When I booked a tented safari in the Maasi Mara with a safari broker out of Nairobi, I expected the same type of tented camp we experienced in the Serengeti or Ngorongoro crater; a tent with attached bucket shower tent and portable potty out in the wild in or near the park. Real camping but with a comfortable cot bed. I was dissapointed to find this to be more like a hotel with many tents each pitched on a cement slab under a roof with an adjacent tiled bathroom. It was a comfortable bed, the bathroom was clean but in need of a lot of repairs. Hot water and power were only available at specific times of day which was fine becausae I did not expect to even have power. There was a dining room with a bar that served only water and beer. The food was edible, not fantastic but not too bad. The staff was very friendly and very helpful - the staff is the best part of the hotel. The "camp" is located outside a small village where we bought water and snacks and sadly the village and surrounding area was littered with trash everywhere. If you want a tent but require power and a flush toilet this might be for you. If you want a traditional tented safari this is not the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is an exclusive tented camp for those who want a true wild experience. The camp is situated within the Masai Mara Eco-system and near Ololaimutia Gate near sopa lodge and 230kms from Nairobi. Approximately 5 hours on tarmac and all weather Murram Road, situated outside the park. Flying is one hour to the nearest airstrip which is 30 minutes drive to the lodge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rhino Tourist Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve