3 Days Flying Safari – Mara Bushtops

This Mara Bushtops safari offers true exclusivity and luxury, with private decks for unforgettable wildlife viewing at the salt lick.

3 Days / 2 Nights

Reference No: 3 Days Flying Safari – Mara Bushtops

Peak season
01 Jul – 31 Oct/21 Dec – 05 Jan
USD. 4455 per person

High season
06 Jan – 31 Mar/01 Jun – 30 Jun/ 01 Nov – 20 Dec
USD. 3510 per person
***01 Nov – 19 Dec will attract a surcharge on the Park Entrance Fee

Green season
01 Apr – 31 May
USD. 3145 per person


2 Nights of accommodation on a full board basis at Sand River Masai Mara

Drinks like non alcoholic drinks, beers, house wines and selected house spirits.

2 extended game drives daily or full day game drive on shared basis with bush lunch

Sun downer, night game drive, walking safaris (not permitted for children under the age of 16 years), laundry, wifi, complimentary membership to on-site Amani African Spa Village, which includes the use of the solar heated swimming pool, cold pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, steam room and gym (fees apply for treatments and massages)

Return flight to and from Siana Airstrip

Return airstrip transfers

AMREF flying doctor emergency evacuation cover

Park Entrance fee in Masai Mara National Reserve

Service of an English-service Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) guide


Cultural Visit US$ 30 per person

Hot Air Balloon US$ 530 per person

Late departure fees and extra lunch on departure day

Drinks consumed at the camp and any extra meals not mentioned

Expenses of personal nature

Any extra incurred at the camp

Tips and porterage

Any extra not in the inclusions

Any deviation in the itinerary

Personal Travel insurance

Journey Details


The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Where you will stay: Mara Bushtops Camp

The words “exclusive” and “luxurious” are often exaggerations: at Mara Bushtops they fit like a glove. Watching from your own 110 square metre private deck as an abundance of wildlife congregates around the adjacent salt lick is, literally, unforgettable. Having your butler draw your hot tub after a game drive is heavenly. Delving into the well-stocked wine cellar and enjoying superb cooking simply adds to the magic. Together, these experiences create an oasis of five-star luxury, blending peace with adventure

The award-winning Spa Village at Mara Bushtops takes Wild Luxury to new heights. It adds luxurious pampering, peace and tranquility to the excitement of game watching, culinary excellence and the comforts of the Camp.

Mara Bushtops boats a sensational location in front of the largest natural salt lick in the Mara and perched on the side of a hill, with a scenic valley to one side. Set amid the Bushtops private Conservancy bordering the Masai Mara, Activities such as walking safaris, night game drives, a visit to our historic Masai cave, off road game drives, sun downers, bush breakfasts are part of the experience. Game drives are conducted in open converted 4×4’s and accompanied by a Ranger and Masai spotter.

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Your Rooms

1x Luxury Tent-Suite

DAY 1 : Mara Bushtops

Fly  to the Masai Mara National Reserve

0700 – Wake Up!
0830 – The guests will organize their transfer to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport for your AM flight to Siana Airstrip; the flight takes approximately 1 hour.  On arrival, you will be  transferred  to Mara Bushtops approximately 5 minutes drive on a land cruiser.
1300 – Check into Mara Bushtops in time for lunch.  Settle into the camp.
1600 – You will explore the conservancy – the grounds surrounding Mara Bushtops. The cooling temperature brings out predators, so there is always a chance that you will encounter a kill, perhaps fought over by packs of hyenas, jackals and other scavengers. Whether luck is with you or not, we can guarantee sightings of at least some of the untamed creatures who roam these lands – each fully adapted to its wild surroundings.
1800 – Transfer back to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Optional Activities : – Sundowner
1800 – Watch the sun set over the African bush, reconnect with nature, as day turns to night. You complete your evening game drive in the private conservancy by installing you in the perfect spot, complete with cocktail, bonfire and good company.
1900 – Transfer back to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.

Game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve

0530  – Wake Up call!
0630 – As the sun rises, we escort you to reception, where your truck awaits you, complete with a welcoming ranger and spotter, warm blanket and hot water bottle. Early morning is a great time to spot predators – especially lions, cheetah and leopards, each of which prefers to hunt in the cool of dawn and dusk, you’ll return to camp for a late breakfast, perhaps by the saltlick.
1100 – Spend mid-morning at leisure, so you face the most pleasant of tough decisions: a guided walk, a swim, a Spa session – or downtime in your tent.
1300 –  Enjoy your scrumptious lunch at the camp
1500 –  Have a guided afternoon to sunset game drive
Optional Activities: – Cultural Visit at an extra cost (minimum 2pax)
Visits to local Masai manyatta (village), to gain a rare insight into one of Africa best-known traditional cultures. Our relationship with local tribal elders has built trust and an agreement to allow us privileged access to authentic living history, perpetuated in the villages which border and share our private conservancy.
1800 – Dinner and Overnight at the camp

Optional Activities : – Full day Game drive
***To make the most of the adventure, we leave at 7am, heading from the camp conservancy to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, some 25 minutes away. We make getting underway easy for you, with an early breakfast served in your tent or the restaurant, as you prefer. This helps to ease your transition from blissful sleep into the delights of a full day’s safari adventure. By midday it can become very hot indeed, so we make a stop for lunch under the shade of an Acacia tree, or overlooking the snorting hippos which wallow in the Mara River. Evening sightings of rhino are not uncommon on the way back to camp.
1800-  Dinner and Overnight at the camp


Departure – End of safari
0500 Wake Up call!
0530 – Enjoy a scrumptious last breakfast before leaving for Nairobi
0600 – After your check out, you will be transfered to Siana Airstrip for your AM flight back to Nairobi with a game drive en route.   Lunch and dinner on own arrangement.

End of Safari

Trip Summary

Day 1 Mara Bushtops Camp Masai Mara FB 2 Nights

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Transport Summary


Day 1 Scheduled Flight Wilson Airport [WIL] Siana Airstrip
Day 3 Scheduled Flight Siana Airstrip Wilson Airport [WIL]


Day 1 Transfer Siana Airstrip Mara Bushtops Camp
Day 3 Transfer Mara Bushtops Camp Siana Airstrip

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