Naboisho Camp is in the private conservancy of the same name, which is part of the Greater Masai Mara, one of the best known safari destinations in the world. With just 9 suites the camp combines seclusion and friendly, personal service. As well as game drives by day and night you can take nature walks and longer walking safaris with a trained, armed guide, visit a local village and spend a night under the stars in a fly camp. Keen equestrians can go horse riding, using the stables in the adjacent Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Hot air balloon rides are also offered and are a superb way to view the Mara from a different perspective. Families are welcome at Naboisho, which has 2 purpose-designed larger suites and offers special children's safaris. The wildebeest migration passes through twice a year, in July to August and again in November, which adds extra dimension to game drives.
Guest suites are spacious and provide all you need for a comfy stay including a good size en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water and choice of indoor and outdoor showers where you can wash off any safari dust. Each tent has large gauze windows giving a bright, airy feel and views of the surrounding bush and is equipped with mod cons including charging points and a lockable box for safe storage. When not out on safari you are free to relax in camp, sharing time with other guests as you enjoy freshly prepared meals in the lovely camp surroundings.
A typical day at Naboisho Camp starts with an early breakfast followed by a 4x4 or walking safari in the relative cool of the morning. This is timed, as is the afternoon safari, to coincide with maximum animal activity. You return to camp to sit out the hottest part of the day in the shade of the lounge-dining area, and have time to catch up on some sleep after lunch. Boosted by afternoon tea you set out once more by vehicle or on foot for some wildlife watching, including a stop for sundowner drinks. You arrive back in camp in time to freshen up for dinner.
Open: Naboisho Camp is open from the start of May to the end of March each year.
Location: The camp is the private 20,000 hectare Naboisho Conservancy in the Greater Masai Mara bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. The nearest airstrip is Mara Ol Seki, a 45-minute drive from the camp.
Rooms: There are 9 guest tents including 2 larger tents for families. Beds can be configured as twins or doubles, and there are lights and power points for charging batteries. Every tent has an en-suite bathroom with running hot and cold water, a shower and flush toilet plus an additional outdoor shower for which hot water is supplied on request. All tents have a veranda with a shaded day bed.
Activities: Take morning and afternoon 4x4 safaris and night drives in the Naboisho Conservancy. You can go for short guided walks or longer walking safaris lasting around 3-4 hours with a specialist trained, armed guide. Intermediate and experienced horse riders can enjoy rides in the neighbouring Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Staff can arrange Maasai community visits and hot air balloon rides (additional cost). While at Naboisho you can opt to go fly camping to spend a night out under the stars. The annual wildebeest migration can be viewed in July, August and November. Families of 4 and more are guaranteed a private vehicle and activities can be tailored to children. Special children's programmes are offered including how to identity different animal tracks, learning bush skills and Masai culture.
Facilities: There is an open plan lounge-dining room leading out to a viewing deck set, near which there is a small, seasonal waterhole. There are battery charging points in the lounge. The camp has solar power and a back-up generator. There is a laundry service.
Dining: Breakfast offers a choice of cold and cooked dishes, lunch is a light meal accompanied by your choice of salad or vegetables. Both meals are served as buffets. Dinner is usually a full 3-course meal. Picnic breakfasts and lunches can be organised. Meals are served in the dining room and outside on the deck, and are eaten together as a group.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The camp has 2 family tents. There is a children's safari programme.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is wifi internet access in appointed tent, though this can be rather slow.
Notes: The camp is suitable for disabled guests. Please check with us for details.
"This is a high quality camp in a very good conservancy. It's high standards are kept up in accommodation, meals, vehicles and guiding, and the hosts make sure that the guests have all they need to enjoy a very special safari. It's a camp to consider if you're happy to pay for one of the best."