We have just finished a round the world trip and our last stop was in Kenya to see the Masai Mara. We had heard about Semadep Camp from a friend and decided to book our trip with them and we weren't disappointed.
If you want a real Africa experience, that gives you a glimpse of how local tribes live and interact with nature. This is the perfect place for you. What better way to see the Masai Mara than through the eyes of the Masai's. This is a camp that they themselves have set up and run.
The profits from your stay in their camp help support their water project, school, health centre and IT training centre.
Accommodation: You can either stay in the comfortable tents of their camp on the side of a beautiful hill or you can stay in one of the mud huts of their village. They will work an itinerary around you, so you can do game drives, explore the local villages or just relax and just unwind.
Food: The food was far better than I thought and we were very happy with the cooking and quantity of food they gave us.
Guides: This is one of the strongest advantages of this approach. When your group arrives you are paired with a very nice local Masai, who will accompany you if you wish to walk around or go on game drives. They will tell you amazing stories, spot animals from miles away and generally ensure you have everything you need. We expected to see the big 5 but one of the best memories will be the stories we shared with our guide and how we came away really feeling like we better understood his way of life.
I can't recommend this place enough. It isn't luxury travel but at the same time, it was surprisingly comfortable.
Don't be put off by their website or lack of polish, these guys were so great and will give you an incredible experience.
And my wife and I absolutely loved it. We had a modest budget and
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- Also Known As:
- SEMADEP Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve