Awaken your Amani

Amani Mara

The Swahili word “Amani” originates from Arabic meaning peace, desires, wishes, aspirations. Amani Mara is an eco-conscious luxury safari oasis nestled in Kenya’s world-renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

 

Favoured by an unbeatable location, we reside in a tranquil area known as Olare Orok within the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem. A mere 5 km from Maasai Mara National Reserve. Such unique positioning right outside of the reserve allows for more activities such as nature walks, night game drives, bush dinners and elaborate sundowners.

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Accomodation

Offering only 10 African style cabins, our artfully designed accommodations effortlessly combine luxury with nature, staying true to our ethos of ensuring a perfect symbiosis between our guests and surrounding wildlife. Salvaged wood beams of native eucalyptus and African olive support an immersion into nature that breeds an authentic experience cocooned in luxury.  Perched high above the Ntiak Ntiak River and devoid of neighbours, our private hideaway offers panoramic views of resident wildlife and the ultimate in privacy and personalised service.

Relax

Distinct pathways lead each of our guests to their carefully placed abodes, each river-facing, unveiling private viewing decks and patios, ensuring a refined retreat. Profiting from our unfenced property, guests enjoy morning coffee on their discreet patios watching animals roam before them.

 

Our infinity freshwater pool, so intricately situated into the hillside, overlooks this magic waterway brimming with hippos, crocodiles, and other wildlife.

The Amani experience

Guests enjoy a custom-made personalised experience curated in part by the Suleman family, owners of Amani Mara, their beloved slice of paradise. As a family affair and labor of love, the Suleman family oversees Amani Mara’s daily operations and their immense passion and hospitality evoke friendships and a longing to return.

Offering a restful sanctuary to nurture our guests on every level—spiritual, emotional, physical—we invite you to relish in the adventure of awe-inspiring Africa and 

Awaken your Amani...

One with nature

Our passion for conservation and sustainability promotes eco-tourism with our planting of 12 trees per guest—double the amount required to offset most travel and tipping your trip into a carbon-negative. Amani Mara is fully solar powered with a backup generator in the case of an emergency. All guest rooms are equipped with an independent solar hot water system. In line with our eco-conscious ethos we promote limiting water usage by encouraging quick showers. 

Extraordinary experiences

Game drives

Nature walks

Night game drives

Bush dinners

Hot air balloon rides

Cultural visits

Our story 

"If you build it they will come... "

Our story began in the early 1990’s

F.A.Q.

If there is anything left unanswered do not hesitate to ask

Due to our unique location 5 km from  the national reserve we are able to offer guided bush walks, night game drives, magical sundowners, bush dinners, balloon safaris and cultural visits.

We are not a fenced property and thus we have resident plains game that

wander within the premises

The biggest and only regret we hear from our guests is that they wished they stayed longer with us. Although it never feels quite long enough at our sanctuary in the bush, we highly recommend a stay of at least 3 nights to capture the true experience of Amani mara

Please have a look here for a guideline of what to bring on your safari in the wild

Amani mara is situated 5 km from the national reserve which is approximately

15 mins to the park. 

While we are located in the heart of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, we are not members. Game drives are done in the national reserve

Amani mara has 24 hour solar electricity with a back up generator. Therefore power supply is always available

Testimonials

  • star rating  Absolutely fantastic, with wonderful staff and stunning views of animals all over. The food is one of the highlights and is really special. The owners are also really fantastic people… read more

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    August 11, 2023

    star rating  Absolutely unforgettable time at Amani Mara. Sam, William, and the entire staff made us feel so welcome and shared their beautiful home wit my wife and I, and our… read more

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    September 9, 2023

    star rating  Once in a Life – Thanks our manager Geroge & his crews. Price worth. They upgraded us to a luxury Suite, no complaints. Thanks for all your works & tailor made meals… read more

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    October 21, 2023

    star rating  Most precious experience of multi country safari was Amani Mara, Kenya – Amani Mara – ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    I will never be eloquent enough to describe it properly. This land is a magical space for all animals. This oasis has been… read more

    ShellSpell
    March 1, 2023
  • star rating  The best place to stay during your trip! – Our stay at the camp was fantastic! We stayed here for 3 nights and the staff made sure our stay was as good as it could be! The gamedrives … read more

    avatar thumb Renske B
    August 7, 2023

    star rating  Great lodge – Nice lodge on a very nice location. All staff are very friendly and helpful. Also food was excellent.
    I was sleeping in a family lodge with 3 double beds. Nice… read more

    Jp7966
    November 4, 2022

    star rating  THE place to stay! – The best place to stay in the Maasai Mara! I love the history of this camp and how it has developed over the years. Super rooms, so comfy… read more

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    July 29, 2023

    star rating  Trip of a lifetime!! Safari was truly amazing. – My family (wife and 2 teenage boys) went to this camp for the safari and it was the ultimate highlight of our trip. A safari sounds really cool, but… read more

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    August 2, 2023
  • star rating  We had a great time during our time at Amani Mara. We were lucky enough to be the only guests at the time of our stay, which made the experience… read more

    avatar thumb Jakub M
    March 13, 2023

    star rating  A once in a lifetime experience! – All we can say is wow! This place is a must stay! My husband and I really loved all of the staff here. The camp is located right on a… read more

    FMing0112
    November 29, 2022

    star rating  BEST PLACE IN MAASAI MARA – YOU ROCK – A wonderful place. We stayed two nights and the hotel exceeded our expectations. The symbiosis with nature was total. The owners and all the staff were 100% committed to making… read more

    avatar thumb Cathy R
    August 6, 2023

    star rating  Perfect place to spend your honeymoon! – I couldn’t recommend this beautiful eco lodge enough! The rooms are absolutely stunning, the views to the Mara are out of this world. The food was incredible, especially the sizzling… read more

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    October 26, 2023
  • star rating  The Jewel In Maasai Mara’s Crown – I stayed at Amani Mara for 3 weeks solo with the intention of healing and finding peace in nature and it was truly transformative. As I was there for a… read more

    msamandab
    March 1, 2023

    star rating  Traveled here with group of 11. Amazing place and all staff so friendly and facility well managed. Rooms are all lovely, well furnished, and eco-friendly. Lots of wildlife nearby. Food… read more

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    November 8, 2023

    star rating  Both an amazing experience, and an amazing story – The camp and individual tents are beautiful, with an amazing view of Maasai Mara which includes a steady stream of animals throughout the day. The food is exceptional, we… read more

    avatar thumb collinr739
    August 23, 2023

    star rating  Absolutely Perfect! – Our five days at Amani Mara were beyond superb. We had been to the Maasai Mara 10 years before and were worried that nothing could compare. But we… read more

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    August 27, 2023

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