her passion for food and ingredients to create
stunning and rather surprising dishes that are
both hearty and delicious. It’s worthy of admiration given the location. Ken is a passionate
wildlife photographer and would choose to
spend all his time out in the bush. His images
are highly evocative. Both pour themselves into
the property, the results of which are undoubtedly rewarding, with many repeat guests.
You can take pleasure knowing that minimal
harm is done to the environment at Naibor.
Eco-measures such as solar-powered lamps
and torches and bucket showers eliminate the
need for gas-guzzling generators. This is one
for those aiming for a low carbon-footprint
and maximum wildlife invitations. My favourite
creature comfort here is the spa. Having a
massage in the bush, surrounded by the sound
of animals, and being kneaded to the pulse of
African nature is a luxury in itself. The on-site
masseuse is strong, knowledgeable and flexible with times, and is a must-try.
On my morning game drive, I take the option
of breakfast in the bush, every time, instead
of returning to camp. My Masai guide finds
a secluded spot under the shade of a solo
tree for miles, in the heart of the Mara, where
he sets up a sumptuous picnic beyond all
imagination. Within a day, we find Karanja,
the 46-year-old Black Rhino with the biggest
horns in the Mara. They really are whopping.
He’s a beauty and very majestic. That said, he’s