Nestled on a hilltop deep in Masai lands and overlooking vast savannah plains, Maji Moto Eco Camp is a small, environmentally-sensitive retreat. Operated by Masai people from the nearby village of Maji Moto, a stay here will immerse you not only in the intense natural beauty of the Loita Hills, but also in the ancient culture and knowledge of the Masai. Maji Moto is a three-hour drive from Nairobi.
There is no generator in the camp. Candles, lanterns and camp fire are used for light in the evening. Firewood is collected from the camp's 60-acre forest. Small solar panels provide electricity for recharging cameras and mobile phones.
Maji Moto Eco Camp has been designed to be part of the environment, constructed in a simple, natural and ecologically-friendly way, built in Masai-style using only local materials such as branches and stalks, grass, cow dung and stone. Igloo-type tents are furnished with mattresses, pillows and bedding. All tents are secluded with private relaxing spot and a view.
Toilets are long drop design to minimise waste water. Water for showers is brought by donkey from the natural hot spring in the village, so water heaters are not needed..
Fresh food is brought each day from the nearest town. All meals are prepared by the camp's Masai cook in a simple but delicious way, blending traditional Kenyan and international cuisine. Sankale Ole Ntutu is your chief host at Maji Moto Eco Camp. He is a Masai tribesman. The Masai staff are quick to share their world, and visits to their compounds, school or the village happen as easily as walking through a path, listening to Sankale as he leads you through his homeland.