Ashnil Mara

Luxury Tented Camp in The Masai Mara

Ashnil Mara Camp, with 40 luxury tents, is located in the Masai Mara National Reserve and close to the Mara River, famous for the wildebeest migration.

Our luxury Masai Mara Camp is arguably in one of the very best positions in the Masai Mara for game viewing and also provides the perfect setting to sit and relax at the end of a exciting day of game drives.
The Ashnil Mara Camp is a 4 – 5 hour drive from Nairobi or there are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to the Masai Mara which take just 45 mins. You may also fly from the Mombasa Coast to our luxury tented camp in just 2 hrs.


The much anticipated property comprises 40 luxury tents in the Masai Mara and includes luxury ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets and a sun deck for relaxation while watching game. Its opening does not only add another dimension to the Mara, already a world famous national reserve, but it also becomes another important landmark in the travel destination.


The restaurant serves set buffets featuring international, oriental and traditional African cuisine, while the open-air bar serves a wide selection of beers, cocktails and liquors.

The lounge is located in the main building away from the dining area. The décor has an African touch that makes it a wonderful place to pass the time and relax. There will be a variety of drinks served and these will include liqueur, soft drinks, cocktails, wines, and spirits, local and international beers.

We have a fully equipped clinic that caters for staff and guests. The nurse will provide assistance at a nominal fee and/or make referral to a larger, well equipped hospital if need be.

E‐mails, internet browsing and general services are available at the reception. Network coverage in the Parks and Reserves are generally weak but we have installed antennas to boost connectivity. Wifi is available but with connectivity limited to a few areas in the lodge.

After your game drive you can take a dip in our swimming pool or simply relax by the pool. This is the perfect place to relax and laze around in the calm afternoons.


Our game drives are all conducted in 4×4 vehicles and accompanied by a highly experienced driver guide. Lectures on wildlife conservation and culture are regularly given.

Hippo Pool Breakfast

Hippo Pool Breakfast

In our spirit to get you closer to nature, we have guided nature walks bookable at the reception and conducted by our qualified naturalist. This journey will take you around the property identifying all species of flora and fauna giving details of botanical and scientific names respectively.

We set a location by the hippo pool along the Mara river to enable you enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in this spectacular location.

Break the tradition of sitting in our beautiful restaurant by picking on a day to carry a lunch box to an area designated as safe and comfortable as our guides usher you to a sitting under a tree. Here our guides will give you a brief geographical talk on the landscape and the features therein.

A table is set in the bush for an amazing dinner under the African sky lit by the moon or candles.

Traditional dances, fairy tales, riddles and cultural talk dominate the air sat around a traditionl Boma.

Wildlife and Scenery

  • Annual migration of over one million wildebeests and thousands of zebras
  • Host to an amazing concentration of wildlife
  • Cultural tours to the Masai villages
  • Loita hills
  • Soit Ololol Escarpment
  • Talek and Mara River – famous for lots of the hippos and crocodiles
  • Rhinos of Ol Choro
  • Dupoto Forest – a walk through an indigenous Maasai forest
  • Leganishu hills which stands at 2,191 meters above sea level

the best

Posted by kev      Posted on 26/04/2015    
"We have visited Kenya every year since 2005, and have done about 7 safaris at different lodges. Ashnil Mara Camp is the best we have been to, the camp and lodges were all in excellent condition and kept very clean. The staff and service was excellent, it is the first time we have a Camp Manager say goodbye and wish us a safe journey home, and to also remember our names, made it extra special. Also our driver Musa was excellent, being a Masai, he was very knowledgeable about the country and wildlife. We will be back again next year, our best safari so far, thank you to you all."


Posted by scolah      Posted on 14/04/2015    
"i have been in only one ashnil which is Aruba,I'm intending very soon to visit Mara Ashnil,to me, i would recommend any one travelling to Kenya to visit this Camp.Very supportive staffs,beautiful environment and of course friendly prices."

Exciting Experience

Posted by Alphonse      Posted on 09/04/2015    
"The sites locations & settings offer just totally differentiated experiences and also very exciting environments for safari, get away & team building."

Posted by DAVID & PURITY      Posted on 19/01/2015    
"The hospitality at Ashnil Tsavo lodge is out of this world, starting from the guard at the gate its so impressive, its lovely and looking forward to visit Mara and Samburu"

Long Live Ashnil Hotels Ltd

Posted by Kerry      Posted on 25/09/2014    
"I have been to all Ashnil Hotels. Excellent location, superb services, very very supportive staff -not at any point did I see any member of staff with an attitude this made my daugther feel at home and free to move around. Ashnil is the place to be whenever I want to take a vacation. I cant think of anywhere else."


Posted by Lori      Posted on 20/09/2014    
"My children and I spent 6 days at the Ashnil Mara in July and had the most amazing time. Perfect proximity to amazing safaris in the Mara. Staff and accommodations were top notch. Loved viewing the hippo pool and listening to the hippos and monkeys at night. We definitely felt welcome and safe. Highly recommend the Ashnil Mara."


Posted by Joan      Posted on 11/04/2014    
"I almost hate to tell people how much I like this place...what if there isn't room for me when I want to come back?? I have been 3 times now and I hope for many more. There just isn't anywhere else I considering staying in the Mara."

Lifetime experience

Posted by Ibrahim      Posted on 21/02/2014    
"Great location, great service and great facilities. More improvement on the food part and it is paradise."

Had a Great Time

Posted by Chris      Posted on 20/02/2014    
"Stunning location, comfortable accommodation, excellent food and good service - what else can you wish for in your holiday! - Chris"

All of the them. The big 5!

Posted by Felipe Capello      Posted on 17/02/2014    
"Best Safari Resort I've ever been to. Fantastic service."
Ashnil , USA 4.9 5.0 10 10 We have visited Kenya every year since 2005, and have done about 7 safaris at different lodges. Ashnil Mara Camp is the best we have been to, the camp and lodges were all in excell

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About Ashnil

  • Ten years ago, the dream to provide quality accommodation deep in the conservation areas that meet international standards and caters for all class of travellers was just a distant one. With a determination and foresight, the dream was modelled and shaped into reality and the first Ashnil property was opened. Since then Ashnil Hotels has established itself as one of Kenya's premier hotel groups.

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