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Mara Nyika Camp
Outside view of Mara Nyika Camp Kenya

​​Mara Nyika, meaning "Large Plains or Great Plains," is the newest edition to the Great Plains Conservation family of camps in wildlife-rich Kenya.

Mara Nyika Camp allows guests to explore the private and exclusive 50,000-acre Naboisho Conservancy, the second largest conservancy in the greater Maasai Mara region.

Mara Nyika is set in a valley, straddling a small stream, and each of the six tents are connected by walkways to the main area, evoking the feeling of a treehouse under canvas. The ​​light-coloured canvas tents were designed to sit under a canopy of umbrella thorn trees, and the ethic and inspiration is one of exploration and adventure.

Privacy is the key to Mara Nyika. Privacy to live, think, explore, be romantic and be pampered – all the while with one of the most spectacular backdrops Africa can provide.

Activities at Mara Nyika include safari drives (day & night) in some of the most luxurious wildlife viewing vehicles are available. Seating a maximum of 6 guests, each Toyota Land Cruiser is open-sided, canopied and customised for photographers with fold-down screens, raised roofs, photographic bars and multi-plug inverters.

No two days are the same on safari. Wildlife viewing often starts at sunrise, returning to camp for a late breakfast and departing again in the mid-afternoon after tea before returning just after sunset. Guests can also opt to go out all day with a packed breakfast, lunch and beverages. Very often, safaris will continue into the night, a possibility because of the camp's location on the private Naboisho Conservancy. Night drives are particularly prolific and while they take patience, sightings commonly include lesser known nocturnal mammals and even lion and hyena hunts.

Safari vehicle at Mara Nyika Camp looking at wildlife
A guest tent at Mara Nyika Camp Kenya
A young lion at Mara Nyika Camp Kenya

"Naboisho", means "coming together" in the Maasai's Maa language and represents the 500 local landowners who came together to Naboisho Conservancy. The conservancy model combines the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, tourism and enhancement of livelihoods for the local communities. Each guest's stay supports over 500 Maasai families with a sustainable livelihood and helps to ensures the conservation of this vital corner Maasai Mara eco-system.

Mara Nyika Camp

Property Details

Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya
6 Tents (includes one 2-bedroom family suite)
Guest Room Facilities
Pure Cotton Linen, Tea/Coffee, Safe, En-Suite, Mini Bar, Hair Dryer, Bath, Dressing Gowns, Wi Fi, Verandah, Fan
Camp Facilities
Bar, Laundry Facilities, Communal Dining, Library, Wi Fi, 24-Hour Security
Family Policy
Children of 8 years and older
Safari, Night Drives, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours
Available Services
Credit Card, Laundry Service
Guided Safaris and Walking Safaris, Meals and Drinks (Housewines / Spirits, Beers; excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included
Cultural Tours, Curio Purchases and Gratuities
Why Mara Nyika?
High Predator Density, Design & Style

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