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 T & Ms C from Cheshire
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Location:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Excellent Stay At Naboisho

From start to finish our visit to Naboisho was excellent. We visited the sister camp Rekero before we stayed here and the main difference is that this camp is based on a conservation area which means much less vehicles and no animals being surrounded by vehicles which does happen on the Mara. (The Rekero guides we had didn't crowd the animals in the Mara, but others did do occasionally)

Over the course of 3 days we were very lucky and our guide Wilson has the sharpest eyes of anyone I have ever met. We saw between 10 and 17 lions together on 3 occasions whilst we were there and this included being able to watch 5 cubs play fighting and seeing the 3 large male lions from this pride up close as well. On a night safari we were surrounded by this pride as they relaxed before their evening hunt. The guides turned the light off and we could see every star and consellation there is to see. On the same night safari we got see some of the smaller animals up close such as the bat eared fox and the bush babies.

There are two additional options that I would recommend that you take up which are the fly camping safari and the walking safari. Unfortunately we missed our chance to go on the fly camping safari but the guests that went on it really enjoyed it and it is far from basic camping with showers and toilet tents plus the extra excitement of being really out in the wild. We had a 5 hour morning walking safari (this can be as short as you want it, but we were happy to stay out this long) and it was great to be able to stretch our legs after 4 days in jeeps and being so well fed. We got to see the giraffe behaviour up closer, saw lots of birds and Roelof was very informative as he guided 6 of us around the area. We tracked a lone bull elephant for a couple of hours from a safe distance and we were up close with some baboons as well and it was really enjoyable to be walking around the area.

Breakfast and lunches whilst out in the jeep were great and the food served in the evening at the camp was good. As with Rekero the hosts were very welcoming and good at keeping all the guests engaged at the dinner table despite the varying backgrounds of the guests.

The tents are much more luxurious than you might expect. The bucket showers (inside and outside available) work well and there are flushing toilets in the tent, with a very comfortable bed and hot water bottles at night if it is a bit chilly. All that said it is great to hear the animal calls at night safe in the knowledge that the friendly Askari guards are on patrol around the camp. We had a late night visit from a zebra chewing the grass right at the side of the tent, but when we switched the light on to check which animal it was he/she ran off.

My only regret is that we didn't stay longer and we will definitely be returning to this camp.

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