Naboisho Camp

Reviews of Naboisho Camp

Excellent(98%) From 41 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 41 of our travellers who have visited Naboisho Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs G from PA
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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First class in all respects.

Staff was outstanding. Particularly liked the Masai garb.

Would have preferred more walking.

Evelyn was a joy as well as John, Daniel, Lucas, Marsi, Alex

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Dr R. from Colombo 5
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Naboisho Camp review

Superb upper end camp with great food, facilities and guiding. We had excellent sighting during a four night/five day stay, one of which days we drove to Masai Mara National Reserve.

In Naboisho we saw a large number of lions, including one pride feeding on a zebra. We also had an excellent sighting of a cheetah. We are also bird watchers and we were able to see many species.

Our driver/guide Daniel was excellent and did some amazing spotting. His bird knowledge was also exceptional, I can't recall even one bird he wasn't able to immediately identify, no matter how brief the initial sighting was.

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Ms M. from London
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tented luxury!

How can our room be called a tent??? It was bigger than many studio flats in London! Obviously, it was not as stunning as our rooms in Meru and Lewa but it was extraordinary for what it was, and we were very comfortable in it. The food was very good, with a buffet lunch and choice for the main course in the evening.

The management and staff were friendly and knowledgeable and, again, our guide was excellent. He (Daniel) knew our passion for the big cats and ensured we saw them as much possible, whilst also showing us all the other animals. He even found us three tiny lion cubs in the dark, which no-one else saw. The variety and number of animals was far and away the best we saw.

The hot water bottle in the jeep in the early morning was a very nice touch, as was the campfire in the evening.

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Mr & Mrs L from Herts
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Naboisho Camp review

A different environment to Rekero, there being more acacia trees and no river running next to the camp.

Tent, staff, food, guiding - all first class. Elephants are the problem at this camp and one knocked down a tree right next our tent one night. We saw a lot more game from this camp than Rekero and less other tour jeeps.

We also had the interesting (to us) experience of medical help out in the bush....my wife was worried about a toe going sceptic, so she had a video link to a doctor in Jo'burg who was able to give good advice (and later we bought some anti biotics in Zanzibar). All a bit different from nipping down to your GP (and frankly, more efficient!).

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Mrs P from Horsham
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Wonderful time at Nabisco

Lovely camp although long walk to tent (see general comments). No fence so animals roamed over camp land. Location wonderful - could watch dawn breaking from bed!

Hot water bottles in bed and on drives!

Good hosts, again brilliant guide ( Dixon)

Visit to Mara - didn't see any migration but could relate what we saw of the hundreds and hundreds of wildebeest and zebras and the crossing points to the iconic picture that is seen worldwide about it.

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Dr H from Sussex
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Naboisho Camp review

Lovely views from tent. Excellent game viewings, lions feeding on a buffalo, and large pride feeding on wildebeest. Watched cheetahs with cubs.

Another excellent guide found leopards.

Interesting drive to the Mara river, but no crossings.

Weather again colder than expected.

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B from Illinois
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing place, service and experience

Naboisho's best asset is being inside the Naboisho Conservancy. Especially in early July when the migration has not yet reached the Mara Reserve, being in the conservancy provides much greater game viewing opportunities. Being in the conservancy also means it is a less crowded, more intimate experience and allows visitors to do walking safaris (not allowed the reserve) and to go off the road. Being guided through this amazing landscape by one of Naboisho's expert guides is truly amazing. If Naboisho Camp is full, you can also stay in one of a few other lodges in the conservancy to be able to access conservancy grounds.

That said, if you can stay at Naboisho Camp, I'd highly recommend it. The guides, camp managers and other staff went out of their way to make guests comfortable at every turn. I was a little nervous about being a solo traveler, but I immediately felt included and at home due to the warm welcome of Richard, Andrea and the other staff, who actively fostered a sense of community in the small camp.

Naboisho Camp is part of the Asilia Africa lodge group, which actively promotes sustainability and community engagement. They've won several eco/community awards, and I was so impressed by their approach to land, community and guests that if I return, I will stay at one of their other properties throughout Kenya and Tanzania.

Highlights of the visit included two less common opportunities to experience the savannah outside the walls of a truck. Both a walking safari with one of Naboisho's specially trained walking guides and an afternoon horseback riding with Ride Mara were excellent. Other amazing moments included seeing a leopard and both a cheetah and lions with cubs. I also got lucky to be there when one of the scientists from the Kenya Wildlife Trust came to share a presentation on big predator conservation efforts in and around the reserve. I really enjoyed the additional perspective he gave on conservation challenges and opportunities. It definitely something most tourists would not get to learn about or appreciate.

The rooms, service and food were some of the highest quality that I've experienced anywhere. The fact that it was delivered in the bush made it all the more impressive. I am also a gluten free eater, and the camp chef made me gluten free breads and desserts or other equivalents at every meal.

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Mr Jeff D from USA
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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A perfect ending

This was our third and last camp before returning home. Amazing experience with the game drives.

We really enjoyed our guide Benjamin. We were also able to experience visiting a school and the Maa Trust.

The food and the service were impeccable. The staff were wonderful and accommodated our needs above and beyond our expectations.

Our room/tent was comfortable and spacious. We enjoyed the fact that we were so close to the wildlife.

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Mr & Mrs R from Ashbourne
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Outstanding bush camp

Excellent standard of accommodation and food.

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Sammy, a top class guide and driver.

Day trip to Masai Mara national park an unforgettable experience. Saw ten cheetahs, including the 'five musketeers' and Malaika with two mature cubs making a kill. Bird life prolific.

The cultural visit to a local village turned out to be a visit to a homestead which was interesting in itself but it was not at all clear how the family had benefited or would benefit from the payments.. There needs to be more information and clarification about this activity.

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Expert Africa comments

We're delighted this stay at Naboisho Camp was such a success, with outstanding wildlife sightings. We agree that more information should be provided about village visits. Payments do indeed go direct to the homestead, but we are talking to the owners of Naboisho Camp about ensuring driver-guides are fully engaged with the visit and about providing extra information to accompany it.

Mr & Mrs P from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent safari at Naboisho

Top class tents with separate sitting areas, views over the plain and occasional sounds of antelopes thundering through the camp at night

Choice of indoor shower or outdoor bucket shower.

First time we have had a female guide Evelyn, who was very knowledgeable and a competent driver with a fascinating life story.

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