Ashnil Mara Camp

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Ashnil Mara Camp

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Overview

Enjoy a front-row seat on the banks of the Mara River, famous for its mid-year wildebeest crossings during the Great Migration. Ashnil Mara Camp is situated in one of the best positions for game viewing in the world-renowned Masai Mara, with a large of selection tents that offer superb comfort.

Go on 4x4 game drives or thrilling nature walks guided by experts of the Mara. During the mid-year Migration season you could witness one of nature’s greatest events: hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra making their annual journey across the Mara River from the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Break away from the more traditional safari camp lunches and enjoy a delicious picnic under a shady tree, surrounded by nothing else than the breath-taking landscape. Breakfasts can be served next to the Hippo Pool – a spectacular location for early-morning hippo sightings. Experience a romantic bush dinner under the African night sky, a definite highlight at Ashnil Mara Camp.

The camp offers informative cultural tours and visits to Maasai villages, as well as exceptional walks through nearby Nyakweri Forest, the biggest remaining chunk of indigenous forest in the Mara area. Its traditional custodians are the Dupoto Maasai, who will enjoy showing you forest dwellers like turacos, trogons, wood hoopoes, hornbills and shy dik-dik. Ashnil Mara Camp lies within an area of great scenic beauty that includes the Leganishu Hills (that rise over 2 000 metres / 7 000 feet above the savannah), the Soit Ololol escarpment and the Loita Hills.

Back at camp, evening entertainment is provided by traditional dancers and storey tellers in a customary boma; join the singing and dancing, and try to solve riddles from Maasai folklore.

Highlights

  • Classic game viewing in the Masai Mara
  • If your luck is in, mid-year river crossings during the Wildebeest Migration
  • Expertly guided nature walks in Nyakweri Forest
  • Interesting cultural tours to traditional Maasai villages
  • Breakfast overlooking Hippo Pool
  • Romantic bush dinners under the stars

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Activities

  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Picnics

Rooms

Luxury Tent

Ashnil Mara Camp has 40 luxury tents set on wooden decks, each with a walk-in closet, en suite bathroom and private sun deck from which to spot animals around the camp. These tents are spacious, comfortable, elegantly decorated and some offer great views over the nearby Mara River.

Facilities

Take a dip in the camp’s swimming pool after an exhilarating game drive or nature walk, or simply sink into one of the comfy sun loungers and savour a tranquil African afternoon.

Have a relaxing drink in the camp’s lounge bar, which is set away from the main dining area and beautifully decorated.

Ashnil Mara Camp has Wi-Fi connectivity and a fully staffed clinic. The property is surrounded by an electric fence, ensuring that the wildlife remains out in the Mara.

Dining

Ashnil Mara Camp’s restaurant serves set buffet meals, focusing on Asian and traditional African cuisines.

Breakfasts can be set out and served next to the superb Hippo Pool along the Mara River, while picnic lunches can also be enjoyed in a beautiful outdoor restaurant setting in the wild. One of the most spectacular outdoor dining experiences is a romantic bush dinner under the soft light of candles, the moon and the stars.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Computer facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Boma
  • Wi-fi available

Amenities

  • Fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor shower
  • Safe in room
  • En-suite bathroom

Rates

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2018-04-03 — 2018-07-10Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $160
2018-07-11 — 2018-09-30Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $405
2018-10-01 — 2018-12-22Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $245

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Ashnil Mara Camp
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Patrick Child

This was a very impressive establishment. The food was the best of all the trip – really imaginative menus, and the staff managed the number of different sorts of client very well. Low-key evening entertainment. Our children were disappointed to be in a “family tent”, but this had 2 bathrooms, and was located at the end of a path, so we had good privacy & excellent wildlife viewing.
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