I stayed here for four days over New Year with my wife and three children (aged 7, 4 and 2). My main concern before booking a safari holiday was to ensure we could get a camp that could accommodate young children, particularly having our own vehicle for game drives, as we needed flexibility and also didn't want to be spoiling other people's holiday. Enkewa was recommended, and we were not disappointed.
The accommodation is great. Lovely tents, spacious enough too accommodate the five of us with ease.
The food is excellent, and having breakfast and lunch out in the Mara is just sublime.
However, it is the people that make Enkewa special. Almost all the staff are local Maasai, and this makes the difference. Spending hours on game drives, our driver and spotter were fantastic - they know what they are doing and really care about giving you a great experience of the area. They were also great with the kids, who had a fantastic time from the minute we were picked up from Keekorok airstrip.
The easterly location of the camp means that you have to drive for quite a while to get deep into the most popular game areas of the Mara Reserve, however it gives you a great opportunity to see areas which are off the typical tourist trail.
This was our first safari experience, and it won't be our last. And we would go back to Enkewa in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury accomodation and fully eco-sustainable tented camp. Enkewa Camp is located inside the Masai Mara National Reserve in a very private area with a great location for game drive. Almost absolute privacy during our safaris in the best Big5 territory, only 20 minutes drive from Keekorok Airstrip. We can also arrange all logistics and travel circuits through Kenya and Tanzania combined with your stay at Enkewa Camp ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Enkewa Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve