Nomadic Camp, Greater Maasai Mara

With locations in some of the most breathtaking areas the Mara ecosystem has to offer, Nomadic Camp is the most exclusive mobile camp in the Maasai Mara. This intimate safari camp is limited to just two to eight tents and moves according to the seasons, led by an elite team of the best guides in Kenya.

The location of the spacious canvas tents is based upon the seasons, our guides’ intimate knowledge of the region and the movement of the animals. Bespoke safaris are designed around finding the species you most want to see in some of the most extraordinary and exciting places in the Mara ecosystem. Nomadic Camp guarantees you a matchless wilderness experience.

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Snapshot of Nomadic Camp
  • Expert personal guiding with specialist information for every guest
  • Private camp sites in exceptional locations in the Maasai Mara
  • Bespoke safaris designed around guest preferences
Perfect for
  • Classic Safari
  • Romantic Safari
Standard price per person per night:

$523 - $905i

Camp Experience

 

Nomadic Camp is an exclusive private mobile camp that travels to some of the most spectacular locations the Mara ecosystem has to offer. With a team that has managed safaris in the Maasai Mara for over 30 years and an elite group of top guides all born and bred in the area, a safari with Nomadic is intimate, enriching and extraordinary.

Sleeping a maximum of 16 guests and a minimum of four, safaris are designed around each private group and focus specifically on their areas of interest. But be assured, wherever the location the scenery will be breathtaking and the wildlife experience iconic.

A comfortable lounge tent provides the perfect place to relax with a cool drink at the end of a day of adventure. When the sky darkens, let the private chef conjure up a delicious meal to enjoy under a canopy of African stars with the campfire roaring nearby.

Meals

Delicious home-cooked meals taste even better in the bush. After an early start for morning game drives, breakfast back in camp is a tempting spread that includes a full English breakfast as well as pancakes, fruit, cereals and yoghurt. Light, buffet-style lunches include plenty of salads with your main course. Dinner is a three-course silver service affair. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements – our camp chefs will be happy to cater for your needs.

Picnic breakfasts are a wonderful way to maximise your game-viewing time. We usually pack a range of fresh sweet and savoury pastries, muffins, Scotch eggs, sausages, fruit, cereals, tea, coffee and fruit juices. If you’d like a bush lunch we can send a vehicle out to meet you with a meal you can enjoy right in the wilderness.

Featured Wildlife

Nomadic Camp specialises in bespoke safaris designed around finding the species you most want to see. The variety of game you will see changes from one exceptional location to the next. The one thing that doesn’t change, though, is the fact that your viewing will be thrilling and rewarding.

 

Countless exceptional sightings include:
• Elephant
• Cheetah
• Black Rhino
• Buffalo
• Serval
• Caracal
• Hippo
• Lion
• Gazelle
• Topi
• Warthog
• Giraffe

A Typical Day on Safari

The very best time for rewarding game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and late afternoons, when the animals are at their most active. Depending on the season, your day may start slightly earlier or later, but the general pace of life in camp is focused on giving you the very best possible game-viewing experience. If you have booked a private game-viewing vehicle do discuss personal schedule preferences with your guide.

05:30–06:00 Wake-up call with hot tea and coffee
06:30–07:00 Following breakfast, depart for a morning game drive or walk, or leave slightly earlier, taking a packed breakfast with you.
09:30–1130: Arrive back to camp and enjoy breakfast (if you are hungry)
13:00 Lunch
13:30–16:00 Siesta time: read a book or just relax
16:00 Afternoon tea
16:30 Depart for afternoon/evening activity with sundowner cocktails
18:30 Arrive back in camp
19:30 Drinks at the bar, followed by dinner under the stars

Family Safaris

FAMILY SUITABILITY LEVEL
☐ GOOD
✓ BETTER
☐ BEST

Families with children aged five and older are warmly welcomed in Nomadic Camp, however we do not offer special family tents, activities for children or personal guides. Children are accommodated in a separate tent or by adding a third bed to a tent; we strongly recommend that children below 12 always share a room/tent with an adult.

Accommodation

 

An adventure from Nomadic Camp comes complete with all creature comforts.  The camp accommodates up to eight spacious Meru-style tents with double or twin beds.  Each tent has en-suite bathrooms with hot-water, bucket showers and flushing toilets.

 

Location

 

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Nomadic Camp, exclusively set up in the Mara according to guest preferences.

