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THE Destination in the Mara

This camp is absolute perfection. They are able to provide an atmosphere of comfort like your own home while also providing luxuries you would never think of on safari or frankly on any vacation- and we have stayed in some very exclusive places! The tents are beautiful and have all the luxuries- nice linens, soap- wonderful beds with the addition of being able to watch zebra (and plenty of other animals) walking by your room all night.

The game driving is exceptional- the animals that are there are in tremendous in quantity and watching them interact was amazing!! We got to see a lioness and her 2 week old cubs on their first ever outing! It is not at all surprising that the Mara is known as the original safari destination- it is beyond description. The food at Naboisho also bears discussion- not only were we awed at every meal- but the communal dining made us feel like we were at an intimate dinner party with close fiends every night!

I have left the discussion of the staff for last- mostly because I do not know how to convey in words the level of not just service but true care they shower on each family! Helen, Roelof, Moses and our tracker Daniel to name a few! When we pulled away it was with tears in our eyes- knowing that this will be back as soon as possible! Run do not walk to book a trip to Naboisho!
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Traveller | Stayed in August, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

Exceptional Private Lodge, Sensational Game Viewing and Guiding

We have been lucky enough to experience a number of safaris throughout Africa and all I can do is repeat the positive comments and sentiments of previous reviews about Naboisho. It is an incredibly special camp and team. The camp itself is beautiful and the layout is very well thought through and planned. There is huge attention to detail and all the 'things you know are missing when they aren't there' have been carefully thought of and provided in lavish, luxurious abundance. The service, food, styling and ambience are exceptional. This is bush living at its best and very few camps can match the overall quality of Naboisho.

The real magic however comes from the bush experience. The conservancy is stunningly beautiful and there is no need to venture into the main Mara reserve as there is a huge amount of healthy and diverse game on the door step - a female leopard killed a mature male impala in front of the mess tent whilst we had afternoon tea! The wildlife and landscape is truly brought to life by the phenomenal knowledge of the Masai guides and Roelof. The privacy of the reserve means that for the majority of sightings we were the only vehicle at a sighting. This is a very special camp located in an unrivalled section of the Mara serviced by a top quality team. Whilst there are many options in the Mara, I could not recommend Naboisho enough.
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MattLondon13 (UK) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

Absolutely Perfect!

The camp is located in Naboisho conservancy which is next to the Maasai Mara. There's plenty of wildlife in the area, but you see very few tourists because the area is restricted to only the guests of the camps situated in the conservancy. We saw lions on every single drive, elephants, giraffes, Cape Buffalo, and a lot more.
The tent was perfectly sealed so we never had any unwanted visitors. It was very clean and the tent itself seemed very new. We had hot bucket showers in the tent which was refilled if needed. The service was very friendly and efficient. The managers Helen and Roelof were great hosts and made sure everything was perfect during our stay. Everyone from Johnson, the head waiter, to the askaris who escorted us to and from our tent, deserve a lot of credit for doing such a great job. Lucas, our guide, was absolutely amazing. He was so knowledgable about all the wildlife, and always explained everything really well. I need to remember what we learned, because when we go back in the future, he will test us. Thank you for the amazing experience!
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OsamaAlawadhi (US) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

Overall Increadible Experience

First off, all of the facilities are gorgeous. The tents are more comfortable and beautiful than most high-end hotel rooms. Complete with toilet, double sink, indoor and outdoor showers, small writing desk, sitting areas, comfortable beds and linens, etc. The main hall offers a variety of sitting and eating arrangements. The dining table was moved to sit before a beautiful fireplace one night when there was a little chill in the air. The food was fresh, delicious, and offered several times a day at a caliber of a fine restaurant. The hosts, Roelof and Helen, were warm, knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. One or both of them joined us for each meal.
The best part, however, was the bush hikes. Each morning we were awoken with a coffee/tea service and hot water for showers before dawn. We met at the main hall at 6:00 for a quick breakfast of porridge, fruit, and toast, and then headed out on foot with Roelof. Our group was in good shape and wanted a nice long hike, so we were out for 4-5 hours immersed in the bush with the animals. It was such an incredible experience to feel like we were out there, in the real and natural habitat with all of these animals. We saw lions, elephants, baboons, giraffes, zebra, gazelles, bees, hippos, and many, many more. I'm not much of a bird person, but even I could see there were hundreds of beautiful birds flying and calling around us. Roelof was a wealth of information and I could see he has a real love for the animals and nature. He would take us quietly up to safe viewing distance from the animals and we would just watch them for a few minutes and then quietly sneak away, sometimes they didn't even know we were there.
Overall it was an incredible experience. I want to thank my lucky stars for bringing me there."
Cmacek (USA) | Stayed in June, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp: a child friendly camp

Sophie V (South Africa) We stayed at Naboisho camp for 3 nights and took our 3 year old girl.
We were a bit anxious to take our little girl to East Africa but we are very glad we did. It was such a fantastic family experience. The camp managers also have 2 little girls so it was such a child friendly holiday.

