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Enkerende Tented Camp
3.5 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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U.K.
1 review
“Simply unforgettable !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A truly incredible experience ! We felt at home from the moment we set foot in the camp.The Maasais are lovely people and really go out of their way to make sure you´re comfortable and have everything you need ,as does Raúl ,the owner ,too.The setting is awesome ,right on the river Mara and the tents ,either the river ones or the bush ones are so comfortable and stylishly done with all you need to make your stay perfect ,you can quite easily just spend a day in the camp without feeling the need to go out. There´s so much to do ,I´m really glad we were there 5 nights ,anything less wouldn´t have been enough ,as the more we saw the more we got into it.Apart from safaris both by jeep and on foot at different times of day ,we also visited the local community ,school ,health centre etc.Another must is to fly over Masai Mara in a hot air balloon followed by a champagne breakfast. Talking of which the food is really good and plentiful and if you want to burn off extra calories you can take on the Masais at football !Hearing the animals around me at night was really thrilling ,especially the hippos and hyenas. I definitely want to go back ,please don´t change anything at all and thank you again for my time with you.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The camp offers 5 star facilities in a spectacular location at the Maasai Mara Reserve. The tents are clean and netting prevents insects from coming in. Tents also have a private bathroom. The food is excellent. Breakfast by the river in full view of hippos is highly recomended.
The staff belong to the Maasai tribe and are very friendly and eager to help. A 24-hr guard keeps any unwanted animals off the camp's grounds. The "walking safari" accompanied by an English-speaking Maasai tribesman is a fantastic experience. One can see a great variety of animals starting right at the front gate. The safaris offered by the resort are unforgettable. We managed to see "The Big Five" in one day, and whilst this is also a matter of luck, it would have been impossible without good knowledge of the area and planning by the guide.
The camp's owners, Christina and Raul, make sure you feel 100% comfortable and at home. I would have gladly spent more time there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Hello

My husband and I were in Kenya for part of our honeymoon and after safaris in other parks we went to the Masai Mara.
Though we were expecting something more comfortable, and after a first impact, the truth is that we couldn't have had a better experience at this park if we went to other camp or lodge.
Cristina is absolutely lovely, she received us as family and shared some beautiful moments.
The employees were true Masais, very nice and helpful.
I truly recommend this place! It made our experience in Kenya even more amazing.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Beautiful, relaxing and amazing in the photographic safaris. The camp is in the middle of a beautiful forest where you can "touch" the Mara river and 1 minute walking from the sabana. All rooms are tents with a wonderful bed and private bathroom. Very comfortable and with all facilities. Raoul and Cristina (the owners) are really nice and they will make you feel like being at home.
All people working there are masai people. They are very nice, efficient and really interesting. For sure that you will learn many things and have much fun chatting with them.
In Masai Mara during the daily photographic safaris we found hundreds of animals of many species. People from this camp really know the land and they take you to the most interesting places and animals. The good thing in this Masai Mara area/national park is that there are very few cars/vans in the sabana. Some days our car was the only one hanging around there…
I recommend this camp to everybody who wants to experience the real African experience without giving up the occidental comfort.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012 via mobile

Increible lugar para pasar y sentir lo que es un verdadero safari en perfecta comunion con la naturaleza tanto de animales como con los nativos del lugar, los guerreros Massais. Si podeis y teneis la oportunidad no dejeis de ir a conocer Enkerende Tented Camp para disfrutar del exquisito trato de sus gerentes como de su servicio con los autenticos Massais. Yo estuve en Julio de 2011 y pasé la mejor experiencia de mi vida.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Maasai Mara has always been the ever dream of wildlife lovers and anthropologists. Our stay at the Enkerende TC has been a dream come true when Raul and the Masaais daily customized our safaris to explore the animal life during the Great Migration. We asked to spend quality time with the Big Five. What could have been a very tough requirement to our Masaais guides was fully achieved. Allow me to invite you to imagine relaxed days immersed in the daily life of The Mara ecosystem. We, travelers, looked for the truth away from the tourists packs. We dreamt of spending hours with the wildlife, share quality days with the Maasais, the Mamas and the Manyattas. Amazingly we achieved all this thanks to the Maasais' knowledge on the ecosystem and the true warm welcome and dedication to "the Enkerende Experience" as I want to name it from the staff.
Raul and Cristina have brought us a vision in Maasai Mara that few share anymore unfortunately. They are convinced wonders of Mara can be shared with a minimum visitors' impact to the ecosystem. The camp is built and managed that way with no impact to comfort and feel of exclusivity. They are committed to help the community and return part of the joy the community shares daily with them.

This is a luxury eco safari camp where you will enjoy a level of service, remoteness and tranquility rarely found anywhere else on the planet. Home of the world's most admirable animals, Enkerende offers what many claim to be the "best safari experience in the world." Enkerende is without equal in noble hospitality and experiences that build new traditions and memories that last a lifetime.

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- Amazingly we enjoyed every breakfast/lunch or dinner in a different place around the Camp. The area allowed unforgettable locations served as if the lunch tables would have never been there. After the meal, the whole set was removed and area was left exactly as if meal would never been.
- One morning at 6:30am we heard lions attacking a prey not far from the Camp. The staff came to pick us up in the tents and still in pajamas we took the jeep to encounter the amazing ongoing scene.
- Leopard became the most elusive of the make our Big Five. We modified a full day agenda to look for the areas where they hunt. We finally found him and his prey on the tree. Silently for no interference we Longley enjoyed the unique moment.

Room Tip: Chose a tent with Mara River view...unforgetable
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

we have to thank our travel agent having booked for us enkerende tented camp at Masai mara it was the best and perfect place i have never come across straight from the camp staff,the driver guides,the camp managers Raul& christina,you are such nice people continue with the good work you are doing you made our honey moon to the perfection,

Nice meals,good safari landcruisers,nice tents at the river mara and the swimming pool make feel of flying back there soon,am sending group of my friends in the course of november
thanks

patrick

Room Tip: request for the honeymooners tent adjacent to river mara
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Address: Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 109 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Enkerende Tented Camp 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eco Camp in front Mara River where you will enjoy the Real Masai Mara ! ... more   less 
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