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Rekero Camp

About Rekero Camp, Masai Mara

Rekero Camp is a seasonal camp set up between the months of June and March in the Masai Mara. During this time it serves as a base for some certifiably first-class game viewing, with the annual zebra and wildebeest migration passing through the area and iconic species like the hippo, cheetah and giraffe – not to mention the Big Five – seen on the surrounding savannah. It was at Rekero that Jackson Looseyia, famed Maasai guide and star of the BBC series Big Cat Diary, first cut his teeth; today the camp continues its tradition of guiding excellence while providing impeccable service and an array of safari activities for all ages.

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE MASAI MARA, REKERO IS IDEALLY PLACED FOR THOSE WISHING TO EXPERIENCE THE STUNNING DIVERSITY OF THIS WILDLIFE HAVEN.

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To find out what makes Rekero so special, take a look at this video from camp operators Asilia Africa. Over the past 30 years, the property's outstanding location and lodgings, as well as the quality of its guides and the spectacular wildlife opportunities on offer, have made Rekero one of the Masai Mara's most sought-after camps.

I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER LOCATED CAMP THAN REKERO. ON EVERY SINGLE GAME DRIVE, WE HAD MULTIPLE UP-CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH BIG CATS - LION, LEOPARD AND CHEETAH. FROM REKERO'S SPECTACULAR SETTING ON THE RIVER, WE COULD HEAR HIPPOS BELLOWING AT THE WATER'S EDGE, AND THE CALL OF LIONS RUMBLING IN THE DISTANCE. SUCH WAS OUR PROXIMITY TO THE WILDLIFE THAT BOTH A LEOPARD AND A LION CAME INTO THE CAMP AT NIGHT. THIS IS AS GOOD AS AN AFRICAN SAFARI EXPERIENCE CAN POSSIBLY GET.

– Kate Waite, NWS Marketing Director, gives her thoughts on Rekero after returning from the camp in June 2019

 

You can choose to stay at Rekero Camp as part of your own tailor-made safari or join one of our two exclusive small group photographic trips in 2020. Download our Kenya Photographic Safari Guide for more details.

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Camp Details

Style

An intimate venue that is every inch the classic African safari camp, staying true to the safari tradition without compromising on home comforts.

Setting

Rekero Camp is situated close to the centre of the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, just 3km from the confluence of the Mara and Talek Rivers. When the Great Migration is present in the Masai Mara, between July and October, there are few camps better placed for viewing this magnificent natural spectacle. Wildebeest can even be seen making river crossings not far from your tent.

Accommodation & Facilities

Rekero is made up of nine comfortable and spacious tents, two of which are family tents. Each tent comes equipped with an en-suite bathroom, flush toilet and bucket shower, as well as a terrace overlooking the picturesque Talek River. Family tents come with three beds and can sleep up to six guests, while the standard tents can be configured as doubles or triples. Communal areas include a large lounge tent laden with sofas, armchairs and coffee tables; a smaller mess tent; a gift shop which stocks local handicrafts; and a delightful deck which offers yet another view of the Talek River. If the weather is amenable – and it often is – camp staff will set out chairs and dining tables either on the deck or out on the lawns, for a spot of al fresco dining. Lighting is provided by kerosene lanterns and a solar-powered inverter.

Dining

The fantastic farmhouse-style cuisine cooked up at Rekero is enjoyed around the camp’s communal dining table – the perfect place to share safari stories with your fellow guests. Breakfasts (continental or Full English) and lunches are both served buffet style, with plenty of fresh ingredients to choose from. Freshly baked bread, biscuits and muffins are available throughout the day, and afternoon tea (served with the customary slice of cake) is a must during your time in camp. Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed as a picnic out in the bush, but you’ll have to return to camp to indulge in the delectable three-course dinners served up every evening.

Activities

A variety of activities are available to enjoy during your stay at Rekero. Morning, afternoon and full-day game drives can be undertaken in specially adapted safari vehicles – this is big cat country, so keep your eyes peeled for sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah in addition to a host of other species. Rekero's guides are very carefully selected for their knowledge of the land and the animals; in addition, these Maasai guides will also impart a sense of their culture and history to all guests, allowing you to immerse yourself further in this special place. The Masai Mara is also great for birdwatchers, with over 470 resident and migrant species able to be spotted in the reserve. Local cultural visits, hot air balloon safaris, scenic flights, morning walks and archery lessons are among the other activities on offer, and it wouldn’t be a safari without the odd sundowner or bush picnic. Please bear in mind that some of these will incur an extra cost. Rekero Camp is closed between April and May.

Child Policy

Children over the age of 6 are welcome at Rekero Camp. As the camp is unfenced, children must be supervised at all times. Babysitting services can be organised if required.

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