Hugging the brow of a hill in its own private game sanctuary, Mara Bushtops is an exclusive, hotel-style, tented lodge a few kilometres outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve’s busiest gate. Based around the former home of Mara hunting and safari legend Glen Cottar, it features personal butlers and a well-stocked wine cellar.
Our view of Mara Bushtops
While we didn’t stay at Bushtops we can easily imagine doing so for a honeymoon or a special treat. We liked the professionalism of the staff and the old-house dining room, and we loved the beautiful pool and the success they’re having with wild dogs and big cats in their private sanctuary. We were less smitten with the relatively busy location and the slightly disappointing views from what should be a spectacular vantage point on the lounge deck.
Mara Bushtops is unusual in having an uninterrupted view over Siana Group Ranch (photo ©Bushtops)