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5.0 out of 5
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Old Information in Reviews - Better than Expected

Posted Nov 1, 2016
Pros: I want to preface this with an admission. I'm a curmudgeon. A misanthrope. I am not one to self-censor when I encounter something that I do not enjoy. That said... this camp was amazing. I was a little worried about the bucket showers referenced in older reviews, but those have been replaced in the last year. All of the tents now have full running water with solar-powered water heaters. So you always have access to hot water for showers, washing your hands, etc. I was not expecting much in the food department but it was all good to quite good, and I have no complaints. If you are planning to safari hard the whole time (why wouldn't you?) they pack a picnic breakfast that you are able to eat out on the plains in the morning. The camp is protected by Masai tribesmen that are experienced with the animals of the plains and know how to handle situations when an animal might enter the camp. There are three on duty every night and you can't go out of your tent then unless you are escorted by one of them. Their English was not that great, but they were very friendly, had the basics down, and were very professional and vigilant. Wi-fi tent for daytime use. The managers of the camp, Stacy and Pete, were very hospitable and gracious. Most of all, the guides are all amazing. We rode mostly with Mohammed during our visit. His knowledge of the animals (particularly birds) and his passion for conservation was the true highlight of this trip.
Cons: There isn't much I didn't like about this camp. The bed was a little too firm for my tastes, but not as bad as some of the "park benches" I've had to sleep on when traveling in Asia. Maybe a lightly padded mattress cover could be added to provide just a little extra comfort in that regard. The packed breakfasts. Perhaps they could come up with an alternative system for packing them that would allow the warm foods to stay warmer and the cool items to stay cooler longer. The space available to pack is limited so this is easier said than done. The night sky there is amazing but I didn't get around to assessing the feasibility of some night sky photography. The opportunity is there, but there are lots of problems. I don't believe vehicles can be outside the camps after a certain time, so that isn't really an option. With dangerous animals possibly passing through the camp at night, that makes it a less ideal option. I did not get around to asking our hosts, so they may have been able to facilitate something that would have been safe and successful.
Location: Just take every early morning safari start and every sundowner safari. The camp is nice but not what you are paying to do here.