Mara North Conservancy

Mara Bush Houses

Overview

Acacia and Mara House

Tucked away in the 30,000-hectare Mara North Conservancy, adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve, Mara House and Acacia House are a pair of three-bedroom, fully staffed houses are designed for families or groups who want the privacy of their own home while on safari in Kenya.

It’s a peaceful area far away from the most-visited parts of the Mara where waterbuck and zebra wander into the grounds to graze, while lion, leopard and cheetah prowl the plains of the community-owned conservancy.

Inside each house, you’ll find an open-plan dining room and lounge with a log fire – perfect for when the temperature takes a slight dip in the evenings. The two houses share a pool and the barbecue areas are ideal for sundowners or long lunches. Each house comes with a full team, including a chef, house manager, and your own private guide making for a completely flexible itinerary.

Facts

At a glance

  • Two three-bedroom houses

  • Lounge and dining room

  • Shared pool

  • Private chef and safari guide

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Experiences

  • Mara House Elephant herd

    Game drives

    Traverse through some of Africa’s richest game country, renowned for extraordinary predator density and frequent hunts. Access to both the Masaai Mara Reserve and Mara North Conservancy gives you the option of more privacy.

  • Mara House Village visit

    Cultural experiences

    Visits to Maasai bomas and local school and community projects are possible and offer incredible insight into the region’s colourful cultures.

Conservation

The Mara North Conservancy was established by member camps and landowners to help protect the migratory routes of animals. It has also helped the land recover from past overgrazing. Tourist and vehicle numbers are kept to a minimum. This not only provides you with an exclusive safari experience, but it also means the impact on the environment is minimal. Each guest contributes considerably to the success of the conservancy’s flourishing ecosystem with conservation fees paid to safeguard this habitat, while supporting over 1000 Maasai landowning families. This partnership agreement ensures the survival of an astounding volume and variety of wildlife.

Footprint

Asilia, which has been carbon neutral since 2009, runs sustainable operations by installing solar power systems and solar water boilers in its camps. Their carbon offsetting includes safari vehicles, their global offices’ electricity usage and even international flights taken by management. They have reduced their plastic waste by 63% over the last four years. Instead of plastic bottles, guests are given personalized stainless steel bottles. They eliminated single-use plastics in 2018 and even cling film and earbuds are not allowed in camp.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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