ATUA ENKOP LUXURY CAMPS.
Disclaimer: Yasmine could not make it for this excursion as she had her exams. I, therefore took along my sister Qillian.
The Atua Enkop fraternity offers Kenya and her visitors unique African camps situated in conservancies in different parts of the country. They include: The Elephant Bedroom Camp (Samburu), Tipilikwani Mara Camp (Maasai Mara), The Mara Ngenche Camp (Maasai Mara) and Mbweha Camp (Lake Nakuru National Park). Together with Routes Adventures (routes adventures on instagram) and Alisha Popat (Alisha Popat on instagram) , who are also travel bloggers and vloggers we were privileged to visit one of these; Mbweha Camp.
Situated against the border of Lake Nakuru, the camp is about 200km from Nairobi and 10km from Nakuru town. Adjacent to it is the Soysambu Conservancy with offers the visitors the perfect jungle green feel. We set off to the destination at about 9 am from Nairobi town and arrived at noon. The drive is usually not this long. We decided to take our time on the road as we beheld the spectacles nature had to offer along the Nakuru- Naivasha Highway.
Upon arrival, we were welcomed, cordially by the staff and offered an in-house drink; a treat we had longed for given our long journey. As is their routine, a brief of the facility was given to us before we were shown where to settle in. Hats off to these professional staff; they are very friendly, always ready to assist and definitely prioritize the interests of the visitors.
Mbweha camp is indeed an ideal destination. The first thing that struck us was the rustic, contemporary and African feel. The establishment has completely outdone itself in giving the place an African theme. It exudes in beauty, luxury, cool crispy air, peace and a perfect environment for relaxation.
It boasts, originally 10 cottages: 2 family cottages, 4 double bed cottages and 4 twin bed cottages which are named after some of the animals found within the conservancy. They offer extremely comfortable king size beds, beautifully draped with mosquito nets, chairs, tables and world class outdoor candlelit bathtubs. Beautiful paintings have been hanged around the walls to bring a homely feel to the rooms. Close to the cottages are comfortable patios where one can take time to enjoy the chirping of birds, chat, read a novel or observe the stars in the sky in the night. Be sure to appreciate the beautiful landscape rendered by the views from these cottages as well! You will be able to catch the view of the Mau and Eburru ranges.
Besides these, the camp also boasts a spacious lounge and bar, with wood fire at its center. Sofas encircle it to provide a large seating arrangement. The traditional lamps used to light the space enhance its African feel. At the lounge, a ramp leads to the dining area and a gravel to its luxurious swimming pool.
The continental style cuisine caters to a variety of dietary as well.
The highlight of Mbweha camp is the activities and its amenities. It offers a unique camel safari; a tour around the conservancy on a camel, bush delicacies (breakfast, gourmet bush lunch and dinner), sundowners overlooking Lake Nakuru, a tour to Lake Elementaita and night game drives as the conservancy comes to life at night. You will be fortunate to spot a variety of wildlife: jackals, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, impalas, hyena, baboons, flamingoes, among others. If you so wish to visit Lake Nakuru National Park, Mbweha camp can have that arranged upon request. The bush meals are also offered upon request. One could either organize for private dinners in the balcony of the cottages or under the open sky.
It is fit to visit the camp all year round. After reading this post and you would wish to visit, here is a code that will guarantee you discount: VBMC09, which stands for Viola’s Blog Mbweha Camp, September. It is a treat or rather a token of appreciation to our ardent readers and those who follow us for ideas on travel destinations.
Our experience was authentically African and one of the best of all the adventures. This is the perfect place to enjoy a serene environment and the grandeur of Kenyan wildlife! We had no idea how much our Country had to offer in terms of luxury camps.
For a more detailed post and images of our stay at Mbweha Camp, please view our next post. For more information on the camp and its rates, visit their website (https://www.atua-enkop.com) or email the administration on @atua-enkop.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Also, you can connect with them on Instagram @mbwehacamp.
We attribute this post to the administration of Atua Enkop luxury Camps, who were our official sponsors. Much appreciation for such an extraordinary experience.
Article by Esther Opiyo (@ess_opiyo on Instagram.)
Photography by Miano photography (@mianophotography on Instagram.)