Topi House

Topi House: Information from the owner

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Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 3
Last updated 22-Aug-2017

Main description of Topi House

Your private bush experience begins the minute you land at Ol Kiombo airstrip: even the short drive home to Topi House is an incredible game-viewing opportunity. Designed to be your very own private bush home in the middle of Africa’s greatest ecosystem, Topi House occupies a coveted spot with unrivalled access to the eastern side of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The house has three spacious en-suite bedrooms that are linked by a large veranda running along the front facade. At the far end is the living area, which is made up of an open-plan sitting/dining room complete with an open log fire. Guests can also relax around a campfire near the house, under the stars. Your team will prepare all meals to the usual high standard and will cater for bush picnics or lunches out on the lawn under the shade of the acacia trees. Like Acacia and Mara houses, Topi House is not hosted but comes with a full complement of well-trained and experienced staff at your disposal, including a chef, professional safari guide and house manager to ensure a seamlessly run and personal safari experience. The area, with its rolling hills, is also ideal for bush picnics and sundowners with a view.

Topi House: Facilities

Property facilities Library
Room facilities Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Verandah
Available services Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Laundry Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Safaris, Walks, Cultural Tours

Units at Topi House

Topi House

Topi House

Topi House features 3 spacious en- suite bedrooms, linked by a large veranda running along the front of the house. A comfortable open plan living area comprising of a sitting & dining room, complete with a log fire. A carefully selected location on the border between the Olare Orok Conservancy and Maasai Mara Reserve, offering views of rolling hills into the Mara Reserve.

Activities at Topi House

Bush walks

Bush walks

There is little better than exploring and learning about the bush on foot. At all our Bush Houses, the guides will teach your kids how to touch the earth, soil and leaves and smell the wild fruits and flowers on a vibrant and exciting bush walk around the properties.

Community and cultural visits

Community and cultural visits

The culture of the natural guardians of this land, the Maasai, is both complex and fascinating. Time spent with the local guides in their home communities is a rich and rewarding experience, often the most memorable moment of a safari here.

Game drives

Game drives

Expert guides take you on twice daily game drives. Watch herds of elephants drink at the waterhole or stay with a pride of lion as the cubs play and fight with one another. There is no rush and no preordained schedule – this is safari on your terms. Game drives occur in the general Greater Maasai Mara region. From Topi House you can explore the Maasai Mara Reserve on early morning and evening game drives, and at Mara and Acacia Houses, the drives explore the Mara North Conservancy and surroundings. Our vehicles are either open game-viewing vehicles, or closed vehicles with big windows, high roofs and hatches that open. All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.

Hot Air Ballooning

This is a romantic and evocative way to experience the wilderness of East Africa. Nothing can beat the feeling of gliding silently over the game-filled plains on a balloon safari, as the early-morning sun rises over the horizon.

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