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Naboisho seems to have everything going for it- in fact, if we were to build our own dream tented camp we couldn’t think of a thing to change. It has all of the spectacular game viewing of the Mara, but in the privacy of a conservancy, and it’s tented, so while Naboisho is very comfortable, it still feels madly romantic and close to nature.
What’s Naboisho really like?
The camp’s managed by a team of friendly staff, and has just nine luxury tents, so you get to know your hosts and fellow guests during your stay. In front of every tent there’s a verandah looking out toward the rising sun, and behind is your bedroom, with a comfortable bed and small desk. To the rear of this is your loo and indoor shower, then right at the back in a stone enclosure is the open-air bucket shower. We should also mention that there are two family tents, which have a similar layout, with the addition of a twin bedroom off to one side of the main room. The main mess area is a more permanent structure, with stone walls, a high thatched roof and some comfortable sofas to snuggle up in. There’s also a dining room, where meals are usually eaten communally, and outside a firepit for your evening stargazing as well as a brand new infinity pool. The camp is unfenced and wildlife roams freely, so at night you’ll be escorted back to your tent by a Maasai warrior.
What can I do at Naboisho?
The primary activity at Naboisho is game drives- the standard of guiding here is high, and the game viewing in the Naboisho conservancy is often excellent. You can also do walking safaris, which don’t generally yield as much in the way of big game sightings, but are a fantastic way to experience the bush up close. For an extra fee, we can also arrange visits to the local community, and fly camping for those who want to sleep out.
Giving back at Naboisho Camp:
The Conservancy model is a concept which has become the basis for community tourism across Africa- simultaneously protecting the land for wildlife and ensuring that local people benefit from tourism. Part of your stay goes to your Maasai hosts as rent, ensuring a continued income for the community.
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