Maasai Mara, Kenya
At a Glance
A true authentic tented camp in the heart of the Maasai Mara
Within easy reach of the main wildebeest crossing points
Fantastic service and guiding
With only 3 tents - it is small and intimate
Simple but very comfortable tents
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.
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Naibor Wilderness is set in a secluded section of riverine forest along the banks of the Talek River in the heart of the Maasai Mara Reserve. With only three double tents it is a perfect choice for those looking for exclusivity and privacy.
Naibor Wilderness, the sister camp to neighbours Naibor and Little Naibor, is the ultimate in camping-luxury. Naibor Wilderness is the most simple of the three camps, but the style, level of service and location is uncompromised, creating an unforgettable experience for all who visit.
Each tent is large and spacious; each with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. There is a generous covered area around the tent to relax in the shade with a book during the heat of the day and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush from your room.
Meals are taken in settings with spectacular views either in the private mess tent, or set up in private dining tents on the high banks of the river.
Set in the heart of the Maasai Mara and close to many of the main wildebeest river crossing points, guests at Naibor Wilderness are assured fantastic year round game viewing. Furthermore, with easy access to the quiet southerly plains, guests also experience amazingly private game viewing experiences as it is a difficult area for other camps to access.
Guests at Naibor Wilderness are cared for by a small select team who are on hand to look after your every need. One safari vehicle, complete with a built in fridge for ice cold drinks, and a highly trained specialist guide is allocated to Naibor Wilderness. So only those staying in this small camp will join one another on game drives.
Just three luxurious double tents are set in the secluded riverine woodland along the banks of the Talek River. Each enjoys unique views of the surrounding bush and wildlife from the shady verandah.
The tents are furnished with solid, antique campaign furniture. All are en-suite with his and hers wash basins, flush loos and safari style showers, filled with piping hot water on request.
Bush meals are a popular choice at Naibor. A break in a game drive for a bush breakfast, or a romantic private dinner outside your tent out under the stars can easily be arranged.
For those who are interested, Naibor Wilderness offers guests the opportunity to experience a dawn hot air balloon flight across the open grass lands with a champagne breakfast on landing.
It is worth noting that Naibor Wilderness can be used in conjunction with the other Naibor properties for those interested in bringing a large family and/or group of friends to this special area of the Mara.
Game drives in the Maasai Mara
Exploring this iconic ecosystem in an adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional safari guide is one of the best ways to get up close to the huge volume and wide diversity of wildlife in the Mara.
Maasai Mara Balloon Safari
Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.
Private Safari Guide and Game Drive Vehicle
Ensure an exclusive and totally tailored safari experience by booking a private safari guide and game drive vehicle. A private guide gives you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want. If you have specific interests this is an absolute must.
The Great Migration
The Maasai Mara is famous for being home to one of nature’s most spectacular events: the Great Migration. Millions of wildebeest cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara in search of better grazing.
Walking in the Maasai Mara
Exploring the African bush from outside a safari vehicle is a wonderful experience. Get away from the noise of the 4x4 and, accompanied by your professional safari guide, begin to pick up on the smaller details of the African bush.
Location & directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Naibor Wilderness is located in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, within the vicinity of Main Naibor. The Mara is exclusively in Kenya but borders Tanzania and the Serengeti National Park to the south. The Mara is the northern most part of the great Serengeti/Mara ecosystem.