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Why is Naibor Tented Camp perfect for Kenya safaris in the Masai Mara?


For those wanting exclusivity, Naibor offers the perfect solution! Set deep in the heart of the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, Naibor is hidden in a grove of woodland on the Talek River. The views are wonderful and wildlife settles all around you.

Little Nairbor's two suites are perfect for two groups of friends travelling together or for a family of four or five. The two-bedroomed suites offer their own private vehicle and guide, as well as private dining just for you! 

What is special about Naibor Camps?

Naibor is private yet situated in Kenya's prime safari destination. Here one can witness the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra (as well as the predators that follow them) as well as the resident wildlife that includes the Big 5, giraffe, hyena, over 450 species of bird and much more. This results in unrivalled game viewing, year-round.

What is the accommodation like at Naibor?

The camp has a striking design that blends contemporary safari style and comfort with the muted natural colours of the bush. The guest tents are light and spacious with pale canvas and king-sized beds, en suites, soft quilts, and huge comfortable sofas that are perfectly positioned for both amazing views and complete privacy.

There are three separate camps positioned nearby but apart from each other, so that each is intimate and both Little Naibor and Naibor Wilderness could be taken on a private basis if required.

Naibor Camp

The Main Naibor camp has seven tents secreted amongst the trees of the riverine forest so that each suite feels completely private and immersed within the surrounds. They all have cool verandahs under the shade of the trees, en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and safari showers.

Private dining within your guest tents can be arranged and is a wonderful way to spend a peaceful evening overlooking the river.

The communal spaces include the mess tent and lounge which have comfortable sofas and chairs as well as generous soft floor cushions. There is a collection of books and you can wait in the lounge and enjoy a complementary head and neck massage whilst awaiting dinner. Dinner itself is usually served in the dining tent overlooking a bend of the river where the hippo pod bathe below. The main camp also houses the boutique selling a range of beautiful Maasai jewellery, and the spa.

Little Naibor

Little Naibor’s two luxurious tented suites blend effortlessly with the surrounding riverine forest. This is the ideal option for a family safari, or a group travelling together, that would like to take the camp privately. Equally, individual suites can be booked and the main camp’s facilities used.

Each tented suite comprises two double or twin rooms with an interconnecting lounge and dining area so is perfect for families. Each room in the suite has its own spacious en suite, too! There is a private bar and firepit set up for each tent along the Talek River which affords complete privacy and the most exquisite views, whilst you are taken care of by the attentive and dedicated staff.

Naibor Wilderness

Nairbor Wilderness has just three, luxurious double tents and a dedicated team of staff to attend your every need. The private mess tent has soft furnishings and breath taking views over the plains. It has a private game drive vehicle for up to six guests.

It is possible to make use of the main camp’s facilities if you wish, or to enjoy the seclusion of your own private camp in the bush.

What activities are on offer at Naibor?

  • Day game drives viewing the legendary wildlife of the Masai Mara,
  • Ending the day with sundowners in a prime position to view the sunset,
  • Guided bush walks in a neighbouring conservancy,
  • Enjoying a meal out in the wilderness beneath the shade of a tree,
  • Witnessing the Great Migration and dramatic river crossings,
  • Taking a hot air balloon over the Mara plains at sunrise before landing for a champagne breakfast in the bush,
  • Indulging in a relaxing massage or spa treatment after a long day,
  • Visiting the nearby Maasai communities to and learn about their culture and traditional way of life. Watch them perform a dance and see the ladies creating their beautiful, beaded jewellery.

Are children and families welcome at Naibor?

Yes, children over 8 years old are welcome, though it may be possible to accommodate younger children on request. Children must be 12 years old to partake in walking safaris.  The camp will provide early evening meals for children and can also arrange (in advance) a child-minding service.

How do Naibor Camps protect the environment and support local conservation and communities?

Naibor Camps take their responsibilities to conservation and local people very seriously, and involves local communities in the preservation of their wildlife and environment. Their goal is to enable the rural populations to benefit from their natural resources in a sustainable and non-destructive way, to better care for their families and improve their standard of living. 

Naibor Camps recruits staff whenever possible from the nearby community. In addition, the community receives a direct contribution from a bed-night levy applied to accommodation costs, which is then dedicated to social development projects in the community. Some projects supported by this levy and other additional donations include:

  • Micro-finance projects, allowing local people to start their own businesses,
  • Health care support,
  • Education projects,
  • The Black Rhino Protection Unit, by regularly donating fuel (so far totalling more than 15,000 litres),
  • The Mara-Meru cheetah project, including a recent donation towards a refurbished scout vehicle,
  • The boutique is specifically aimed at providing an outlet for locally made Masai crafts, providing the Masai people with a market for their artistic talents.

What is the best time to visit Naibor Camps?

The most wonderful thing about the Masai Mara is that there is stunning wildlife viewing all year round. The annual wildebeest migration passes through the area between July and November, so this is a particularly good time. Long rains arrive in April / May and short rains fall in November. The hottest months tend to be March and October with average maximum temperatures of 32°C. 

Where are Naibor Camps located and what is the best way to get there?

Naibor Camps are positioned along the Talek River in the heart of the Masai Mara and just twenty minutes’ game drive to the nearest wildebeest river crossing. One can access the camp easily via regular a scheduled flight from Nairobi (40 minutes), Samburu, Lewa or Nanyuki to the camp’s nearest airstrip. It is also possible to charter a private flight.

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