meaning “Large Plains or Great Plains," Mara Nyika is an intimate bush camp consisting of 4 tents set in a valley straddling a small stream under a canopy of umbrella thorn trees, all with views out over the plains.
Guests staying at Mara Nyika will have the opportunity to explore the private and exclusive 50,000 acre Naboisho Conservancy, the second largest conservancy in the greater Masai Mara region. The conservancy model combines the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, tourism and enhancement of livelihoods for the local communities.
Game viewing often starts at sunrise, returning to camp for a late breakfast and departing again in the mid-afternoon after tea before returning just after sunset. Guests can also opt to go out all day with a packed breakfast, lunch and beverages. Due to the fact that the camp is located on a private conservancy, game drives will continue into the night.
Night drives are particularly prolific and while they take patience, sightings commonly include lesser known nocturnal mammals and even lion and hyena hunts.
If a chance to learn about the Masai is of interest, then cultural visits to a nearby village are a highlight of any stay here.
The 4 tents have each been built on a raised deck under the tree canopy to offer guests awe inspiring views out over the bush. They each have an en-suite bathroom with a shower (indoor), copper bath tub, double basins and hot and cold running water.
In addition, Each of Mara Nyika’s guest tents comes with a pair of high-quality binoculars for guest use as well as a professional Canon camera set, including a Canon 5D camera body and Canon 100-400mm and 24-70mm lenses.
As from June 2020, the camp will be reconfigured to feature 5 guest suites as well as a private 2 bedroom Mara Nyika Jahazi Suite. This suite includes the services of a private butler, chef and services of a private game viewing vehicle and guide.
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Conservation fees; all meals; non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; wildlife viewing vehicle activities in the Naboisho Conservancy; visits to a nearby Masai community; return airstrip road transfers; and a laundry service are included.
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
All of the tents have a balcony and are en-suite with an indoor shower, copper bath tub, flush W/C and double basins. They also have a desk, dressing area as well as small lounge, fans, an in-room safe, hair dryer (low voltage), mosquito nets, mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Yoga mats and bands are provided in each tent.
The camp has a main lounge and library on a raised deck, a dining room, bar, tea/coffee station and an outdoor fire pit.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
Activities that are available at Mara Nyika include early morning, late afternoon/night game drives and cultural excursions to a Masai village.
Activities that can be arranged at an additional cost include hot air balloon safaris and photographic tuition (must be booked in advance).
In room spa treatments can also be arranged (additional cost).
The photography tuition can be either on Great Plains company cameras or your own personal camera.
Each game viewer can seat a maximum of 6 guests.
Photographs taken using the professional Canon camera set will be downloaded to a memory stick upon guest’s departure.
No cell phones or computers are allowed in the public areas of camp or on game drive vehicles, only in the privacy of guest tents.
A laundry service is included.
Credit cards are accepted, except American Express.