The words ‘exclusive’ and ‘luxurious’ are often exaggerations: at Mara Bushtops they fit like a glove. Watching from your own 100 square metre private deck as an abundance of wildlife congregates around the adjacent salt lick is, literally, unforgettable. Having your butler draw your hot tub after a spectacular game drive is heavenly. Delving into the well-stocked wine cellar and enjoying superb cooking simply adds to the magic. Together, these experiences create an oasis of five-star luxury, blending peace with adventure – and first-class comfort with unforgettable sights and smells, sounds and sensations.

Mara Bushtops comprises 12 luxury tented en suites. None of the tents are overlooked, but all look over our private conservancy and its teeming wildlife. Each tent is named after one of the animals that might saunter past its private viewing deck. Leopard is a family suite, with two double bedrooms linked by a sumptuous lounge of its own.

We are always happy to add extra beds to our tents, to squeeze in a small adventurer or two (we welcome guests from 7 years of age).


Working alongside architect Andrin Schweizer, we designed and installed an Amani African Spa Village, adapting its multiple award-winning formula to the magic of a Mara Bushtops setting.

The Spa was opened in July 2014, adding a completely new level of luxurious pampering for Mara Bushtops guests. So as you contemplate the delights of your safari adventure or silver service dinner, what better way to let the cares of the world slip from your shoulders than a spell in the Spa?

Within the soothing confines of the Spa, rejuvenating massages, hydrotherapy and a range of holistic skin and body treatments are complemented by a fitness facility, complete with high-tech cardiovascular and weight training equipment.

Wine Cellar

Wine may not be essential to the perfect evening, but it certainly plays a wonderful part. At Mara Bushtops, it takes a central role.

Most guests are astonished to find a large, fully-stocked wine cellar lies beneath the restaurant, with selected world-famous wines kept in optimum climatic condition by ancient charcoal and evaporation refrigeration techniques. Here you can find wine from Kenya, award-winning wines from South Africa, and exclusive vintages from Europe and the new world. Guests’ recommendations have led us to add gems sourced from privately-owned vineyards in Switzerland, Austria, France, South Africa – and even a Canadian ice wine.

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