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“Maji Moto - a fascinating opportunity to spend time with Masai people” 5 of 5 stars
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Bungay, United Kingdom
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“Maji Moto - a fascinating opportunity to spend time with Masai people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My friend Alex and I visited there last October.
We did not know what to expect so had no preconceived ideas. The camp was small, in amazing position looking out across the Loita plain. Our guide (Ledama/Ben) introduced us to the 5 Masai warriors who were our minders/guides and cooks who were friendly and helpful. walking with Kisea to Hippo and crocodile rocks gave a chance to see and understand the surroundings and some wildlife. The night drive was great fun and we saw lots of animals we never expected to see and the chance to bathe in the hot springs at night was amazing. Some of them spoke very good English and so we were able to learn a lot about their beliefs and culture. The food was good there was plenty of time for relaxation and talking round the camp fire. The warrior training was hilarious. The people were friendly and really nice. I wish them every success with this camp which was quite different to anywhere else we went in Kenya or Tanzania.

Room Tip: sleeping in a tent with maasai warriors nearby to protect you from wildlife was exciting!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Varkala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I spent over 4 months traveling thru Africa, and Maji Moto was definitely one of the highlights of it all. a sensational place, one of the warmest welcomes ever, amazing food, interesting safaris, night trips to termal water, talks over the bong fire...and the most important - people there became my family in a short time. miss you guys, hope to see you some other time. asante sana!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Maji Moto was the best thing during our whole trip, I stayed only 2 days,
if I can I will stay forever in Maji Moto. Massai are so nice people so friendly.
The whole area around the camp was wonderful, the food is excellent,
the Massai have really worked hard to make us feel at home.
Best of all is the hot spring.I hope to come again soon in Maji Moto,
and I'll stay a little longer.

I recommend Maji Moto everyone.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RomanB, Director of Sales at Maji Moto Eco Camp, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
I like the title of your review :) I hope i can live there one day myself as well! Thank you for staying with us. YOU are allways velcome back. Maji Moto Team!
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Maji Moto was the best thing during our whole trip (well, safaris were also awesome! :) We spent 5 nights here. Camp has everything you need, it's clean, there is hot water, comfy beds in the tents, the food is delicious and there are no mosquitos!!! The staff is wonderful, friendly, the Masai are the best people we've met. We truly felt at home. Walks were sometimes a lot to handle, but we loved every minute we spent around the camp, in the camp and with the Masai people.
Sankale and the rest of the guys - asante sana for everything, we'll never forget you!
Huge thanks to Eyes on Africa team also for making a perfect trip for us! :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This lovely camp overlooking the Loita plains is a truly great place to meet some wonderful local people, soak up the local culture and explore Kenya's wilds on foot.

The camp itself has a perfect balance of comfort with eco sustainability. The tents are very roomy and the mattresses some of the comfiest we stayed on throughout our trip. They are nicely spaced apart so you get plenty of privacy.
The masai who run the camp are really friendly and will do everything they can to try and make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Naturally being british we brought the rain with us initially, but they laid on a brazier to keep us warm and produced an umbrella from somewhere to get between the dining area and our tent!
The food produced by Nicola our chef was really good with a nice mix of western and a few local items - plenty to keep you going with tea,coffee and hot chocolate available all day long (particularly nice in the evenings if it gets a bit cold)

The activities including walking safaris, a small mountain climb, warrior training and masai dance (unfortunately it was school holidays so we didn't get to visit a school - best to check this before you go if it is a priority for you). The safari and climb were hot but very enjoyable and we got to see some wildlife up close not to mention some stunning views over the plains while learning about all the local fauna and flora. We rounded the trip off with a nightime dip in the local hot spring which was delightful and a great way to relax after a hard days walking in the sun.

In particular we would like to highlight how great Kisea, our guide throughout our visit, was. He really took care of us, spoke perfect English (he even set us riddles on our final evening) and is simply great fun - lots of laughs. He taught us the ins and outs of Masai culture, including a bit of the language, and made us feel very at home. His knowledge of international politics was also most impressive!

We can't recommend camp Maji Moto enough if you are looking to do something a bit different during your visit in Kenya.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

If children are traveling with you do not miss a wonderful experience in Maji Moto Camp!!
Masai take them under his wing and make the children want to stay with them forever! Walking safari, visit to a local school, making bows and arrows, dance with Masai, warrior training......done a lot for the spirit of my children and our life experience.The Camp is ideal for enjoying the nature and I really mean it. And after 16 days traveling trough Kenya, visiting all wild parks, Maji Moto is in our hearts and minds on the special place....

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We really LOVED Majo Moto. It is a campsite with pre-pitched tents, beautifully arranged, with fantastic views over the Loita plains. The site has been decorated so tastefully, and everything is in such good repair and beautifully clean. It is community run - so you know your weekend away is helping someone else have a good weekend too!

The staff were lovely and understood the balance between having a good chat (and we learnt lots of interesting things about the masaai culture) and then letting us have our dinner in peace.

If you are coming in the afternoon from Nairobi heading for the Mara this is the perfect stop off. Its about 40minutes from Narok (and I haven't found anywhere nice to stay in Narok so far). There is still another 1 hour 40mins of rough road to go between Majo Moto and the Mara gate, so you can stopp off, get a fabulous night's sleep, have breakfast with a view and then get back on the road. But it is better than a stop off - they do guided walks for example - we'll be going there for future walking weekends, I'm sure!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Maji Moto, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #47 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maji Moto Eco Camp blends beautifully with the natural environment. All the facilities are built in a local Masai style with natural materials. There is no generator in the camp. We kept the thinks simple and traditional, with candles, lanterns and camp fire in the evening. Fresh food supplies are broth from Narok town with every arrival including fresh locally grown vegetables and fruits. All meals are prepared simply but delicious by a camp cook, blending traditional Kenyan and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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Maji Moto Eco Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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