Rhino Tourist Camp

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Average rate: $50 - Hotel class: 2 stars
Ololaimutia Gate, Masai Mara, Kenya

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Apurva_N Apurva_N
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Nice little camp site with permanent tents Jul 14, 2013
Located towards the Ololaimutia Gate of the Masai Mara National Reserve, this is a basic but nice tented camp, with 'permanent' tents that are a mix of concrete and canvas. It is good value, reasonably priced, and quiet, though there is nothing particularly scenic about its location. The idea is that you get private ensuite tent rooms with beds, mosquito nets, electricity and a table, made on a cemented structure, while also getting the camp feel as you unzip the door and enter your tent.

So it is not real camping where you pitch your tent and sleep on the ground but a midway experience in a permanent tent with an attached bathroom and beds. The tents are numbered as 'years' and evenly spaced out on the campgrounds. They have electric lights and sockets for charging cameras or mobiles, though the electricity is generated from a diesel generator and so available only at certain times of the day and night.

Things are reasonably clean, though it is not exactly a lux place, and the bathrooms are in some need of repair. But with hot water and flush toilets in the middle of the Mara, one can't really complain. The staff are especially nice. They take time to explain things and help out where needed. As electricity goes out at 10 pm and it can get a bit dark, they even lent me a torchlight!

The place has a central dining area where breakfast and dinners are served - lunches are usually packed boxes that people carry with them on game drives during the day. The food is not gourmet stuff or anything, but decent enough and freshly cooked by in-house chefs. Beer is available, and so is massage if you wish to really relax. There seems to be a tradition of sitting around a communal bonfire after dinner, a good place to exchange safari stories, make new friends and interact with a Masai tribesman or two, who often come and join the guests. A pretty cosy overall experience.
The tented room
Inside the tent
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Apurva_N says:
Thanks Lauryl :)
Posted on: Feb 18, 2014
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Rhino Tourist Camp Overview

The Rhino Tourist Camp caters for families with children offering a playground. Guests can enjoy the hotel's spa facilities, including body treatment facilities, massage services and facial treatments. Conveniently part of the hotel services, guests can catch up on work with the computers available for use. The guests can sit and relax in the tranquil grounds of the hotel's outdoor area. For an easy and effortless check-in and departure experience, take advantage of the Rhino Tourist Camp's express check-in/check-out facility which minimises the usual hassles leaving you with more time to enjoy your holiday.

Families can relax knowing there is enough space for them to spread out in the specially designed oversized family rooms. Amenities featured in the rooms include a TV, a private bathroom and cable / satellite channels. Rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities. Guests have the option of requesting a non-smoking room. For early risers, a leisurely breakfast in bed can be served in your room.

Travellers wishing to socialise can take advantage of the Rhino Tourist Camp's bar, located on-site for your convenience.

Rhino Tourist Camp Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Convention Center
  • Housekeeping
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Security Guard
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Nature Trail
  • Walking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Animal Watching
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Jogging and exercise trail
  • Computer
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Ticket Service
  • Blackboard
  • Scanning
  • Conference Manager
  • White board
  • Full-service catering
  • Custom event planning available
  • Massage
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Packed Lunches
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Shoe Shine
  • Self Laundry
  • No Parking
  • Pillow Top Mattress
  • Bedding/Pillow Choices

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