Maasai Mara, Kenya
At a Glance
Game drives on the Maasai Mara
Watch game come into drink at the Talek River
If you are lucky you might see a wildebeest crossing at the rekero crossing next to camp
Hot Air balloon trips over the Maasai Mara
Visit a local Maasai Village
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Rekero Camp is closed in April and May.
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.
To start planning your vacation to Rekero Camp
Rekero Camp is a small exclusive tented safari camp, situated amidst the teeming mass of wildlife in the Maasai Mara area, near the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers in the South of Kenya. Nine traditional safari tents accommodate up to 20 guests.
Rekero Camp is managed by the Beatons, one of the original pioneering families who arrived in Africa in 1889. Guests will experience old time hospitality, combined with outstanding guiding as well as a unique insight into the Maasai Mara’s wildlife, culture, flora and fauna. The camp is set up seasonally (June - March) and caters for up to twenty guests in nine large tents of which two are family tents. The tented rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a flush loo and hot bucket showers.
Rekero Camp is found in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve on the banks of the Talek River. There is small crossing point close to the camp, which games comes down to drink at and during the migration wildebeest often cross hear.
This tented camp is ideally situated for the annual migration, which is the movement of over one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebra from the Serengeti through to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Every year the camp is broken down and removed for two months to allow the bush and the many wildlife neighbors to return to the site leaving a fresh and recovered wilderness for the next season.
Accommodation at Rekero Camp is for twenty guests in nine tents two of which are family tents. All tents have terraces overlooking the Talek river and en-suite bathrooms with flush loos and safari showers.
Lighting is by a solar powered inverter in the tents and kerosene lanterns are situated in front of the tents to provide subtle lighting of the exterior and front.
Each tent has en-suite bathroom with a flush loo and hot shower.
There are 2 family tents each with three beds, also having an en-suite bathroom with hot shower and flushing loo.
Rekero Camp welcomes children over the age of 6, the camp is not suited to very young children as the camp in unfenced and for this reason children must be supervised at all times. There are also two family tents with the children's room behind the bathroom. Food can be tailored to suit and earlier meal times can be arranged where necessary. Babysitting can be organized for those that require it.
Activities include wildlife viewing and bird watching which are done by specially adapted vehicles or outside the park on foot. With both, you are in the company of experienced Il Dorobo and Masai guides who can share with you, through their eyes, a world that only they know. Hot air balloon safaris can also be arranged on request.
Louisa Verney (Staff)
I love Rekero's position in the Mara, tucked away on the banks of the Talek River. The tented rooms are simple but well spaced out and very comfortable and all have views over the river onto the plains. But you really stay at Rekero for the fantastic guides and a chance to explore the Maasai Mara with people who know and love the area and know how to escape the crowds. The food is fantastic farmhouse style and meals are all eaten at a big family table with interesting discussions about what has been seen that day on game activities.
Game drives in the Maasai Mara
Exploring this iconic ecosystem in an adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional safari guide is one of the best ways to get up close to the huge volume and wide diversity of wildlife in the Mara.
Maasai Mara Balloon Safari
Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.
Private Safari Guide and Game Drive Vehicle
Ensure an exclusive and totally tailored safari experience by booking a private safari guide and game drive vehicle. A private guide gives you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want. If you have specific interests this is an absolute must.
The Great Migration
The Maasai Mara is famous for being home to one of nature’s most spectacular events: the Great Migration. Millions of wildebeest cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara in search of better grazing.
Walking in the Maasai Mara
Exploring the African bush from outside a safari vehicle is a wonderful experience. Get away from the noise of the 4x4 and, accompanied by your professional safari guide, begin to pick up on the smaller details of the African bush.
Location & directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Rekero Camp is situated within the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, close to the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers. The Reserve and the adjacent Conservation area totals 750 square miles and forms the northern tip of the Serengeti – Maasai Mara eco-system.
How to get there
It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight from London to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then it is a 30-minute journey by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Ol Kiombo airstrip take about 45-minutes. Once at the airstrip you will be met by Rekero staff and transferred to the camp.