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6 km from the Sekenanai gate Narok, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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#74 of 175 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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4.6
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4.8
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4.7
Value
4.5
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Sekenani Camp offers an authentic bush experience for visitors wishing to get close to nature. Set at the source of Sekenani River, The camp offers a serene environment in which to relax, unwind and enjoy all the Mara has to offer. It comprises fifteen exceptionally well-designed tents set well apart for ensure maximum privacy. Each tent has a wooden floor and en-suite bathroom complete with full-length bathtub. The camp is accessible in five hours by road or a 45minute flight from Nairobi. Custom safari Vehicles are available by reservation. In addition to game drives in the reserve, guest may walk along the river or over the hills behind the camp escorted by Masai guides.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Gift shop
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Outdoor fireplace
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 40 out of 100
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6 km from the Sekenanai gate Narok, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport20 miSee all flights
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Tuiya wrote a review Today
Shanghai, China24 contributions22 helpful votes
What a great way to disconnect - Sekenani Camp offers great sleep in a well-appointed tent that serves up hot water to wash off the dust at the end of a safari drive given by well-educated hosts. Sekenani delivered a great experience from booking to check out. The staff make this camp a great place to reset and explore the Mara. There's something about hearing the sounds of the wild, safely ensconced in your tent, tucked into a fantastic bed and knowing a Moran stands somewhere nearby, even as you hear buffalo bellow softly around the camp, jackals barking, a hyena cackling in the vicinity and at dawn, the cough of a lion signaling it has eaten. The camp itself is nestled in a forest with no fences and even the drive in is spectacular. As you turn off a beaten track to the camp, elephants, topis, warthogs, giraffe, impala, gazelle and birds are scattered about – almost like the opening scene of The Lion King when the animals trod the plain. You are welcomed by helpful porters who carry your luggage up some steps, adjacent to a bridge connecting the reception to the dining tent/bar area which overlooks a garden and beyond that, you can watch the baboons, giraffe and even elephants come home as you enjoy sundowners after a day game drive. The wonderful host hands you your key and a helpful staff member guides you along the path to your tent on stilts. Each one has a bath/shower with piping hot water, a desk, water and can be zipped up inside and outside. The porch holds two chairs and a table from which to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening G&T if you feel brave. (I was not!) From dusk to dawn, you will need a Moran to escort you from your room to the dining hall and back. You are after all in the park but during the day, you are quite safe to do so on your own. When in doubt, ask and someone will always be on hand. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff are at Sekenani Camp! At dawn, enjoy a coffee or tea before setting off with your game drive host (Simon was ours) and see the Mara in its prime. I hope you get to see the cheetah resting not far from their recent meal being fought over by a pack of hyenas. Simon our guide even took us further to see lion resting at dawn in plain sight but invisible to the untrained eye. Imagine looking at a clump of tall grass and almost at your feet is a sleeping lion! Simon was exceptional in his tracking skills and because of this, we saw almost everything we had on our list. Sekenani Camp offers up a fantastic experience even if it may not be at the level of some ultra-luxe tented sites in the Mara. The facilities will be challenging if you are not fully mobile but I suspect the staff will make a plan. I do know they accommodate all sorts of meal plans if you ask ahead of time. The reception area is functional and not really a hang out area. More like a WIFI spot and a central station to check in and make enquiries. Your super connected tweens may have a hard time disengaging from their devices but maybe that’s the point. Sekenani Camp offers you a place to eat and rest well after a day of exploring the Masai Mara and a part of the world that remains untouched as it should be. This is a great place for solo travelers, couples, family and friends. I look forward to a return in the near future.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Stayed in tent 1. Closest to the reception but also facing your own private valley.
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Jerry W wrote a review Jun 2022
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What an incredible adventure! Starting with an knowledgeable guide named Kaku who found and showed us some incredible wildlife! The manager Festus and staff met every need and you will love “glamping” in the wild!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Julie Williams wrote a review Jun 2022
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The best service - from the meals to the gracious help with baggage, information, and the tour! James, David, and Natalie made our meals special, and Kaku is the best safari driver and guide we could ever hope to have! Hats off to Festus, the manager, who saw to our every request!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Daniel W wrote a review Jun 2022
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I cannot recommend this place enough. The service was top notch and friendly while our driver (Kaku) was very knowledgeable about the wildlife as well. The food was delicious and the game drives were a blast!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Elizabeth A wrote a review Jun 2022
Kemah, Texas31 contributions6 helpful votes
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I LOVED my experience here! Festus made us so welcome and was a great host. Kaku was an amazing driver and exceeded all expectations (I will be requesting her when I return later this year). David, James and Natalie really made meal times relaxing and the food was delicious. I could not say enough about how happy we were with our stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: If you go in June-August pack a long sleeve for nights and mornings! It is chilly until the sun...
