Masai Mara National Reserve
Mara Nyika rings with the romance of wide open plains. Thunder clouds on the horizon, flashes of lightning and incredible sunsets. “Nyika” means large or great plains in the local Masaai dialect. Derek Joubert spent more then three years circling the area looking for the perfect location for this camp.
Typical of the Maasai Mara’s ancient Nyika are the flat-topped Acacia Kirkii trees. The guest tents take advantage of these umbrella thorn tree’s shade. While the camp is nestled in a valley, the tents are set up high under the tree’s canopy. The elevation gives guests awe inspiring views out over the bush. A small stream runs through the camp.
Walkways from each tent to the main area provide an elevated sensation of life under canvas. The camp’s inspiration is still one of exploration and adventure – a sense of impermanence in a shifting world. Privacy in this camp is the key to it’s atmosphere. The privacy to enjoy the environment, contemplate, explore and be romantic, pampered. This area has 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. Guest’s staying at Mara Nyika provides support to over 500 Maasai families with a sustainable livelihood. This is a vital programme to ensure the continued harmony between wildlife and the Masaai.
With complete privacy both in camp and on game drives Mara Nyika will deliver the most fantastic safari experience. It’s also an ideal honeymoon destination. Complimentary binoculars and camera equipment are standard in each suite ensuring all your sightings and experiences are captured forever.
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For more information on the conservation efforts in the Masaai Mara visit the Masaai Wilderness Conservation Trust website.
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