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Topi House

Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Tucked away on a prime wildlife area just outside the Maasai Mara National Park, Topi House is an exclusive private house which offers an excellent safari experience in Kenya's best game viewing area. The house sleeps six people in three en-suite rooms.

At a Glance

  • The annual wildebeest migration often passes over the lawn

  • Spectacular view through the acacia trees to the expansive plains beyond

  • Exclusive use private house - perfect for a family

  • Delicious lunched under the shade of a large acacia tree

  • Private guide and vehicle for your stay

Family, Wildlife, Adventure, Couples

Insider's View

Enjoy lunch on the lawn with your ‘Out of Africa’ scenery rolling out in front of you.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

During the annual wildebeest migration the lawn in front of the house is often covered in wildebeest.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Topi House or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

Description

Topi House is one of three houses owned and run by Asilia. It is a private and secluded house located within the Olare Orok Conservancy, bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The house has spectacular views through the small thorn tree forest, into the Mara Plains beyond. Topi House is designed as a private bush home in the middle of Africa's greatest eco system. The area, with its rolling hills, is ideal for bush picnics, walking and sundowners with a view.

Topi House is positioned directly on the wildebeest migration route and has been known to experience huge volumes of game right up to the front door. The house consists of three en-suite bedrooms which are linked by a large verandah running along the front. At the far end lies the living dining area, complete with an open log fire. Game viewing is done both in the game reserve and in the conservancy and includes game drives and bush walks with your private safari guide. Having your own guide for the house allows the ultimate flexibility for your safari. Visits to the nearby schools and Maasai villages are also possible.

The house is fully staffed, with your own chef, wildlife guide and house manager to ensure you have everything you need to have an unforgettable stay.

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 Masai 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.

Accommodation

Topi House sleeps six people in three large bedrooms. One large double room which is en-suite room and the other two share a bathroom. The rooms are beautifully decorated in local style designs with mosquito nets, fans and rugs on the floor.

Exclusive Use House

There are three double rooms.

Childcare

Topi House welcomes children of all ages and invites them to enjoy the safari experience along side their parents. The house has plenty of resources and space for the younger ones to feel at home and to enjoy the space of this wilderness safely. Food can be tailored to suit children's needs and meal times can be earlier if required.

Activities

From Topi 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

Topi House borders both the 23,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy and the world famous Masai Mara National Game Reserve. The site has been carefully selected to maximize the views through the small thorn tree forest, in which the house sits, over the national reserve boundary and into the reserve beyond.

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) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Topi House or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

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