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Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502 Kenya
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Nyumbu Camp is located in the Ngila Plains at the edge of Maasai Mara Game Reserve overlooking magnificent view of hills and plains in a prime wildlife area (near Talek Gate). Game viewing starts right from the camp itself and the location is ideal to experience the wildebeest migration.Description & Accommodation: The camp is intimate, and completely unfenced, accommodating a maximum of only 32 guests under Canvas - medium sized, fully equipped insect-proof custom designed tents. Bathrooms are en-suite and are equipped with hot shower and flushing toilets. The camp is fully hosted by trained professionals from local community.
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We stayed 4 days here, If you want to feel the real wildlife, the real Savannah, the real Africa instead of staying on those modern camp but located outside the reserve, CHOOSE this camp, their big tents in MIDDLE of Mara reserve, it's unfenced you'll sleep hearing the roar of the lions, the noise of the hyenas, the buffalo near eating, the zebras and giraffes near the tents! we have been in Kruger Park and Khutse Park in the past, but we never felt as close to Savana as what Nyumbu gave us! And don't worry the tents are heavily guarded the whole night! Yes this camp will make you realize you're safer in the Savannah than in the Big Cities! What an authentic place, find your inner peace in this authentic camp! Very courteous staff and touring with local people is just the best! Everything is unforgettable!!! How I wish we had more than 4 days!
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Travelers with camping experience will find the accommodations pleasant, as the tents are spacious compared to a 4 season 2-man tent. If you have no expectations, you will likely not be disappointed. But, what was advertised, was not provided. Let me start this review with the glows: 1. The setting was remarkable, 2. The food was excellent, and 3. The beds were very comfortable. There are challenges, which my crew all concluded were due to mismanagement. Areas for the camp to grow: 1. Limited electricity (generator was typically only turned on in the evening), 2. No lighting in the tents. (My tent had missing bulbs and no candles after the first night), and, 3. Few drinks, despite a listing of drink options (water was limited to 2 small bottles a day - additional bottles could be purchased. Also, the toilets were questionable and many in my crew felt more comfortable using cat holes. No hot water in my tent - zero. If you choose to visit this camp, I suggest bringing your own candles or torches. Get a SIM card and data plan when you arrived in Kenya so you have data to create a hot spot. Bring any drinks you want into the camp (e.g., alcohol). Note - the prices in their drink menu were reasonable, but except for Tusker beer, nothing was available. Bring cash with the expectation of not being able to make change. Bring a power pack so you can recharge your phone. The camp has a 'policy' of escorting guest from the dining tent to sleeping tents. You are supposed to blow a whistle to be escorted. In practice, rarely does anyone come, and it certainly makes guest feel confined. I suggest using the buddy system. Travelers with remote wilderness experience can use normal precautions to remain safe. The best advice I can offer is to enjoy being off the grid. You won't be disappointed going to the camp prepared and properly informed of what is actually provided. Sit around the campfire and make conversations with other guests.
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We spent few days in this paradise. I have been in Kenya and Tanzania two times. During our third visit we spent wonderful days in this camp - camp directly in the nature with a lot of wildlife around and in the camp directly! Excelent food and nice and smily staffs made the experience unforgettable! Everything was excelent - clean, nice tents. Paradise - highly recommended!!!
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We absolutely loved the rugged feel of the camp! While on the edge of the reserve, you feel absolutely in the middle of everything. Animals coming through camp by day and night! Simply beautiful. The staff worked hard and we're always attentive. If you're looking for a truly awesome rustic visit, this is it! We recommend it, for sure!! Thank you, Nyumbu Camp!!
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We are so glad we were directed to the camp. It was awesome experience. Hosts were gracious and aimed to please. Very quiet place but surrounded by wild. We watched giraffes, elephants, wildebeest and zebras while sitting on our tent porch. We heard lions and hyenas among others at night. There are fancier resorts in area but we think we had better all around experience here.
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$363 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nyumbu Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Nyumbu Camp?
Nearby attractions include The Hub Karen (0.7 miles), Oloolua Nature Trail (0.4 miles), and Polka Dot Art Gallery (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nyumbu Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Nyumbu Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Nyumbu Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tin Roof Cafe, Haru Japanese Restaurant, and Artcaffe.
Are there any historical sites close to Nyumbu Camp?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (1.8 miles).