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Mara Bushtops
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Yarm, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Just Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Although a long time has passed since our stay in the Mara Bushtops, October 2013, not a day goes by without thinking of the fantastic experience my husband and i had.
The biggest regret was that we could not stay longer than the 4 wonderful nights that we were there. The level of camp luxury and attention given by the pleasant and polite staff was second to none.
This was our first safari experience and i would be lying to say that i was not a little bit apprehensive about being so close to nature. The noise of the animals at night , although extremely close, i actually found more enthralling than frightening. Our first night was disturbed by a resident lion feasting on a zebra kill in a bush adjacent to the tent. For a little bit of reassurance we called the night masai " watchman who responded swiftly and gave us the reassurance that we were safe. What a first night, but it was just a taster of what was to follow over the next few days. The excellent safaris onto the Mara left us wanting for nothing. With the services of the excellent guide , Daniel, and spotter, Joseph we quickly got to see the Big 5.
The camp itself was wonderful, food , drink and service excellent. From the manager , Lawrence to the butler ,Mary, nothing was of too much bother.
A fantastic stay in a wonderful place.......absolutely unforgettable! Here was hoping that the next 3 nights in the Serengeti Bushtops would be as good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bligny-les-Beaune, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

The place to be !!! Zero mistake ! The perfection !!! It is impossible of complaining ! A warmful and lovely lodge ! Say what you desire, they will do it ! They take care of you in order that you spent the unforgettable moment ! It is unbelievable the way they give themselves in order to satisfy you. It is the one best of my trip, I have never done ! I can say, Mara bushtop belongs to my top 3 of the best places. Delighted, delicious, amazing, marvelous, wonderful moment ! Congratulations to the manager and his staff !!!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Mara bushtops is just the bomb!I had the rare opportunity to travel there and in deed i loved every bit of it!Friendly staff,professional guides and spotters,free high speed Wi-Fi both within the camp and in the safari jeep,wonderfully cooked meals,,,,the list is endless!The trip was just awesome!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

After visiting many of the lodges in the Mara, the team at Mara bushtops should be commended. You are running an accumulate lodge and your staff are ultimate professionals. Whislt i had some hesitation with you being outside the park, it was quickly allayed when I saw the abundance of wildlife literally at the door of the lodge. Thanks to Lawrence and Alex and your team. See you back in a few months. (PS Just loved the hot tub and massages!!! No wonder we barely left the lodge!)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Amazing place, amazing people. You have to go!

It was our honeymoon and first safari. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and would consult us every day/evening as to what we would like to try and see. By the end of the trip we had seen the Big 5!

The camp staff were incredibly friendly and made us feel so welcome. The attention to detail was second to none.

We will be going back!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights at the Mara Bushtops and i can only say this was the most wonderful experience we have had and we have both travelled a great deal. The service is second to none, the staff were so friendly and ready to attend your every need. The place is just magical, i suppose it could come down to luck as to who you share the safari jeep with and we were indeed lucky being paired with an older British couple whose company we really enjoyed. Daniel was our Safari guide and Josef was our spotter - they made a great team. Daniel had so much knowledge about the animals and the environment which he would share with us, we left knowing a great deal more than we did when we arrived and all of it fascinating. Josef could spot an animal hiding in the grass or up a tree from a long way away - i have no idea how! We managed to see the big 5 as well as some very impressive scenes unfold before us. A highlight has to be the tough decision of whether or not to "radio in" to camp to ask for your hot tub to be filled after a day out on the safari accompanied by your favourite drink. This really is a magical experience and one which touches your soul in a way nothing else can.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We were speechless by the amazingly organized and beautiful tent that was given to us. The staff is so friendly, that made me sad to leave them.
This reserve is surely one of the most amazing place to visit.
Special thanks to our friend DÁRIO, the camp manager who made our stay even more memorable!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mara Bushtops

Property: Mara Bushtops
Address: C14, Keekorok - Masai Mara Reserve | in front of the largest natural salt lick in the Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mara Bushtops 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The words "exclusive" and "luxurious" are often exaggerations: at Mara Bushtops they fit like a glove. Watching from your own 100 square metre private deck as an abundance of wildlife congregates around the adjacent salt lick is, literally, unforgettable. Having your butler draw your hot tub after a spectacular game drive is heaven while our award-winning safari spa takes Wild Luxury to new heights. Together, these experiences create an oasis of five-star luxury, blending peace with adventure. ... more   less 
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Mara Bushtops Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Bushtops Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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