Topi House was our first stop on our safari and was the perfect introduction to the bush. The house is lovely and in a perfect setting. Sitting on the verandah in the afternoon, we watched the giraffes poking above the trees, the baboons moving through the grass, wildebeest, zebras and gazelles grazing and topi everywhere. Our bedroom was very comfortable and well equipped. We never ran out of hot water or lacked anything. Leonard's meals were delicious. The table was always beautifully set, even the picnic breakfasts were over the top. And where else will Nabalaa and his buddies dance and sing for you!!! It was wonderful! And we can't say enough about Salaash, our fabulous guide. Each day was an adventure that we thought could not be topped, but then there was the next day. We saw incredible game and he made sure that we had the opportunity to just sit and watch, mesmerized by the experience. At lunch and after dinner each day, Salaash sat with us and guided us in planning our next drive. His knowledge of the animals and their habits was so impressive. Breakfast with the Hippos, finding the leopard, laughing over the lion who had gorged himself to obvious discomfort, waking to tea and cookies, the hotwater bottle that kept my feet warm, sitting and talking around the fire in a Maasi home, seeing and being close to more animals than we ever dreamed - so many special memories. And the warmth and hospitality of everyone made our stay perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine your own house in the bush, right in the very heart of one of Africa’s most famous and game rich areas. A bush house, ideal for a couple, family or group, where the wildlife comes right to your front door and you decide how you would like to pass your day. The private Mara Bush Houses, formerly known as the Nomadic Encounters Bush Homes, are located in the very best locations of the Masai Mara ecosystem and benefit from three generations of experience in this area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve