The Mara Naiboisho Conservancy
500 landowners came together to reach a shared agreement on how best to use their land, not only for themselves, but for the benefit of their shared culture and the natural resources of the environment. Prior to the formation of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, the area was being used for intensive herding and subjected to overgrazing. Various additional activities like camping wildlife-viewing and off-road driving had resulted in far too many tracks and trails across the landscape. The creation of the conservancy provided the opportunity to demonstrate how responsible tourism can benefit both people and environment, creating sustainable destinations through the mechanism of tourism. The marriage between Naboisho Camp and the wilderness is a very special partnership that has seen the area flourish from once being somewhere wildlife struggled to survive, to one that is now thriving, and that proudly has one of the highest concentrations of lion in the world.
A safari will always be an incredible experience, but a stay at this intimate camp will bring you closer to nature and provide the warmest hospitality from the team welcoming you. Located in the very heart of the Nyerere National Park in Southern Tanzania, nature is right on your doorstep, engulfing your senses, with giraffe wandering through camp on their way to the water, and impala grazing on the grass around the tents. Roho ya Selous in the heart of Nyerere National Park is perfectly positioned for excellent game viewing, close to a key waterway that links Lake Manze to Lake Nzerakera. Here pods of hippo’s wallow and fish eagles scan the landscape from their perches. Giraffes wander through camp on their way to the water and impala graze on the grass around the tents.
Activities at Roho ya Selous include walking safaris, game drives, boating, fishing, and photographic safaris. The best time for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and late afternoons, when animals are at their most active. The afternoons are the time to rest, read a book, take a dip in the pool or have a siesta. Refuel with afternoon tea before heading out on to the Lake, where you can sip G&T onboard a boat before rounding off the perfect day with drinks around the campfire and a leisurely dinner.
Jabali Ridge is a stylish camp in the wildlife rich Ruaha National Park, set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Mwagusi River and Ikuka escarpment. Ruaha is home to large numbers of lion, elephant, buffalo and even endangered African wild dogs. During the rainy season visitors can hear the incredible thundering of the Ikuka waterfalls and even witness the Mwagsi beginning to flow after being dry for seven months. The dry season is equally exciting, with opportunities to spot buffalo herds in the riverbed and elephants digging in the sand for water.
Jabali Ridge is perched on a rocky kopje with views across the Ruaha savannah stretching all the way to the Mwagusi River. Ruaha National Park is one of the largest national parks in Tanzania, located in the centre of the country. It forms a transitional point between the landscapes of East and Southern Africa, with its golden plains of sun-bleached grass and ancient baobab trees.