Here are a few photos of this wonderful camp at the Talek river. It is run by Gerard Beaton and his very competent (but funny-talking) manger Rob Stower. If you plan on a trip at the Mara we highly recommend it.

The food is great, the staff are great, the accomodations are very comfortable, and the wildlife is literally just outside your door at night. This camp is taken down for 2 months every year, then reassembled for the next season.

Rokero is right inside the Masai Mara National Reserve, so you are not allowed to go on walks or night drives. The abundance of wildlife you see during the day makes up for this. Nat Geo’s Big Cat Diaries was filmed here.

Gerard’s wife and Kate, another camp assistant

Rob (Mr. Rugby) Stower

Two of the many guards that watched over the camp at night and escorted us around

Our camp was located on the Talek river. This is the view from our lunch.

A common area where we met and had tea time at precisely 4 PM every day. This is an important ritual carried over from the British colonial days.


Different view of above. Lots of conversations, naps, eating, and drinking occurred in this room day and night.
Off to the right, out of the picture, is the dining area.

Our comfortable rooms. On the pink table at the left our early morning wake-up person would leave us tea or coffee at 6 AM.

Wash basin in front of the shower

Any time you needed a shower they would bring
hot water

The loo

Lunch was outside every afternoon. We saw wildebeest
and leopard crossing the river one afternoon.