Maji Moto Eco Camp

Maji Moto Eco Camp

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All our tents at Maji Moto Eco Camp have splendid views over savannah.
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5.0
#10 of 52 lodges in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.8
Value
4.7
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ABOUT THE CAMP 3-hour drive from Nairobi and 1-hour drive to Masai Mara situated on top of a hill near Maji Moto village of Loita Hills. We are all about Great African Outdoors and getting to know The Maasai Culture. Offering full-board accommodation included of full day guided activities like Nature walks, Warrior training, Maasai homestay visit, School visit. ​Nestled on a hilltop deep in Maasai lands and overlooking vast savannah plains. Designed to be part of the environment, constructed in a simple, natural and eco-friendly way. Game drives to Masai Mara can be organised. We also offer longer Walking safaris / Fly camping in spectacular Loita hills.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Archery
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Open-air bath
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Secured parking
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
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Non-smoking rooms
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Location

Maji Moto, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
Getting there
Mara Lodges Airport
48.3 mi
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Olkiombo Airstrip
41.3 mi
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Benjamin D wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maji Moto Eco Camp is an absolutely wonderful experience. The setting is stunning and the management and staff will be your friends by the time you leave. The simple tent accommodations are clean and comfortable (complete with hot water bottles at night), and nothing beats a shower in the outdoors with a view of the valley below. The food is delicious local fare. Everything about the Eco Camp is cozy and inviting. We recommend between two and 4 nights, and take part in every activity they offer. You’ll get more time with the staff and learn so much about Maasai culture. It’s the best experience of our entire 3 weeks in Kenya!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Andy H wrote a review Jan 2020
Launceston, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maji Moto Eco Camp is a situated in a stunning location and a short drive to the Masai Mara. The staff are fantastic and the food was delicious. We participated in some cultural activities which were not touristy and felt authentic. One of the highlights was the nature walk with a Maasai guide,it was very informative about their culture, customs and the environment. Our only regret was that we only had time to stay one night. Maji Moto Eco Camp is a place where you can easily spend a couple of days and recharge.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Arlene wrote a review Oct 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of Maji Moto is just amazing with all tents looking out across the Rift Valley with spectacular views, which seem to change as the sun moves across the sky. The pathways that wander throughout the camp are crushed quartz (that occurs naturally in the area) taking you by the most beautiful flowering Aloe Vera.
The tents were very clean and comfortable and nicely spaced out.
The food is just lovely and lots of it! we cleared our plates every time, all prepared by the lovely Ben!
After reading the Trip Advisor reviews on Maji Moto we decided to stay 4 nights and we are so glad we did. The daily hikes (included in price) guided by the very patient Sam were just excellent. I really believe you need the 4 nights to get the benefits of staying at Maji Moto as they have lots of activities and most of all you need time just to sit and take in the surroundings.
What can I say about the fabulous Ntutu who went above and beyond to make our stay so special.
If you can take the time to hike to the local primary school, such a lovely experience and warm welcome from the staff and children. (If you make trip to the school, please, please please bring with you basic school supplies if you can.)
We will be back!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: September was a great time to visit Maji Moto as it was very quiet in the camp.
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James Nguya wrote a review Jan 2021
Nairobi, Kenya
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been to Maji Moto many times with tourists as I work as a safari guide/tour operator. The guests would usually be on a longer trip visiting several parks and staying in different lodges. We normally stop at Maji Moto for at least two nights before proceeding to Masai Mara.
Have to say that every time we have stayed at Maji Moto, it is always the highlight of the trip for the guests. The friendly staff, great fresh food, the activities, everything is always perfectly done. The camp also takes very good care of the driver guides while our guest are staying at the camp.
Highly recommend Maji Moto as the ideal place to enjoy an authentic cultural experience in beautiful surroundings with the famous Masai community. Very relaxing, a break in between a longer safari allowing you to re charge before Masai Mara.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: At least 2 nights to really enjoy all activities is ideal.
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JohnLawrenceSydney wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m still in touch with the Maasai guys at Maj Moto : Ben, Sam, Hilary and James, way after leaving the camp.

That’s what happens there. You learn the intricacies of Maasai life, the ways and customs, but moreover the people. The way there are, think and act. I think there one of the finest, balanced, genuine, interesting and interested people on earth. So much to willingly give and the camp plays a perfect host to this.

The food is great (Ben’s a fine chef with naturally brilliant knife skillls) and a great bottle of stellenbosch claret for a very reasonable price was the perfect way to finish a day gazing across the Rift Valley floor in total tranquility.

