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Entumoto Safari Camp
Basel, Switzerland
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120 reviews
67 hotel reviews
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“rock star treatment!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Wow! Entumoto rocks. We were the only guests and the service, the food, the accomodation was outstanding.
Big thanks to the brilliant Isaac who was our guide, he taught us a lot about the people, the game and life!
We loved Raffael - such a lovely maitre d and he looked after us at every meal making sure we had everything we needed.
Chef was super too and made sure my daughter's egg allergy was catered for. The food was super.

Our family had such a wonderful time. We would love to go back. Its a super place!
And we saw a cheetah kill! and 2 leopards!!

Thanks everyone...we hope to return one day soon.


ps: you may think staying outside of the park is a problem but actually its a benefit...we did night time game drives in the conservation area which you can't do in the mara itself.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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English first
Washington, DC
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

I just returned from a four-day stay at Entumoto and I miss it already! First and foremost, the staff from top to bottom is excellent, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. One of the owners joined us for meals everyday which was a nice personal touch. The tents are spaced far apart - we couldn't even see another tent from ours. The game driver, Isaac, is phenomenal (he's Bronze level and very informed). Every single hour in the vehicle with him is catered completely to what the client wants. He was so patient and made sure we were happy and comfortable. You see plenty of game drivers out in the Mara who look miserable, serious, and are driving subpar cars that get stuck in the mud. Not Isaac! And Entumoto uses completely open air land cruisers that allow you to go wherever you want and you feel right there with the animals.
We had a picnic "bush" lunch or breakfast each day out in the savanna in the mara and a sun downer out on the lions rock overlooking the camp. One unique thing about Entumoto is they have their own fruit and vegetable garden and weave their homegrown produce into their meals. I highly recommend this place! You won't regret it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank yank55
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Bussum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

My wife and me stayed at Entumoto for four days. Our time there was truly amazing. Entumoto is a tented camp with tents far apart and without any fences around it. This means that you're surrounded by nature and can enjoy the quiet. Guards accompany you in the morning and evening which was special in itself.

The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and socially engaged. Our driver Isaac was great, really taking the time and making sure you're seeing everything (we saw the "big five").

The food is also tasty, mostly homegrown and fresh. And having cold drinks on the Lion's Rock makes for a sundowner like no other.

Thanks to the staff we had an unforgettable time. We'll surely come back!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

An excellent meeting point in Masai Mara to experience the wilderness of Africa. If you are planning to go on safari – choose this place! We loved it! They offer the best accommodation with a fantastic view over the landscape and very friendly staff. Must also mention our guide who really had an extraordinary knowledge about the nature.

The Karlander family

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Olof K
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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Entumoto Safari Camp. We really appreciated that we could plan the days individually. Choosing a late breakfast and afternoon drive was as possible as an early breakfast followed by an early morning drive. The staff was available all the time and for all matters.
The food quality was also excellent. We were served fresh vegetables and fruits from their own garden in the camp. We enjoyed very good three course meals every day. Especially the New Year's BBQ was a hit.
Each of the tents are very private since they are far from the main tents and the other guest tents. In that way you can fully experience the feeling of being in wild nature.
The drives were really cool. You could see all kinds of animals already a few meters from the camp since the guides are very skilled in spotting them.
All in all, it was an extraordinary experience and a great introduction to Kenya. We would like to recommend the camp as an unique and beautiful place to stay at.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank YasminDesiree
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Berrien Springs, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

We spent one night at Entumoto during a 2 day trip through the Mara. Everything was superb: The welcome, the friendly staff, the food, the pool, the tents and facilities in general. Just after sundown we enjoyed a warm fire in front of the dining tent. The cool breeze and low lit sky provided a cozy end to the day. The knowledge that we were in the midst of a wild animal reserve provided an added sense of adventure while our host's shared some of the history of the camp over some hot, tasty samosa's. The beds were comfortable and it was interested to hear the sound of wildlife from time to time throughout the night. Overall, our short stay was very memorable!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Brian M
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

We had fantastic days in Entumoto while celebrating a friends birthday. Interesting safaris in the beautiful landscape. We saw different places and different animals every day. The african landscape is extremely beautiful and it was so thrilling going around with the charming guides to look for the animals.
In the afternoon we could go around the camp with a Masai guide who told us about different bushes and seeds and how they were used by the Masai people. At night in the camp we had delicious meals. In the dark we were always followed by a Masai warrior to prevent attacks from the animals. We could swim in the pool and there was also oppurtunity to get some nice massage. I could not think of a better way to be a bit aquainted with Africa/Kenya/Masai Mara! I really wish that my children and there families would go there!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Elizabeth B
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Property: Entumoto Safari Camp
Address: Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve, 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) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 138 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new camp with a history going back to the 1920's. This family owned, small luxury safari camp is run by Swedish and Maasai families. The camp is situated in a beautifully secluded valley overlooking Masai Mara. The camp has a prime position in a conservancy with direct access to the park. The area is abundant with game.The camp is beautifully decorated and offers very comfortable accommodation and haute cuisine. Family friendly, also for children, with 4 big family units with up to 6 beds. We have a large private conservancy neighboring the park with all big 5 present and many many more. We engage in several community projects such as a school and a Rescue center for young girls. Our guests are encouraged to take part of our community work. ... more   less 
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