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Maasai Mara National Game Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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Free parking
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Maasai Mara National Game Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport25 miSee all flights
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We are family of 5 from Singapore and we stayed 4 days 3 nights at Semadep in Aug 2019. We wanted to stay at a place that contributes back to the Masai community. Jackson took care of our bookings and hosted our stay and he was our very knowledgeable and skillful game drive guide and driver. We saw the big 5, wildebeest migration and managed to catch the wildebeest being attacked by crocodiles and hippos at the Mara river crossing. The staff at the Camp were very attentive and cater to our needs and security. The food is delicious. We also attended Church with Jackson on Sunday and visited a Masai village. Jackson arranged the transport from Nairobi to Masai and back, with a stop at Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. We have a wonderful time and highly recommend this Camp and Jackson as our game driver and trip coordinator.
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We spent four nights and four days at Semadep with our kids (11 and 13). What an incredible experience/adventure we had. This is not a luxury camp but it is run by the most lovely Masai people and it is great value for money. Also, the sunsets/views from the camp are fantastic! We had an amazing Safari - under the expert care of Jackson. He is from the Masai community and his village is within the park so he has an incredible knowledge and understanding of the Masai Mara and the animals within. Jackson went over and above to ensure we had a great Safari (we went on three drives which was enough for our kids). However, what really separates Semadep out from your regular safari/camp is that you are staying with the Masai people and what you spend is ultimately going back into helping their community. We learnt so much about their culture and we were lucky enough to visit their church service on a Sunday (the singing was incredible - an experience not to be missed if you can be there on a Sunday). We also spent one night at their village - again, another incredible experience like no other... We are now home, but we have left a little bit of our hearts in Semadep and hope to return one day.
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Semadep Mara camp is a great place to be. It's owned by the Masai community so your money stays here rather than flow back to Nairobi. The views are beautiful (sunset!) , it's very close to the Mara entrance, the staff is friendly , the rooms are nice, and the food is great.
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I stayed here for the better part of a month working in the school and got to know the community and the people who work here almost as family. That said, having just returned from my 17th trip to Africa, this ranks right up there as one of my favorite places to stay, ever. It is not fancy. There is limited electricity, no wifi, no bar, no pool or any other fancy amenities that some places offer. What there is though, is comfortable, spotless rooms, very hot water for showers, fresh tasty food and the friendliest, most attentive staff ever. You'll get to see the animals, you'll be able to walk around and take in the views of the Mara and do all the things that visitors usually like. But you can also visit the school that the camp supports, you can do a homestay in a Masai manyatta if you like, and you can visit one of the local conservancies and see how the Masai community is partnering with local conservation organizations to improve the environment for both people, livestock and wildlife. I can't wait to go back. If you're looking for a real Mara experience and ways to really learn about Masai culture, you'll love Semadep.
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We visited the camp Feb 5, 2019. Nice accommodations, great views and great people taking care of you. Truly authentic Maasai run camp. Slightly rugged but had all the needed comforts. Would highly recommend.
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$50 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about SEMADEP Camp
What are some of the property amenities at SEMADEP Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at SEMADEP Camp?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at SEMADEP Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at SEMADEP Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does SEMADEP Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, SEMADEP Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.