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Rekero Camp

“Great tented camp at a wildebeest crossing point, view the spectacle from your veranda!”

Budget level: High-End
Country
Kenya
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Camp Permanent
Location
Masai Mara
Kids Min Age
5

When it comes to witnessing the world-famous Great Migration, Rekero Camp is in prime position. Overlooking the Talek River in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, the camp sits next to a main crossing point used by the wildebeest on their epic annual journey.

Rekero Camp is situated less than 150 meters from a crossing point on the Talek River and is a superlative safari destination year-round and perfect to view The Great Migration with crossings on your doorstep. The camp evokes the charm of African safaris from a bygone era, with nine romantic tents, and spectacular views of the surrounding game-filled plains of the world-famous Masai Mara.

Guests can watch the herd make this perilous crossing without even leaving the camp. Enjoy this and other wildlife sightings from the comfort of your riverside tent or from one of the two communal decks.

While on a game drive, keep your eyes open for prides of lion waking up for a night of hunting, cheetah scanning the sun-bleached plains from atop a termite mound and elephants drinking at a waterhole. Spend afternoons kicking back with a G&T on the deck to watch the river crossings or stretching out on your private veranda with spectacular views of the herds. At Rekero, you’re in good hands. The team and Maasai guides have years of experience and incredible knowledge of the Masai Mara and its wildlife.

Nine classic, spacious safari tents are set among the trees overlooking the Talek River. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a flushing toilet and hot-water shower. Chill out on a daybed on your private veranda for a midday snooze or to watch zebras ambling along the riverbank.
There are two family tents at Rekero, each with two separate bedrooms, sleeping up to five people per tent.

The minimum age for children is five, but they may be able to accommodate younger children, depending on camp occupancy. They have no specific children’s programme at Rekero but love welcoming families and will try to adapt activities as much as possible.

Meals are usually enjoyed communally. The chefs are up at dawn busily preparing everything from scratch. For breakfast, the Camp offers either a light continental buffet spread or a full English fry-up, as well as fresh fruit and juices. At lunch, salads and veggies are served with a main course. If you prefer to stay out in the bush, they will pack a picnic. At 4pm, join the crew for cake and tea or a refreshing iced coffee before your evening drive and later for a three-course dinner.

Wildlife viewing is the main event at Rekero, with two game drives per day, led by expert local guides. Whether you’re fascinated by predators or a keen birder, experiences can be tailored to suit your interests.

One of the parts of staying at Rekero is the opportunity to learn more about the Maasai way of life. They can organise trips to one of the nearby villages — home to most of the guides and staff — to learn about the Maasai culture. Sensitivity is of the upmost importance and the guides make sure our visits are unobtrusive and respectful.

There are few sights more breathtaking than that of the wildlife-rich Mara plains from the air. Start the day with a sunrise hot-air balloon flight for a bird’s-eye view of this awe-inspiring landscape. Hot-air balloon rides are subject to weather conditions and at an additional cost.

Why we like it

  • Superb year-round game viewing with highly knowledgeable guides.
  • Cultural visits to nearby communities.
  • Unparalleled views of The Great Migration crossing point in front of camp.
  • Close to the Mara River for easy access to other crossing points.

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