Rekero Camp

Rekero is a luxury tented camp that sits in the midst of Kenya’s Maasai Mara ecosystem in a quiet and exclusive location that is also conveniently close to the main Mara airstrip and is home not only to the greatest concentration and diversity of wildlife in the world but also to the Beaton and Looseyia families, who continue to oversee Rekero, ensuring that the legacy of their forefathers is upheld and that guests enjoy a truly memorable experience.

Rekero has a long and proud history in the Mara that lends to it a depth of character and low-key authenticity that is the hallmark of this luxury tented camp. Rekero is enfolded in wilderness, the camp nestles under huge deciduous trees, hippos grunt in the pools below the mess deck, the fragrance of wild sage floats on the air and guests can often watch the migration crossing the Talek River just 50 meters from the camp lawn. Warm, hospitable and intimate, with a guiding team widely recognized as being the best in Kenya, Rekero offers an unsurpassed Maasai Mara safari.

Tents at Rekero

The camp caters for up to 20 guests in nine tents, two of which are family tents, laid out under shady trees along the river's edge. The spacious tents have been designed combining the traditional bush style with a fresh modern feel focusing on attention to detail. All tents have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and showers.

Each tent also has a large veranda with a day bed for relaxing after game drives and is attended by a personal butler.

The camp has two common areas under canvas for guest dining and relaxation. The larger area is surrounded by shady trees and lush lawn while the smaller area is built on a platform extending over the river bank.

Activities at Rekero

Game drives are available from Rekero Camp sites in the morning, afternoon or all day. Wildlife viewing game drives are tailored to your particular interest. On the other hand, you can take the day off, sit back and listen to the bush chorus as you read a book and/or slowly drift off to sleep.

For those keen to get in some early game viewing or maximize their time watching game our camp chef can prepare a delicious packed breakfast or lunch.

For the adventurous, balloon safaris are a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa, as you silently fly over the plains teeming with herds of wildlife in the early morning. Typically, a balloon safari begins around 6 am and lasts for around 1-2 hours. Balloon safaris (additional cost) in the Serengeti take off from designated sites in the nearby Seronera area. The safari is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush, a fitting end to a memorable flight in the wild.

There is no better way to truly experience the wilderness of East Africa than on foot. Get up close to herds of giraffe nibbling nonchalantly on the tops of the ever-present acacias—until a sudden halt in activity more often than not indicates the presence of lion nearby. Buffalo, elephant, hyena and topi are some of the other species regularly encountered by guests.

Experience a one of a kind cultural visit with one of the camps guides who are mostly drawn from local Maasai communities, allowing you a unique insight into the rich culture that defines this corner of East Africa. Rekero guides are always eager to share their culture with interested guests, and visits to nearby communities and homesteads are easily arranged.

The Rekero Area

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve and adjacent conservation area totals 750 square-miles and forms the northern tip of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The Masai Mara offers wonderful scenery and an amazing abundance of wildlife. Every year it hosts what is now recognized as the greatest show on earth, the Great Migration which takes place between July and October. The Mara River is the greatest obstacle they have to face, the currents can be strong and the banks steep, but it is the gigantic Nile crocodiles that are to be their biggest obstacle. Over a million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebra are on this endless journey in search of fresh grasslands. Typically the herds continue their journey south in November but have been known to stay into January. The Maasai Mara is also home to one of the great fighting tribes of Africa, the Maasai whose culture is both fascinating and truly unique.

Rekero Camp


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