The 12 Best Airbnbs In Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya

August 11, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Maasai Mara National Park, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Maasai Mara National Park and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Aitong Crater House

11 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,500 per night, airbnb.com

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This is the ultimate experience of living in the wilderness in the prime jungles of Maasai Mara with a great Airbnb as your base. Whether you are with the family, or with the whole group of adventurers, you’ll love it here! Live in a stone house with luxury seating, and enjoy great views of lions and gazelle from the terrace.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Our romantic Aitong Crater House is secluded in the bush on the edge of an ancient crater, near the Masai village of Aitong. It is situated at an altitude of 2000 meters, overlooking the plains of the Masai Mara.
We have built the house not only because of its breathtaking view and the “calming” silence (except for the nature sounds) but also for its incredible rich fauna and flora.”

Amenities

Hot water | Wifi | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Free parking on premises | Heating | Breakfast | Private entrance | Indoor fireplace | Hangers | Shampoo

#2 Maasai Mara West House

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $510 per night, airbnb.com

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A splendid choice to make your camp on a trip to the Maasai Mara region, this Airbnb features open living spaces with an abundance of woodwork and stone masonry. Spend your mornings dining outdoors, see birds flock the trees around you, and go for 4×4 safari in the afternoons for the perfect adventure.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The house is located in the center of Mara West Camp, a luxury safari camp, on the western edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Perfect for solo adventurers, families, or couples. Wildlife abounds in camp and game viewing is accessible with the Oloololo Park Gate only 5 kilometers away.”

Amenities

Iron | Essentials | Washer | Dryer | Free parking on premises | Laptop-friendly workspace | Private entrance | TV | Kitchen | Hangars | Long-term stays allowed | Hair dryer

#3 The Maa House

7 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

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Set among the woodlands and Savannah plains of Africa, this Maasai Mara lodge cozy living quarters and great exposure to the local flora and fauna. Explore the African wilderness from this comfy base along with your family or group of up to seven explorers and have a memorable experience.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The Maa House is a privately owned guest house nestled between the Naibosho and Olare Motorogi Conservancies and has been been established to provide a comfortable home exclusively for volunteers and researchers working in Mara. Surrounded by the passing wildebeest, and views of the open plains, it makes for an authentic and at home experience in the bush.”

Amenities

Hangers | Essentials | Air conditioning | Hair dryer | Washer | Kitchen | Free parking on premises | Long-term stays allowed

#4 Chui House

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night, airbnb.com

Enjoy beautiful views of the majestic Kenyan plains from your private Veranda with all the privacy in the world. Indulge in dining thrice a day, Alfresco style among the wilderness. This Airbnb is a great place for couples, families, and groups to rewind amidst the beautiful African savanna plains.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Chui House is our lovely guest house adjacent to our home on Naretoi Estate, at the northern edge of the famed Masai Mara region in southern Kenya. We are next to Enonkishu Conservancy, which is full of the wildlife, including lions and elephants, that the Mara is known for.”

Amenities

Hot water | Essentials | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Building staff | Iron | Cooking basics | Long-term stays allowed | Patio or balcony | Garden or backyard

Guest Reviews

“A wonderful house with simple elegant living, sleeping, cooking and washing space – all looking out on a wonderful vista.” – Fergus
“Are you planning a trip to the Mara ecosystem? Stay here. Naratoi is in the northernmost conservancy in the Mara – private, scenic and sitting adopt incredible mountain vistas.” – Daniel
“Lovely location off the beaten track, comfortable and peaceful accommodation. Ability to walk in the African savannah with some wildlife.” – Frederick
“It’s a cute comfortable cottage . Amenities are good carry your own food . Stephanie was great and we borrowed a few items we forgot , some honey for example.” – Nina
“Stéphanie ´s place was amazing ! We spend great time on her cottage. It’s very spacious and her team ( especially the cook) is very warm.” – Maliza

