- Traditional tented safari camp
- Scenic wilderness location
- Superb game viewing
- Excellent hosting and guiding
Rekero is a traditional tented camp located in the prime game viewing Maasai Mara National Reserve, southwest Kenya. This impressive and long-established family run camp sits in the centre of the reserve in a beautiful scenic location on the banks of the Talek River. The surrounding plains are famed for spectacular year-round game viewing, including impressive numbers of lion, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, serval, and buffalo, zebra, and wildebeest, with wildlife activity reaching a peak during the July to October migration. Operating seasonally from June to March, Rekero enjoys a high volume of return visitors, drawn back by this authentic camp’s friendly and intimate hosting, expert guiding, and stunning wilderness location.
Communal camp areas include a spacious lounge tent with comfy seating, and a mess tent furnished with a large communal dining table and chairs. Outside, there’s an expansive decked area for alfresco eating and a tranquil campfire by the riverbank. Rekero runs on a combination of solar and generator power, with battery charging facilities available in main areas.
Activities include morning and evening game drives with highly experienced guides, horse riding excursions, and open air bush breakfasts and picnics. Cultural visits provide a great opportunity to meet the inhabitants of local villages and learn about the traditional Maasai way of life. Hot air balloon flights can also be arranged, subject to additional cost. Rekero’s location in a prime wildlife area means regular game viewing from the comfort of the camp. Note that this game rich reserve inevitably receives high numbers of visitors, and vehicle density may occur during peak periods.
The accommodation comprises nine stylish canvas safari tents, flanked by trees and spaced apart for privacy along the river bank, each with its own private entrance path from the main pathway. Simply and elegantly furnished in a contemporary style, each classic tent has a king or twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with washbasin, flush WC, and a hot water shower. Outside is a spacious private veranda with lovely river views, plus a day bed for relaxing and observing the passing wildlife. A complimentary laundry service is provided.
Children aged five years and above are warmly welcome at Rekero. Families with younger children may be accommodated, but this is at the sole discretion of the management. The camp offers two family tents, each sleeping up to five guests in two bedrooms and featuring king or twin beds, and an ensuite bathroom with a flush WC, washbasin, and a traditional bucket shower. Families with children under 12 years of age are required to hire a private game viewing vehicle and guide during their stay at an additional cost, however for families of four or more this charge is relaxed during low season. Note this is an open camp in a true wilderness environment and wildlife does regularly roam through. While it is rare for animals to approach tents or humans, parents are reminded that children must be supervised at all times.
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.
Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!
We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.
Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.
Suzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018