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Naibor Camp

An intimate camp offering a truly authentic safari experience

Naibor Camp
Naibor Camp

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Naibor Camp is a luxury tented camp in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. On the banks of the Talek River, the camp has resident families of hippo that seem to love the camp and its location as much as we do! With simple furnishings, a candlelit communal dining area and very accommodating hosts, Naibor Camp has a very relaxing and classic safari feel to it. This makes it perfect for guests on their first safari or for those wanting to get a truly authentic Kenya safari experience.

Location

Naibor Camp is inside the Masai Mara National Reserve, hidden in the riverine woodland of the Talek River. The great migration pass through this area between July and October, and Naibor prides itself as being the camp located close to all the major wildebeest crossing sites over the Mara River.

Layout

The main mess tent is a central hub for both Naibor and Little Naibor guests. It’s a long canvased tent with a contemporary and safari feel, equipped with a bar, a huge fig-wood dining table, a lounge area with sofas and beanbags, and a wooden verandah providing alfresco seating and dining. The mess tent is also a point for charging cameras and other devices as there is no electricity in the tents. Either side of the mess tent lies Naibor (seven tents) and Little Naibor (two family tents), all carefully positioned amongst the trees for complete privacy.

Rooms

The tents are simply furnished with king-sized beds made from local fig-wood, cosy wool rugs, a private verandah, and a ‘his and hers’ outdoor sink basin. Each tent has its own large en-suite bathroom, with an additional basin with a jug of water to use for washing (no running water), a flush toilet and a great safari bucket shower. The lighting in the room is solar powered and in the evening and night, can be quite dim, which only adds to that classic safari ambience!

Activities

Because of its prime location, game drives are the focal activity in Naibor Camp, such as recommended early morning or late afternoon game drives. Guests can also request all day game drives with a picnic lunch, which is popular during the migration season. Other activities include bush meals and sundowners in exclusive locations, and cultural visits to Masai communities outside of the reserve.

Naibor Wilderness

A 5-10 minute walk from Naibor Camp, through the thicket and into the wilderness, lies Naibor Wilderness Camp. With only three double tents and its own self-sufficient kitchen and mess tent, it is perfect for a family or group looking for exclusivity and privacy. Guests from Wilderness Camp are also more than welcome to dine, chill and drink in the main camp too... the best of both worlds!

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The camp maintains a real 'safari' feel in the heart of the park

The price is quite high for limited activities

Our rating: 
4
User rating: 
4
Price: 
4

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