Reviews of Rekero
Wildlife sightings and reviews
23 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Rekero and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
I enjoyed being on the river and we saw the Wilderbeest crossing during lunch! Excellent guide." See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya
"Great stay at Rekero"
Staff all very helpful and attentive.
Good food (not as good as Kicheche Bush Camp)
Excellent viewing platform overlooking Talek River
Usual camp managers were not in camp during our stay which may be the cause for late early morning calls and wrong drinks being delivered. This was not a major problem
Excellent guide (Francis)" See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
"wonderful safari at Rekero"
Lunch, if you were not out with a picnic, was a buffet which meant you could have as little or as much as you wanted. Dinner was a 3 course meal and very good.
It being migration time everyone wanted to see a river crossing and my guide Francis seemed able to get us into a very good position at the Mara river in spite of there being at least 50 - 60 other vehicles present. One day we saw a crossing of around 20000 wildebeest and the next day 3000. As we had quite a long wait at the river the camp even brought us out our picnic lunch! Even saw a mini crossing of the Talek river with a lion kill whilst having a meal!
Great camp - nothing too much trouble for anyone." See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya
"Another wildebeest migration river crossing"
So much wildlife to see on the game drives, BUT also in camp. We decided to forgo the morning drive and stay in camp to walk round and photograph birds, flowers, insects, crocs and a lion.
A highlight was the sight of 5 cheetahs strolling in different directions towards a very large herd of wildebeest, gradually splitting the herd till they isolated their victim. We did not see the kill as the action was moving away from us, however after a very fast drive to the other side of the kill we were able to get many close up photographs of the 5 cheetahs eating their meal. Interestingly a spotted hyena tried several times to creep up on the cheetahs to steal the meal but he was chased off - outnumbered." See all these reviews: 17n in Kenya; 9n in Zimbabwe; 6n in Tanzania; 5n in Botswana; 5n in Zambia
"Rekero is a lovely camp in a super location"
The weaver birds and kingfishers are a bonus. All the staff were friendly and helpful, particularly Peter and Stacey.
Nicholas the guide was exceptional, he had superb phenomenal eyesight and consequently our game drives were very successful. His knowledge of the ecology, wildlife and birds was extensive and I thoroughly enjoyed his company." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 4n in Kenya
"Two day stay at Rekero"
Location wonderful as you overlook the Tarek river. Food - how did they produce such imaginative and tasty food in the middle of the bush and so far away from a food supplier? We only had 2 game drives from here as we took half a day to have a balloon flight, however these drives were as good as the game allowed and the guide/driver was first class. Tent accommodation very comfortable.
Good for birding around here, with the camp manager very keen to help with spotting of birds around the camp.
You also release how much you are in the bush as lions were seen inside the camp at night!!
Highly recommend." See all these reviews: 5n in Zanzibar; 5n in Kenya; 3n in Tanzania
"Overlooking the river"
"Good safari at Rekero"
Excellent views from dining area of river and "mini crossings" of river by zebras, wildebeest and topi.
Askaris very helpful and keen to show us chameleons on walk to and from our tent.
Very long early morning trip to Little Governor's Camp, which necessitated crossinng river by boat in the dark, for balloon flight," See all these reviews: 16n in Kenya
"What a great camp"
Firstly as they don't usually use open vehicles, Asilia kindly brought one in for us along with a guide. We were also given one of just 13 Gold Star East African safari guides to look after us during our stay so we had plenty of knowledge in the vehicle.
Stacey, Peter and the staff looked after us well. Breakfast (which we feel could be improved) was always in the bush, lunch could be either a buffet in camp or also in the bush if we stayed out in the hope of seeing some of the migration. Dinner was inside due to the temperature but was good quality.
The tents were very comfortable. We were in number 2 which is a family tent so had a separate bedroom at the back with three separate beds as well as the bedroom at the front. It also had the advantage of being by the Wifi tent so we were able to upload photos from the comfort of our room.
The siting, on the bend of the river, was very pretty. As the river was swollen with new rain, we thought someone had turned the air conditioning on when we woke in the morning. Lovely to see a couple of giraffes wandering past our bedroom and the main deck area.
On our final morning we were leaving early for a balloon trip and were surprised and impressed that Stacey, Peter and Jacky had all got up at 4am to say goodbye." See all these reviews: 17n in Kenya
"Lvely location by the river"
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