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Leopard Gorge Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#32 of 176 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Leopard Gorge Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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Telkontar wrote a review Jul 2022
United States300 contributions168 helpful votes
We stayed here during a recent trip and found this to be the best of the places we stayed in country. We were greeted warmly on arrival by the team who was welcoming, low-key, and friendly. The site is of a manageable size. Our tent was large, furnished, and comfortable, with many windows looking out to great views of the surrounding conservancy. The food was good and the tea was plentiful. Drinks were available for those who wanted them. The walking safari in the conservancy was interesting and not strenuous. The facilities were convenient, understated and well-maintained. It is expensive, but it is totally worth the experience. The staff is also a strength of the camp. From the manager all the way down the line every staff member we met was extremely friendly, helpful, welcoming, generous with time, attentive without looming, and a pleasure to talk to at length. I definitely recommend this Camp to friends and family and we would stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Kandili! The team at camp is wonderful and we are so glad you were well looked after and enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. With many thanks from the entire Kandili Camp team.
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Andres C wrote a review Jun 2022
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Will comeback at any time! Staff is super friendly, food is delicious and you can have breakfast or dinner with the best landscape: nature. Tent was very clean and comfortable. Security was superb! William and the team are doing a good job making you feel at home!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 15, 2022
Thank you Andres for your wonderful review of Kandili. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Jeanphi C wrote a review Jun 2022
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It is truly with a tear in our eyes that we said goodbye to the Kandili team after a 5 nights stay. Way beyond an exceptional stay completely in touch with nature (the camp is not fenced and the wildlife is abundant around the camp), what makes Kandili special is its very special and kind people, true and passionate about sharing their love for nature and their Maasai culture. Enjoy Kandili, take your time - I would recommend minimum 4 nights stay, there is nothing to be rushed there !
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Sophia Spyropoulos, General Manager at Kandili Camps
Responded Jun 16, 2022
Thank you Jean P for your wonderful review of Kandili. I know it was a pleasure for William and his team to host you! We are so glad you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Chakri143 wrote a review Jan 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
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This was an awesome experience. Everything from the extremely comfortable tent, excellent meals, to the exceptional game drives and the services by the well trained, knowledgeable staff (special shout out to Mosquito!). The camp was immaculate and our lunch and dinners were tailored to our needs and liking. Loved every minute of our time. Thank you Sophia for the prompt arrangement of our trip, arranging the vehicle and last minute covid test before departing.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Sophia Spyropoulos, General Manager at Kandili Camps
Responded Jan 13, 2022
Hi Apurva. Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to be able to help you with planning your trip. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time at Kandili. It was a great pleasure to host you. We hope to welcome you back soon! With many thanks from the entire Kandili Camp team.
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Emily M wrote a review Nov 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania29 contributions13 helpful votes
We (a group of three female friends in our 40s) had a MAGICAL time at Kandili. I live in a foodie city with amazing restaurants, but the food at Kandili was the best I've had in years - anywhere. I have a gluten-free/dairy-free diet and they did a fantastic job accommodating that -- including with GF rolls, GF pasta and GF pancakes. I was in food heaven. Also, this is a perfect destination for anyone who is hesitant about traveling during the pandemic. All of our meals were outside, they took our temperature upon arrival at the camp, and there were handwashing stations set up throughout the camp. I felt 100% safe, health-wise. We even had a health technician come to the camp to do our pre-departure covid-19 nasal swab tests ON SITE the day before we left so that we could have our results before flying back to the US. A note on tipping: there were 12 staff at the camp when we were there. I wish we had known a bit more about tipping processes before we arrived. If we could do it over again, we would give a communal tip to the staff in plain sight of all of them when they lined up to say goodbye to us at departure, to ensure back of the house staff were equally included. You won't regret staying here! Absolutely magical!!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded Jan 13, 2022
Dear Emily, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Kandili. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the team at camp looked after you so well! Thank you for the comments on the tipping process, i will work on this and make sure it is clearer going forward. However, just so you know the tip is divided equally through the entire team. We hope to welcome you back to Kandili soon! With many thanks from the entire Kandili Camp team.
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Romain B wrote a review Aug 2021
Toulouse, France1 contribution
Incredible stay at Kandili Camp in August 2021. The Staff is absolutely amazing, food is fantastic and the location is unbeatable. Tents are brilliant with all necessary amenities, just like at home. Beautiful stay. If you are planning to visit Masai Mara and want a cosy, wild yet luxurious and exclusive experience, Kandili Camp is by far the best way to go.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Sophia Spyropoulos, General Manager at Kandili Camps
Responded Aug 25, 2021
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review of Kandili. We are all so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to welcome you back soon! With many thanks from the entire Kandili Camp team.
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jurgenkunze wrote a review Aug 2021
Santiago, Chile1 contribution
Of all our excursions into the wild of tha Maasai Mara, the ones started at Kandili Camp where the most exiting. Mainly because one stays within the habitat and is surrounded by wildlife day and night.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded Aug 25, 2021
Thank you so much for your review of Kandili! Kandili has the most magical location and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and felt immersed in the nature surrounding us. We hope to welcome you back soon! With many thanks from the entire Kandili Camp team.
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Vanessa wrote a review Jan 2021
Zug, Switzerland6 contributions
Magical and wild! We had an amazing time at Kandili and everything was perfect! William and his wonderful team made sure we had an unforgettable time. Thank you Suma, Dan, Joel and everyone else for looking after us and to welcome us at your beautiful camp in the Maasai Mara, we will never forget these incredible days!!! xo
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded Mar 15, 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Kandili! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The team at camp are simply amazing and we are all incredibly happy your trip was a success. We hope to see you back at Kandili soon! With many thanks from the entire Kandili Camp team!
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Jain_Itinerants wrote a review Oct 2020
Mombasa, Kenya20 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff and service at the Camp are absolutely FANTASTIC. The tents are basic with little space to keep suitcases and get ready. Shower was a bit unstable and the tent is poorly lit. For the price the tents and bathrooms need to be better. The views from the tent and the lodge are nice but when we went in August the plains were empty of wildlife. Camp and tents were clean and looked well sanitised. Meals were set up under an acacia tree in the daytime and under the stars at night which was great.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Sophia Spyropoulos, General Manager at Kandili Camps
Responded Oct 10, 2020
Thank you so much for your review of Kandili! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are very proud of our team at camp and the service they provide. William is a wonderful manager. I appreciate your comments on the tents and will certainly address the issue of the shower being unstable and the tents poorly lit. We hope to welcome you back to Kandili soon! All the best from the entire Kandili Camp team.
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benarentz wrote a review Sep 2020
Naivasha, Kenya1 contribution
We were the fitst guests after the lockdown. Staff were happy to have customers again and we were very please with the care and attention given to us. Talking to the chef resulted in food being prepared that we appreciate most. We felt reaaly pampered. The facilities are well maintained. All in all very good. What could be better (compared to other camps) are the vieuws from the camp. Minor detail.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Oct 10, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate the time taken to write this review. We are incredibly happy you enjoyed your time at Kandili and you felt pampered by our wonderful team. We hope to welcome you back to Kandili soon! All the best from the entire Kandili Camp team.
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PRICE RANGE
$548 - $902 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kandili Camps
What are some of the property amenities at Kandili Camps?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kandili Camps?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kandili Camps?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Kandili Camps have airport transportation?
Yes, Kandili Camps offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kandili Camps have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.