Activities atMara Bush Camp

Game Drives

Custom built 4x4 safari vehicles are stationed at the camp and can be booked during your stay on exclusive use, with an experienced professional driver guide. All our driver guides are certified by the Kenya Professional Guides Association and are very knowledgeable in flora & fauna of the Mara. 

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Balloon Safari

This is a wonderful way to experience the magnificent landscape and amazing wildlife from an Ariel view. A true highlight of every Safari in East Africa! We are glad to book and organize for you a memorable Balloon Safari with the most professional 

The Balloon crew will pick you up as early as 5 am in the morning for a drive to the starting point of the Balloon ride. Enjoy a one hour ride in the air above the amazing Savanna with your experienced Balloon Pilot. A sumptuous Champagne breakfast awaits you upon landing to crown the memorable experience. 

The booking should be made at least 01 day in advance with our manager.

Sundowner

During your afternoon/ evening game drive you will discover a table & camping chairs set up at the nearby river/hippo pools. This is a private arrangement, especially for you! Choose your sun downer from a selection of spirits, house wine, beer and soft drinks. Get spoilt with homemade canapés while watching the sun go down over African plains and hippos huddle right in front of you… listen to the sounds of the night setting in.

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Private Bush Dinner

The most romantic idea (weather per-mitting) is to have a dinner for 2 under the stars. It is perfect for honeymooners or anyone who wants more than the usual privacy. A table, away from the main dining mess tent is set up surrounded by trees and bushes, lanterns are placed to add to the romantic set-up, just for you and your partner. Your personal waiter will serve you a 4 course delicious barbecued style meal with a bottle of wine (red /white) as well as unlimited soft drinks are available with compliments of the house.

Bush Walk

Have you ever thought of exploring the African bush on foot? Our Walking Team (accompanied by an armed ranger) will be happy to guide you through this walking safari outside the reserve. Look out for the small five, plants, learn how to identify animal tracks and differentiate the droppings of Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra and other wildlife. 

Take the challenge a notch higher and identify the bones and skeletons you may come across whilst enjoying the endless panoramic view of the savanna grasslands ahead. Walks are available both in morning or afternoon. Duration is between 2-3 hours (or to your liking also shorter).

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Children Activities

An exciting adventure awaits the young ones at Mara Bush Camp and Private Wing with various activities conducted by our Maasai guide and our Camp Manager. The children will have a rare opportunity to learn the Maasai ways of life and their daily chores such as cooking African food, the art of stringing real Maasai beads, playing typical board games, listening to African stories, reading Children story books available in both English & German as well as playing with African toys. Parents are encouraged to discuss the activities beforehand with our Camp Manager.

Children Activities

Ol Malaika Home

Ol Malaika saves young Maasai Girls from childhood marriage and female genital mutilation. Many of these girls have been through traumatic experiences and often have run away from their home, seeking safety at Ol Malaika. You will have a chance to visit their traditional Manyatta and hear about the “Maasai Way of Life” as well as listen to traditional songs / dancing on a Sunday or during the Kenyan Holidays as the girls are not at school during that time.

In addition, one can be useful in learning beadwork that supports the girls in selling their hand made souvenirs, or learning the art of “chapati making” for their dinner. There is a lot to learn, but mostly this is a trip to meet the-se wonderful children and teenagers that are full of hope and zest for a new and better life! You are free to make donations or bring along items that are useful to the girls. http://www.theolmalaikahome.org/how_to_help.html

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Private Hippo Pool Breakfast

Enjoy an exclusive & scrumptious breakfast on our hippo deck whilst watching a large family of hippo bathe in the river and bask in the sun.

Fresh fruit, juice, cereal, eggs to your liking and a glass of sparkling wine as well as anything else you desire during your breakfast. Our chef and your waiter will fulfill any wish you have.

This is one of the most relaxing ways of game viewing whilst enjoying a delicious meal in the morning sun!

Available at Mara Bush Camp - Private Wing only.