Mara Nyika, meaning “Large Plains or Great Plains,” is located in the exclusive 50,000-acre Naboisho Conservancy, the second-largest conservancy in the greater Maasai Mara region. Set in a valley, straddling a small stream, the four light-coloured canvas tents were designed to sit under the canopy of umbrella thorn trees while still offering guests views out over the bush. Walkways from tents to the main area evoke the feeling of a treehouse under canvas. The conservancy model combines the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, tourism and enhancement of 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 Maasai Mara ecosystem.