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Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing

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Riverside Lane Off Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve 00623 Nairobi Kenya
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#16 of 171 Speciality lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The Mara Bush Camp - private wing boasts one of the best and most spectacular locations in the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. It is located on the banks of the seasonal Olare Orok River, overlooking a large hippo pool with over 40 hippos at any given time. It is only a 05 minutes drive from Ol Kiombo Airstrip. River crossings during the July to October Migration period are only a short drive away from the camp.With only 12 luxury tents on wooden platforms, Mara Bush Camp - private wing offers the desired exclusivity for guests who are looking for maximum privacy. Join us in the Bar / Lounge where you can sample our classic cocktails, fresh juices and mocktails. You will find a charging station for your camera batteries and laptops in the Photo Lounge. All 08 River Tents (2 are family rooms) are designed with great attention to detail and overlooking the river. The remaining 04 tents are set in the shady Croton Bush Forest. The tents are designed to give you ample space, with a bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a wooden, private verandah / deck with lounge chairs, a writing desk, bathrobes & slippers. The camp offers beautiful walk ways with little bridges and a well thought out central fire place to give you that special ' Out of Africa' feel. It is a cozy place to unwind and enjoy a drink while listening to the safari stories of other guests. Mara Bush Camp - Private wing is not fenced and wildlife roams freely. Enjoy nature uninterrupted at this unique intimate luxury camp.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Couples massage
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
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Bathrobes
Private balcony
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Complimentary toiletries
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Family rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian

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Riverside Lane Off Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve 00623 Nairobi Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport12 kmSee all flights
Olkiombo Airstrip1 kmSee all flights
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ketul d wrote a review Yesterday
London
An amazing camp right on the river. We had a fantastic time and one of the best holidays in the Masai Mara. The camp Manager Bernard, his assistant Stanley, our waiter Collins and all the staff were absolutely wonderful and took marvelous care of us. Our guide, James Selel, made the trip exceptional. We throughly enjoyed our stay at The Mara Bush Camp Private wing, and look forward to visiting the camp again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Ketul, We thank you for your time to post your valuable comment based on your experience of your recent visit at Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing. Your review has been received with gratitude by both staff and management of Mara Bush Camp Private Wing. We look forward to welcoming you again in very near future. Kindly pass our warm regards to your family, from Bernard and team.
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Sandra M wrote a review 6 Jul
Our stay at Mara Bush Camp Private Wing was spectacular! Everything was wonderful, the service, food, games drives, tent. We immensely enjoyed our time there. Lenny was an awesome guide. We saw lots of wildlife, including the elusive leopard, Slitnose. On our last morning drive we had asked to look for elephants. We got our wish with an up close view of a stampede of elephants moving toward the bush. When we returned for breakfast we were surprised with a beautiful breakfast set up on the deck with a view of the river. It was amazing. Joseph and company were exceptional. We will definitely return for another visit.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear sandramL5814SK, 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. Game viewing is always such a delight every time and we are so pleased your wishes were fulfilled. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp Private Wing and we cannot wait for your return.
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Himi wrote a review Jun 2021
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Mara bush camp- Private wing is an amazing place to spend your time with family or friends, great attention to details, serene private fully equipped tents with a spectacular view of the river with hippos and crocodiles. The staff are very friendly, made me feel like home and great services provided by Joseph, Safari, Collins and Washington. The food is just out of the world, we were vegetarians, Chef Jackson prepared all meals to our liking and choice, he always suprised us with something new to try that we all loved! The Game drive experience was one to remember for a lifetime Thanks to Lenny , very knowledgeable and experienced guide, The picnic bush breakfast was a memorable one, very friendly took care of us like family. I would surely reccomend Mara bush camp Private wing for your trip, be it a family, friends or couples trip.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Always carry a mosquito repellent and extra pairs of warm clothes. it can get quite cold early in...
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Responded 18 Jun 2021
Dear GrandTour727588. 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 Private Wing.
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IgnacioSanchez007 wrote a review May 2021
Hong Kong, China
Even behind his protocol mask, Manager Joseph's expression, evident through his eyes, clearly revealed how thrilled he was that we were his and everybody's guests; John the waiter, the incomparable, funny and multitalented Erastus at the bar, the always firm looking Muserian in charge of the security, helped by Jonathan... the chef Eric who not only spoiled us constantly, but was extremely attentive to our special requests, the whole staff was devoted to make our stay as memorable as it ended up being. For me, the staff is the most important component of an hotel, because with their attitude they can make a crappy place feel warm, but in this case, they were added to an unbeatable setting... the spectacular views in meticulously decorated tents, with impecable taste showing local craftsmen at their best, made you never wanna leave the tent...and then there was the amazing view of the hippos and the river and the best colors of Africa...all added up felt surreal on one hand, but like being in a an idyllic home at the same time. But it was not all...we were so lucky as to meet the founders, Gabrielle and Dave, who also welcomed us as if we were the first clients ever and explained all their noble motivations to start this business and the struggle that it entails, specially in Covid times. It was a special evening. At the end, the extraordinary encounters we had with the wild animals and sunset colors were second to the amazing experience and privilege it was to stay here. I certainly recommend it as one of the best possible destinations for anyone, but specially for someone who longs for a complete, comprehensive experience in a wild life camp in Africa.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The hippos certainly don't have the same sleeping schedules humans do, but it all depends on...
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Responded 29 May 2021
Dear IgnacioSanchez007, 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 entire team, name by name, who are all a great asset to us. It is the highest privilege to read that you recommend us as the place to stay in the Masai Mara. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp Private Wing. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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Rehmat H wrote a review May 2021
Fantastic, team support and services. Each team member was humble and helpful. Looking forward to a holiday visit. Rehmat. Private wing Nelson, mara Bush Joseph Donald the waiter also amazing at assisting. Gabby and family so welcoming.. Very good service.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 17 May 2021
Dear Rehmat, 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 entire team. A big thank you from your friends at Mara Bush Camp. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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PRICE RANGE
US$1,327 - US$1,686 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Little Mara Bush Camp
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing
What are some of the property amenities at Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing?
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 - Private Wing?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Does Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.