Mara Nyika

We are looking forward to offering guests amazing safari experiences in Kenya!


“Nyika” means “Large Plains or Great Plains” and as such Mara Nyika is the perfect sister camp to Mara Plains in Kenya. It rings with the romance of the vast open plains of East Africa from a time when light canvas flapped in the light breeze across those plains as wildebeest and zebras call to each other and at twilight, “simba”, the great lions roar across the Nyika.

Many may think of Mara Nyika as a tree top camp, with the walkways from tent to the main area giving a feel of a tree house under canvas but the camp’s ethic and inspiration is still one of exploration and adventure – a sense of impermanence in this ever-changing world.    

Privacy in this camp is the key to understanding it. Privacy to live, think, explore, be romantic and be pampered – all the while with one of the most spectacular backdrops Africa can provide.    

Mara Nyika is unique in that it allows guests to explore the private and exclusive 50 000-acre Naboisho Conservancy in which it is located and further afield with safari drives into the Maasai Mara Reserve. Guest’s stay enables us supporting over 500 Maasai families with a sustainable livelihood through the payment of conservation fees and which ultimately ensures the conservation of the wildlife in this vital corridor of the Maasai Mara eco-system.

Many of our guests would spend a few days in Mara Nyika combined with a stay at either our Mara Expedition or Mara Plains Camp to get exposure to all three wildlife areas, namely the private Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies and Maasai Mara Reserve. Each wildlife experience from our camps is unique and thus offers different faces of the Mara which is an unbelievable bonus.

Over 400 000 acres is yours to explore from


(The above rate is based on a per person per night sharing basis for travel during the period 01 April – 31 October 2019)

Quick Facts


Fully inclusive of all scheduled activities, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks). Park fees and flights are additional.

Number of Guests

Mara Nykia can accommodate 8 guests sharing, plus an additional guide’s tent as required.

Children from 8 years are welcome and can be accommodated in our family suite.


Early morning, late afternoon and night game drives in an open, 4×4 vehicle as well as the option of getting to know more about the local Maasai Community. Balloon flights across the Maasai Mara can be arranged but are at an additional cost.


Located on the 50 000-acre Naboisho Conservancy