A private bush house offers a premium safari adventure with exclusive use of a secluded property in Kenya’s most game-rich areas plus the flexibility and freedom of personal game drives and activities.

The Mara bush houses are ideal for couples, families or groups who seek a private safari in a tranquil setting. They offer an away-from-it-all experience and a chance to view a profusion of wildlife in natural surroundings with the benefit of personal staff on hand.


We offer a choice of three beautiful properties – Acacia House, Mara House and Topi House. Each is run by friendly and experienced staff, including a home manager, personal chef and dedicated driver-guide.

The private chef prepares all meals to a high standard and will cater for bush picnics or lunches under the acacia trees by the pool.

The expert, qualified guides have years of experience of the landscape and guests gain a thorough insight into the flora and fauna of the surrounding area. A wide range of safari activities is available including escorted walks, day or night game drives and visits to local villages and trading centres.

At a private bush house guests receive true home from home hospitality and a personalised safari, completely tailored to suit their requirements.


Acacia House

The private Acacia House is located in the Ol Chorro Losoit valley in the Lemek hills and on the 70,000 acre Mara North Conservancy. This area has been put aside for the conservation of wildlife and is now home to an abundance of species including the big cats.

This three-bedroom house has an open-plan dining and seating area with a log fire which creates a cosy atmosphere on cooler evenings. There are two spacious en suite double bedrooms and a third attic bedroom ideal for children. A spacious open-air verandah has a wonderful vantage point overlooking the Ol Chorro waterhole.

At the side of the house, raised above the waterhole, there is a pool and a barbecue area ideal for relaxing, dining and socialising between game drives. (NB this pool is shared with nearby Mara House).

Game drives are taken mainly within the conservancies of Mara North, Ol Chorro and Lemek – an area of about 100,000 acres. Trips into the main Masai Mara National Reserve can be arranged (park fee payable).


Mara House

This three bedroom private bush house is also located within the Ol Chorro Losoit valley, ideal for guests wanting to gain some of the best wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Mara.

Like the other houses, Mara House has been well designed to make the most of its surroundings. The spacious main living areas have been placed at the front and lead on to a verandah from where there are unsurpassed views over the waterhole. There are three double bedrooms (all en suite) and guests enjoy plenty of indoor as well as outdoor space. The pool provides a welcome place to relax between excursions. (NB pool shared with Acacia House).

Game drives are primarily in the conservancies of Mara North, Ol Chorro and Lemek – an area of about 100,000 acres. Trips into the Masai Mara National Reserve can be taken (park fee payable).


Topi House

Topi House is a 45 minute game drive from Ol Kiombo airstrip and borders both the 23,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy and the Masai Mara National Reserve. It has been thoughtfully located to maximise the wonderful views through the small thorn tree forest, in which the house is set, over the boundary and beyond into the National Reserve. The surrounding area is ideal for bush picnics and sundowners with a view.

Topi House is positioned directly on the wildebeest migration route and has been known to experience huge volumes of game right up to the front door.

The house has three generous bedrooms (all en suite) that are connected by a large verandah, and at one end is a living area which consists of an open plan sitting / dining room with an open log fire. Guests enjoy evenings under the stars either on the verandah or around the camp fire near the house.



Guests have the freedom to plan the day as they choose as each house has a fully qualified safari guide and vehicle at its disposal for a choice of activities such as:

  • Game drives – day and night to see the wildlife and beauty of the conservancy as well as the Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Bush walks –  get up close with the landscape and wildlife on guided walks
  • Cultural & village visits
  • Participation in community projects
  • Visits to rhino sanctuary
  • Bush breakfasts & lunches
  • Sundowners


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PRICES INCLUDE: Return scheduled flights to and from Masai Mara, 2 nights Full Board accommodation (including soft drinks, beer house wines, non-luxury spirits), conservancy fees, laundry, one vehicle and guide per house, local airstrip transfers (Ngerende Airstrip for Acacia & Mara Houses and Ol Kiombo Airstrip for Topi House), game viewing drives (on the Mara North Conservancy and Lemek Conservancy for Acacia & Mara Houses* and in the Masai Mara National Reserve for Topi House), sundowners, bush breakfast, visits to local school and trading centre, conservancy and park fees and Kenya Government taxes.

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06-Jan-20 31-Mar-20 1984 USD 1727 USD 1520 USD 1114 USD 1213 USD
01-Apr-20 31-May-20 1261 USD 1261 USD 1261 USD 753 USD 852 USD
01-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 1985 USD 1728 USD 1520 USD 1115 USD 1214 USD
01-Jul-20 31-Jul-20 2265 USD 1953 USD 1708 USD 1255 USD 1354 USD
01-Aug-20 31-Oct-20 2153 USD 1863 USD 1638 USD 1199 USD 1298 USD
01-Nov-20 19-Dec-20 1985 USD 1728 USD 1520 USD 1115 USD 1214 USD
20-Dec-20 05-Jan-21 2153 USD 1863 USD 1638 USD 1199 USD 1298 USD
06-Jan-21 05-Apr-21 1985 USD 1728 USD 1520 USD 1115 USD 1214 USD
06-Apr-21 31-May-21 1260 USD 1260 USD 1260 USD 753 USD 851 USD
01-Jun-21 30-Jun-21 2665 USD 2009 USD 1649 USD 1455 USD 1554 USD
01-Jul-21 31-Jul-21 3575 USD 2616 USD 2013 USD 1910 USD 2009 USD
01-Aug-21 31-Oct-21 3074 USD 2282 USD 1813 USD 1659 USD 1758 USD
01-Nov-21 19-Dec-21 2665 USD 2009 USD 1649 USD 1455 USD 1554 USD
20-Dec-21 05-Jan-22 3074 USD 2282 USD 1813 USD 1659 USD 1758 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Extra Nights can be added – please contact us for prices.

Child Policy:

  • Children aged under 2 years stay and fly free (if not using own flight seat)
  • Children aged 2 to 4 years stay free (flight payable, please contact us for prices)
  • Children aged 5-18 years pay rates shown
NB Guests at Acacia House & Mara House take day / night game drives and guided walks within the Conservancy and can take optional game drives on the Masai Mara National Reserve subject to paying the government park fee of US $80 per adult ($45 per child up to 18 years) per day.

Masai Village excursion: fee of $20 per person payable locally

Hire of Extra Vehicle & Guide: US$ 350 per vehicle per day (minimum 2 days)

NB  during high season (July to October & 20 Dec to 5 Jan) there is minimum charge on the houses based on a rate of 2 adults and 2 children, applicable to all groups less than 4 guests.

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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