Below you can find a selection of our most recent reviews and guest feedback. Happy reading!
A Tropical Paradise In Tanzania
This was my favorite resort in our trip to Tanzania. We stayed in some rougher spots and more luxurious but Rubondo Island Camp was a perfect blend of luxury and a traditional bush camp. The service was amazing! The hikes in the jungle gave me a new appreciation for Tanzania that was unknown to me before, that of the little creatures. So many butterflies, little critters that are amazing to interact with. The food was AMAZING, the chef is intense but in a comical way and really added to charm of this little paradise. My wife and I wish we would have scheduled more time at Rubondo Island Camp. We will definitely return for a longer trip...definitely!
Nikko_Traveler (US) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Rubondo Island Camp
Little Oliver's was our first stop on an 8 day safari. We were a group of 4 couples and stayed 2 nights. We wished it were longer and hugged our amazingly knowledgeable guides Alex and Rich goodbye when they brought us to the air strip to travel on to Ngorongoro. The game drives were nothing short of breathtaking, starting with the trip from the air strip to the camp where we spotted cheetah, and host of other wildlife appearing as if on cue. The cool towels and cold fresh juices on arrival were a preview to the degree of amenities that we enjoyed. The common areas delighted as did cocktails in front of the bonfire and delicious "bites". The "tents" were beautiful blend of luxury and African decor and combined with the stars and wildlife sounds after sunset made for an unforgettable experience. They are spaced so that you do not hear or see your neighbors and reinforces that you are living amidst wildlife that moves freely throughout the camp. After a tremendously successful drive along the river, we opted to do a night game drive which did not disappoint. Having a great safari experience depends on your guides and ours were outstanding!"
Valerie T (US) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Oliver's Camp
A Dream Come True
Our guide, Shatri, made our game drives magical. His knowledge of the animals was extraordinary and he was most courteous and thoughtful. Meal times were had sometimes out and about, he would set up a picnic table with an array of drinks and snacks which were great± All the staff were happy to help at all times and we could not have asked for a lovelier few days. We were sad to leave!"
Barbi Jones (UK) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Sayari Camp
Just returned from a first visit to Kenya, had never been on safari and was blown away, first by the wildlife - location is fantastic; we only stayed two nights but were lucky to see the Big 5 - but just as memorably by Rekero. Without exception, the staff offer an ideal blend of attentiveness and relaxed vibes. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable, especially our assigned Masai guide. The food was gourmet-like, and our tent and the common facilities were elegant yet not too much. Breakfast overlooking the river or packed if you do an early morning game drive, 1pm lunch, 4:30pm tea, 8pm dinner and ample time for game drives, chatting with fellow guests and resting in between. Rekero has it figured out. The staff clearly take pride in what they do, with many having worked there for years. I could go on and on... Simply put, if you go on safari in Kenya, book Rekero!"
Bong M (China) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Rekero Camp
THE Destination in the Mara
This camp is absolute perfection. They are able to provide an atmosphere of comfort like your own home while also providing luxuries you would never think of on safari or frankly on any vacation- and we have stayed in some very exclusive places! The tents are beautiful and have all the luxuries- nice linens, soap- wonderful beds with the addition of being able to watch zebra (and plenty of other animals) walking by your room all night.
The game driving is exceptional- the animals that are there are in tremendous in quantity and watching them interact was amazing!! We got to see a lioness and her 2 week old cubs on their first ever outing! It is not at all surprising that the Mara is known as the original safari destination- it is beyond description. The food at Naboisho also bears discussion- not only were we awed at every meal- but the communal dining made us feel like we were at an intimate dinner party with close fiends every night!
I have left the discussion of the staff for last- mostly because I do not know how to convey in words the level of not just service but true care they shower on each family! Helen, Roelof, Moses and our tracker Daniel to name a few! When we pulled away it was with tears in our eyes- knowing that this will be back as soon as possible! Run do not walk to book a trip to Naboisho!
