Rekero

Reviews of Rekero

Excellent(97%) From 20 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 20 of our travellers who have visited Rekero, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr D from Surrey
Arrived on: 8-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Rekero is a lovely camp in a super location

Probably the best of the Asilia camps I have stayed. The location is ideal with views of the river with the hippos and also the wildlife on the other bank.

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.

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Mr & Mrs L from Herts
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Two day stay at Rekero

I cannot praise this camp highly enough. The very friendly atmosphere was almost like joining a family.

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.

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Mrs from Weybridge
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Overlooking the river

Amazing location of the camp, with tents hidden in the bush and common space overlooking the river, with hippos and crossing of wildlife. Lunch served under a tree. Excellent quality of the tents

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Mr & Mrs P from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good safari at Rekero

Comfortable tents, rather hidden in the bush.

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,

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Mr & Mrs B from Wokingham
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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What a great camp

We loved our trip here.

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.

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Tessa from UK
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Rekero review

The guiding at this camp was excellent and we were lucky that as we had requested an open sided vehicle, we had two guides:the owner of the vehicle James, a Maasai, and also Mohamed, the camp's top guide. (We understand that the camp is switching to open vehicles completely next year). We prefer this type of vehicle as we are keen photographers and you feel 'closer' to the animals, plus you usually have an unrestricted view. The downside is that it can also be cold especially in the morning and after sundown! James and Mohamed got us excellent positions for photographing the animals we saw and anticipated well their movements, as well as being friendly, courteous and very knowledgeable. We shared our vehicle with another couple with similar interests to ours.

The camp itself has a fantastic location on the Talek river, with the dining area directly overlooking the river. We were lucky to see a crossing of several zebra from the deck. The tents are large and well appointed and a good distance apart. Isaac, our Maasai Askari, was wonderful and had a great repertoire of animal voices! The food was good, but portions of dessert were very meagre.

We timed our trip to coincide with the migration across the Mara, and although there were plenty of wildebeest, the two crossings that we witnessed were only small (14 and 13 animals respectively!) which was a little disappointing. It was unfortunate that our visit coincided with some unseasonal heavy rains which no doubt affected animal viewing. Just hard luck.

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Mrs M from Appledore
Arrived on: 27-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lvely location by the river

Pete and his wife and Clea were very attentive hosts and the camp was very well run. Game drives were spoilt a bit by too many other vehicles - it was Christmas, I know, and we can't expect to have the whole Maasai Mara to ourselves - but I would avoid the Maara itself at peak holiday time. Our guide Pius did his best to avoid the viewing jams. I felt that our guide didn't quite measure up to the standard of others - he seemed a bit offhand and bored at times - but we had some very good sightings particularly of cheetah and lion.

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Ms F from London
Arrived on: 27-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Rekero review

Stacey and Pete and Clea were very welcoming and again the food was spectacular. They were so kind and welcoming and helpful.

The lodge will be even better when the main building is moved forward and gives a view up the river when eating in the evening.

I loved sitting on the verandah of the look out area and whiling away an afternoon. My only comment on the location is that over Christmas the Masai Mara is busy and you can find too many 4.4 out on the plains. This is not a criticism of the Rekero itself - merely a comment on the area. A week either side of Christmas and New Year and the area would be much quieter.

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Mr & Mrs D from San Fran
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good experience but not quite up to expectati

We had stayed at Asilia camps in Tanzania, and loved it, so were very much looking forward to Rekero. Overall, it was a good experience, but did not quite live up to our (admittedly very high) expectations.

Things we loved:
- Camp was in a very lovely location next to a small river. We were able to see our own small crossing.
- As with all Asilia camps, tent and food were very good.
- Our guide, Onesmus, was one of very few Gold Level guides. He was very good at spotting action and an excellent photographer.

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Two Travellers from UK
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Rekero review

Wonderful in every way, and our guide Sammy was outstanding. Although a large proportion of the herds had (as we understood it) crossed back into the Serengeti, we nevertheless saw large numbers of wildebeest on a long day's drive over to the Mara Triangle and (thanks to Sammy’s expertise and patience) also saw a fantastic crossing from the Triangle side of the river where we were one of only three vehicles.

Having expected bucket showers and a more bush camp feel we were also very impressed with and pleasantly surprised by the large and pristine Rekero tents and piped hot water set up. From a personal perspective, we much preferred the lighter lunch/more formal dinner approach of Rekero to that of Kicheche Laikipia, and although we were initially wary of the place names at dinner which the camp used (not something we'd encountered before) it actually worked very well.

Finally, Pete and Stacey were delightful hosts; the Askari and staff super friendly; and the setting both of the camp itself and our individual tents (tuned to Hippo-pool TV) great.

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