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Pelerin2014 wrote a review Apr 2022
Bucharest, Romania91 contributions18 helpful votes
I visited Sekenani camp on my own for a 3 days safari. The camp is located about 6-7 km from the gate which means it takes 20-30 min to reach the park and to return to the camp after the drive (you so not have to enter and exit the gate each time. The camp is clean and it feels safe with many guards around at night. Breakfast is excellent, lunch is OK and dinner is very good. You have to purchase your drinks but it is known in advance. Staff are friendly and very helpful. There is electricity only in the morning after 6:00 and at night after 7:00 I think but it turned off after 23:00 and about 7:30. They advertise that they have free internet and it is true but it is limited to the office building where there is a room with chairs. However the internet does not reach the tent rooms nor the dining area although it seems to work all day in the office area. When I wanted to pay for the drinks by card on my last day I was told that the charging machine was not working. Since I was told that I could pay by card I had no Kenyan shillings. They asked for USD and rounded the amount up 4% but since I had only Euro I ended up paying more like 15% for the drinks which was fine but I wish there was more interest in a situation that was clearly the camp’s problem. All in all it was a good and enjoyable place.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT MAGICAL KENYA wrote a review Mar 2022
Athi River, Kenya1 contribution
From the booking process, the conversations with Jerome, to the actual visit and stay at Sekenani Camp was one to remember. 1. ROOM. Well designed, clean and house keeping does a good job. The views from the balconies open up to nature and you can spot a number of wildlife from your room easy: baboons, elephants, antelope. 2. FOOD. Food was great, especially the last night when we had nyama choma which was done well. 3. STAFF. Easy and approachable. Helpful as much as they can with the guidance of Festus, the hotel manager. 4. ENVIRONMENT. Serene and natural. I would definitely recommend Sekenani Camp any day any time and I can't wait to visit again. And oh, before I forget, they also have a swimming pool so after a full day game drives tell me any other better way of enjoying your evening if not in a pool that washes away the heat and sweat.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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marc-antoine wrote a review Mar 2022
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Our stay at the Sekenani Camp was very very pleasant. They were responsive on both email and whatsapp, and were flexible. We opted for the road package option. They picked us up on time from our hotel in Nairobi. The staff are all very friendly. The camp itself was fantastic! It’s located inside the reserve, very accessible from the entrance gate of the reserve, and you can even spot a lot of animals on your way to the Camp. We appreciated the calm and seclusion offered by the Sekenani Camp, located at the source of the Sekenani river. The tents as well, were great, equipped (hot water, electricity) and cozy! The food was very good and the service amazing. Our guide for the game drives was local, friendly, and very knowledgeable, he adapted the tours to our preferences and needs. We had a packed lunch once facing the Mara river and the hippos; and breakfast with a view of a herd of elephants (in addition to all the game drives and discoveries!). It was a once in a life time experience, and we are extremely satisfied to have spent it in the Sekenani Camp. Recommended!!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nelia L wrote a review Dec 2021
Pretoria, South Africa51 contributions9 helpful votes
Unfortunately we stayed only one night but really enjoyed it. The tents are big with en-suite bathrooms and a balcony from where we saw many animals. The staff put a hot water bottle in bed - very nice because it was a bit cold. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Dinner was great but breakfast just ok. The birdlife is fantastic. We enjoyed the fire in the evenings.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Matthew K wrote a review Dec 2021
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I cannot praise this camp enough. The rooms are beautiful but the setting is out of this world. The camp is clean and the food is amazing. Me and my partner shared one of the best weeks of our life here. The team working at the camo make you feel as safe as you can possibly and the safari tours are one of a kind. We were able to see more animals in 4 days up close with our guide Simon then I have in much longer safari's previously. James and Lazarus in the restaurant make sure your food is perfect and will even request the chef produces local cuisine for you if required. We were able to meet Nick who owns the camo as well and he is a kind and extremely interesting guy. Julius makes sure that your room is as homely as can be and is yet another one of the fantastic staff. Booking through Jerome was extremely easy as well and we were lucky enough to find him more than helpful with any queries we had. I honestly believe this is the best camp in the Mara.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$198 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sekenani Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Sekenani Camp?
Nearby attractions include Mara River (0.00 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sekenani Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sekenani Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sekenani Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sekenani Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.