Reviews of Rekero
Wildlife sightings and reviews
28 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
"Introduction to the Bush"
Our safari guide Karia was amazing! He was so knowledgeable and eager to show us the marvels of the Mara - the best day of game drives in our entire 11-day safari was because of his enthusiasm and incredible spotting skills. He is a photographer, as I am, and he always knew the right angles and light to enhance our shots. We couldn't have asked for more.
The tent was lovely and comfortable; every meal was delicious and beautifully served; the camp is nicely located with great views.
We look forward to staying here again!" See all these reviews: 17n in Kenya
The location of the camp is great along the river with a fabulous view from the dining deck. Tents are also amazing along the river. Our tent was next to the hippo pod which was fabulous (shame though about the fencing), very spacious and comfortable.
As I am gluten free and diary free I was a little bit worried but it was great how they catered and took care of me, the food was delicious and the desserts were amazing.
Our guide Francis was great, extremely friendly and managed to make us see a lot without having crowds around us. Very knowledgeable and a bird specialist as well." See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
"Wow! Hope to return one day!"
Our guide Nick was absolutely one of the best guides we have ever had. What sets the Rekero guides apart is that they focus on using their skills and experience to find the wildlife themselves, rather than following other vehicles and ending up with the crowds around sightings. We were so lucky to have lion cubs just a few minutes from camp, all to ourselves!
The food was outstanding, and it really felt like nothing was too much trouble - just ask. We loved the bush breakfasts - one day we stopped on the open plains and ate under a lone acacia tree, while watching topi and wildebeest in the distance.
We also particularly enjoyed the fact that the wifi tent was set apart from the main dining area, which really makes sure everyone relaxes. The little tiny souvenir tent is was very reasonably priced.
In short, we can't recommend Rekero enough!" See all these reviews: 15n in Kenya
They engaged with all the guests and encouraged conversation and mingling at the camp fire and tea time, and Becca and/or Lewis ate with me at meals and were interesting and entertaining company. Both of them have an obvious passion for safari and love to share it with their guests. They clearly can't wait to get back to communal dining and I'm sure this would make Rekero an even more enjoyable place to stay.
My guide, Francis, was excellent, clearly very experienced with great birding skills. It was good to see that he was keen to avoid some of the worse "circus like" sightings that you get in this part of the reserve, and to leave sightings when we felt the animal was being harrassed.
Not mentioned in your wildlife list so I will mention it here - we had some lovely sightings of serval with kittens." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia; 10n in Kenya
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
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