Meaning “Large Plains” or “Great Plains” Mara Nyika Camp is located in the 50,000 acre Naboisho Conservancy bordering the legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve.
An intimate tented camp, Mara Nyika accommodates just 12 guests in three beautifully appointed canvas tents – including two 2-bedroom family suites. The canvas tents sit underneath a canopy of umbrella thorn trees while still offering superb views over the plains. Privacy and romance are central to this beautiful camp and the tents are connected by a raised wooden walkway that create a treehouse under canvas style vibe.
The ultra-luxurious tents are grand in everything from their size, design and comfort. Each canvas tent has its own spacious bedroom, finely appointed lounge room, outdoor deck and ensuite bathroom – boasting double vanities and large bathtubs complete with an outdoor view.
The main camp area is wonderfully spacious and features a lovely lounge area and an expansive deck, perfect for dining under the stars. There is also a fire pit for cosy fireside chats and sundowner drinks. The talented camp chefs enjoy creating wonderful meals, including masterful evening dishes, tasty breakfasts and delicate afternoon treats. Guests can enjoy dining in a host of different locations around camp.
Activities at Mara Nyika focus on morning and afternoon guided game drives in open 4WD drive vehicles through the conservancy. As the conservancy is outside of the national reserve guests can also enjoy night drives with a spotlight to see nocturnal creatures. The Naboisho Conservancy combines conservation, cultural heritage, tourism and the enhancement of the local communities. Each guest’s stay supports over 500 Maasai families with a sustainable livelihood and helps to ensure the conservation of this vital corner of the Maasai Mara eco-system. Guest can also visit a local Maasai Community to learn about their fascinating way of life. Another exciting activity is an early morning balloon safari across the wide open plains (at additional cost).
For a fully-rounded experience of the Greater Maasai Mara, combine a stay at this camp with a stay at either Mara Plains Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy or Mara Expedition Camp in the Mara North Conservancy.