Unlike other camps, Nomadic Camp has the freedom to position itself in exactly the right place at the right time and in areas that others simply cannot reach in the hidden corners of the Mara ecosystem. Depending on the time of year, our expert guides will ensure you are at the heart of the action.

This might be the Mara North Conservancy, an area famous for leopard sightings at Leopard Gorge and the Loita Migration calving in March, or perhaps in the Maasai Mara Reserve itself, close to the Mara River, where vast herds of wildebeest plunge across the water during the annual Great Migration. The Mara Naboisho Conservancy might be the location of choice if you are wanting to immerse yourself in the magic of discovering the bush on foot.

Activities

 

Nomadic Camp is a safari like no other: the days and activities are planned around your tastes and interests. Enjoy a wide range of bush activities and discover the wilderness on your own terms.

Game drives
Morning, afternoon or full-day game drives are available from the Nomadic Camp sites to give you superb opportunities for wildlife viewing and bird watching. Because our camp is exclusive, you will not share your game-viewing vehicle with other groups. We offer open vehicles (with canvas roof) or closed vehicles (with closed sides but windows and roof hatches that allow you to stand). All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.

Birding
East Africa’s birdlife is rich and diverse – there are over 1 000 species in Kenya and Tanzania. Let our expert Nomadic guides from Nomadic breed a curiosity in these feathered creatures and spend a morning with a pair of binoculars and a bird book.

Walking safaris
Whether you get up close and personal to the giraffe nibbling nonchalantly on the tops of the acacias or track lion on foot, a walking safari is an exhilarating and exciting experience that, depending on location, can be experienced from Nomadic Camp.

Cultural & community visits
The team at Nomadic Camp has been born and brought up in the local communities. They delight in arranging a visit to one of their homesteads to give you a unique and informative insight into the traditions of the Maasai culture.

Camp Story

 

Nomadic Camp’s story begins 30 years ago, when the Beaton and Looseyia families, two legendary Mara clans, explored the Maasai Mara together on foot. Sleeping under the stars, with a team of donkeys carrying their bedrolls and supplies, they discovered places where large numbers of antelope, big game and predators come together. The stories of their journeys spread. When Disney Nature’s ‘African Cats’ film-production crew travelled with them in 2009, they suggested that more people be given the opportunity to join them on their unique journeys. More recently, Nomadic Camp was home to the BBC’s ‘The Hunt’, David Attenborough’s final documentary series before he retired.  Today, Nomadic Camp is available to anyone who yearns for adventure and the most compelling safari experience imaginable.

Accommodation & Amenities

  • Maximum 8 Meru-style tents (16 guests) and minimum 2 tents (4 guests)

  • En-suite bathrooms with safari bucket showers and flushing toilets

  • Children aged 5 and up (but family tent not available)

  • Distance between tents: 15 to 20 metres

  • Private guide & vehicle

  • Complimentary laundry service

  • Solar & generator power

  • Battery-charging facilities in dining room on request

Activities

  • Morning and afternoon game drives

  • Walking safaris (depending on location)

  • Community & cultural visits

Closest Airstrip

  • Dependent on camp location. We will advise on the closest airstrip

Camp Dates

  • Camp set up exclusively according to guest requirements (subject to availability).

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Experiences and activities to enjoy at Nomadic Camp:

  • The Great Migration

    Without doubt the annual Wildebeest Migration is one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Asilia will ensure you have front-row seats away from the crowds.

    • 2 million wildebeest migrating
    • 2,800 kilometers covers
    • Best time to travel between Jul - Oct

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    The Great Migration
  • Cultural Experiences

    Discover Africa's rich culture.

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    Cultural Experiences
  • Romantic Experience

    Mysterious, exciting and remote, Africa is the perfect choice for a romantic holiday of a lifetime.

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    Romantic Experience
  • Active Safari

    Experience a different kind of safari.

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    Active Safari
  • Classic Safari

    witness nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles.

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    Classic Safari
  • Exclusive-Use Accommodation & Personal Guiding

    Go on a personal, private safari.

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    Exclusive-Use Accommodation & Personal Guiding
  • Walking Safaris

    Experience the African bush on foot.

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    Walking Safaris
  • Birding Safaris

    Witness East Africa's incredible birdlife.

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    Birding Safaris
  • Game Drives

    Spot game from specialised vehicles.

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    Game Drives

Further Reading

What is Fly Camping?

The fire crackles, you are surrounded by the the wide open expanse of the bush and the open night sky wraps around you.

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Mobile Camps: Your front row seat to the Great Migration

Without a doubt the annual Wildebeest Migration is one of nature’s greatest spectacles.

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