Set in a picturesque valley within the private Naboisho Conservancy, Mara Nyika is an intimate, luxury safari camp with a treehouse feel set on raised wooden walkways under a canopy of acacia trees.
Opening in August of 2019, accommodations at this brand new camp will be able to house up to eight guests in light-colored Dereck Joubert designed canvas tents. The tents are set above the ground on raised wooden platforms for panoramic views and less impact on the terrain. There is a family suite available as the camp welcomes children aged 8 and above.
The name Nyika means Great Plains which is an apt title as the camp is located within the 50,000-acre private Naboisho Conservancy on the border of the larger Maasai Mara. The Conservancy boasts not only a higher density of animals than the Maasai Mara but one the highest concentrations of lions in the world. Around one hundred of the big cats live here. The area also has an impressive number of elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, and zebra as well as the rare and elusive African wild dog. Moreover, the Conservancy provides a vital corridor for the little-known Loita Migration, which sees up to 5,000 wildebeest and 1,000 zebra move though the area annually from the Mara Reserve to the Loita Plains in the east.