Days were spent bushwalking high in the hills with perfect views, visiting local villages and chatting with Sam the main guide whose perfect English put mine to shame sometimes! His father had passed on all the stories of the land and culture and over a couple of days I was learning how the Maasai thrive learn by living in harmony and with nature. Something we need to learn more about. Sam’s tales of the warrior training for 3 years living in the bush and caves were jaw-dropping, and I’m not going to spoil them here. Safe to say, you won’t be disappointed!

I learned how to throw and shoot the Maasai spear and bow and had a mock battle with the locals (using plant stems!), great fun well as the most fascinating cultural experience.

The camp fire each night and the songs, stories and dance around it enriched the experience perfectly and leaves memories of a lifetime. Thank you guys, I appreciate your time and friendship enormously.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Nothing to avoid, just go
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Cyntia Moreira wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best experience you can have!
James, the manager received us with a lot of care and attention. He showed us all around, shared experiences about the nature and their culture.

The camp structure is also perfect for adventures and also relax. Safety is their main value and so even in a wild place you can feel and be safe!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Shreya Saha wrote a review Mar 2020
Phitsanulok, Thailand
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maji Moto is located in the Loita Hills of southwest Kenya, a 4-hour drive from Nairobi. It is on the way to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Therefore, for travelers intending to visit the Masai Mara, Maji Moto is a perfect place to rest and acclimate yourself to the region. The best part is they have All meals are prepared by the camp’s Masai cook in a simple but delicious.
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kelsey wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend the Maji Moto Eco Camp. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about Maasai culture and take amazing care of you! The food is delisious and the tents we stayed in were very comfortable. In the heat of the day there are lots of places to escape the sun and watch the beautiful views. While visiting we were lucky enough to see the school and village. We also spent two nights camping in the hills with the Maasai and were blown away by the beauty of walking in the bush for 3 days.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tia wrote a review Mar 2022
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in time for a late lunch with spectacular views of the mountains and plains below. Our bags which were offload when we arrived were taken to our tents which were clean and comfortable. The tents all have traditional roof coverings which help protect the tents during the day (Hot) and night (more windy). The food was simple, nutritious and delicious. The staff were professional and very welcoming. We also got to experience some of their culture which was very interesting and unique. Would highly recommend staying at this cultural eco camp and will definitely be a place to stay again in the future!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: It’s best to shower in the early morning and early afternoon as water is collected from the hot...
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Heather W wrote a review Feb 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our 2 nights here were just magic. The location was awesome, the views (particularly sunset) were spectacular, the camp itself was eco friendly (Solar and fires) and the food was fresh with great variety but the absolute best thing were the amazing people working there.

We participated in all the activities - village walk, village home visit, bead making, singing and dancing, warrior training throwing and dancing, fire making etc - but it all get genuine and not just a show for foreigners. We genuinely felt welcome by the team and when we left it was like leaving family.

Sam was an amazing tour guide, Hilary the best waiter and Alex an amazingly talented chef. The whole team were just professional, friendly, caring, knowledgeable, culturally proud and full of joy.

Do yourself a favour and stay here to learn so much about these beautiful people and their culture in the most stunning location
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mozambique2012 asked a question Feb 2017
Culver City, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
How far is your camp from Nairobi ? DO you provide transport?
Answer from RomanBio
Diani Beach, Kenya9 contributions1 helpful vote
Camp is 190kms out of Nairobi... that can take 3-4 hrs drive. Yes we can provide transport. Please contact office for details: 0716 430 722 Agnes.
Answer from RomanBio
Diani Beach, Kenya9 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes we do airport transfers. It is best to talk with Agnes at the office +254 716 430 722
Answer from RomanB
Mombasa, Kenya2 contributions
Hi There, you are most welcome. Please send your request concerning safari to reservations at eyesonafricasafaris . com Thank you
Sandra L wrote a tip May 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not bring any food, you will be served delicious meals prepared from local produce. Lots of fresh fruit available."
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Robert H wrote a tip Jan 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Explore the culture"
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Elena wrote a tip Oct 2023
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain5 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sunglasses, sneakers and open mindset"
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Newport35 wrote a tip Aug 2023
San Jose, Costa Rica86 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy your time with them"
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Graeme R wrote a tip Apr 2023
Luleå, Norrbottens Län, Sweden53 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay min 2-3 nights"
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PRICE RANGE
$319 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
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Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
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