Love Topi House!
We had a great six night stay at Asilia's Topi House (third time for us) this February 2014.. The staff is superb. Many thanks to the world's greatest guide Salaash and the staff - Nabaala, Leonard and James for a perfect visit. Food, service and guiding were great and the house is wonderful. You are right out in the wilderness with game nearby. You have the whole house to yourself and whomever you have traveled with and your own driver/guide as well. We came back the third time and are booked for a fourth next year!
Topi House is right on the edge of the Maasai Mara with quick access to one of the most wonderful reserves in the world. With Topi House and the other two Asilia Bush Houses in Mara North Conservancy you also have your own vehicle and guide. (excellent for photographers). We travel a great deal for photography and have been in 27 countries. This is by far our favorite place and we always have new and great experiences in the bush. If you want some privacy and a way to "do your own schedule and your own thing" these houses are for you as you can set your own schedule. Sometimes we are out all day - sometimes we come back for lunch. You do not have that luxury with most other camps with shared vehicles and set schedules for the groups. You also have the whole house to yourself so you can choose your own room!
One thing we loved are the hot water bottles in the vehicle (and in the room) - not only for warmth but good lumbar support for our older backs. Another nice touch is the greeting after the drive with hot/cold (depending on the weather) eucalyptus fragranced towels.
Michelle S (Columbia) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Mara Bush Houses
Topi House - Well Worth a Visit!
We have just come back from another stay at Topi House and we were very impressed again. The whole team at Topi House made us feel very special and were extremely helpful and friendly. The accommodation is first rate and the food exceptional. Our guide Fred was very knowledgeable and we saw a vast amount of wildlife including lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants and many more. One of favourites was the banded mongoose, which we had never got close to before. Even saw migrating pelicans. If you want something special then go to Topi House!"
Graham (UK) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Mara Bush Houses
Top Class Stay and Experience!
What can one say! We stayed at both Mara and Acacia houses for 3 nights and had a great time at both. Perfect for family stays.They are private and you have lots of space, large bathrooms and well designed open plan living areas as well as a large green lawns where children can run and play. The swimming pool is great for parents and children alike and is solar heated. Meal times was bliss and well presented great tasting food was served outside on the large veranda, inside or at the pool! Food is of amazing quality and top class with friendly staff attending ones every need.
The wildlife experience and scenery is world class!! We saw mating leopards, a pride of 12 lions and cheetah during our stay, not too mention all the other species there in abundance. The viewing is easy on the wide open plains. Elephants in huge numbers, herds of between 30-50 strong! Guides and vehicles are great and they pack really good picnic meals to have during a game drive. Traveling in January is one of the best times to be in the Mara, as the rains are coming to an end, and you have this magical place almost all to yourself as the holiday and migration crowds are not there anymore. The view from the highest point in the Mara during sunset is stunning.
I am a wildlife photographer, and this place will keep you busy and keep the shutter going as there are excellent opportunities for great quality shots around every corner, be it a leopard, lions elephant, giraffes or the landscape beauty, its all on your doorstep! They have a natural spring feeding a waterhole in front of both houses, and there are wildlife and birdlife visiting throughout the day, you can view and photograph wildlife from your veranda!
For sure THE place to stay for families, groups or couples that need privacy, great service, great accommodation and location, fantastic food, and top class wildlife viewing with great guiding!
Excellent stay and highly recommended! Thank you to everyone for the attention and care, it was awesome. We will be back! "
Roelof Schutte (Kenya) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Mara Bush Houses
Best Place to Stay In Masai Mara!
Topi House is a wonderful place to stay. The best view you could imagine on a safari holiday from the front porch - and lunch is served in the gardens overviewing the plains of the Mara and the escarpment, under the shade of an acacia tree. Could not ask for anywhere more "Out of Africa"!
Very friendly staff. Expert guides, some of the most professional and knowledgable around. And Topi House is located in one of the best areas of the Mara - wonderful scenery and big cats right on your doorstep, and it's far away from the big tented camps so there are fewer cars around giving you a more exclusive and natural experience around the animals. Could never imagine staying anywhere else in the Masai Mara!"
Matt S (UK) | Stayed in December, 2013 at Mara Bush Houses
We will definitely be back!
A wonderful and tantalisingly brief stay. We will definitely be back!"
BBC Crew | Stayed in April, 2012 at Mara Bush Houses