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Mara Nyika

Maasai Mara, Kenya

At a Glance

  • Located on the private and exclusive 50,000-acre Naboisho Conservancy

  • A great camp to combine with either Mara Expedition or Mara Plains Camp for exposure to three wildlife areas

  • Nyika means 'Large Plains or Great Plains'

  • A stay at Mara Nyika enables the support of 500 Maasai families with a sustainable livelihood

  • A treehouse feel camp with walkways connecting the rooms and main area

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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 but game-viewing is great year-round as there is abundant resident wildlife.

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Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your vacation to Mara Nyika or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya


Situated on the Naboisho Conservancy in the Maasai Mara, Mara Nyika is the brand new camp from Great Plains Conservation. Due to open in August 2019, Mara Nyika will offer all the romance of an East Africa tented camp in an incredible game-rich area.

Mara Nyika will comprise four tents in total in a unique design. Accommodating just eight guests, the camp will have a prime location built in the tree tops with walkways connecting each tent. A great camp for the more adventurous traveler, Mara Nyika will have a treehouse feel under canvas whilst maintaining Great Plains ethos of conservation and low impact tourism.

Its prime location on the Naboisho Conservancy allows guests to experience an incredible 50,000 acre conservation area, as well as further afield in the Maasai Mara National Park itself. A stay at Mara Nyika supports the local community and around 500 Maasai families with a sustainable livelihood through conservation fees.




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Mara Nyika welcomes children from eight years old and families can be accommodated in the family suite.


Guests staying at Mara Nyika can enjoy a range of exciting game activities designed to make the most out of exploring the 50,000 acre Naboisho Conservancy and the game that lives there. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are taken in custom 4x4 open vehicles, offering plenty of opportunity to experience what being in the Maasai Mara is all about. Great Plains also works closely with the community and guests staying at Mara Nyika can learn more about the local Maasai community on visits. One of the most incredible experiences on safari is a hot air balloon safari; leaving early in the morning you will rise above the plains and glide above animals as they wake for the day. On touching back down you will be met with a champagne breakfast. This experience comes at an extra cost.


  • 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.

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Maasai Mara, Kenya

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Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your vacation to Mara Nyika or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

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