The accommodations at Naboisho are extremely comfortable and beyond any expectation. The tents are spacious, beautifully appointed with magnificent fabrics, a very comfortable king sized bed, more than adequate storage space, double sinks and a fabulous, oversized outdoor shower complex, including an indoor option for those that do not appreciate looking up at the deep, star studded African sky. Although it would have been nice to have more privacy for the toilet and a small table by the lounge on the veranda, compared to the numerous impressive aspects of the “tent”, those issues are minor! No one could be disappointed with any detail of the beautifully designed tents or the exquisite guest lounge and dining area. Throughout our stay at Naboisho, service was attentive and friendly. Everyone on the staff from our articulate guide, Tim, to Maryanna, to Johnson to our askari Joseph, could not have been more welcoming or accommodating. 5-Stars to all! Evaluating the food, I compared Naboisho to Kicheche Laikipia and Lewa Safari Camp, where we stayed prior to arriving in the Mara. At Naboisho the bush breakfast and lunch are certainly adequate but not memorable. After the second bush breakfast, my husband requested a picnic breakfast that included an egg. Cleverly, the chef encased a hard boiled egg and condiments in a delicious pastry! Fabulous! Note that the chef at Naboisho is an amazing baker. Following a late afternoon safari and a shower under the stars, each day we joined other guests around the camp fire to share stories, a fabulous glass of South African wine, followed by an elegant candlelit dinner. Although at the time I did not think of doing this, the Askari escort could be scheduled for 7:45P, allowing a few more minutes to relax around the fire before adjourning to the dining table. Each night the dining table was beautifully arranged and creative. I particularly appreciated the place cards and my husband had such fun learning how to make the napkin birds! Food was plentiful, prepared and presented nicely and everything delicious. Dinners were close to a 5-Star. An ingenious touch, the Weber grill is used to warm the plates!
Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the remoteness of Naboisho. Every day we had the opportunity to see lions, cheetah, topi, elephants, beautiful birds and other wildlife, but the animals are skittish, unused to hundreds of safari vehicles. For those of us that have been fortunate to be on safari numerous times, being “off the beaten track” is splendid but first-time travelers would no doubt wonder where the animals went! Yes, we did choose to spend a day in the Mara, with hours spent looking at leopards with a kill, but there were also at least 12 vehicles constantly struggling for position! Of course Tim always had us in perfect view of the cats! Frankly, if we had been fortunate enough to see a leopard during our two week safari in Kenya, we would not have taken a full day trip to the busy Mara. When I think of our stay at Naboisho, the night noises around tent six are unforgettable! This camp is in a truly a wild place that hopefully never changes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the 210 km² private Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Naboisho Camp offers spectacular game viewing, from the herds of antelope that dot the plains of this wilderness corridor throughout the year to the high concentrations of predators, including lion and cheetah. But the real magic of Naboisho is its sheer exclusivity - you'll experience a level of safari solitude and serenity simply unheard of in the busy Serengeti and Maasai Mara reserves. With just nine spacious tented suites, Naboisho is an intimate and elegant safari camp that balances your wilderness experience with discreet creature comforts. Even better, it is one of just two Asilia camps where you have the option of fly camping. If you have a truly adventurous spirit, don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of the African bush. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve