Masai Mara Reserve, Narok, Kenya
Only 20 minutes away from one of the legendary migration river crossings, this stylish camp doesn't exclusively follow traditional safari camp feel, rather it aims for a fusion of old and new with pale khaki and white mesh tents, minimalist hand-carved wooden furniture, roof-to-ceiling earth-color drapes, and plain couches and chairs highlighted with ethnic-patterned cushions. The whole camp lives up to its name—naibor means purity and whiteness in Maa, the language of the Maasai people—but you'll never lose that essential sense of being on an African safari. The spacious tents on the banks of the Talek River are furnished with handwoven straw mats, a hand-carved figwood bed, and simple bedside tables. Soft white bed linen is complemented with brightly colored cushions and throws. There's a big private veranda from where you can catch the elephants going down to drink, or listen to and watch the myriad birds. The game here is exceptionally good.
- it's sociable, with drinks around the fire
- excellent bird walks
- there's room service for drinks and snacks
- there's no pool, bucket showers only (although they are hot)
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