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Riverside Lane Off Riverside Drive, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00623 Kenya
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#2 of 177 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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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
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Riverside Lane Off Riverside Drive, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00623 Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport11 kmSee all flights
Olkiombo Airstrip1 kmSee all flights
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lestrewinnard wrote a review Sep 2022
Leatherhead, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent service from very friendly staff - nothing too difficult. Many thanks to Lydia and her staff, especially Joseph our Masai guard who kept us safe! Would be very happy to recommend and return sometime in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear lestrewinnard, 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. 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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Queenamy1107 wrote a review Sep 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina15 contributions2 helpful votes
I cannot say enough good things about Mara Bush Camp. The setting is stunning and very private. The camp is recessed and surrounded by trees with a hippo lake that meanders through but down below so you don't have hippos as tent guests but close enough that they are fun to listen to. We were greeted by Nelson the manager and Wycliffe and immediately felt well taken care of. We arrived later than expected but they graciously let us clean up and had the chef make us a couple of pizzas which we ate in their outdoor picnic area. Meals were all table service and delicious. Our waiter Martin was very accommodating and sweet. The second day we missed our lunch due to lion vs water buffalo drama, but the chef made us a little snack plate with some nuts, chips and sweet Thai chili shrimp and wine. Perfect before dinner. Eduard, our guard and walked us to and from the tent after dark with spear in hand. At night they provided hot water bottles to warm the foot of your bed and in the morning at any time you requested they brought a tray with tea or coffee or hot chocolate along with some cookies and left them just outside the tent door. Better than an alarm wake up. Then breakfast was again served by Martin and off to safari. The tent was well appointed and VERY clean with a great shower. All of your filtered water was in glass carafes decorated with Maasai beadwork. It was pretty and also reduced plastic use. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone. Asante Dana Mara Bush Camp.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Queenamy1107, 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 - certainly for more than a month!
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ALBRIGHT S wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic stay at Mara Bush Camp.My family and I got impressed with so many things over our visit at Mara Bush Camp. Everything was in detail from the warm welcome,the service,cleanliness of the room and a sumptuous meal with special request for the kids. Not forgetting Mr Nelson the camp manager who had some fascinating stories over dinner,making our night stay more memorable. The whole team go above and beyond to cater for tastes/intolerances. We were expertly guided by Simon for the game drives/ safaris,he was very knowledgeable and friendly to us.Many Many thanks to Nelson,Wycliffe,Donald,Chef James,Flavia,Jerom and the entire staff who went beyond their call of duty to offer us the best and we appreciate their professionalism. I would highly recommend Mara Bush Camp and i would definitely come back again and again with friends and Family. Memories are made at Mara Bush Camp!!Chao
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Albryt, 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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Michael P wrote a review Sep 2022
9 contributions3 helpful votes
Perfect location in the middle of Masai Mara National Park! The last day there was a cheetah 200 feet away from the camp's main gate. The service was great and the food was good. On-suite bathroom showers could have used a bit more water pressure, but it was hot and functional.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Michael, 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 the camp and the food. We will address the pressure for the shower with our team. 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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Jody and Peter wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Just spent the best 7 nights at the Mara bush Camp for the third time.Thank you Nelson and Wycliffe and not to forget Donald and the rest of the staff for making this such another magical experience.The beautiful tents by the river surrounded by the tree’s the sound of the river running as you go to sleep was the best.The staff are very friendly and caring.The food is excellent.Thank you for our special sundowner before we left very special.Highly recommended Mara Bush Camp.See you all next year .Peter and Jody
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jody & Peter, 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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Caren S wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent 3 days in Mara bush camp - a very nice place to stay - but certainly the best was having James as a guide, who always put us in perfect position for fabulous photos. He did a great job - unbelievable - we will come again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Caren, 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 James who is a great asset to us. 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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Philipp N wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Mara Bush Camp is the best place I ever stayed. It is beautiful, clean and the most important the people are just lovely. The whole staff is always nice and authentic, I love the place and the people there, espacially Nelson, he is the best. Much love and the best review for the Mara Bush Camp. :) Wish you all the best for the future and I hope I see all again!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Philipp, 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 and the camp. 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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Carol wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This has been one of a kind experience as I visited Mara Bush Camp during the wildebeest migration. I enjoyed the views from my tent, the food with a variety to choose from served by Mr. Peter, the hygiene is excellent, check in and also check out is quite smooth. Special thanks also to Mr. Nelson and Mr. Wycliffe for always making sure I am satisfied. for sure Mara Bush Camp is worth every penny. Highly recommend it and will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Carol, 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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Eglay A wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution4 helpful votes
I got the opportunity to travel to Mara during the Migration, I stayed at Mara Bush Camp, where I enjoyed every bit. From check-in to the room service, food and the views. Special thanks to Mr. Nelson and Wycliffe and Mr. Peter for the top-notch service. I highly recommend Mara Bush Camp.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Eglay, 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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SW19752013 wrote a review Sep 2022
Frankfurt, Germany50 contributions25 helpful votes
It was my second time in Mara Bush Camp, and coming there again was like coming home! I can hardly the beauty and uniqueness of this place, but I try: The accomodations are so very beautiful, the tents are spacy and spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you need and more: As a keen photographer I enjoyed very much the many options for charging. The tents are surrounded by trees and bushes, close to the river, and sitting on the terrace or lying in bed (with a hot water bottle :-)) and listening to the animals around is a magic experience. Although the camp is not fenced, saftey is always taken care of, there is always somebody there to accompany you in the dark if you go out. The staff is so very friendly and caring, this is very exceptional. The food is not good but delicious, and also the breakfast and lunch we took on our game drives were great - always contained fresh fruit juice and many options to choose. Sitting at the fire after dinner gave us the opportunity to reflect the day and exchange with other guests and staff. What made me almost cry was a big surprise the last evening, when Nelson had organized a sun downer in the bush for us, that was so, so lovely! We had so much fun together. This place is not comparable to any other, highly recommended. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear SW19752013, 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Mara Bush Camp
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.