Reviews of Naboisho Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
38 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Naboisho Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"First class in all respects."
Would have preferred more walking.
Evelyn was a joy as well as John, Daniel, Lucas, Marsi, Alex" See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
"Naboisho Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
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." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
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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!)." See all these reviews: 5n in Zanzibar; 5n in Kenya; 3n in Tanzania
"Wonderful time at Nabisco "
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." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
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Another excellent guide found leopards.
Interesting drive to the Mara river, but no crossings.
Weather again colder than expected." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
"Amazing place, service and experience"
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." See all these reviews: 3n in Kenya
"A perfect ending"
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Kenya
"Outstanding bush camp"
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya; 4n in Zanzibar
"Excellent safari at Naboisho"
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." See all these reviews: 16n in Kenya
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