We had the most stunning sundowners on the plains under an acacia tree. Kids running around and parents drinking gin tonics. The camp staff organized activities for the children to keep them busy and there were babysitters available at night.

During the day we took them on 1 or 2 drives and this went also very well because the guides were so professional. We can really recommend this Asilia Africa camp."
Sophie V (South Africa) | Stayed in May, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

Unforgettable!

I was fortunate to be able to spend 3 days in this paradise that is Naboisho camp. I can say that I was very well treated on days we stayed in this camp, everything was perfect, beautifully decorated tent, super nice lounge, the tasty meals, a call out of the ordinary where unique and special attention is given to each tent occupant by everyone from the manager to the Maasai warriors. I totally recommend to stay in this camp, I loved the Walking Safari which was a great experience along with Roelf which is an extremely skilled professional and provides total security and peace of mind for participants in this type of game where you can be in more intimate interaction of animals and their home. The manager Moses was really helpful providing us with various information and allowing total enchantment with the region and with nature. Helen, the manager, assured a flawless dinner on our marriage anniversary which was unforgettable. There is a great shop with good prices of original products from the Maasai, we recommend that you buy these because it is not easy to find this kind of product in Africa. The night drive was good but the games during the day and the picnic were more interesting because the place is fabulous. Stay in Naboisho and in the sequence go to Rekero because you will be making the best choice and perfect combination! Lucas and Bejamim formed a perfect team with a high level of knowledge not only of the region but also the fauna and flora. Perfect camp!!!"
Douglas A (Rio de Jeneiro) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

Exceeded All Expectations!

My wife and I were going to Nairobi for a business meeting and had three days available for a vacation on this our first visit to Africa. After much online research we ending up choosing Naboisho Camp and were extremely happy with the decision.
My wife is vegetarian and they cooked a special – and tasty – main course for her for every meal without making it seem like it was extra work. The walking safari was the highlight for me. Getting close to the ground and learning about the interactions between animals, insects and plants was excellent. It was incredible to just walk through the land and encounter animals at their level and without vehicle sounds. The staff, hosts and even the management of the company – in camp for a visit – demonstrated that they care about the health of the conservancy, the local people and the animals. They are leaders in responsible tourism in the area.They bill themselves as a small luxury safari tented camp with personal service and deliver on it with everything they did. As long as you understand what the accommodations are then you will have a great time. I could not find fault with any part of the stay and never felt service was insincere. We would spend the money again. I hope to return in the future and have already recommended it to family members."
JClinton (US) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

Amazing!

My family (husband and 2 boys) visited Naboisho about 2 weeks ago and if there were more than 5 stars this camp deserves it! Helen and Roelof are amazing hosts; thinking of all of the things that would make this a special experience. Our guides, Daniel and Lucas, were so engaging with us and our boys (age 10 & 13). All of the staff, especially Moses, Albert and Johnson, were very fun to be with and played games, shot arrows and made fire with our boys. I am pretty sure Daniel is magic because we saw every animal we wanted on our drives including a cheetah take down a grand gazelle and some elder lions "kicking out" the young lions so they can find their own pride. Epic! I cannot recommend this camp and the wonderful people enough!"
RennerFam (US) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

Unforgettable and Amazing!

Camp Naboisho was the perfect beginning to our 6-week trip across Africa in January 2014. Roelof and Helen, the camp managers, did everything to make us feel comfortable and welcome. The tents were spacious and very comfortable. The beds were excellent. Since we were fortunate to be the only guests Helen arranged dinner according to whenever we returned from our game drives and were ready to eat. Either one or both Helen and Roelof would join us for breakfast and dinner telling us about the Naboisho Conservancy, how the camp functioned and their experiences. Usually we would sit around the campfire visiting before dinner.

Our 2 drivers/guides, Dennis and Wilson were excellent. They were lots of fun to be with as well as being excellent at finding the animals day and night. We saw lots of animals. It was a treat to be able to go on an evening game drive. As the sun was setting we stopped, Dennis and Wilson set up a table, placed a tablecloth on it and set out drinks and snacks. We watched the sun set before continuing on our game drive.

There were so many special moments that will never be forgotten that were created by Helen, Roelof, Dennis, Wilson and the rest of the Naboisho team."
Kakeeter (US) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Naboisho Camp

A celebration of the Maasai and the Mara

The involvement of Naboisho Camp and other camps in the welfare of the community was also apparent when I visited villages, a school and a clinic. One of the most enjoyable experiences was visiting a guiding school within the conservancy set up exclusively for Maasai students. I also enjoyed herding cattle! I found it all such an enlightening, enjoyable experience and it has changed my perception of safaris forever."
Anton Crone (South Africa) | Stayed in March, 2013 at Naboisho Camp

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