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The SEMADEP Safari camp is located in the Masai Mara and run by the Masai Community. Visit us and enjoy the greatest migration on earth, explore the rolling plains of the world’s finest game park, spot the diverse range of wildlife the Mara has to offer and learn about the way of life of the local Maasai community.



Our camp has two main roles


Firstly as an income generating project for the SEMADEP NGO. The revenue raised directly benefits the Maasai community of the Sekenani area, as well as sustaining and expanding the camp itself.


Secondly the camp offers the opportunity to see the Maasai Mara with the benefit of experiencing it with the people who have lived in harmony with this amazing area for centuries, who know the animals and terrain as no one else can and who are so comfortable in their environment.


Whether you are on a game drive, experiencing a nature walk or relaxing while reading a book in the campsite you are surrounded by the wonderful sights and sounds of a truly remarkable country.

Safari Camp

“Fantastic family trip to

Semadep Camp”


             

“The Semadep camp is a fantastic camp situated about a kilometre from Masai Mara Sekenani gate. The camp offers great value camping, beautiful views of the mara, hot and cold showers, as well as actually being run by the Masai community themselves. Expect a friendly welcome from the Masai chief and crew, offering amazing walking tours and a visit to the town of Sekenani which gives a real insight into Masai culture and lifestyle. This also shows how your stay here funds projects in the heart of the community including schools and clinics vital to their everyday life. This is at no extra cost. Overall cost is low, facilities are great and views of the Mara, including other activities are priceless.”

August 2013, travelled with our family

 
 

Camp Facilities


Stay in one of our permanent tents or bring your own. You can try some of our locally sourced and traditionally prepared meals. Here at SEMADEP we want our guests to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay whilst experiencing the wild nature of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.



Accommodation 

We have permanent en-suite tented accommodation at the SEMADEP Camp. These have 2 or 3 single beds. Also available for 2014 will be 2 and 3 bedroomed houses (also en-suite) for those wanting the camp experience without a tent.


In addition to these we have an area available for guests who wish to bring their own tents.



Showering and Toilet Facilities 

We have fully flushing toilets at the SEMADEP Camp.There are hot water showers available along with running water.



Eating and Drinking 

We provide full board accommodation using locally sourced traditional ingredients for our meals in our dining area. Guest are welcome to enjoy evening drinks around our camp fire.

Website Design and maintenance gladly donated to Semadep by arcacreative.com

Sample Itinerary


DAY 1 - ARRIVAL  
On arrival at the Siana Spring Airstrip you will be picked up and driven to the camp where you can relax and eat lunch. Later in the evening enjoy a game drive before returning to the campsite for dinner.


DAY 2 - MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
After breakfast leave the camp for a full day with packed lunch. Game viewing and an exploration of Kenya’s finest nature reserve. More than 60 species of wildlife including all the BIG FIVE are found here as well as a multitude of birds.  Have lunch at the Mara Triangle inside the game park.
In the evening return to the camp for dinner and camp fire.


DAY 3 - TOUR TO MANYATTA VILLAGE & HILL CLIMB
Have an early breakfast and then take a walk to Neunerri Hill with panoramic views over the majestic Masai Mara Game Reserve.
In the afternoon, enjoy a tour around the village Maasai traditional dancing, the ladies beadwork crafts and meet local Maasai people.
In the evening eat dinner and overnight at the campsite. Relax at the campfire after dinner and enjoy a  lecture on Maasai cultural ways of life, activities and practices. You will meet with Maasai Warriors.


DAY 4 - COMMUNITY VISIT
After breakfast have a full day learning about the community projects. This includes visiting some of SEMADEP projects: Health Centre, Water Project, ICT Centre OVC / sponsorship  project and meeting with community members.
Eat lunch at the camp and then enjoy an afternoon relaxing until dinner is served.


DAY 5 - MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
After breakfast a full day is spent game viewing across the rich grassland and rolling hills. The famous Mara is renowned for it’s great herds of game, black maned lion, leopard and cheetah. You will be amazed at the diversity of wildlife you will see in this magical reserve.
In the early evening return to the camp for dinner.


DAY 6 - COMMUNITY VISIT
Visit another local village in the morning to experience the day to day life of the  locals. You can take part in milking cows, lighting fires, repairing houses and also the preparations needed for cow herding. Afterwards see how food is prepared, this can include the slaughter of a goat and the traditional cooking of the meat with local herbs.
In the afternoon relax at the camp or choose your another activity such as a game drive or nature walk.

In the evening eat dinner and relax around the camp fire,


DAY 7 - DEPARTURE
After breakfast enjoy your final game drive before departing to Nairobi.



This amazing experience for only

$1,100 per person
(based on a group of 4 people)




INCLUDED WITHIN THIS PRICE

Transfers from and to Siana airstrip.
Full board accommodation.
Park entrance fees where applicable.
Game drives as per the itinerary.
Services of an English speaking driver/guide.
Transport will be in 4WD vehicles or minibuses with pop up roof for game viewing.
Other services and activities provided by the camp or community e.g. nature walk, dances, recreational services.

SEMADEP Safari camp is represented on 

http://www.safaribookings.com