There must be many great places on the Mara, but I can't see how any can be better than Topi House.
We stayed with our two daughters aged 14 and 10. Topi House sleeps 6 and would be suitable for any group up to 6 people. It is set in a beautiful Acacia woodland near the top of a rise and is well away from other Mara properties. It is on the edge of the Olare Orok Conservancy. There are views of the Mara through the woodland.
Fred is an amazing guide. We saw all the animals that we wanted because Fred knew where to look. There are too many animal experiences to even begin to list what we saw during October. The best bit was that there were no crowds anywhere. In fact we hardly saw a soul when we were out and about.
We were superbly looked after at Topi House by Nabaala, Leonard and James. Their service was great and the food was always excellent. Breakfast was generally spent with Fred on the Mara. Lunch and dinner were served at Topi House.
The rooms were excellent ... the beds were very comfortable and the rooms had plenty of space and storage. The en-suite Bathrooms were very good too.
Every detail was thought about, from cool, eucalyptus infused face washers that were given to us at the end of the daytime safaris to the warm ones that were presented when we returned in the evening. They put hot water bottles in our beds each evening.
We flew into Ol Kiombo Airstrip and had 40 minute scenic safari to Topi House.
There was no swimming pool, no mobile reception and no Wi-Fi ... it was a perfect opportunity to get away and focus on the stunning beauty of the Mara.
We think it was well worth the investment required.
- 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