Visiting the Mara is one of the items on many people’s bucket list and while ticking the item off of your list is important, doing it in style can be as memorable as humanly possible. If finances are not something that is of concern, here are places to stay in the Mara that will ensure that you have the best time while enjoying luxury in the wild at its best.
Luxury comes to life in the Mara courtesy of Ashnil Mara Camp. The camp is home to 50 luxury tents that are close to the Mara River. Located 4 or 5 hours away from Nairobi by car or 45 minutes to the camp by a small plane. The camp offers a deluxe twin tent with two beds, a deluxe double with a king size bed, a hair dryer, terrace and sunbed and the deluxe triple that features three single beds. All the tents are ensuite. They also offer a swimming pool, efficient business services, premium restaurant and a lounge bar. Prices range from $580 for a night.
The Sarova Mara is located very close to the wildebeest migration path, exposing the tourists to the action as it happens. The tented luxury camp features a standard tent, tastefully furnished to occupy two people, a deluxe tent, a deluxe tent with a king size bed, a club tent with a king size bed and family suite with a queen size and two twin beds. All tents are ensuite. Apart from a savanna tourism experience, the culinary experience is another tour you will live to remember. They also offer wedding and honeymoon packages if you want to tie the knot in this magical place. Prices range from $170 to $500 depending on the room you want.
AA Lodge Mara
This luxury tent is a four-hour drive or an hour’s flight from Nairobi and features 42 tents and 36 cottages. The lodge is located smack in the Mara, so guests enjoy a front seat in front of the world’s wonder of the migration. Guests can also enjoy a garden breakfast or a picnic lunch. With all units ensuite, the rates range from $280 in peak seasons and go as low as $170 during the low seasons.
This luxury camp offers a traditional like accommodation setting with a patio. Their accommodation comes in three types i.e. the standard room with a queen size bed, and many other amenities. They also have a private chalet with a king size bed, and a tastefully colonial style furnished executive suite. All rooms are ensuite, have a minibar, hairdryer, mosquito nets, private entrances and are hypoallergenic. They have special culinary delights prepared to explode taste buds and a pool and spa for a full vacation effect. The rates range from $280
Just because you want to experience the Mara doesn’t mean you don’t have to experience some luxury while at it and these camps and lodges will ensure that you get your money’s worth of experience.