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“A different place, a different kind of safari”
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Enkewa Camp
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

No 20 cars around you when watching the animals, in a secluded part of the Masai Mara, personalized attention by the camp Manager (Jose), great staff (all Masai) and believe me the food is like from a 5 star hotel even if you are in a little, tentet camp (luxury tented camp!). But for me the best thing is that if you were doing camping with your family and friends but with luxury service.

Enjoy it!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

We spent 7 days in Enkewa Mara Camp. It was an amazing experience. The campsite location and design allowed us to feel completely immersed in the surrounding wilderness and at the same time find peace and rest. Tents are better than the majority of hotel rooms I have stayed in big cities. The staff (all Masai people) were extremely friendly and eager to show their costumes as well as help with anything that we needed. The food was great not only at the camp but also the one offered during the safaris.
Scenery is stunning, and the masai trackers were incredible. We visited the Masai Mara when the the migration was almost over at the beginning of October but we managed to see the big five. During one of the safaris done at night time we saw a Caracal which was spectacular

We also visited a small village where one of the staff member lives and we got to see one of the typical houses as well as the local shool. The Enkewa camp and in particluar Jose, his manager colaborates with the community in several projects. In summary we felt really welcomed and this is one of those trips that we will repeat without a doubt

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Juan B
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

I went to Enkewa in October with three friends and it was an incredible experience. Jose and Sam took care and organised all our stay in Kenya from Nairobi to Diani on the beach with all the transfers and the company of a great driver in Nairobi who also drove us around the city.
Enkewa is a wonderful camp with comfortable and large tents, all taken care by extremely nice and helpful masais. Food is also very good and we enjoyed very nice evenings around the fire with the company of the masais. Jose and all his team were great hosts.
The safaris are quite unique in Kenya as we rarely found any other car and we manage to see all the big 5 in a couple of days. Not only does Enkewa offer safaris, but also a full cultural experience. We visited a school, a market and a masai village, we went trekking with a group of masais warriors and we could enjoy going for a walk in the mountains around.
I really loved the experience at Enkewa and I would recommend that to everyone thinking of going to Masai Mara and safaris en Kenya.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Enkewa lodge is everything you may need. Hidden in the middle of the land of the Masais, Enkewa gives you peace, rest and awesome time.
Once in Enkewa, we enjoy 2 incredible Safari days, accompanied by Enkewa manager, José, and two wonderful Masais that seek and find any animal in a 10 kilometers radius!! No chance to lose any hidden lion or guepard!

Best of all, we visit Masai Mara just for ourselves in a very hidden part of the national park, amazing feeling! Once back into the camp, the staff, food and the relaxing time around the fire amused by the masai songs was the happiest end for the incredible days, Thank you!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

My brother and I spent 3 days in Enkewa Mara Camp. Although I had been on other safaris, these experiences all fell short in comparison with Enkewa. The camp owner, Jose, and the Masai staff took care of even the smallest details to turn these three days into an unforgettable experience. We had amazing game drives without meeting other visitors, hereby assisted by our invaluable Masai game spotter. At the camp site, the rooms were superb and the food was the best I had in all of Kenya. Regarding the details, enjoying a glass of white wine at the Tanzanian border while admiring the sunset and the seemingly limitless landscape is only one of those. Simply breathtaking!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

Spent 5 nights in Enkewa and completely enjoyed ourselves. We took advantage of the variety of activities on offer: day and night safaris, bush walks to local school and village, trip to market, sunset viewings, etc. Sam was extremely responsive and helpful via email as we planned the trip. Jose is a very talented host. His local knowledge and skill are impressive. Masai staff were great. Food was excellent. Cleanliness of everything exceeded our expectations. The tents were very spacious and well appointed. Loved the location of the camp and the style of vehicles - for these reasons you are afforded the ability to go where other vehicles can't, leaving you with a private safari. Eco-friendly camp and very supportive of the indigenous Masai community. The whole experience was very welcoming and authentic. The area is beautiful - we look forward to returning to this incredible place.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

i spent 3 amazing day in Enkewa. The rooms are very confortable, the food very good. All the staff is very friendly and helpful. Jose took us on safari and we saw all the big 5 in 3 hours. We could have the animals only for us, as Jose and the spoters know where to go in order to avoid other cars. i would have stayed longer! we can do walking tours, bath in the cascate, game drives or just chill at the camp and chat with the staff by the fire. I will go back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: | Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 146 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $881 - $1,571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Enkewa Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury and fully eco-sustainable tented camp from where we offer the ultimate african safari experience. Enkewa Camp is located South East inside the Masai Mara National Reserve right in the great migration´s access corridor. Our location far from the crowds together with the expertise of our incredible guides and spotters guarantees the most amazing sightings in almost absolute privacy in the best Big5 territory of the entire ecosystem, only 20 minutes drive from Keekorok Airstrip. We can also arrange all logistics and travel circuits throughout Kenya and Tanzania combined with your stay at Enkewa Camp ... more   less 
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