#5 Talek Bush Camp

4 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

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Enjoy being surrounded by nature and wildlife, and take insta-worthy pictures to your heart’s content. Spend mornings walking around the camp spotting diverse African species, ranging from the peculiar insects all the way up to the Big Five, and fulfill your childhood dream of being out with the game.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Tented camp and campsite few steps from Talek gate and Masai Mara national reserve. A true wildlife experience. The camp is at a walking distance to Talek Village Shops, ATM & Markets. The Hippo Pool Viewpoint is 5 km from Talek bush camp, while Intrepid Mara Hippo Point is about 13 km away. Guests can enjoy a variety of meals and drinks at our restaurant with a big dining and recreation area.”

Amenities

Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Wifi | Hot water | Single level home | Free street parking | Pool | Free parking on premises | Breakfast | Host greets you | Long-term stays allowed | Luggage drop-off allowed

Guest Reviews

“I loved the place. They were very thoughtful about the desires of individual people. For example, knowing I wanted to see animals and get pictures they came and got me both for a hippo and a momma monkey and her baby.” – Nancy
“If I could give talek bush camp a 10, I definitely would. Truly an amazing place to stay while visiting Masai Mara. Right from my booking to leaving the camp, the host Abdelrehman had been of great help, a wonderful person who definitely makes you feel at home.” – Samantha

#6 The Farm Stay

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

This rustic jungle-villa is located out in complete wilderness, helping you bring down the stress levels. It’s fully secure so you don’t have to worry about being lost. You’ll also enjoy watching breathtaking scenes from the comfort of your cozy veranda over a glass of wine with your friends.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“On the old Mara Beef farm, this cottage has been lovingly restored into The Farmstay. A charming 3 bedroom cottage that overlooks the Fair Oils farm with the Kileleoni Hill as a back drop. It is a 5 minute drive to the Enonkishu Conservancy. There are over 50 acres to explore with walks to the Mara River where guests can fish for catfish or enjoy a sundowner on the banks.”

Amenities

Essentials | Indoor fireplace | Wifi | Free parking on premises | Breakfast | Kitchen | Private living room | Private entrance | Lock on bedroom door | Hangers | First aid kit | Fire extinguisher

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#7 Lorian Safari Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve

15 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $400 per night, airbnb.com

Experience the thrill of watching lions and cheetahs up close like never before at short drives, or sit out in the camp and enjoy bird-watching. This listing features a list of offerings including 3 meals a day, hot showers, and a king-sized bed, among others, making it a perfect jungle encampment for your whole group.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Located near the Olkiombo Airstrip in the banks of Olare orok river, we provide a private camping experience in the heart of Masai mara with an exclusive game viewing in some of the most secluded parts of Africa’s most famous game reserve. Our Rustic and sophisticated safari tents are tucked into the shade of an evergreen forest on the banks of the famous Olare orok river.”

Amenities

Washer | Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Indoor fireplace | Outlet covers | Free parking on premises | Oven | Breakfast | Coffee maker | Dishwasher

#8 Modern Self-Catering House In Maasai Mara Conservancy

14 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $300 per night, airbnb.com

Book yourself and the family a large, hip home in the Maasai Mara wilderness, among the roaring of lions and the screeching of Hyenas. If you’re one who realizes productivity in a quiet, secluded environment, you’ll love getting work done from the private office featured here.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Our luxurious modern and private house with swimming pool in the heart of the bush, offers a very exclusive safari experience away from the crowds.
Our house is nestled in a bend in the River Mara surrounded by lush forest. You have views of the river and its Hippo residents from your bedroom.”

Amenities

Laptop-friendly workspace | Wifi | Essentials | Indoor fireplace | Hot water | Pool | Hot tub | Breakfast | Babysitter recommendations | High chair| Smoke alarm 

Guest Reviews

“Such an amazing trip! The house itself is gorgeous – amazing balance of stylish decor and taste, combined with making you feel right at home.” – Susanna
“We LOVED our time and hated to leave! The pictures on the website really do not do it justice. Though it was a tented camp beside the Talek GaThis is an incredible, stylish and comfortable house in a stunning location in the Mara.” – Chris
“Thank you Evy for hosting us, the place is amazing and it’s so nice and quiet. Everything is done in detail and the staff is really trying there best to feel you are at home.” – Anne
“The 3 night stay in Evy’s house was superb! Details on the house are stunning.” – Yga
“This place was absolutely beyond amazing – one of the best places we have stayed in our lives! Their place is entirely private & quiet, with no neighbors in sight.” – Maxime

#9 Giraffe Lookout House Maasai Mara

4 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

Live in a secluded jungle-side Maasai Mara bungalow away from the robotic life of settlement. Go walking different trails every time, and shooting new wildlife with your camera. An enthralling experience for the whole family or group of friends, in the vast undulating pastures of Eastern Africa.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The stand alone place is known as the Giraffe lookout House since the property is situated in a game rich community conservation area . The house features a balcony for wildlife viewing. Often , giraffes , elephants , topis , impala , zebra are commonly seen grazing or migrating right next to the house .”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Indoor fireplace | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Coffee maker | Breakfast | Dishes and silverware | Private entrance | Hangers

#10 Talek Bush Camp – Camping Tents

4 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $20 per night, airbnb.com

If camping is your thing, look no further. You’ll be provided everything you need at a nominal cost, with loads of sizes to chose from, depending on your group size. Indulge in the true elements of life near Maasai Mara, away from distractions and disturbances, at this hearty outdoor camp featuring hammocks and lush grounds.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Tented camp and campsite few steps from Talek gate and Masai Mara national reserve. A true wildlife experience. We ptovide small tents with mattress and blankets suitable for backpackers and low budget travellers in a beautiful campsite equipped with hot showers and toilets with running water at the banks of Talek river in Masai mara national reserve.”

Amenities

Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Free street parking | Free parking on premises | Single level home | Host greets you | Long-term stays allowed | Luggage drop-off allowed | Bed linens | Lock on bedroom door | Extra pillows and blankets

Guest Reviews

“Great location and the hosts were very supportive. Nice collection of photographs and the chef is well experienced. There is a friendly dog too who loves jumping around.” – Rishabh
“Talek Bush Camp is a perfect location for exploring Masai Mara reserve, being right outside the reserve gate. It’s great for those wanting to experience the reserve in a low impact way, with options for the budget traveller or a more upmarket bush camping experience.” – Alan

#11 Oscar’s Farm

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $40 per night, airbnb.com

Experience great value at a rustic Maasai village dwelling featuring a private open-kitchen, quaint stone masonry, and a big hill-side terrace with splendid scenery all around. An ideal stay for families or travel groups alike, you will be pampered by the local caretakers’ hospitality and willingness to go the extra mile to help make you feel at home.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy life at the countryside of West Kenya. This beautiful stone house is tucked away in a quiet little valley 2 kms away from the main tarmac road. We are engaged in tree- and permaculture farming but are more than happy to receive visitors.”

Amenities

Hangers| Long-term stays allowed | Essentials | Kitchen | Free parking on premises | Private entrance 

#12 Kileleoni Mara Gateway House

11 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Find yourself a quaint rural home near the main Maasai Mara park, one that is spacious enough for extra-large groups of friends with 5 spacious bedrooms. The green pastures will entice you to spend long hours by the bonfire, overlooking the wilderness and magnificence of nature.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The comfort & family tents are situated in Aruba-Mara Camp which is close to the famous Masai Mara National Park. They contain either two twin beds or a double bed. There is also the possibility to accomodate up to four people in that kind of tent (extra price per person). The bathroom is equipped with a shower, washbasin and toilet.”

Amenities

Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Wifi | Free parking on premises | High chair | Private entrance | Long-term stays allowed | Indoor fireplace | Shampoo | Hangers | Bathtub

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