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Leleshwa Camp
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great experience!”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We spent here just one night. I wish we could stay more. Managers, Janine and Mark, are so nice and careful that you feel like at home. Food and tents are exellent. In the night you can hear lots of animals and even when we walked back to the tent after dinner we heard a hyena. Amazing! We had a great time walking in the bush in the morning (with local guide of course! Otherwise I couldn't write it from the lion's stomach), saw wildebeests, zebras and Thomson's gazelles quite close and also footprints of lion and hyena, and have learnt a lot about animal's habits. Guides are very friendly and share their knowledges with guests. Lelshwa is really worth to stay at. You may spend time between game drives in privacy at the verandah of your tent, or if you want a company common area is also very nice (especially home made cookies). But what i can highlight the most is a great hospitality and exellent food. The only negative thing is that our verandah didn't have any view at all, just high bush. Anyway I'm sure all guests will have a great time there at Leleshwa.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

I recently went to Leleshwa as part of my honeymoon and I can not rate the experience highly enough. We far preferred the exclusivity of the reserve to the already excellent Mara. There was a real element of romance in the 'old africa' feel of the place and the staff/guides knew the perfect balance between being helpful and friendly and when to give us our space. All in all an 11 out of 10 experience. Thankyou very much everybody!

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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los angeles
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

This camp, located outside of the national park, offers a pristine place to stay. It has more of a natural feel to it than other camps. Animals surround the camp providing for wonderful sounds during the night. The guides are flexible about times of game rides but recommend the best times of day and night. Of course, game drives are what we all want to see and there was no disappointment there, but our wonderful guide, William and our Maasai spotter, Ringa, provided us with an incredible rich experience. We were granted our wishes to see health care facilities. Upon meeting a fellow physician struggling to help the locals, we donated solar panels to provide electricity. It was an inspiration to see a fully stocked dental clinic and learn about their outreach to school children.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

I've been fortunate to now have gone on 4 safaris in different parts of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Botswana and South Africa). Nothing tops Leleshwa. The accommodations are top-notch and the service is outstanding. Because they have their own reservation, you are truly enjoying all the wilderness has to offer, but in a very safe manner. I have very high expectations and I cannot recommend this place enough. If you only have the opportunity to go on one safari in your lifetime, go to Leleshwa. If you go on other safaris, they will all seem like a disappointment compared to Leleshwa. It's beautiful, it's comfortable, it's clean, it's safe. It's simply superb.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Maseru, Lesotho
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Leleshwa is a wonderful, peaceful camp with an excellent staff. David and Kayok were the best ever! The food is superb and the tents very comfortable. Since I was the only one in camp, I was very fortunate to have a special night drive and saw lions and hyenas fighting over a wildebeast kill! It was unforgetable!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Saltcoats, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

best camp in the massai mara.Ofering a very unique atmosfer.Leleshwa is on a conservancy which allows more freedom.The staff want you to do what you want to do and will explain the options and then make whatever your choice very special from bush lunches to sundowners to visiting the local school and village. There are only 7 tents so the experience is very personal. You can dine with everyone in a very well-appointed tent

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Elyria, Ohio
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

I have read the other reviews, and they are so right: Leleshwa is a spectacular place to stay. David Kasura was our Guide, Rinka our tracker, and Simon is the Manager. They all worked overtime to make sure our stay was unparalleled. First, the tent for me and my daughter was beautiful. I had a king-sized bed the first night, and she had a twin. She kidded me about my "big bed", so when we got back from our first day out, we found they'd put in another king bed for her. We were stunned. The 5 days there were filled with great company (Simon and David), wonderful food, and pure luxury. We were at the end of our safari, so David and Rinka worked hard to make sure we saw different animals and had new experiences. They did a wonderful job. Everything was beautiful, and the one day of rest that we took was more to enjoy being in the camp than to just rest. The only time we saw other tourists was when we took the balloon ride, and we loved that.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Leleshwa Camp
Address: C12 Keekorok - NE Masai Mara Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Leleshwa Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Leleshwa Camp is an intimate tented camp situated on the Siana Conservancy on the North–Eastern edge of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Resting along a stream valley overlooking picturesque hills and rolling plains dotted with resident game, Leleshwa Camp seeks to give its guests an authentic African experience. The camp offers simplistic elegance and style in a relaxed environment with six spacious permanent tents privately situated and designed to blend in naturally with the surrounding nature.We also offer a private traditional Mobile Tented Camp, also with six spacious ensuite tents that can be located anywhere in Kenya. ... more   less 
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