Our camp is set up seasonally (June - March) and caters for up to twenty guests in nine tents of which two are family tents. Gerard Beaton and his partner Jackson Ole Looseyia developed this experience and today remain heavily involved in supporting the experienced Kenyan managers Clea and Conway. The management is backed by a team of professional Masai safari guides and camp crew that have worked together for many years. Together they provide our guests with an in depth and truly memorable Masai Mara experience that remains true to its setting. This eco-camp is ideally situated for the annual migration, which is the movement of over one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebra from the Serengeti through the Masai Mara in Kenya. Every year the camp is broken and removed for two months to allow the bush and the many wildlife neighbours to return to the site leaving a fresh and recovered wilderness for the next season.
Clea and Conway are second generation Kenyans who bring a deep understanding of the Mara and the country a whole. The fresh energy and expertise has allowed Rekero to unlock new ways to enjoy not just the fine river bank setting but also the extraordinary wilderness that surrounds it. OUR PHILOSOPHY (SINCE 1995)
"Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints"
There is little in this great wilderness that we have not come to know in the three generations of the Beaton family that have lived here. Reinforced by a two generation partnership with the Looseyia family we have learned to respect this land and within that have delivered one of Africa's finest marriages of wildlife, culture and visitors. Born from a strong ethos that one should 'Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints" we have evolved a gentle partnership that is there to be shared.
It has always been our shared belief that we collectively are guardians of this wilderness and through that we seek to share the deepest and finest points while not shying away from the challenges that continue to evolve through the years. Rekero is of course a business but it is one that has first and foremost developed through its strong relationship with its neighbours. The strong bond and successes in poverty reduction have been recognised by some of the world's leading conservationists. By using tourism to reduce poverty and thereby introduce the benefits of conservation to communities has to be our proudest achievement.
The important aspect of our style is that there is no blue print. We operate, as we always have, in a changing and demanding environment and it is not one that you can just apply a template however well it's thought through. It is about adapting to the environment and your resources and that is the way we seek to achieve a sustainable difference for those who live here and those who come and stay at Rekero Camp.
The partnership with Asilia allows this 30 year project to step out with a renewed and refreshed vision. Driven by the same careful hands the vision can now grow in preparation for the fourth generation to take on the enormous responsibility. The development, with other tourism partners, of the new conservancy Naboisho is just the first step and we invite you to share it with us as we set out on this phase of the journey.