If you want to see the Mara on a budget, this is your spot to stay.
The positives: Fetched on time in Nairobi by our guide Ken who was friendly. He drove very well the whole way which I was thankful for.
Whilst in the Mara we saw Big Four within the first 2 hours. Black Rhino seen on the second full day which completed the Big Five. Unbelievable experience seeing the Wildebeest stragglers coming back from Tanzania in their thousands. I saw game and things happening like lions eating a dead elephant from the face first that I have never experienced in my life and will never forget.
The negatives: Enchoro camp is basic, basic, basic. The food is as basic and not tasty at all. Only the breakfast 'omelet' and sausage were tasty and in my opinion should have been served 3 times a day as the lunch and dinner were very dodgy to say the least.
Arrived after a horrendous 5 hour journey including 2 hours of the worst dirt road, bone jarring, kidney shaking, rutted and dusty environment known to man, so brace yourself for this to happen.
Would have loved a cold beer to settle our nerves but only room temp beers available, no ice or fridge to speak of.
Accommodation: Permanent tent with the worst shower known to man, no pressure and lukewarm water trickling out. Pathetic that they have not installed a pressure pump like everywhere else in Kenya, so there is no excuse other than a generator issue. Clearly a local Kenyan owner who doesn't want to spend money on these necessities that will make a big difference to me returning and telling my mates to stay at his camp.....NOT!
Generator only comes on twice a day so tents are as dark as a cave most of the time. Door on the shower didn't close so the water ran out of the shower into the tent and wet our bags on the floor just to irk us more.
Did I mention the food was rubbish, yes I did but thought I would mention it again. Butternut soup where they added the butter but left out the nut. Looked and tasted like dishwater.
In conclusion: Stay at this camp but take as much food with you as you can. Cooler box with ice would be good, pepper grinder to mask the taste of things, mayonnaise, etc. Take your own pillow and torch. Take your own cook if you can.
The game drive vehicle was full of dust and needed to be cleaned more often before game drives (my wife moaned about this, not me as we were in the bush). Our guide was fine, nothing special and didn't offer massive interesting stories about the animals until asked specific questions. He had a mission to get to the Mara river for lunch one day and would not drive very slowly through the myriad animals even though we asked a million times as we wanted to experience the phenomenon as much as possible.
If your mission is to see the animals and don't care about the accommodation, this is the camp for you. The Maasai village outside Enchoro is like a rubbish dump and they live like pigs. Very, very disappointing and I cannot believe that they can't dig a hole and collect the rubbish and at least bury it if there are no services to remove garbage.
All in all, I will be spending my money in Tanzania next time as I think they are more deserving people. And I will fly into the reserve if at all possible.
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