Naboisho, which in Masai means “coming together”, is a community driven initiative to create a wildlife conservation and tourism area that supports the livelihoods of the landowners and surrounding communities. Naboisho Camp is situated in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy (a 50,000 acre area) that lies to the far east of the Mara Serengeti eco-system.
In the very heart of the game rich area is the small camp from where guests are perfectly positioned to explore the many wilderness aspects which increasingly define this conservancy as one of the very best for activities and conservation in the entire eco system.
Naboisho Camp offers a harmonious blend of luxurious comfort, great personal attention and closeness to nature in a prime wilderness area. This exclusive tented camp is located in one of the most unspoilt and game rich areas in Kenya and offers a wide range of activities, such as: game drives, walking safaris, night drives, off-roading, cultural tourism and fly-camping. The eight spacious tents have been designed combining the traditional bush style with a fresh modern feel focusing on attention to detail. High levels of personalised service, along with a team that have worked together for many years, create a warm and friendly atmosphere.
- 2012 The Safari Awards | Finalist “Best New Safari Camp in East Africa”
- 2012 The World Travel Awards | Nominee “Kenya's Leading Tented Safari Camp”
Naboisho Camp has been designed to combine the traditional safari style with a fresh and modern feel, with a strong focus on attention to detail. It is a permanent camp but has been designed along strict eco- friendly principles in order to leave the smallest possible footprint. The tents are crisp and clean, introducing warm pastel shades to break the monotony of the typical canvas safari tent. Each stylish guest tent features a front veranda complete with a day bed and is equipped with an en suite bathroom with inside and outside safari shower. The interiors are spacious and comfortable, with a relaxed and easy to appreciate atmosphere permeating the camp as a whole.
Strongly committed to the founding principles of the conservancy, Naboisho Camp employs local guides and spotters trained at the Koiyaki Guiding School in a collaborative effort to empower the local community. This is the land where most of them grew up and they are only too happy to be able to show it to you. An abundance of wildlife makes for exciting game viewing which includes the world renowned Great Migration, as well as the lesser known annual migration of 100'000 wildebeest between the Mara and the Loita Hills.
The exciting and excellent food combined with the personal service of a long-standing successful team working together; contribute to a warm and friendly atmosphere, ensuring that yours is an unforgettable safari experience.
- Off-road game drives
- Night drives
- Cultural interaction with the Masai
- Guided nature walks and longer walking safari’s
- Overnight fly-camping
In 2013 conservancy fees will be incorporated into the rates, except where special offers apply. The fees are US$100 per adult per day - for both residents and non-residents. The fees contribute to conservation in the conservancy and also are paid to the local Maasai who actually own the land. There is no charge for vehicles, however, only vehicles from camps within the conservancy are allowed into the area.
The nearest air strip is Mara Ol Seki, which is serviced daily by Safarilink. From the airstrip to the camp it takes approximately 40 minutes to drive to the camp. Alternatively guests can fly to Ol Kiombo airstrip which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to the camp.
Located in Kenya adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve, this private conservancy is a ground breaking project of tourism benefiting conservation and community. With its high concentration of wildlife, and generous personal space and freedom on offer, visitors enjoy exceptional wildlife encounters.
The Mara Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya is home to the big cats - in impressive numbers - and herds of elephant, giraffe, and wildebeest. Unlike its neighbour, the Masai Mara National Reserve, this private conservancy strictly monitors the number of tourists who enter the area, reducing the number of vehicles and the human impact on the environment and wildlife.
While the charm of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy is its exclusivity, the philosophy of the conservancy is refreshingly inclusive. The 50,000 acre conservancy is made up of land contributions from 500 Maasai landowners. The conservancy fees provide the Maasai community with a sustainable livelihood and ensure the conservation of the wildlife in this vital corridor of the Masai Mara eco-system.