Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 13
Last updated 21-Nov-2016

Main description of Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops: Facilities

Property facilities Spa
Room facilities Complementary Wi-Fi, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Internet, Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Available services Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours)
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Massages, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks, Animal Encounters, Wine Tasting

Activities at Mara Bushtops

Game Drives

Game Drives

Every day in the Masai Mara is different. Each of our game drives is an adventure into the unknown. We recommend staying with us for at least four days (three nights) to ensure you absorb as much game viewing as you can, balanced with relaxation in camp.

We’d love to guarantee you’ll see the big five. We’re confident you will spot lions, buffalo and elephants, often in great numbers. Leopards and rhino can be shy, but we do all in our power to seek them out. The secret is to make sure you take part in at least one early morning game drive, one full day game drive and an evening game drive (a night drive is a bonus!). The knowledge of our rangers and the sharp eyes of Masai spotters will do the rest.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Hot Air Balloon Safari

One of the unusual aspects of Mara Bushtops and owning our own conservancy is being able to arrange night game drives. When the sun sets, nature shuffles its deck, revealing new players and dramas under the moonlit skies of the Masai Mara.

The lights of our 4x4s may pick out the eyes of a spring hare bounding like a kangaroo, or the loping figure of a hunter bearing down on a herd of impala. A night game drive is a wonderful opportunity to spot the best of Kenya’s wildlife – perhaps a lion, leopard or buffalo, a silver backed jackal, hyena or banded mongoose.

Masai spotters and unique night game drive technology
Masai spotters know where to look and seem able to see in the dark, aided by night torches. Our specially converted car is equipped with a heat-seeking night-vision camera, known as a ‘flir’, whose infra-red images are relayed to screens on the seatbacks ahead of you. This adds a new, unexpected dimension to game viewing – and another way in which we aim to surprise and delight our guests.

Night game drive

Night game drive

One of the unusual aspects of Mara Bushtops and owning our own conservancy is being able to arrange night game drives. When the sun sets, nature shuffles its deck, revealing new players and dramas under the moonlit skies of the Masai Mara.

The lights of our 4x4s may pick out the eyes of a spring hare bounding like a kangaroo, or the loping figure of a hunter bearing down on a herd of impala. A night game drive is a wonderful opportunity to spot the best of Kenya’s wildlife – perhaps a lion, leopard or buffalo, a silver backed jackal, hyena or banded mongoose.

Masai spotters and unique night game drive technology
Masai spotters know where to look and seem able to see in the dark, aided by night torches. Our specially converted car is equipped with a heat-seeking night-vision camera, known as a ‘flir’, whose infra-red images are relayed to screens on the seatbacks ahead of you. This adds a new, unexpected dimension to game viewing – and another way in which we aim to surprise and delight our guests.

Walking safari and more

Walking safari and more

It doesn’t matter how long you stay, it will never feel long enough! That’s because when you are not ranging across the Masai Mara or the Conservancy on one of our 4 x 4s, there is always a choice of activities.

A walking safari and bush breakfast is always fascinating, but you may prefer a break from the wildlife. A tour of a local school provides an education (we’re never too old to learn), whilst visiting a traditional Masai village showcases just how different yet similar we all are. We can lay on a Masai archery demonstration (children of all ages love taking part!), or give you a tour into how the camp runs sustainably and efficiently.

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