One of the best Camps in Masai Mara
Luxury Mara Timbo Camp is as far as we experienced it a real little treasure in Masai Mara, which is the by far most beautiful and famous national park in Kenya. The Mara known for its great density and variety of wildlife.
My wife and me have been there as part of our honeymoon and we really have to say, it was fantastic.
Mara Timbo Camp has only seven cosy bush pavillons, huge, very beautiful furnished, with an outdoor bathtub on the big terrace, from where you can watch Mara river and the hippos in it.
The camp is doing a personal butler service. During our whole stay we had with Stella a waiter who was just there for us, whatever we wanted.
The cuisine was awesome. We always had the choice between three menus with three courses, one of them vegetarian. Tasty, nicely decorated. International food as well as african meals, very good.
We were dining always outdoors at the riverbanks under the open African sky in a very romantic setting at the fireplace. The crew was gorgeous in making our honeymoon an unforgettable experience, they are all very friendly, they were singing for us, we got cakes, bush-flowers, they had so many small little surprises for us, ... ah, I almost forgot the hotwater bottle in the bed every night.
We were on Safari with the most funny and entertaining guide we met all over Kenya, named Kinanta. He is the camps naturalist, a crazy masai, very much knowledgable about animals and the park.
At night we once went for a spectacular night game drives, which is possbile at Mara Timbo Camp because the camp lays outside the game reserve. Very much to recommend. As well as the nature walk with two or three masai guides for a walk through the bush, where again Kinanta showed us how to read fauna and footprints.
So finally, ... YES!!! we do recommend this camp. It is definitely worth to visit. We will come back for sure. The most beautiful thing at Mara Timbo Camp are for sure their bush pavillons. We have been at other camps in Amboseli and Tsavo afterwards, but Mara Timbo Camps "tents" tops them all.
These are not "tents" these are houses, they call them "pavillons". Beautiful, huge, in the colours of Masai Mara and equipped with nice furniture, a king size bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, hot water, flushing toilet and AC-power. The spacious terrace has a low bed and even a swing!! One night of our 3 night stay, we had a private candle light dinner on our own terrace, very private, discrete service, ... great.
The second extraordinary thing is: the camp is located directly at Mara River. And in front of the camp there are two big hippo families living in the water in front of the camp. They are max. 60ft away from your breakfast table. We almost forgot to eat while watching whats going on inside the water, unbelievable.
Last but not least: my wife took a massage done by an obviously permanent masseuse. The massage was great and very much professional, my wife said. Even fgrom the massage tree house you can watch the hippos in the river. A 10minute massage is even included in the rates.