Ishara Mara Camp - Starbed

Location: Masaai Mara National Reserve, Narok County, Kenya


Uniquely situated in one of the most sought-after locations in the Masai Mara National Reserve, game sightings within the vicinity of the camp—even just outside your tent—are frequent and astonishing. At the heart of the property are is the magnificent elevated bridges. There are daily flights to the Mara’s Olkiombo airstrip.

Taking you from one point to the other, they lead you along paths to sublime moments and spectacular sights, bringing people and cultures together to touch hearts and create unforgettable memories. Open-plan River Suites are thoughtfully placed on the brink of the wild, amidst the existing ecology. Immerse yourself in the natural environment with unobstructed views of the river, forest, and expansive savanna from every corner of the spacious room. 

An outdoor shower under the radiance of moonlight, or revive your senses with a soak in the vintage bathtub on the deck, perfect spot to enjoy a drink, a cup of tea, or an afternoon siesta, each deck is furnished with an artisanal wooden day bed and relaxed ‘Tembo’ chairs to nestle
into. The Observation Deck is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunrise yoga session, a stargazing safari, a leisurely chat with friends, or signature Ishara cocktails.  

Enjoy complimentary use of our high-definition binoculars and telescope. Guests have private access to the Camps’ waterhole to enjoy a sundowner or breakfast set up. The Camps’ international Executive Chef designs our daily menu to be harmoniously diverse, infusing global
cuisine with local ingredients.

Al Fresco Dining, Bush Dining, Sundowners, In-Suite Dining, 110KW solar-cultivating energy farm (comprising 275 panels and Lithium-ion batteries) to generate renewable electricity. Camps’ biogas digesting system also turns food waste into usable cooking energy, Waste Water Treatment Plant from Bioliff Biorock, Waterhole, Two nurseries have been set up for grow seedlings, River Suites are Eco-built, solar-powered, aeroponic tower farms.

Ishara Mara Camp - Starbed
Ishara Mara Camp – Starbed


  • Open all year round
  • Ishara’s Starbed Experience
  • The first official Canon Brand Experience Centre in the Mara
  • Tower Farms, solar-powered aeroponic

Uniqueness of this Camp

The first of its kind in the Masai Mara, this method of growing fresh produce uses 95% less water than traditional methods, ensures minimal land degradation, and does not affect the indigenous biodiversity of the flora native to the ecosystem – Tower Farms,
solar-powered aeroponic.

COVID PCR testing is available in the Masai Mara for guests connecting onward who have insufficient time to get tested in Nairobi.

Accommodation Options

With nine River Suites (103m 2 ) with one King or two Twin beds, two Family Suites, four Safari Suites (168m 2 ) each consists of two inter-leading tents with a King or Twin beds in one suite, and two Queen beds in the other suite accommodates up to four adults sharing or a maximum of five for families with children. Indoor bathroom with rainfall shower and one Star bed.

Ishara was created to provide joy, adventure, reflection, and serenity to all who enter.


General Amenities: Outdoor shower, Outdoor vintage bathtub, Deck with daybed, Complimentary mini-bar, Tea and coffee brewing station, Premium bath products, hand sanitizer and insect repellent, Bathrobe and bedroom slippers, Yoga mats, Writing desk with universal charging
sockets, Electronic safe, Wi-Fi & mobile reception
The Safari Suites give you an up-close and personal experience with the majestic creatures of the Mara. There are four Safari Suites (46m 2 ) on the property, each with one King or two Twin beds.
Maasai guards patrol throughout the night to assure safety from wandering animals.
The Safari Suites Amenities: Indoor bathroom with rainfall shower, Outdoor patio overlooking the savanna, Complimentary mini-bar, Tea and coffee brewing station, Writing desk with universal charging sockets, Electronic safe, Wi-Fi & mobile reception.
Ishara’s Starbed Experience embodies the true meaning of freedom and is an inimitable way to embrace nature. The ultimate in en plein air exclusivity, the en-suite Starbed hosts up to two guests. Maasai guards patrol throughout the night to assure protection from wandering wildlife.
Ishara’s Starbed Amenities: Ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower, 360° panoramic deck overlooking the savanna and river, Private dining service, Wi-Fi & mobile reception.
Camp Amenities: Dining area, Bar and Lounge, Spa, Gym, Pool, Observation deck, Fireside deck, Starbed Experience, Canon Photography Studio, Panoramic-view luxury Land Cruisers, Expert guides, Wildlife waterhole, Room Service, Filtered mineral water, Savanna Boutique, Laundry Services(Complimentary), Security patrol guards, Options for excursions, Wi-Fi and mobile reception. Guests are not to smoke inside the suites, but permitted in outdoor areas of the camp and on the decks of our suites.


  • Reinvigorate in the Wild at The Aya Spa,
  • Infinity Pool
  • Gym
  • The Camp has partnered with Canon to create the first official Canon Brand Experience Centre in the Mara – Complete with high-end Canon cameras, lenses, accessories, binoculars, photo printers, a professional photo editing suite with a resident professional photographer, a specialist in wildlife photography
  • the fleet of custom-built luxury Land Cruisers, exclusively designed by Ishara, provide the ultimate photography vehicles. From panoramic views to removable seats for totally flat shooting angles and padded storage for stowing away unused lenses or valuables
  • An oval-shaped wildlife waterhole has been established at the southernmost point of the camp
  • Enjoy a tour of our ‘shamba (garden) of goodness’
  • Birdwatching and nature walks around the camp
  • Spear throwing
  • Traditional beading
  • Medicinal plants of the Mara
  • Bird and animal species identification
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Maasai Village Cultural Tour.