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Naibor Camp

At a Glance

    Pros

  • it's sociable, with drinks around the fire
  • excellent bird walks
  • there's room service for drinks and snacks

    Cons

  • there's no pool, bucket showers only (although they are hot)

Naibor Camp Review

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 simplicity and space in Kiswahili—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, but give yourself a break from that plethora of plenty and go for an all-day walk, try mountain biking, go honey-hunting, visit Lake Victoria for a day, or do what everybody must in the Mara and take a balloon ride.

    Hotel Details

  • 9 tents.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Apr., May, and Nov.
Updated: 10-19-2012

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