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Riverside Lane Off Riverside Drive, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00623 Kenya
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#6 of 176 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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4.9
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4.9
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5.0
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4.8
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Mara Bush Camp is a luxury tended camp and discreetly ‘tucked away’ in a riverine forest on the banks of the seasonal Olare Orok River.The Luxury walk-in tents are equipped with large comfortable beds, mosquito nets, clothes rack, carpet and writing desk. The en-suite bathrooms have a flush toilet and hand washbasin. All tents have been placed far from each other to guarantee complete privacy and have a verandah with sun chairs.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Kid-friendly buffet
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Riverside Lane Off Riverside Drive, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00623 Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport7 miSee all flights
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Ffion T wrote a review Aug 14
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We had a lovely stay, the food was sooo good (especially the packed lunches which were delicious and the best we have ever had), the staff all welcoming and attentive and the rooms beautiful! We saw everything! Thank you so so much we will definitely come again! :)
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear ffiont638, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp and we would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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SLKJTK wrote a review Aug 9
Rochester, Minnesota8 contributions4 helpful votes
We just returned from an amazing 3 days at Mara Bush camp. This camp always feels like home. The camp manager Nelson and all the rest of the staff were amazing. Our guide Koriata was absolutely fabulous. He taught us all about the Maasai culture and was so knowledgable about the land and animals. Mara Bush camp never disappoints, the food, accommodations, and staff were great. I took my parents (in their 70's) and my 17, 19yo children and they all loved it. Definitely a one in a lifetime experience. The sundowner on our last day was so thoughtful and so special. If you are planning a trip to Kenya please call sunworld safaris and stay a the Mara Bush Camp or Private Wing---you won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear SLKJTK, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp and we would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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Goitom_Family wrote a review Aug 9
DC5 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently booked a family safari trip to Kenya and we stayed at Mara Bush Camp for 3 days. We booked our safari tour through Spirit of Kenya and they suggested Mara Bush Camp. We were glad to have stayed at this amazing camp. We stayed at various lodges and camps during our trip ... Lake Naivasha, Amboseli and Tsavo West but our stay at Mara Bush Camp was by far the most memorable and amazing experience. I want to especially recognize the management and staff at Mara Bush camp. Nelson and his team did an amazing job …. the accommodation, food and service was impeccable. The manager (Nelson) checked on every guest and seems to genuinely care about it's guests and wants to make sure our stay was great. The chef all came and checked on us at every meal. The wait staff at the restaurant were top notch. I would give Mara Bush Camp 5 stars and a big thank you to Nelson and and his staff. Thanks again for an amazing experience. We will definitely return and I will recommend Mara Bush Camp to our families and friends.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Goitom Family, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, with a special mention to Nelson, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp and we would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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letsgocamping wrote a review Aug 8
Issaquah, Washington64 contributions32 helpful votes
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Had we known what an amazing camp this was, we would have extended our stay by several days. As it was, our family of 4 only had 2 short nights at this lovely place. - Fantastic location - right by the river, so there are hippos and crocodiles and baboons to be seen at all times. Plus you only have to drive 2 minutes before you're right in the middle of the Mara and all it has to offer. - More luxurious accommodations than I thought were possible in the middle of the wild! Spacious tents in very private surroundings, comfortable beds, hot showers, plenty of fresh water in beautiful glass jars, comfortable front porch seating, surprise hot water bottles to take the chill off your toes in bed each night. Every detail is attended to. - The food! Dining outside each morning and night in the fresh air, friendly service by our personal waiter, food made to order by the exceptional cooks. So special. - First rate hospitality and service by the extremely professional staff. Truly some of the best service I've experienced in my world travels. The staff took time to know our names, chat with us, ask about our lives and our trip. Joseph went to extraordinary lengths to find someone with a specialty charger for our Nikon camera battery. We absolutely plan to be back, and to stay longer next time!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear letsgocamping, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp and we would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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123Mtrip wrote a review Aug 6
London, United Kingdom48 contributions70 helpful votes
Luxury Migration Camp . This is the latest addition to Mara Bush Camp portofolio , only opened about 21 days ago . Staff - Lydia , Joseph , Joshua , Joel , Elias and all the catering team are so delightful to be with . Every aspect from welcome to rooms to catering to entertainment to looking after me when I was feeling poorly one day to entertainment at night to giving their fullest attention EVERY SINGLE time we met was the best hospitality I have encountered in my travel round the world . Location great - in central position so can head all directions within a reasonable time . Property - beautiful setting , modern and set in the bushes to view the nature & game . Game - is on the doorstep . Lion kill zebra literally outside the camp entrance . Resident hippos , crocodiles, birds , baboons keep you busy and engaged. Food - simply delicious with huge variety and volume and catered for vegetarians like me. Our guide - Jeff was free lance but a local Maasai born and brought up in the Mara and knew simply everything and got us the best views . We were a family of 5 and we were well looked after . Will I go Back ? Absolutely!!! Nadin - part of management was a pleasure to talk to and made our visit very enjoyable and imparted us with a lot of local knowledge . Entertainment - drinks , songs , and sharing stories and experiences with other staff and visitors around the camp bonfire every night were something we looked forward to every night !!! Keep it up LMC team . Hasta La vista LMC !! Mil & Jas
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Mil & Jas, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Luxury Migration Camp and we would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime! Thank you for being part of our first guests to our newest camp.
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Kathrin wrote a review Aug 6
Kerns, Switzerland5 contributions
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The camp is just beautifully situated by the river in the forest. The team so warmly - we are family! The food is super fine! Everything well organized! Conversations around the campfire 🔥 really exciting! Tents nice details ! Come back at Christmas ! Thanks to Nelson and team for 6 great days.. Lets Go Africa / Sunworld Safari highly professional! Thank you for the dream trip! Kathrin & Stephan
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Kathrin & Stephan, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, with a special mention to Nelson, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp and we would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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Rachel wrote a review Aug 4
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We recently stayed at Mara Bush Camp, and it was our favourite of the three accommodations on our safari trip. The staff is incredibly friendly, accommodating, and welcoming. The food was delicious and fresh - we loved the option of customizing the ingredients in some of our dishes (our pizza and stir fry, for example). The rooms were very comfortable and clean - we loved having our own private patio for enjoying a morning coffee (which was delivered each day!). If you are planning a visit to the Maasai Mara, Mara Bush Camp is a must-stay! Thank you to all of the staff, especially Nelson and Alfred, for an unforgettable visit!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear rdale17, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp and we would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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tomgilder wrote a review Aug 3
Los Angeles, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
We originally visited the Mara Bush Camp in 2012 and loved it. We returned last week with our adult children, their significant others and our one year old granddaughter. Our experience was even better than in 2012! They camp is in an excellent location, the tents and grounds are very nice and the staff is amazing. Nelson, the camp manager is warm and welcoming, and he has brought together a wonderful staff. Nelson is the first native Kenyan to run the camp, and it is clear he is the right person for the position. From the moment we arrived, Nelson and the staff made us feel at home. The tents are very nice, the food is excellent but the real strength of the camp is the very special staff. From the morning coffee service delivered to our tent each morning to the hot water bottles we discovered in our bed each night, there were always special touches that we have fondly remembered after our departure. Our granddaughter celebrated her first birthday during our visit, and the staff serenaded her with Masai songs and birthday cake. On our last night they treated us to a surprise Sundowner game drive. Our game driver, William, is a member of the Masai community and a university graduate who is warm and incredibly knowledgeable. He led us on fantastic game drives and answered our questions about the Masai culture and traditions. We booked our trip with Sunworld, which is a Kenyan travel agency based in Nairobi. They organized all of our trip details and made the logistics of our trip seamless.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: We highly recommend the Mara Bush Camp
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Dear Tom, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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Ashley B wrote a review Aug 2
Temecula, California1 contribution
If you are planning a trip to the Mara, and you should be, this is the place to stay!!! The whole team, from the manager to the men who walk you to your tents when its dark to the people behind the scenes are wonderful! Our tents were large and comfortable, the showers were great after a dusty game drive. The food was delicious, some meals were buffet and some were served. Their soups and potatoes were especially wonderful. The game drives were prefect, we came with a larger group (17) and we had 4 cars that were very willing to customize our experience to what we were looking for. We saw a leopard our first day and we knew we were going to have an amazing trip! We moved up north after our nights her and realized that the location of Mara Bush Camp is perfect, there are many more animals to see here!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Ashley, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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Dino Z wrote a review Aug 2
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I was at the Mara Bush Camp for 3 nights. I can heartily recommend it, the whole staff there is friendly and want the best for you, you can tell that they do it with and from the heart. Also the location of the camp is perfect. You are close to perfect spots for game viewing. The tents are very luxurious and you easily have everything you need, perfect toilet and shower facilities! Let's talk briefly about the food, I wondered how on earth you can conjure up so blatantly good food in the bush, incredible! So if you are going to the Masai Mara, don't miss the Mara Bush Camp adventure!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dear dinoz75, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team, the camp and the food. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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What are some of the property amenities at Mara Bush Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mara Bush Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mara Bush Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Mara Bush Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Mara Bush Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.