Traveller | Stayed in August, 2014 at Naboisho Camp
Exceptional Private Lodge, Sensational Game Viewing and Guiding
We have been lucky enough to experience a number of safaris throughout Africa and all I can do is repeat the positive comments and sentiments of previous reviews about Naboisho. It is an incredibly special camp and team. The camp itself is beautiful and the layout is very well thought through and planned. There is huge attention to detail and all the 'things you know are missing when they aren't there' have been carefully thought of and provided in lavish, luxurious abundance. The service, food, styling and ambience are exceptional. This is bush living at its best and very few camps can match the overall quality of Naboisho.
The real magic however comes from the bush experience. The conservancy is stunningly beautiful and there is no need to venture into the main Mara reserve as there is a huge amount of healthy and diverse game on the door step - a female leopard killed a mature male impala in front of the mess tent whilst we had afternoon tea! The wildlife and landscape is truly brought to life by the phenomenal knowledge of the Masai guides and Roelof. The privacy of the reserve means that for the majority of sightings we were the only vehicle at a sighting. This is a very special camp located in an unrivalled section of the Mara serviced by a top quality team. Whilst there are many options in the Mara, I could not recommend Naboisho enough.
MattLondon13 (UK) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Naboisho Camp
The Perfect Ending to a Safari Vacation
We stayed at Matemwe Lodge for four nights after a safari in Tanzania. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy views of the beautiful Indian Ocean. The accommodations are very comfortable in private bungalows located on a small bluff right over the water. You can hear the waves at night and there is a porch and hammock to relax during the day. The staff were wonderful: extremely welcoming and responsive to all our needs. The managers stopped by at meals to make sure everything was perfect. There are several activities, including a nice reef walk and a morning snorkel trip in a fishing dhow. The beach staff that led these were also very attentive. The food was delicious with lots of fresh fish from the local markets. It was extremely quiet and relaxing. This is a VERY quiet hotel and although bungalow 1 is closer to the bar, there was never any noise coming from the bar. "
Daniel B (US) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Matemwe Lodge
Fantastic Doesn't Describe It!
We had the most amazing time at Dunia camp. From the animals up close - an elephant at the entrance of our tent at night so close you could have touched it. The beautiful sounds of animals at night. The staff were fantastic and Angel the manager lived up to her name, she is an Angel. We could not fault this camp at all. The camp site and tent so unique and special. Would highly recommend Dunia to anyone traveling to Tanzania."
Nettyr450 (AUS) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Dunia Camp
I wished We Would Have Stayed Longer!
This was my first time at a camp during a wildlife safari trip. I didn't really know what to expect. The whole experience was brilliant. We had a room right beside the river and the natural sound of the flowing water and the view was amazing. At night, a hippo was right beside our tent. The atmosphere at the camp was extremely friendly and the staff very attentive. I wished we would have stayed longer! The wildlife around the area was spectacular, it is impossible to describe how brilliant the animals in their natural environment were. Highly recommended!"
Rodrigo625 (UK) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Rekero Camp
The camp is located in Naboisho conservancy which is next to the Maasai Mara. There's plenty of wildlife in the area, but you see very few tourists because the area is restricted to only the guests of the camps situated in the conservancy. We saw lions on every single drive, elephants, giraffes, Cape Buffalo, and a lot more.
The tent was perfectly sealed so we never had any unwanted visitors. It was very clean and the tent itself seemed very new. We had hot bucket showers in the tent which was refilled if needed. The service was very friendly and efficient. The managers Helen and Roelof were great hosts and made sure everything was perfect during our stay. Everyone from Johnson, the head waiter, to the askaris who escorted us to and from our tent, deserve a lot of credit for doing such a great job. Lucas, our guide, was absolutely amazing. He was so knowledgable about all the wildlife, and always explained everything really well. I need to remember what we learned, because when we go back in the future, he will test us. Thank you for the amazing experience!
OsamaAlawadhi (US) | Stayed in August, 2014 at Naboisho Camp