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Delta Hotel, University Way Nairobi | University Way Nairobi, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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“Great service, comfortable Safari Camp!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Enchoro. The owner, Albert Ouko, offered outstanding service when my passport was collected at airport and not returned and my luggage did not show up . He personally collected both and had it delivered to the Masai Mara, a full 12/13 hour return trip from Nairobi. I was fully informed about progress even being that far out of the city. At his camp, the staff was very friendly and anxious to please, food was good, and facilities were exactly what we were prepared for. The tents were large and beds comfortable. They had a concrete pad and cheery striped oil cloth flooring. Each tent had a camp style washroom and shower with hot water. Much better than what we saw in other camps! The staff made our stay pleasant and enjoyable. I plan on returning with my nephew!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I stayed here for the Maasai mara but there is nothing plus to talk about. I know for sure that there are better camps than this at cheaper prices. Please ask your travel safari operator about it.

The camp is very cramped and the loo is very cramped. I understand its a camp but I got photos from other camps as well which were probably better

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Enchoro Wildlife Camp is located next to Masai Mara's Ololaimutia gate. It has clean and spacious military tents. Bathroom and toilet are practically not separated from the bedroom. Power is on from 5:30 a.m to 7 a.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and then is your only chance to charge your camera's batteries or phones. I will suggest to provide their guests with at least a torch per tent cause ofter 10 p.m. is really hard to find your way to your bed. The staff was helpful and after sunset they gather at the bonfire where you can hear some interesting stories.
A disadvantage is the food which they offer. When you are in Masai Mara you expect to eat local food. Unfortunately they serve mainly European and American food like pasta, french fries, burgers, etc.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

nice, clean tented camp stay. good ambiance and friendly staff. the toilet and the bath is only demarcated within the tent at shoulder height, but would be better if the toilet is fully enclosed. bath towels need to be replaced; looks worn out and used.
power is on from 6.30 pm till 10 pm; which is fine but it was difficult to prepare in the dark at 3.30 am for the balloon safari. they need to work on that.
forget the Masai village visit if you are health / cleanliness conscious. you are escorted by the hotel staff, who supposedly belong to the village and they fleece you if you are not alert, with fancy rates for lion tooth, lion claw nail, etc etc.and the whole village is knee deep in cow and sheep dung.

Room Tip: all the tents have the same nice ambiance of staying in a forest environment.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

this Camp locate near the Ololaimutia gate has good tents that spacious. The good part is we had hot showers anytime of the day.The staffs were nice and kind.I noted one who is hard working and always alert in case you need some assistance.His name is Muhoro.
The management should switch to the use of Solar to heat the water rather than the logs of woods,to make it Eco friendly.

Room Tip: One that is called Aberdares
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

It is a tent. So given your toilet and shower is literally just separated by a sheet. Not much privacy. The catering operation is pretty basic as well. However great value for money given that you will not spend much time here except to sleep.

We stayed in the rooms with the stripey white flooring which was pretty clean. I've stayed in real rooms that were not as clean. So pretty good overall.

Positives:
clean
great location
cheap
decent grub

Negatives:
other patrons seem to think that food will run out and queue/rush for dinner
we had zero water pressure so the toilet refused to fill up to flush

Other known issues:
generator
mossies/insects etc given it is a tent

Room Tip: Bring your own DOOM (mossie spray). We did not use the mossie net.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed here August/September 2012 for 3 nights booked through www.asiliadventuressafaris.com. This is not a luxury camp but had everything we needed, we were there for the safari experience and the camp is 5 mins from the Mara Park gate. The tented accomodation was huge, we had 4 beds so there was plenty of room for just 2 of us. The beds were comfy and we could hear jackals calling in the night which added to the adventure! Each tent has its own toilet and shower with hot water available at all times. The food is good and plenty of it and the staff all very friendly and helpful. Electricity is available for a couple of hours in the morning and evening but this was plently for charging a couple of camera batteries. There is a camp fire every evening which you are welcome to sit around with the local Maasai who run the camp. The only downside was plastic rubbish that was strewn around the village outside the camp, it would be good if the park authority could use some of the revenues from the fees to provide rubbish collection areas/facilities or request plastic recycling. This would be beneficial both to the Maasai villagers living there as well helping to protect the Mara environment and wildlife.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Delta Hotel, University Way Nairobi | University Way Nairobi, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enchoro Wildlife Camp accommodation is offered in a semi luxury large spacious tent, all en suite bathrooms with hot and cold shower, flash toilet, changing room and lockers for valuables. A writing desk with foldable safari chairs and magazines to keep you entertained. ... more   less 
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