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“It's a tent, you are essentially camping. But it could be a bit better.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Enchoro Wildlife Camp
London
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It's a tent, you are essentially camping. But it could be a bit better.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

It is a tent. So given your toilet and shower is literally just separated by a sheet. Not much privacy. The catering operation is pretty basic as well. However great value for money given that you will not spend much time here except to sleep.

We stayed in the rooms with the stripey white flooring which was pretty clean. I've stayed in real rooms that were not as clean. So pretty good overall.

Positives:
clean
great location
cheap
decent grub

Negatives:
other patrons seem to think that food will run out and queue/rush for dinner
we had zero water pressure so the toilet refused to fill up to flush

Other known issues:
generator
mossies/insects etc given it is a tent

Room Tip: Bring your own DOOM (mossie spray). We did not use the mossie net.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bo-what
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed here August/September 2012 for 3 nights booked through www.asiliadventuressafaris.com. This is not a luxury camp but had everything we needed, we were there for the safari experience and the camp is 5 mins from the Mara Park gate. The tented accomodation was huge, we had 4 beds so there was plenty of room for just 2 of us. The beds were comfy and we could hear jackals calling in the night which added to the adventure! Each tent has its own toilet and shower with hot water available at all times. The food is good and plenty of it and the staff all very friendly and helpful. Electricity is available for a couple of hours in the morning and evening but this was plently for charging a couple of camera batteries. There is a camp fire every evening which you are welcome to sit around with the local Maasai who run the camp. The only downside was plastic rubbish that was strewn around the village outside the camp, it would be good if the park authority could use some of the revenues from the fees to provide rubbish collection areas/facilities or request plastic recycling. This would be beneficial both to the Maasai villagers living there as well helping to protect the Mara environment and wildlife.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

If someone is looking for a no luxury very basic accommodation in Masai Mara, then this place is worth the mention. We had booked out 6N/7D package through Africa adventure home (Highly recommended & ask for Ken as the tour guide. He was just superb). We had booked 2 months in advance but when we reached there we were shocked to hear from the Manager Mr. Fred that the tents were not ready & needed to be repaired to get them in livable condition. We found that very fishy as we traveled during the peak season of The Migration (August 16th to August 22nd 2012). He tried to convince us that there was a employee of his who had traveled to a nearby town (Narok) to get the ingredients to repair the tents.
However looking at the property we found no signs of repairing whatsoever. Fred then told us that he had booked us in another nearby camp for a night & then we would return back to Enchoro for the remaining 2 nights, but kindly he said we could have all our meals at Enchoro,
We found the other camp very bad. Not clean, no attached showers or toilets & full of Monkeys.
We insisted that this camp was unacceptable & after lot of so called phone calls Fred said okay he would provide us accommodations at Enchoro. After asking him repeatedly why he was doing this, Fred said they had overbooked their reservations by almost 140% hence he wanted us to stay us in this different camp for him to accommodate others.

Once we got our camp, it was decent. Clean, attached WC & Hot shower (both separate but usable). There were 2 separate single beds with only 1 bed having a Mosquito net. We had carried our own nets so that wasnt a major problem.

Food was basic with bread, a pasta , a beef dish, a potato dish & some fruits for lunch & Dinner & Eggs, pancakes, beef sausages, bread & butter + tea/coffee for breakfast.

I will still recommend this place as it is very close to OOLAIMATIA reserve gate. At least it was clean & well guarded. Overall if someone is looking for a very basic no fuss stay as masai mara this is a good choice.

Tip: Please make sure you call them & reconfirm your booking (yourself or via the agent) before you reach this place especially during the peak season & carry your own mosquito nets)

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank shivajimuk
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

We stayed here in August 2012. The accommodation had everything we needed, shower (hot), toilet and separate sleeping quarters. We had four single beds and there was plenty of room. The dining room/bar was adequate and the meals ok. The only downside was there were no electricity outlets in the tents you had to ensure you got to the dining room early to bag one of several there. After dinner a camp fire was was lit in the grounds, which made it more like a camping experience. Take a torch with you as there are no lights in amongst the trees to show you the way to your tent. If you visit the Masai village, please haggle for everything you want to buy...they do not expect to receive the first amount they ask for anyway. I always halved the amount at least and went up from there to a maximum I would expect to pay for it back home.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

My rating for the camp is an average but the driver we had during our stay bumped my rating up to very good. I enjoyed my stay here. Probably not a luxury camp but definitely had all the amenities I needed. There's a toilet and shower in each tent. The lights are only on during certain times of the day so make sure you get everything you need done completed during that time. The staff was incredibly friendly and the meals were delicious (the picnic lunch was a little disappointing since the meals we had at the camp were yummy). We got off to a rough start from Nairobi (the staff at the site there were not the friendliest..) but after that our tour guide (Odus - ask for him - beyond awesome) made the trip a blast. He was incredibly knowledgeable on the animals, polite and friendly. Great guy. The camp is owned by the masai mara and I highly recommend visiting their village - it was an experience. Had a great time, felt pretty safe and had the most amazing tour guide!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Campbell River, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

Hi There

I stayed at Enchoro for three nights in early April 2012. Not luxurious but very adequate and economical. They have a nice bar/dining room - beer is "room temperature" - less than $2 for a 500ml bottle. The generator is shut off around 10 and starts again around 6. It's 5 minutes from the Maasai Mara Reserve gate. The food was good and there was lots of hot water for the shower. The staff made the beds and cleaned the tent each day. All in all, a very enjoyable stay. And, the Maasai Mara was alive with game (even saw Cheetahs!!)

Stan from Canada

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stantoafrica2010
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

I have booked a 5 days safari tour from Beaverline Safaris in from 13 to 17 February 2012. It took 6 hours to drive from Nairobi to there. The roads were rough. We stayed at the Enchoro Camp for 3 nights that was very near to Masai Mara National Park. It took about 5 minutes drive to the Park. The tent was comfortable and clean with good flushing system of toilet and shower with unlimited water supply despite limited supply of electricity. However, I was satisfied with the camp when I compared with those in Tanzania. The food was enough and tasty.The staff were friendly and sincere, especially, Mpusia and Daniel who were the securities there. Both of them were Masai People. They helped us to carry the heavy camera lens to the van everyday. They told us about the tradition and the culture of Masai people. They let us to take photos. The staff and Masai people spoke fluent English. My friend and I liked to stay there. I would return to stay there if I go to Masai Mara for animal migration.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank lovingworld
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Property: Enchoro Wildlife Camp
Address: Nyerere Road Nairobi | Opposite Central Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 138 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best budget accommodation value for your stay in a tent at the Masai Mara under Canvas in the African Sky. Enchoro Wildlife Camp in Masai Mara gives you the real comforts of camping experience just like a home. It has 25 large permanent tented camps that are well furnished with facilities like writing table, foldable safari chairs, lockers, magazines all ensuite with flash toilets and running hot and cold water all day. Rooms are single, double / twin, triple and a four beds tent that offer camping with a bit more comfort. They are ideal for those who enjoy the camping experience but don't have the time or energy to set up and pull down a traditional tent. Enchoro Wildlife Camp accommodation is offered in a semi luxury large spacious tent, all en suite bathrooms with hot and cold shower, flash toilet, changing room and lockers for valuables. A writing desk with foldable safari chairs and magazines to keep you entertained. ... more   less 
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