilia Mara Bush house was our home away from home. We stayed 2 nights and wanted to stay longer. The 3br house for our family of 4 was spacious and very comfortable. The staff is amazing and provide the most excellent service. Dickson and Duncan were excellent hosts. The other staff were exceptional as well. The chef prepared food... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A week of amazing safari on the Maasai Mara - Our incredible guides, Dickson and Salaash plus or house staff of Duncan, Dickson, Peter, Sawseeney and all the rest made this truly a trip of a life time. Seeing the wildlife of the Mara leaves one speechless, but experiencing these wonderful people was a the best of all. I will... More 

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