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“An Experience Like No Other”
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Maji Moto Eco Camp
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toulouse
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“An Experience Like No Other”
Reviewed December 11, 2010

I will always remember Maji moto as long as i live.Truly it was an experience like no other.The camp had a setting of its own:it was in dramatic plains of Loita as well as a bushland and Savannah. All this was a striking backdrop for the wildlife...To begin with the Masai culture.The cultural walk to the nearby native Masai village was really educational and fun and interesting.One amazing fact is that the camp has also embraced the Masai culture by the style they camp was built in.This made me feel as if i was one of the Masai because i was also able to buy some of their clothes which i occasionally wore.The camp with its African style was blending into its surrounding very well.
We had exciting game drives.As we drive through the breathtaking scenery,we saw unique wildlife .The landscape was also spectacular.As we explored the stunning terrain, i aws able to see why Kenya aws the hosts of the big five.All this seemed logic to our guide who was a masai too but to me it was all a new world but not a part of every day life.
The camp had its own highly acclaimed chef who offered exciting cuisines with a blend of both local and international cuisines which were accompanied by wine.............. imagine taking wine in the wilderness!!!!!
After the game drive, we had dinner which was set in a truly traditional style under the African night and entertainment was offered by the Masai. Believe me this people can really jump..We had a camp fire before going to our bed down in our serene safari tents.Around the fire, our guide told us alot of stories.
Unfortunately, our stay came to an end.i couldn't believe that our 5 day stay was over yet deep down i felt and still feel there is more i could have experienced. And it is for this reason that i will be BACK AGAIN MAJI MOTO. I love you Kenya.....................................

  • Stayed November 2010
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

Maji Moto wow !!!

What a fabulous place in Masai Mara, our trip was short but nevertheless enjoyable beyond our expectations. We had most knowledgeable masai driver / guide Mr Sukantet ( William). You need to have skills to drive over that terrain as we landed in Keerook and then drove to Maji Moto with 1 day stop over in JT Mara camp. He was great , filling us with stories about masai people , their life and taking us on our quest to see big 5 . He is also very knowledgeable about animal world ( ask for him if you have opportunity when booking with eyes on Africa) Maji Moto is special place indeed, set on top of the hill with fabulous views, we have enjoyed great food, great company , visited local school and evening dip in hot spring. Words cant describe this experience .. my husband motto now is “ Win lotto go to Maji Moto”, would return to enjoy hospitality and company of great guys we have met on our trip and with help of Neva and Roman being so organised and offering this experience to us, hopefully very soon.
THANKS

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2010

A really chilled out place with great people and views, a clean loo and shower. Some very photogenic masai's.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

At first glance it was difficult to understand why a scattering of bell tents on a windy, exposed knoll rising from the Great Rift Valley floor, run by a small group of Maasai traditionalists has such a popular reptation. However, after only a very short time, one realises that the subtle quality and environmentally sympathetic build of the camp, the mesmerising hospitality of Senkale Ole Ntutu and his team, and a location with panoramic views to die for, are the potent ingredients of a truly intoxicating recipe. Supported by top quality home cooking and a range of interesting and fun activities, there was never a dull moment at Maji Moto.
During our two night stay we experienced the 'hospital' walk, savannah walk, fire lighting, and warrior training. Unfortunately the school was closed for holidays and so the Manyatta visit was not available. Thankfully, early afternoons were reserved for chill out time, although the temperature inside the tents could soar at this time of day. A champagne sundowner followed by a hot spring bathe under the stars was arranged by our guide, Dan, on our last night courtesy of our land agents Eyes On Africa.
A big thank you to Senkale and his crew for an unforgettable experience and we wish him the best of luck and much profitability for his social improvement projects.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 4, 2010

Maji Moto Camp is a great place to stay. I stayed there for two nights during a tour of Kenya/Tanzania in Aug/Sep 2010. It's in a terrific location, sitting on a hillside looking out across miles open country, and a good place to camp en route to the Masai Mara game reserve. Bearing in mind that this is camping in a remote location, the food and facilities were both good enough, and far better than in the public camp-sites, and the camp is well designed. This is not luxury camping, but somewhere in the middle. The Masai Mara team that run Maji Moto were so much fun and the experience is authentic (the Masai are one of only two tribes in the region that continue to live their traditional way of life, and they are very welcoming to tourists). We took a guided walk up the hill behind the camp, learnt about the different plants and the Masai culture, enjoyed terrific views across the plains, saw many small animals on our walks, took a 3 hour guided walk across the plains, learnt some archery and spear-throwing!, bathed in the hot springs, did a night game drive, did some traditional dancing and generally had a really fun time. Maji Moto was a great experience and a highlight of my trip.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

We stayed 24 hours at Maji Moto on our way to the Masai Mara. The stop was well worth it as it is a different way to experience the people who live in this region, which after all is most know for its wildlife.

The camp is basic but very clean and with all the requirements needed (and even more). Stayed and saw the beatiful sun set and walk in the afternoon with our guide who informs about the masai way of living and has a very extensive knowledge on the fantastic nature that surrounds them

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Slovenia
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Reviewed July 7, 2010

It was our second time to visit Kenya… these time we wanted to get closer to nature and Masai culture.
While on the trip a family with small child we have visited Maji Moto Eco Camp… what an experience.
Simple & cozy set up back to nature.
The local Masai’s with Sankale on top are running the place with all the perfection. It is unbelievable how they manage to prepare all these delicious meals not to mention the view from dining area overlooking the Mara plains. We have stayed there for 3 nights but could and will stay next time much longer as guided walks, mountain biking, local community & school visits are done on such innocent way that you feel like one of them… not only as spectator.
Night game drive we did was as well interesting as we have seen many of nocturnal animals… we were lucky to spot Ardwack, Bush babies and Bat eared foxes in plenty.
The natural spring near by is as well a heaven on earth as we were taken there in the evening lit by candlelight… at first a bit skeptic but after we simply did not want to leave and have to return next day.
Accommodation in the camp is Igloo type of tents standing size with all you need inside. The location is on the top of the hill secluded with splendid views on great landscape of Mara & wildlife.
All in all the place is currently our favorite and we shell return soon. Well done guys!!! Tanya with family

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Maji Moto Eco Camp
Address: Maji Moto, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #59 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maji Moto Eco Camp blends beautifully with the natural environment. All the facilities are built in a local Masai style with natural materials. There is no generator in the camp. We kept the thinks simple and traditional, with candles, lanterns and camp fire in the evening. Fresh food supplies are broth from Narok town with every arrival including fresh locally grown vegetables and fruits. All meals are prepared simply but delicious by a camp cook, blending traditional Kenyan and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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