PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Set amidst the iconic flat-topped Acacia trees of Kenya, Mara Nyika is designed like a luxurious tree camp. The light colored canvas suites rise above the tree canopies to offer outstanding views of the Masai Mara landscape.
  • Mara Nyika Camp has a secluded and well-shaded location by a stream in the Naboisho Conservancy, adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Naboisho Conservancy is 50,000 acres of prime wildlife country owned by the local Masai people, with a lovely mix of acacia woodland, grass plains, hills and river valleys.
  • Mara Nyika’s four light-coloured canvas tents were designed to sit under the canopy of umbrella thorn trees while still offering guests views out over the plains. Walkways from the tents to the main area evoke the feeling of a treehouse under canvas and the camp’s 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.
  • The camp also supports sustainable tourism with community efforts for the Maasai tribespeople, gaining their guardianship in our continued efforts for wildlife conservation in this vital corridor of the Mara eco-system.
  • An important route for the Great Migration, our guests enjoy a multifaceted experience in the Masai Mara from this unique location.
  • Activities include: Twice Daily game drives, morning and afternoon, Bush walks for birders, Gourmet picnics and longer game drives, Hot Air Ballooning offered at extra cost, Maasai cultural explorations and craft workshops.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Expertly Guided Game Drives

Morning and afternoon drives will be available in not only the Naboisho Conservancy but also the Maasai Mara National Reserve! Both these areas contain a wealth of wildlife. The conservancy covers well over 20,000 hectares of rippling plains, wooded valleys, and water sources, and it’s home to lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra, antelopes, Nile crocodile, and hippo. The Maasai Mara itself boasts all Big Five, and the added attraction of the wildebeest Great Migration from July to October every year. There’s plenty of birdlife too!



Night Drives

Safarists will also enjoy night drives, within Naboisho. Species to look out for include civet cat, white-tailed mongoose, and the prickly porcupine!



Cultural Experiences

Every guest stay at the camp will help Great Plains to support over five hundred families in the Maasai community. You’ll be able to visit one such community, to find out all about its members’ ways of life.



Hot Air Balloon Safaris

This activity will incur an additional cost, but we reckon it’ll be well worth it! We’ve long been fans of balloon rides over the Maasai Mara. You’ll rise just before dawn and enjoy spectacular sights of the region’s sprawling plains and its inhabitants, before descending to a delicious bush breakfast. A real treat!

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Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Aerial

Mara Nyika, meaning “Large Plains or Great Plains,” is an intimate four tent camp is set in a valley, straddling a small stream on the western side of the Naboisho Conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara. Mara Nyika’s four light-coloured canvas tents were designed to sit under the canopy of umbrella thorn trees while still offering guests views out over the plains. Walkways from the tents to the main area evoke the feeling of a treehouse under canvas and the camp’s 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.

Mara Nyika allows guests to explore the private and exclusive 50,000-acre Naboisho Conservancy, the second largest conservancy in the greater Maasai Mara region. The conservancy model combines the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, tourism and the 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. Many guests may opt to spend a few days in Mara Nyika combined with a stay at either Mara Expedition or Mara Plains Camp to get exposure to all three wildlife areas, namely the private Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies and Maasai Mara Reserve.

Mara Nyika’s four light-coloured canvas tents were designed to sit under the canopy of umbrella thorn trees while still offering guests views out over the plains. Walkways from the tents to the main area evoke the feeling of a treehouse under canvas and the camp’s 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.

Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation Bedroom
Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation Bathroom
Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Aerial
Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Tents
Mara Nyika Maasai Mara Tent Deck
Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Tent Bedroom
Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Tents Twin Bedroom

Tent

Accommodating just eight guests, the camp will have a prime location built in the tree tops with walkways connecting each tent. A great camp for the more adventurous traveller, Mara Nyika will have a treehouse feel under canvas whilst maintaining Great Plains ethos of conservation and low impact tourism.

Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation Dining
Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation Dining Table
Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Dining Deck
Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation Breakfast
Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation Dining Food
Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation

Dining

Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation Bar
Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Lobby

Bar

Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Sundowners
Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara Sundowners

Bush Sundowners

Guests staying at Mara Nyika can enjoy a range of exciting game activities designed to make the most out of exploring the 50,000 acre Naboisho Conservancy and the game that lives there. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are taken in custom 4×4 open vehicles, offering plenty of opportunity to experience what being in the Maasai Mara is all about. Great Plains also works closely with the community and guests staying at Mara Nyika can learn more about the local Maasai community on visits.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Nearest Airport
Mara Serena Airport, Maasai Mara
Local Currency
Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Time Change
GMT +3
Language
Swahili, English
Best time to go
July through February.

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