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Naboisho Camp

Greater Masai Mara, Kenya

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The Mara Naboisho Conservancy in southwest Kenya is a dream for wildlife enthusiasts. As well as cheetah, elephant and giraffe, the area has one of the highest concentrations of lion in the world. 

About naboisho camp

Rebuilt and refurbished in 2023, Naboisho Camp offers nine spacious and beautifully furnished tents. And because it’s based in a private conservancy adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve, Naboisho is one of the best camps for your safari in the Mara, known for its amazing guiding. A Kenyan safari at Naboisho goes beyond the usual game drives. Explore the Mara on foot, keep your eyes peeled on a night drive or spend an unforgettable night camping in the bush for a real safari adventure. With 266 species of birds to spot, there are also ample birdwatching opportunities.

  • Calendar

    Open: May ’23 to April ‘24
    Open: May ‘24 to March ‘25
    Closed: April ‘25

  • Airplane

    Closest airstrip: Mara Ol Seki, 45-minute drive from camp

  • 1 Families

    Families: children aged five and older

  • Migration 4

    July/August to November

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Accommodation

Accommodation & Amenities

Naboisho Camp is designed to be as open as possible, taking full advantage of the Mara surroundings. Spot wildlife from the lounge and dining area or whilst you relax in the swimming pool, and dine with the sights and sounds of the bush as your entertainment,  be it the whoops of hyenas at night or the fluttering of weaver birds in the morning. You’ll be taken care of by our warm and hospitable team, all are highly experienced and have worked together for years.

  • Tents

    9 tents (including 2 family suites)

  • 3 En Suite Bathrooms

    En-suite bathrooms

  • 13 Shower 2

    Running hot water showers

  • 24 Flushing Toilets

    Flushing toilets

  • 6 In Room Safe 2

    In-room lockable box

  • 26 Solar&Generatorpower 2

    Solar power, with back-up generator

  • 22 Battery Charging Facilities

    Battery-charging facilities

  • 25 Laundry

    Complimentary laundry service

  • 23 Wheelchair

    Suitable for disabled guests: please contact us

accommodation

Rooms

Naboisho Camp has nine spacious tents, each with king-sized or twin beds, indoor and outdoor hot-water showers and a flushing toilet. Each tent has a private veranda, offering a comfortable spot in which to relax with a good book or enjoy an early morning cup of coffee.

Asilia Africa Naboisho Bedroom View From The Front, Landscape

LOCATION

Location of Naboisho Camp

Asilia is a founding member of the 20,234-hectare Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Situated in the far north of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, this is one of several nonprofit conservancies around the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. These conservancies are partnerships between the Maasai and tourism operators such as Asilia. Tourism fees go toward management of each conservancy and the Maasai landowners’ lease payments. Naboisho is one of just eight boutique camps in the Mara Naboisho conservancy, making this safari experience extra special. 

Location Of Naboisho

Experiences

Close to nature

Naboisho Camp's location within a private conservancy offers guests a variety of ways to get closer to nature and the local culture. Activities such as walking safaris, night game drives, fly camping, and authentic community interactions, which are not possible within the national parks and reserves, are available to guests of the conservancies, offering a truly intimate experience of the wilderness. 

10. Naboisho Camp Fly Camping Guest Staff

Experiences

A typical day on safari at Naboisho Camp

Game drives head out in the early morning and late afternoon when the temperatures are cooler and animals, especially predators, are more active. The exact times differ with the seasons. If you have opted for a private vehicle, you can decide on your schedule, but the below is a good example of what to expect. 

Generally, you'll start your day bright and early with a wake-up call and tea or coffee. Enjoy breakfast before you depart for your morning game drive (or have it packed as a picnic to take along). You'll arrive back in camp mid-morning, with a chance to freshen up before lunch. 

After a leisurely lunch, enjoy siesta time. Read a book, take a swim or just relax and enjoy the views. Refuel with an afternoon tea before departing for an afternoon/evening game drive with sundowners. You'll be back in time for drinks and dinner – the perfect chance to unwind after a long day in the bush. 

Typical Day At Naboisho

Experiences

Game drives

Game drives happen twice per day: in the morning and again in the late afternoon. We can also stay out late to spot nocturnal animals and venture off-road. Our vehicles are seven-seaters with open sides or five-seaters with roofs that open so you can stand for a better view. All vehicles are fitted with power points and fridges, so we can comfortably cruise around the bush all day. 

Game Drives

Experiences

Walking safaris

There’s nothing like a walking safari for learning about the Mara ecosystem. A passionate and specially trained Asilia guide will lead a walk through the savannah, pausing to explain bird and animal behaviour, and how all the small things work together, from termites to dung beetles. 

Naboisho Walking Watching Giraffe

Experiences

Night drives

A night safari gives guests the opportunity to spot animals that spend the day snoozing. Our vehicles are equipped with special spotlights that give you the thrilling experience of watching predators as they stalk their prey. 

Night Drive

Experiences

Photographic safari

Naboisho is home to one of Asilia’s specially modified photographic vehicles. The open vehicle allows keen amateurs and professional photographers alike to shoot at eye level with wildlife. It is equipped with all the gear to ensure award-winning shots — from beanbags and camera rests to 360° swivel seats. Please enquire to ensure availability of the vehicle and confirm any additional fees. 

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Experiences

Fly Camping

This is one of the most exciting activities Asilia has to offer and is perfect for those who want an intimate safari experience. Set out on a walking safari in the afternoon and spend a night fly camping in a remote part of the conservancy. We’ll cook dinner over a campfire under the stars and the sounds of the bush will lull you to sleep. We return to the main camp the next morning. Fly-camping is at an additional cost.  

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Experiences

Cultural and Community Visits

Asilia can organise a trip to a nearby Maasai village, where you can meet our neighbours and learn about Maasai life. We take great care to plan these trips with sensitivity and respect for the local communities. 

Cultural & Community Visits

Experiences

Hot-air balloon rides

You won’t regret the early start when you find yourself sailing over the Mara plains as the sun peeks over the horizon. A hot-air balloon ride offers an incredible vantage point. From above,  follow the river and glide over a confusion of wildebeest, journey of giraffes or dazzle of zebras. Balloon rides are at an additional cost and are subject to weather conditions.  

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Experience

Family safaris

Naboisho is a great destination for families, with two dedicated family tents and a range of special activities for children. Here are some of the fun experiences we can organise for kids:  

  • Identifying animal tracks 
  • Learning about local cultures 
  • Guided nature walks
  • Learning bush skills 

We warmly welcome any children over the age of five. Please chat to us about your family’s needs and we will make every attempt to accommodate. Private vehicles may be available for families. Please enquire for more information. 

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When to go

What to expect during the year

Travellers can visit the Mara year round, with plenty to see at any given time. We recommend visiting between January and April as it is a wonderful time to travel with fewer people in the Mara and plenty of wildlife, especially the big cats for which the area is known.

  • January - March

    Why travel at this time

    The Mara is fairly quiet during these months. There’s plenty of wildlife to spot, including prolific big cats, giraffe, elephant, the occasional black rhino and migratory birds. It’s also when a lot of animals give birth. There are perfect photographic conditions through the first part of the year, with clear skies and flowers that bloom after the short rains of November and December.

    Climate

    January and February are mostly dry, aside from the odd shower. The long rains don’t start until March. Though it’s the hottest time of year, the Mara is rarely sweltering with average highs of 28°C/82°F in February. The average low is 13°C/55°F from January to March.

    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 27°C / 81°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 83mm / 3.3in

  • April - June

    Why travel at this time

    This is the best time to avoid crowds, assuming you don’t mind a bit of rain and the possibility of some roads being closed (usually in May). It’s also the least expensive time to visit the Mara.

    Climate

    April and May are when the long rains fall, but it’s fairly dry by June. In April, the average high is 26°C/79°F, dropping slightly to 25°C/77°F in May and June. The average low is around 13°C/55°F. 

    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 25°C / 77°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 109mm / 4.3in

  • July - September

    Why travel at this time

    Peak season in the Mara. It’s dry and the Great Migration wildebeest herds have started arriving – these months are the best opportunity to see the wildebeest cross the Mara River.

    Climate

    July is the driest month of the year and relatively cool, with an average high of 25°C/77°F and a low of 11°C/52°F. August and September might see some showers and there’s a maximum average of 26°C / 79°F and a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 12°C / 54°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 25°C / 77°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 42mm / 1.7in

  • October - December

    Why travel at this time

    The last of the wildebeest herds usually travel back to the Serengeti throughout October, so it’s still possible to see river crossings. Migratory birds start to arrive in the area. The short rains provide the land with some much-needed hydration after the dry season.

    Climate

    The short rains fall in November and December with temperatures rising to an average of 27°C/81°F in October and November and lows an average of 12°C/54°F. 

    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 27°C / 81°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 99mm / 3.9in

Guest reviews

Exceptional place to visit. Our guide Evelyn was really first rate and the camp was really relaxed. Good food and a great ambience. Our hosts made sure we were well looked after and the staff were first rate. A much better safari experience than in the main park as there are fewer vehicles and the whole experience is more personal.
Traveler60968275414
Tripadvisor 1
From when we got to the camp the warm reception the smiles the laughs each and every one of the members was just amazing. The fact that they know each and everyone of their guest by name is just something to love. The ambiance is one to always remember.
simonnganga777
Tripadvisor 1
Our visit to Naboisho Camp with Asilia was amazing. From the safari itself (including our amazing guide) to the quality of the staff, food and accommodations, it would be hard to imagine a better experience. The days are long with early morning starts but it is very worth it to see all of the animals.
Dave_Geneva
Tripadvisor 1

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When would you like to go?

Below, choose your travel dates for an estimated accommodation cost per person sharing, or scroll down for a table of high and low season rates.

Additional information

  • Rate includes

    Full-board accommodation, conservancy bednight fee, house drinks (except premium wines and champagne), game drives, night drives, walking safaris, transfers to/from the nearest airstrip, limited laundry service.

  • Rate excludes

    Conservancy fees, Asilia conservation charge, cultural visits, fly camping, balloon safaris, spa treatments, transfers other than to/from nearest airstrip, flights and airport taxes, gratuities and items of a personal nature

  • Budget factors

    Special offers may apply. Contact us for the best available rates. Last minute offers and long-stay rates may apply.

Rates and Seasonality

  • Low season: 01 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Rate: US$1123

    What to expect

    • Green and lush

    • Many baby animals being born

    • Best time to avoid crowds

    • Good wildlife viewing
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 12°C / 54°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 25°C / 77°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 56mm / 2.2in

  • High season: 01 Jul 2024 - 31 Oct 2024 Rate: US$1790

    What to expect

    • Shorter grass, good for spotting predators

    • Combines well with a stay in the Mara Reserve

    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 11°C / 52°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 25°C / 77°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 27mm / 1.1in

  • Low season: 01 Nov 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 Rate: US$1123

    What to expect

    • Best time to avoid crowds
    • Good wildlife viewing
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 27°C / 81°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 99mm / 3.9in

  • High season: 20 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 Rate: US$1790

    What to expect

    • Fewer crowds but still busy in the Mara Reserve
    • Excellent for walking
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 26°C / 79°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 112mm / 4.4in

  • Low season: 06 Jan 2025 - 31 Mar 2025 Rate: US$1123

    What to expect

    • Best time to avoid crowds
    • Chance of afternoon showers
    • Good wildlife viewing
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 27°C / 81°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 83mm / 3.3in

