This is my second trip to the Maasai Mara. We stayed in the Mara Bush camp last year, and we were very happy with our experience there. We enjoyed the Little Mara Bush Camp just as well!!
The camp was absolutely beautiful. The tents are larger and on raised platforms. The bedding was comfortable bedding as were bathroom facilities. The tents have a large balcony as well! We watched the hippos returning to the river from their overnight grazing while we took the morning coffee delivered to our room. During the day, there is a pavilion that you can watch the hippos sunning and sleeping. We went there after lunch to relax and play cards. Just magical.
The food was fantastic, and was very fresh and healthy. Can you share the recipe for the lentils, please? Delicious. The desserts were amazing, and there was a different dessert every lunch and dinner. The packed breakfast that we ate on the game drive was very good as well.
But honestly, what made the camp so great was the people there. The manager, Michaela, was so much fun, and enjoyed meeting everyone at the camp and talking with us. After dinner, at the campfire, she told great stories of the animals that surrounded us. She made us feel like we were visiting a family friend at her camp!
The Maasai Warriors escorted us around the camp at night, and we felt very safe. In the morning, they told us what animals they saw walking through the camp at night, and it was very clear they were watching all night long.
I wish I could give them a higher score than 5. The camp and the people working there are just wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Little Mara Bush Camp boasts one of the best and most spectacular locations in the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. It is located on the banks of the seasonal Olare Orok River, overlooking a large hippo pool with over 40 hippos at any given time. It is only a 05 minutes drive from Ol Kiombo Airstrip. River crossings during the July to October Migration period are only a short drive away from the camp. With only 8 luxury tents on wooden platforms, Little Mara Bush Camp offers the desired exclusivity for guests who are looking for maximum privacy. Join us in the Bar / Lounge where an array of classic cocktails and sundowners await you. You will find a charging station for your camera batteries and laptops in the Photo Lounge. All 08 Guest Tents (2 are family rooms) are designed with great attention to detail and overlooking the river. The remaining 04 tents are set in the shady Croton Bush Forest. Mahogany furniture and luxurious soft furnishings give it the desired comfort of a luxury Camp with a “bush feeling”. The tents are designed to give you ample space, with a bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a wooden, private veranda / deck with lounge chairs, a writing desk, bathrobes & slippers. Little Mara offers beautiful walk ways with little bridges and a well thought out central fire place to remind you of 'the Out of Africa' atmosphere. One of the most stunning features is the “The Private Hippo Pool” where one can enjoy a cool drink, overlooking Hippos basking in the sun uninterrupted & playing in the river. Little Mara Bush Camp is not fenced and wildlife roams freely. Enjoy nature uninterrupted at this fantastic and most luxurious, very personalized camp. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Little Mara Bush Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve