Discover Masai Mara

From the Mara Bushtops

A 4 Day/3 Nights Safari Sample Itinerary to the Mara Bushtops

One of life’s greatest adventures is about to begin – and you are in good hands. We have created the perfect balance of game viewing and leisurely relaxation at our Camps, building itineraries around our guests’ preferences. Here’s what you can expect from a typical stay.

Mara Bushtops Itinerary

Day 1

At the airstrip, your adventure begins as you climb into your luxury 4×4 and head for Mara Bushtops. Chatting to your ranger and spotter, you begin to explore local flora and fauna. We share our lands with the Masai, so you may well see local tribesmen herding livestock, witnessing how our partnership approach balances tribal needs with wildlife preservation.

Around 4pm, we like to explore our private Conservancy. The cooling temperature brings out predators, so there is always a chance that you will encounter a lion or leopard kill, perhaps fought over by packs of hyenas, jackals and other scavengers.

As sunset approaches, your guide will stop to prepare a private sundowner. Here, in splendid isolation, sip your favourite drink, ease back in your chair and watch light shift to dark. Then add a unique dimension to your safari experience with a night game drive as you return to camp.

Mara bushtops Itinerary

Day 2

After a delectable breakfast on day two, you head out for a full day’s game drive. At 1800 meters above sea level it can get cold before the sun rises, so we provide blankets and a hot water bottle for the start of the drive. However, by midday it can become very hot indeed (sun-block lotion, sunglasses and hats are advised). Lunch is served under the shade of an Acacia tree, or overlooking the snorting hippos which wallow in the Mara River.

On your return, your driver radios ahead to make arrangements, ensuring you arrive home to a bubble-filled hot tub, with your choice of aperitif. Then it’s off to the camp fire for a chance to swap stories about the day’s sights and sounds, before you sit down with a sigh of contentment, to enjoy dinner.

Mara Bushtops Itinerary

Day 3

On day three, you rise early, either for a morning game drive or (if you want to get closer to nature) head out for a walking safari to the Kakiya cave. Let’s assume the latter. As you follow the trail, your guides explain the tracks, markings, droppings and plant life which create the surrounding tableau, sharing fascinating insights about nature’s bounty – and how it provides food, medicine and resources for tribal life. Once at the Kakiya cave you witness incredible wall art, using red ochre to depict wild animals and warriors. Still used by the Masai as part of tribal life and culture, this cave is truly timeless! Having visited, you can continue your cultural immersion by visiting our nearby school or simply return to camp, to relax.

After a hearty lunch overlooking our salt lick, you may be in need of serious relaxation. We prescribe a visit to our Amani African Spa village, where you can lounge by the pool, gazing at the herds grazing around the camp. Then perhaps you should consider a massage, Rasul body treatment or sauna. Alternatively, a swim in the solar heated pool, or a refreshing plunge in our infinity pool. So many choices, but with no limits, why not do it all!

Mara bushtops Itinerary
Day 4

Day four brings the choice of sleeping in or enjoying a final sunrise overlooking the plains, followed by a short drive to a pre-booked live bush breakfast. This gives you the chance to relish your last moments in the Bush, before your final game drive en route to the airstrip (dreaming of and already planning your next visit, we hope).