We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 99: English reviews
Manalapan, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We just returned from a 2 week trip to Africa, and part of the time....in fact, our favorite part of the trip, was the time spent at the Mara Bush Houses. I have been home for a week, and still cannot stop thinking about what a magical experience it was. The homes were done with the most beautiful wood work,... More 

Helpful?
Thank LeslieGAB
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Leslie, We are delighted that we could make your safari with us such a magical one! Regards the Mara Bush Houses Team More 

1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our group of 10 took up the entire Mara and Acacia bush houses so we had the lodge to ourselves. The accommodations themselves were very spacious, warm, inviting and intimate - we didn't feel like we were in a hotel. The watering hole in the back of the houses attracted amazing animals (baboons, zebra, wildebeasts, worthogs, birds, mongoose, gazelles, etc.)... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marla G
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Marla, We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for a longer stay. Thank you for your wonderful review! Regards the Mara Bush Houses Team More 

1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016

During my trip to Africa I visited 3 countries, stayed in several lodges and met countless people. But none of it compared to the Mara Bush House. The accommodations were very cozy and made you feel at home. The staff is not only knowledgeable, but some of the nicest people I have ever met - having to leave them at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jessica G
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review - it means the world to us! We hope to have you back soon! Regards The Mara Bush Houses Team More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Dickson, Kasaine, Ruben, Gilbert, and all those behind the scenes make Mara House a very special retreat. The animals at the watering hole are wonderfully entertaining. Thank you, hope to return someday.

Helpful?
Thank EPBeeler
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review - we hope to have you back in the future for another fun stay! Regards The Mara Bush Houses Team More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were a family of five (2 adults and 3 kids) staying in Mara house August 2016 We met Martin our guide at the airstrip and our Safari adventure (for it really was an adventure!) started right there. Martin had the us and the Kids (11, 8 & 9) hooked from the moment we stepped foot into the 4x4. His... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Artisan1975
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Wow, what a wonderful review. We are so glad to have had you and cannot wait to see you and the family again in the future! Regards The Mara Bush Houses Team More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2016

growing up in Kenya i have been one quite a few safaris, and while a lot of them where quite enjoyable Mara took my breath away. The accommodation was brilliant and the staff more so. I would recommend the Mara to everyone.

Helpful?
Thank Darius D
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Darius, Thank you very much for your lovely review of your time with us - we loved having you! Regards The Mara Bush Houses Team More 

Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We ended our trip at Mara House and it could not have been better! After being on safari for over a week and staying at one lodge and one classic camp, it was such a pleasure walking into this beautiful house. The bedrooms, living room and veranda were so welcoming and comfortable. The staff was warm, friendly, and so helpful... More 

Helpful?
Thank damico5
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for such a great review - we loved having you stay with us and would love to see you in the Mara again sometime! Regards The Mara Bush Houses Team More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We spent five days at Topi House in the Maasai Mara in July 2016, and they were five days my family will always treasure. My husband and I had been on safari in Kenya and Tanzania several times before, but this was by far the best experience we've had. Topi house is a beautiful bush home that accommodated our extended... More 

Helpful?
Thank jenmittelstadt
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Jen, Thank you very much for your review - we really appreciate it! We had a wonderful time with you and would really love to have you and your family stay with us again in the future. Regards The Mara Bush Houses Team More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2016

the accommodations were excellent, truly 5 star, excellent food and service, but the highpoint of the visit was the staff and especially our guide Fred. there were 8 of us including 3 children ages 7 to 11, all loved the experience and would do it again in a minute. this is our 3 rd trip to Kenya and we have... More 

Helpful?
Thank pgeiss2016
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you had a good time with us! Regards The Mara Bush Houses Team More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 8 days in the Acacia House. I have seldom enjoyed time with my family as much as I did here. The site is perhaps a little far from the game reserve action but this did little to dim our view of this wonderful and special place. The staff are - without doubt - of the nicest people you... More 

Helpful?
Thank andy b

166 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (147)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (9)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (8)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (85)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Masai Mara National Reserve hotels
73.6 km away
Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa
Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa
#4 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
294 reviews
52.5 km away
Rekero Camp, Asilia Africa
Rekero Camp, Asilia Africa
#6 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
301 reviews
70.1 km away
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
#3 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
458 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
39.0 km away
Governor's Camp
Governor's Camp
#15 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
850 reviews
65.0 km away
Saruni Mara
Saruni Mara
#27 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
194 reviews
117.4 km away
Mahali Mzuri - Sir Richard Branson's Kenyan Safari Camp
Mahali Mzuri - Sir Richard Brans...
#31 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
122 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience total freedom in your own bush house in the heart of the Maasai Mara conservancies. Animals stroll right past the front doors of all three of these private sanctuaries, and you have total freedom to set the pace of your own safari escape. Mara, Acacia and Topi houses are all seriously comfortable – although there is no resident host, a full complement of staff takes care of your every need. Each house accommodates six people in three double rooms, so they are ideal for couples, families and groups. Even better, you have the freedom to personally design your own itinerary. With detailed personal service, home-from-home hospitality and unequalled wildlife expertise, a safari at Mara Bush Houses is a unique and exclusive adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa

Address: | Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Formerly Nomadic Encounters)
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Jovago.com so you can book your Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Indore, India

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Mara Bush Houses, Asilia Africa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Both the Mara and Acacia Houses overlook the backyard watering hole! Tons of animals... Can't go wrong with either one!”
 of 5 bubbles E4125UJjessicag, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Fred as your guide”
 of 5 bubbles pgeiss2016, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Master Bedroom has view of the waterhole.”
 of 5 bubbles hintonsabroad, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Middle has a King bed others are doubles/twins”
 of 5 bubbles kimberlyl847, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“they are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles Itivdleq, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay