Topi House is an exclusive-use, three-bedroom house with its own dedicated staff, including a private guide. As such, there is no set itinerary – you can decide how to spend your day. When you’re not on game drives, you can sip a G&T on the veranda, maybe watching the wildebeest herds that pass by between July and October. On chilly evenings, you can sit around the log fire in the lounge or the campfire outside with a pre-dinner drink.
The Mara is excellent for viewing wildlife, especially big cats. At Topi House, you’re on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve, where the wildebeest river crossings take place, and inside the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which offers more exclusive wildlife sightings. Topi House is also right on a migration route, so from July to October, it’s possible to see the herds without even leaving the property.
Meals & refreshments
Meals are prepared inhouse, using as much local produce as possible. As the house is for exclusive use, we can be flexible with meals. If you want to have breakfast or lunch out in the bush, we’ll prepare a picnic. And, of course, we cater to all dietary requirements; please just let us know in advance.
A typical day on safari
At Topi House, there is no itinerary – if you feel like a lie-in, there’s no pressure to join the morning game drive; equally, if you want to stay out in the bush all day, we’ll prepare a picnic for you to enjoy under a shady tree or while watching a cheetah on the lookout for its own lunch.
As a general guide, a day on safari will start early to take advantage of the time when animals are more active – we might see lion lurking around the wildebeest herds or leopard stalking Thomson’s gazelle. We can either return to the house for breakfast or eat in the bush. After a wholesome lunch, it’s siesta time. We head back out around 4 pm for our afternoon game drive and sundowners, and return for dinner at approximately 7 pm.