Welcome to Mara Nyika Camp

Explore the vast private and exclusive 20 000-hectare Naboisho Conservancy, immerse yourself in the great migration.

Mara Nyika Camp, meaning “Large Plains or Great Plains,” is an intimate Great Plains Conservation Réserve-Collection safari tented camp set in a valley and is a perfect location for your safari in Kenya. The camp tucked away under the treetop canopy straddles a small stream on the western side of the Naboisho Conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara.

Mara Nyika Camp and its light-coloured canvas suites are designed to sit under the canopy of umbrella-thorn trees. All the suites offer guests unforgettable views out over the plains. Walkways from the guest suites to the main area evoke the feeling of a treehouse under canvas. The camp’s ethics and inspiration are one of exploration and adventure. Privacy is the key to Mara Nyika Camp. Privacy to live, think, explore, be romantic and be pampered – all the while with one of the most spectacular backdrops Africa can provide.

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Mara Nyika Camp offers guests three luxury guest suites in addition to 2 x 2 bedroom family suites.

Guests staying at Mara Nyika Camp explore the private and exclusive 20 000-hectare Naboisho Conservancy, the second largest conservancy in the greater Maasai Mara region. “Naboisho” means “coming together” in the Maasai’s Maa language and represents the 500 local landowners who established the conservancy. The conservancy model strives to conserve natural and cultural heritage, tourism, and livelihoods for the local communities. Each guest’s stay supports over 500 Maasai families with a sustainable livelihood and helps to ensure the conservation of this vital corner of the Maasai Mara eco-system.

Many guests opt to spend a few days at Mara Nyika Camp combined with a stay at our Mara Expedition CampMara Toto Camp, Mara Plains Camp or the Mara Plains Jahazi Suite. This perfect safari in Kenya combination allows one to experience all three wildlife areas: the private Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies and the Maasai Mara Reserve. Each wildlife experience from our camps is unique and offers a different face to the incredible Maasai Mara ecosystem.

Great Plains Conservation is rooted in the philosophy that a restored, functioning ecosystem is one that is in balance. Through the Great Plains Foundation Conservation Roots Project, the aim is to restore that balance by returning indigenous trees to landscapes across Kenya, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. To date, we have planted trees in partnership with schools in Botswana and Zimbabwe as part of our conservation education outreach work. Guests and ourselves have grown more than 5000 indigenous trees on a deforested section of land bordering the Maasai Mara. Learn more about Conservation Roots here.

In addition to our own programs, Great Plains Foundation keeps a list of school needs in the countries where we work.

Needed items can be hand-carried by travellers or we can help purchase them locally. To learn more or to help support students and educators as part of your trip please reach out to info@greatplainsfoundation.com