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Mara House

Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Mara House is quietly tucked away in a prime wildlife area outside the Maasai Mara National Park. It is an exclusive private house which offers an excellent safari experience. The house sleeps seven people in three large en-suite and one single bedroom.

At a Glance

  • Exclusive use private house - perfect for a family

  • Relax by to swimming pool and watch game come to drink at the Ol Chorro waterhole below

  • Fantastic guides - who are all very good with children

  • Private guide and game vehicle for your stay

  • Delicious meals served on your terrace over looking the waterhole

Family, Wildlife, Adventure, Villa

Insider's View

Curl up by the fire in the sitting room and chat about the days excitements.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Sit on the balcony and watch game wander down to the waterhole to drink.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Come back to your private house after a superb safari and see the Verreaux's Eagle Owl drinking from the water hole just in front of the decking. The biggest and most impressive owl in Kenya.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Mara House or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya


Asilia have three houses in the Mara North Conservation area and Mara House is one of these. It is a relaxed, private house, situated in a remote part of the Maasai Mara Conservation area surrounded by exceptional wildlife and stunning views. Mara House has three large en-suite bedrooms and a large but cosy sitting room. It shares a swimming pool with Acacia House next door and lunch is often served by the pool. Mara House works fantastically for a family or group.

The front of the house has a spacious lounge and dining area, although meals are often served alfresco, under the shade of a tree in the daytime and under the stars surrounded by candles and lanterns by night. There is a lovely verandah where you can relax and enjoy views down to the waterhole, and this is often where you'll while away the hours when not out on safari.

Mara House comes fully staffed, including a chef, house manager and private safari guide. Activities include game drives, either by daylight or by spotlight to catch a glimpse of those elusive nocturnal species. Walking safaris with an armed scout are also available as well as visits to the Maasai villages nearby. As you are the only guests here, you have total flexibility on the duration of your game viewing and what you wish to do each day.

Asilia actively challenges the historical way of delivering cultural tourism. All the guides are exclusively Masai or Il Dorobo and all employees are encouraged to retain and practice the traditional Maasai values such as traditional dress. In line with this the Nomadic Encounters team have helped build up and continue to support the Koiyaki guiding school.


Mara House is taken on an exclusive use basis and has three double rooms, all en-suite. The rooms décor is in lovely warm tones creating a very inviting and homely atmosphere. The spacious indoor and outdoor living areas mean that guests are far from being confined to their room if they are in need of privacy and a bit of quiet time to relax. There is an option for a fourth room to be converted to a single bedroom.

Exclusive Use House

There are three en-suite double rooms.


Mara House welcomes children of all ages. The shared swimming pool shared with Acacia House (and a baby pool) provide plenty of safe space for children to play. Just nearby is a small school room where the hosts children are taught daily by the in house teacher Lydia. Guests are welcome to join them for as little or as much as they want allowing them some fun while the parents take a break before game driving, swimming and relaxing as a family later in the day.


Near to Mara House is a swimming pool which is shared with the neighboring, Acacia House. There is a barbecue area near the pool with plenty of space for everyone. Mara house has a large verandah so all guests can enjoy the wonderful views down to the game rich waterhole.


From Mara House, a fully qualified safari guide and vehicle will be on hand to assist with a wide range of activities which include walking, day or night game drives and visits to local villages and trading centers. Game viewing is done both in the game reserve and in the conservancy. Guests interested in community conservation are very welcome to participate in projects, including the computer training for local villagers at the nearby Trust classroom.

Location & Directions

Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Located in a secluded valley in the north of the Masai Mara Northern Conservancy, at an altitude of 6,200 feet, Mara House overlooks the famous Ol Chorro waterhole.

When to go

The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Mara House or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

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