Just more than a year after opening, the Amani African Spa Village at Mara Bushtops has been recognised as Kenya’s best safari spa.

It received this accolade at the World Spa Awards in Vietnam on 14 September. The award adds to recent recognition of Mara Bushtops’ Amani African Spa Village as Best Safari Spa in Africa at the World Luxury Spa Awards and the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards, of which it was the 2015 winner.

Responding to the latest in this trio of awards, Bushtops’ owners Andy and Claudia Stuart reported that they see global recognition of the Spa as a vital step in a wider ambition. “Our simple goal is to be perceived as the world’s best safari destination,” they note, adding “when we commissioned the Spa, we were determined to set the highest new standards for Africa. It’s wonderful to have all the hard work acknowledged.”

Three elements in particular distinguish the Spa: stunning design by Swiss architect Andrin Schweizer; an unbeatable setting (overlooking a salt lick means treatments come with a unique wildlife experience included) and an enviable range of treatments.

Within the soothing confines of the Spa, rejuvenating massages, hydrotherapy and a range of holistic skin and body treatments are complemented by a fitness facility, with high-tech cardiovascular and weight-training equipment.

A sauna, Rasul steam room (featuring multi-sensory Arabian mud-cleansing treatments) and hot Jacuzzi are accompanied by a heated infinity pool – with beds inside the pool, complete with water jets. A cold plunge-pool takes the edge off the heat, whilst a wooden relaxation deck provides uninterrupted views of the salt lick and majestic African Bush. Fully-trained Spa staff use Terres d’Afrique organic skincare products, which combine advanced photo-technology with inspiration from the traditional use of the African plants.

Mara Bushtops in Kenya is one of three camps united by the concept of ‘Wild Luxury’the others being Tanzanian sister camps Serengeti Bushtops and Roving Bushtops.

Andrin Schweizer is the genius responsible for the Amani Spa Village, Mara Bushtops’ tent design, interiors and fabulous lounge. He is also the architect behind sister camp Roving Bushtops.
For further information, please contact:
Claudia  Stuart: claudia.stuart@bushtopscamps.com

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