You get to Naitolia by a dreadful dirt road so we were a bit concerned but once there we loved it. It is in the middle of nowhere. The walls of the huge 'rooms' are part stone, canvas and shadecloth with semi enclosed outdoor toilets and showers.
Two Masai men had the role of 'protectors' taking us to and from our tents (they are quite a distance from each other), and later on a safari walk. We were four women travelling together and the camp is very isolated but at all times felt safe, though two of our party chose to share a tent as they felt too isolated. Two of us loved the freedom and spaciousness of being on our own.
The rooms are very large with a huge comfortable bed with mosquito nets, towels and even soap are provided. It's a lovely experience to have a shower watching the skies in the open.
Their is no electricity so an Led lamp is provided - it is wise to also take your own headlamp/torch. The camp staff did a great job of cooking meals and Edwin the young man in charge made us very welcome.
This is a wonderful place and we loved it, but it may not suit someone who is prone to anxiety if in an isolated place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Naitolia Concession is part of the Radilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 240,000 acre area set aside by seven Masai communities to preserve habitat and wildlife diversity. Naitolia is a perfect retreat to relax, meditate, escape the busy safari circuit, it is the chance to explore the African bush on foot with Masai guides, visit remote communities and schools and partake in a night drive.Experience an African camp that is part of a disappearing Africa, one that is unique in design and experience and one that has a proven success in conservation. ... more less