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  We loved Amani Mara, the hosts were lovely and welcoming.

    We were lucky to be able to take a walk with Sully and explore the area around the camp,… read more

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    January 24, 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  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  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

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    August 7, 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  We had mixed experiences here. On the first night, we were not provided with a mosquito net. There were many mosquitos in the room at night. The quality of the… read more

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    June 19, 2023

    star rating  Amani Mara – a superb African experience – The most authentic experience on theMasai Mara, on the northern end of he Serengeti plains, with superb service, deluxe accommodation and spectacular scenery. One can enjoy a coffee or… read more

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    August 13, 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  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  Lo-ve-ly!! ❤️ 🦒 🐘 🦁 🦛 – We had the good fortune of staying here for 3 days, including New Year’s Eve. We were welcomed by the whole team with a delicious beverage and the pampering… read more

    cecilia v
    January 10, 2023

    star rating  An absolute must stay for anyone traveling to Maasai Mara!! – We were fortunate enough spend several days at Amani Mara as part of our honeymoon safari trip. From the moment we arrived, Sam, Sully, Ledama and the whole Amani Mara… read more

    Livornek
    December 21, 2022

    star rating  This is my 6th visit to Africa, and my 3rd visit to Kenya. I am an experienced world traveler and was completely amazed by the quality and care of… read more

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    June 3, 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

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    August 23, 2023

    star rating  Unique experience! – Hello everyone!!!
    We stayed here from October 10-13 and we have no words to describe the wonder of this facility….
    First of all we arrived late in the evening and… read more

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    October 25, 2023

    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

    avatar thumb codylen
    August 11, 2023

    star rating  why I will go back to Amani Mara – I have been to the Masi Mara twice before. This boutique lodge is new since covid and I will not go any where else on my future visits. The vision… read more

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    August 19, 2023

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