Naboisho Camp

Reviews of Naboisho Camp

Excellent(97%) From 32 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 32 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 and Mrs P - 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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Mr & Mrs B - Wokingham
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Perhaps not as good as they think they are?

We were expecting so much and were disappointed.

Facing a plain with plenty of mammals, the camp is set in a pretty but not spectacular position. The general areas are lovely and the tent also very comfortable and large. The beds were delightful as I soon found out as I'd picked up a stomach bug so got into bed for the first 36 hours with a couple of hot water bottles!

As with Rekero, breakfast was taken out on the drive where our guide found a pretty and comfortable spot to sit. Lunch was buffet style and dinner was a choice of two mains and served plated.

The staff were pleasant but the main issue was that most staff were geared to dealing with a large party of journalists so we very much felt a them/us situation as it was just two of us who weren't part of the group.

We were disappointed that nobody from management could be bothered to say goodbye to us on our last morning as we left camp yet at Rekero we had a send-off from three members of staff at 4.15am. Maybe our money wasn't as good as a repeat, large group ...?

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Expert Africa comments

We heard back from Asilia who own Naboisho Camp, and while they were delighted that Mr and Mrs B enjoyed their tent and the camp’s location, they asked us to pass on their sincere apologies to these clients for feeling rather swamped by the large group who arrived on their fourth day in camp. The camp staff were aware of this at the time and did try to give Mr and Mrs B some extra attention. They told us that it is unusual that such a group would be in camp and they were very surprised that nobody was around to say goodbye to Mr and Mrs B on their departure the next day. This is not the norm at all. They reiterated that they are checking to ensure that camp staff are sensitive to the needs of every one of their guests and that they would love to welcome Mr and Mrs B back again.

Mr C & Mr A - London
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic few days at Naibosho

We really enjoyed it here. Della and Rich were excellent hosts, as were the rest of the staff.

We had a huge rain storm while we were there which turned the whole area green in a matter of days. It was an amazing transformation. The volume of wildlife both in the Naibosho Conservancy and in the Mara itself was amazing. Unfortunately we didn't get to see a crossing but it is the luck of the draw.

The tents, accommodation, food and service at the camp were all excellent.

We would highly recommend Naibosho but would also recommend combining it with a few days in the Mara National Park itself.

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Shay
Arrived on: 5-May-2017 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Safari at Naboisho Camp

This is my second time at Naboisho Camp and again I received excellent care and service.

I requested the same guide, Benjamin K. I had before as we had become friends. Ben was my guide again and he is the excellent, making sure I saw what I wanted and much more.

If I can I will return here again. All those who work there were great.

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Mr D. from London
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Naboisho Camp review

The location was very good, with the staff friendly, the interactivity with other guest was less than at Sosian but there was still time to catch up with the days adventures.

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Mr J. from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Naboisho Camp review

Very enjoyable experience indeed. "Tent" was excellent (really a tent erected under a permanent thatched canopy) and the food was outstanding for such a remote location, in my view.

My first time on safari, so I don't have any direct comparisons, but it was all well beyond my expectations. I was fortunate to have convivial fellow travellers so that the whole ambience of the camp was more like a house party than anything else.

Well hosted, well guided, excellent service, excellent food. I would have been happy to stay indefinitely !

A very relaxing experience in a very exciting environment.

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Mr and Mrs B from Somerset
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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A lovely end to our holiday

We were met at the airstrip by our guide (Nabala) for the next three days, and had quite an exciting drive back to camp, including getting stuck in the mud and necessitating being towed out. Nabala proved to be a most entertaining and knowledgeable guide and always went the extra mile to find all the things we would like to see (even though his driving style did leave us a bit battered and bruised!!).

Roelof and Helen were charming and attentive hosts - one of them always there to greet us and hear about what we had been doing. Moses the manager was always on hand and absolutely brilliant, nothing was ever too much trouble, all our wants and needs carefully attended to by him, including wake-up calls with coffee in the morning, confirming flights and checking us in on the International flight and booking a restaurant for us in Nairobi. One of them always joined us for meals which were quite lively. The humour of the waiting staff was delightful.

We had a fantastic three hour walk with Roelof who, again knew exactly where to find everything and where to position us for the best light for photographs. The walk was incredibly informative and fascinating. One of the highlights of our stay here.

The lodge was lovely and we could watch the animals grazing in the distance (and hear lions roaring at night).

On our last morning we had a lovely breakfast in the camp (our first as the rest were on drives) with Helen, Roelof and two of their friends who were visiting. they gave us a great sendoff and we were sad to leave.

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Mrs. S - Essex
Arrived on: 29-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Fantastic Naboisho

This was our second camp in the Mara as we wanted to experience the Mara in a conservancy. And, yes, it does make a difference, incredible wildlife viewings but without the "crowds". This is part of the Asilia group and offers all the luxuries and impeccable food, hosting and service one would expect.

The location of this camp deserves special mention, our "tent" was located in front of wide open savannah - what more can one say about such a place? We loved it and although we don't usually revisit any location (unless it's to see wild dogs, of course) we may pay this gorgeous camp another visit in the future. Oh, and the big cat sightings were simply breathtaking. AND we saw two Honey Badgers being hotly pursued by a lioness on a game rich plain.

Perfection.

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Mrs W and Miss W from Hampshire
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Naboisho Camp review

Naboisho exceeded all expectations and the tents, staff, activities (game drives, school and village visit and game walk) were all fantastic. Food was exceptional. Guiding by Tim was very informative and his added interest in photography ensured that we always had the best spot when game viewing. The camp staff and Tim ensured that both I and my 10 year old got every ounce of enjoyment out of our 4 nights at Naboisho which was hugely appreciated. Thank you to you all.

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Ms P. from Durham
Arrived on: 5-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great camp, great guiding, beautiful place

The camp is beautifully maintained, with luxurious tents in the bush, really good food, great guides and the camp managers are great at their jobs -- Helen and I were pleasantly competing for "she who tells the funniest stories" - I believe that Helen won; she and Roelof are both very knowledgeable; we enjoyed walking with Roelof in the bush and learning from him as we were immersed (up to our hips in grass!), his strong understanding about conservation and the issues faced was powerful

We loved our tent and its extraordinary nightlife, along with the askaris (guards)' close attention. Our guide, Daniel, and our spotter, Rakita, were terrific. We had Daniel the whole time, and he is an aware, awesome guide, very attentive. I will treasure our last sundowner, singing back and forth with the two of them -- just a wonderful, unplanned connection. Even with the tall grass, we had excellent game viewing.

I'm not sure if my favorite was the first drive with quick spotting of some of the lions and then Daniel saying 'oh, there's the leopard,' so that we saw both within the first few minutes of the first drive. Or maybe it was the day we spent an hour with the 4 cheetahs, watching the youngsters playing, just us and the cheetahs - this is why we travel so far.

Thank you, all the Naboisho people.

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