Mara House is a private bush home in the heart of one of Africa’s most famous and game rich areas, the Masai Mara. This “home away from home” is ideal for families and small groups in search of a completely personalized safari experience—one where the wildlife lingers at the front door, the daily schedule varies upon preference, and the exceptional service comes customized for each visitor. Mara House is located within the secluded hills of Lemek within the Mara North Conservancy and offers three generations of regional knowledge to impart onto guests of all ages.

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Mara House consists of only three bedrooms; each as spacious and inviting as the next to ensure the entire family feels at home. The airy rooms are outfitted in natural wood accents and clean, rustic colors, as well as mosquito netted four-poster beds, 24-hour solar powered energy, and indulgent en-suite bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers. Fully catered and equipped with its own set of dedicated staff and professional guides, the exclusivity of Mara House enables guests to enjoy the private seclusion of the Mara while having the flexibility and freedom to personally design their menu and safari itineraries to fit their preferences.

The large living and dining area is the heart of Mara House. Hours can be spent simply sitting on the veranda and looking out at the famous Ol Chorro waterhole nearby, admiring its magnetism for wildlife. Breakfasts guests often include families of zebra, elephant, giraffe, impala, baboons, and warthog, all in search of refreshment right outside front door. Guests may also enjoy bush picnics or meals under the acacia trees by the swimming pool or at the dining table inside, both with views across the plains and hills of the northern Masai Mara. Whether crisp salads, lamb kebabs, scotch eggs, or fruit crumbles, all of the food at Mara House is farm fresh, prepared organically with vegetables grown by the house chef and catered to accommodate any taste buds or diets.

Activities at Mara House are appropriate for all ages and interests. Day and night game drives take place primarily in the conservancies of Mara North, Ol Chorro, and Lemek—a game-rich expanse of about 100,000 acres offering prime viewing of leopard, lion, wildebeest, hyena, and much more. Excursions to the Mara Game Reserve and local villages are also possible. The private guides of Mara House are lauded for their multi-generational safari experience and intimate knowledge of the area. Their contagious passion for the game and culture of the region is sure to rub off on any guest, especially young children who are fascinated by bush-wise facts, traditional games, local folklore tales, and incredible stories of life in the bush.

After a day of exploration and an enchanting sundowner, cool off at Mara House with a chilled eucalyptus towel and a luxurious soak in the bathtub. Spend the evening relaxing by the fireplace with a nice glass of wine and a family game of Jenga before falling fast asleep to the sound of the Mara’s animals walking by in the night.

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