Rekero Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Rekero Camp

Rekero Tented Camp is a classic bush camp with an enviable location in the Mara Confluence region of the Masai Mara Reserve, making it perfectly positioned to catch spectacle that is the annual wildebeest migration.

Rekero Tented Camp is an owner-run camp with a reputation as one of the Mara's finest small safari camps. It is located in the Mara Confluence area, within the Masai Mara Reserve, amid a stand of riverine forest overlooking the Talek River—perhaps the best location of any camp in this sector of the park.

Rekero is a fairly simple safari camp, with just nine spacious guest tents centred on two large mess tents, yet it manages to stand out from other camps of a similar grade in the Mara, feeling at once more intimate and more authentic. It's owner-run and managed, beautifully serviced, and has a very welcoming atmosphere. Simply put, it does a great job of capturing that classic bush camp feel.

Undoubtedly, Rekero's greatest asset is its superb location within the Masai Mara Reserve. Close to the Mara Confluence, where the Talek and Mara Rivers meet, it is perfectly positioned to catch the best of the annual migration (indeed, the one disadvantage of Rekero's location is that, because the surrounding area offers such good game-viewing during the migration months, it tends to see a lot of traffic—Rekero doesn't offer the same level of privacy as is offered by some of the camps located outside of the Mara Reserve in private concessions). Even outside of the migration months, game-viewing in this region is brilliant, with a very healthy lion population.

For these reasons, Rekero is one of our very favourite camps in the Masai Mara Reserve. Small and exclusive, it does a great job of capturing the classic bush camp feel, and offers a great game-viewing experience to boot.

NB. Rekero is a seasonal camp, and closes during the rainy season months of April and May. July to October is the time to visit to catch the migration. The beginning of the year, on the other hand, is generally less busy.

Accommodation

Rekero Camp accommodates a maximum of twenty guests in its nine tents (of which two are family units). The tents are classic Meru-style safari tents, all carefully located so as to ensure a good view of the Talek River. Inside the tents are simply but attractively furnished, and decorated in neutral colours. They feature en-suite facilities including flush toilets and bucket showers (hot water on demand).

Dining

Lovely farmhouse style meals are prepared and served in the open-air dining mess tent. Meals are typically taken communally around a long dining table, in traditional safari fashion.

Do let us know in advance of any dietary requirements. The menus are fixed.

Facilities

Solar power
Lounge and bar

Activities

4x4 game drives
Walking safaris with experienced guides
Hot air balloon safaris (at additional cost)

Child Policy

Generally no children under the age of eight, though the management are flexible, particularly during low season. Do note that this is traditional bush camp, entirely open to the wild, and located in a region of the reserve that sees a lot of game. It is not an obvious choice for those travelling with younger children.

For families with older children, there are two family tents equipped with three beds.

Environmental Policy

Rekero Camp is powered largely by solar and keeps a very low carbon-footprint.