  • Closed: 01 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025 Rate: US$0

    Seasonal camp closure

  • Green season: 01 May 2025 - 31 May 2025 Rate: US$630

    What to expect

    • Green and lush
    • Harder to see cats, but great wildlife viewing overall
    • Fewer tourists
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 25°C / 77°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 109mm / 4.3in

  • Low season: 01 Jun 2025 - 30 Jun 2025 Rate: US$1180

    What to expect

    • Green and lush

    • Many baby animals being born

    • Best time to avoid crowds

    • Good wildlife viewing
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 12°C / 54°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 25°C / 77°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 56mm / 2.2in

  • High season: 01 Jul 2025 - 31 Oct 2025 Rate: US$1950

    What to expect

    • Shorter grass, good for spotting predators

    • Combines well with a stay in the Mara Reserve

    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 11°C / 52°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 25°C / 77°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 27mm / 1.1in

  • Low season: 01 Nov 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 Rate: US$1180

    What to expect

    • Best time to avoid crowds
    • Good wildlife viewing
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 27°C / 81°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 99mm / 3.9in

  • High season: 20 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 Rate: US$1950

    What to expect

    • Fewer crowds but still busy in the Mara Reserve
    • Excellent for walking
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 26°C / 79°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 112mm / 4.4in

  • Low season: 06 Jan 2026 - 31 Mar 2026 Rate: US$1180

    What to expect

    • Best time to avoid crowds
    • Chance of afternoon showers
    • Good wildlife viewing
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 27°C / 81°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 83mm / 3.3in

  • Green season: 01 Apr 2026 - 31 May 2026 Rate: US$660

    What to expect

    • Green and lush
    • Harder to see cats, but great wildlife viewing overall
    • Fewer tourists
    • Min Temp Range

      Low Temp: 13°C / 55°F

    • Max Temp Range

      High Temp: 25°C / 77°F

    • Rainy Seasons

      Rainfall: 109mm / 4.3in

Awards AND RECOGNITION

Don't just take our word for it

Naboisho Camp consistently achieves top ratings on TripAdvisor.

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a groundbreaking eco-tourism initiative benefitting both conservative and the local Maasai community. 

WILDLIFE

Mara Naboisho wildlife

  • Lion

    Ruaha National Park Lioness With Cub Down Eric Frank MR
  • Cheetah

    Female Cheetah Crouching Maasai Mara
  • Leopard

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  • Elephant

    Ruaha 24
  • Buffalo

    Buffalos Serengeti Safari
  • Giraffe

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  • Hippo

    18. Hippos Rubondo Island
  • Nile Crocodile

    Nile Crocodile

ITINERARY

Explore the Naboisho Conservancy on Foot

The Naboisho Conservancy of the Greater Masai Mara is perfect walking safari territory and our Kenya head guide, Roelof, loves nothing more than taking guests to explore this wild place on foot.

This trip is an ideal compromise for those wanting more than just one night of fly camping but without either the time or fitness levels for our longer cross-Mara expedition (“Traverse the Mara Conservancies on foot”). Roelof is hugely experienced at leading walking safaris and has guided film- and documentary-makers across Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa, and is a passionate conservationist and wildlife photographer.

You will be walking in a big game area so should be prepared to encounter anything, including lion or buffalo, and must always follow the instructions of Roelof to ensure your safety.

Exploring on foot offers a unique perspective and is reminiscent of the early days of safari, where exploration was largely on foot or horseback. This slower, quieter approach allows you to get closer to more skittish wildlife, listen to birdcalls and track animals from their signs in the bush. For experienced safari-goers, this is the ultimate way to experience a safari and connect with the landscape you are exploring.

Naboisho Camp Guests Staff Walking Safari Giraffe

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of visiting a private conservancy like Naboisho?

    Because the Mara Naboisho Conservancy is private, it is not governed by the same rules and regulations as national parks and reserves.

    At Naboisho, guests can go on walking safaris to study the savannah up close, drive off-road in search of a lioness and her cubs, take night drives to spot wildlife that only appears after dark, picnic in the wilderness and even organise fly camping trips.

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