Naibor Camp (Masai Mara)
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
• 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
• Naibor Spa for massages, reflexology,
manicures and pedicures
• Naibor Shop with wide range of
items and locally made crafts •Visa / MasterCard are
• 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
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
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 $435 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.