Naibor Camp (Masai Mara) Kenya
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is 1500sqkm, with a surrounding dispersal area of approximately the same size again. The Mara is exclusively in Kenya but borders Tanzania and the Serengeti National Park to the south. The Mara is the northern most part of the great Serengeti/Mara ecosystem. The Mara habitat is rolling open grassland divided by riverine woodland associated with several small streams and rivers as well as the great Mara River. Naibor Camp is hidden in the riverine woodland of the Talek River about 2km from the point where it flows into the Mara River, just about the very heart of the Mara Game Reserve.
This is a superb location from which to explore the Mara habitat, host to a vast array of wildlife. Many species of herbivores and ungulates support the many carnivores living here. There is fabulous wildlife viewing throughout the year, and from July to November the annual wildebeest migration passes through this area. Naibor is ideally located close to all the major wildebeest crossing sites over the Mara River.
All individual tents in main Naibor and Little Naibor are carefully secluded and overlook the Talek River. The dining tent and social fireplace area also overlook the Talek River and a resident pod of hippos. The Naibor Spa tent is also carefully secluded for the perfect ambience for enjoying a massage.
• Maximum of 22 beds
• 7 Luxury Tents (Main Naibor)
• 2 Luxury Suite Tents (Little Naibor)
• Large ‘Mess Tent’ area for dining and relaxing, complete with Bar and Library
• Naibor Spa for massages, reflexology, manicures and pedicures
• Naibor Shop with wide range of items and locally made crafts •Visa / MasterCard are accepted
• Mobile phone signal is present. Guests should only use mobile phones in their tents and they are not permitted on game drives as they disturb the wildlife.
• Power is solar generated. 4Wheel drive, canvas-topped Toyota Land cruisers are used for game drives, equip with built in fridges and ice cold drinks.
Naibor Camp in the heart of the Maasai Mara has launched a stunning new range of jewelry in their beautiful boutique that will excite guests from all over the world. Alongside these works of art from up and coming designer Rosie Sharp, Naibor also stays true to its roots by showcasing beautiful tribal pieces.
Designer Rosie Sharp has created a collection inspired from a life spent in the African bush and travelling the world. Having been trained by renowned jeweler Billy King in Mexico, Rosie’s designs are clearly a mix of uber chic style and exotic elegance. Each piece is individually created by hand and uses natural and local products where possible. Having spent significant time at Naibor and with their guests from all over the world, Rosie has infused these experiences into her range at the boutique to match the ethos of the camp and its surroundings. Following the growing recognition of her talent Rosie hopes to extend her new jewelry designs to appeal to a broad and expanding global audience.
Also at Naibors’ boutique is a vibrant range of Maasai jewelry created by two phenomenal tribal women. The art of making jewelry from beads is a long standing Maasai tradition passed from one generation of women to the next. These women begin by helping their mothers after school at a very young age. Whilst in training, young girls start with simple pieces such as bracelets and then graduate onto the complex pieces which require a much higher level of skill taking many days to create.
The Maasai women rely on this skill in order to bring in vital additional money to school, feed and provide medical care for their children. They also sell their jewelry at local markets and to their immediate community. These women were introduced to Naibor by their husband’s, who work at the camp. Their beautiful pieces of such high quality are extremely popular with visitors.
The main focus at Naibor is to drive out from camp daily to observe and photograph the extraordinary concentrations of wildlife. The Naibor vehicles are all 4wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers, open sided with canvas tops, built in fridges; with ice cold drinks available any time. These are ideal for observing and photographing the wildlife, and for getting around in the sometimes difficult conditions characteristic of the Mara habitat.
We suggest early morning and late afternoon game drives, as it is during these times when it is generally cooler that the wildlife is more active. However, if guests prefer they can also do an all day game drive with a picnic lunch (this is popular during the migration season). The Naibor driver/guides are all knowledgeable and professional, and have attained minimum guiding accreditation at the KPSGA Bronze level.
Bush meals and sundowners are popular, and are often enjoyed in conjunction with a game drive extra activity. Our “Out of Africa” style bush meals are set up for any number of people in a private exclusive location. Bush breakfasts and packed lunches can all be arranged. Sundowner cocktails are a popular way to enjoy the end of the day. Relax and enjoy the surrounding bush with a drink and bitings as the sun sets. Cultural visits to the nearby Masai communities just outside the reserve can also be arranged. You can visit one of their villages, observe traditional dances and interact with these very traditional people.
Hot Air Ballooning can also be arranged for guests at Naibor. This involves an early morning wakeup to get to the balloon launch site for 6.00am, a flight of approximately 1.5hrs over the grasslands teeming with wildlife, champagne breakfast on landing and game drive back to Naibor. For those wanting to enjoy the African night alone Naibor can arrange private meals outside your tent, dinners under the stars are ideal for couples and honeymooners.
Naibor aids and involves nearby Masai communities in preserving their wildlife and environment, and provides them with a source of income. This enables the rural populations to benefit from their natural resources in a sustainable and non-destructive way so to better able to care for their families and improve their standard of living.
As far as possible, Naibor recruits staff for employment from the nearby community. In addition the community receives a direct contribution for every guest per night in the camp. This contribution is then dedicated to social development projects in the community. Naibor also helps to channel private investment and donations into micro-finance, health and education projects within the local area.
The Naibor Shop is specifically aimed at providing an outlet for locally made Masai crafts and arts - providing the Masai people with a market for their artistic talents.
From $535 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.