This was our first experience of a tented camp, having stayed in lodges during the first two stages of our safari. We approached the experience with some trepidation but our worries and fears were allayed during our stay at this fabulous place.
Ken, Michelle and the staff were so friendly, welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the company of all the staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble. We especially enjoyed the private, and very romantic, dinner outside our tent, complete with our own camp-fire, and the complimentary bottle of champagne to celebrate our special wedding anniversary. Thank you.
Our tent was very spacious and it was with much relief that we saw the sturdy, semi-permanent bathroom facilities. We were a bit worried about the bucket-shower idea (notwithstanding Ken's gentle teasing!) but this was a reassuringly enjoyable experience.
The food exceeded our expectations and would not be amiss in a top-notch restaurant in any European city. Beautifully cooked, presented and served, it tasted divine.
The setting, next to the Talek river, is simply beautiful. It must be the nearest thing to peace on earth, with even the hippo noises adding to its beauty.
Our drivers and guides, David and Moses, were such very good company. They were so friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the environment and wildlife. We particularly enjoyed chatting with them as we enjoyed our 'sundowners' and watched spectacular sunsets.
We had only booked to stay for two nights because of our uncertainty about sleeping under canvas. However, we were totally converted and left wishing we could have stayed longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naibor, set in the heart of the Mara Reserve on the Talek River, offers a standard of comfort and personal attention that brings “camping” into a new dimension! Minutes from the famed migration crossings and completely surrounded by game, Naibor is luxury and relaxation. 7 tents in Main Naibor and 2 Little Naibor suites are complemented by the spa, fine dining, and a high standard of service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Naibor Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Naibor Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve