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Private Location

The camp is located in a secluded area of the Masai Mara National Reserve, far from other properties so guests enjoy a truly “exclusive” safari.

Sand River

The camp overlooks Sand River, a picturesque combination of sand banks, dramatic rocks and riverine forest - an idyllic setting for a late breakfast!

On the Migration route

Sand River Masai Mara is quite literally on the Migration route and guests are often fortunate to be able to watch wildebeest and zebra crossing the Sand River from the comfort of their tent verandah.

Luxurious classic camp

The camp has an opulent feel, and evokes a feeling of having stepped back in time to the heyday of great safaris.

Activities

  • Shared game drives in custom 4x4 vehicles (exclusive use available at day rate)

  • Bush meals and sundowners

  • Cultural experiences

  • Visit to a local school supported by Land & Life Foundation

  • Balloon safaris (price not included and pre-booking required)

Seasons

HIGH from 1st January to 4th January
1st July 31st October
20th December 31st December
MID from 5th January to 2nd April
1st June 30th June
1st November 19th December
GREEN from 3rd April to 31st May

Accommodation Rates

SEASON MEAL PLAN PER PERSON SHARING SINGLE ROOM
HIGH Game Package $715 $1073
  Full Board $635 $953
MID Game Package $650 $975
  Full Board $570 $855
GREEN Game Package $550 $825
  Full Board $470 $705

thumbs upExceptional Special Offers.


Book 6 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 10% circuit reduction.

Book 9 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 15% circuit reduction.

Book 12 nights or more.. at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 20% circuit reduction.

In order to guarantee the circuit discount, the payment will have to be done in full at the time of the reservation.

Children's Accommodation Rates

Infant under 3 years of age Free of charge
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 2 adults
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age sharing with 1 adult (adult at single rate)
1 or 2 children from 12 below 18 years of age sharing with 1 adult 75%
Children below 18 yrs occupying own room (minimum 2, maximum 3)

Activities & Enhancements

ACTIVITY PER PERSON RATE
Extra Lunch at the Lodge $35
Extra Picnic Lunch $35
Bush Breakfast (minimum 2 guests) $55
Bush Lunch (minimum 2 guests, if booked on Game Package) $80
Dinner Under the Stars (minimum 2 guests) $80
Balloon Safari - Duration: 1 hour $500
Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle (per vehicle per day) $400
For more details on these activities, please visit the 'Activities Section'

Comprising of 16 tented accommodations, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s.

  • 15 tented rooms - 4 twins, 11 doubles (49m2)
  • 1 Family tent with 2 en suite bedrooms adjoined by a central lounge area (87m2)
  • Sand River is separated into two separate camp areas of 10 and 6 tents to make Sand River and “Little” Sand River.
  • Each “camp” has its own main and dining areas.
  • 4 of the tents contain day beds that can be used as extra beds.

Sand River Masai Mara Camp is located alongside the banks of the river of the same name. Close to the border of the Serengeti National Park, and within the Masai Mara National Reserve, Sand River Mara lies on the most northerly route of the spectacular Annual Migration.

Keekorok airstrip is a 45 minute flight from Wilson Airport, and a 45 minute drive from camp.

  • Twice daily scheduled Safarilink flight departing Nairobi Wilson
  • Once daily scheduled Safarilink flight from Shaba/Samburu via Lewa and Nanyuki
  • Three times daily in high season and twice daily in low season Air Kenya flight departing Nairobi Wilson
  • Once daily scheduled Air Kenya flight from Meru via Lewa and Nanyuki
  • Once daily scheduled Mombasa Air flight from Mombasa, via Ukunda and Amboseli
  • Once daily scheduled Blue Sky flight from Mombasa via Ukunda (Diani)
  • >Private charters from anywhere
  • Sand River Masai Mara is on the Elewana SkySafari Kenyan Classic and Connoisseur itineraries

CAMP & AIRSTRIP COORDINATES

  • Keekorok airstrip coordinates: 1° 35’ 09”S, 35° 15’ 34” E
  • Camp coordinates: 1° 37’ 14” S, 35° 09’ 45” E

The Masai Mara Game Reserve is often called simply “The Mara” - a Masai word meaning “mottled” - a reference to its patchy landscape.

The Reserve covers 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of distinctive acacia trees. It is about 270 km from the capital city Nairobi and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.

The Masai Mara ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in the world and this is where over two million wildebeest, zebra and Thompson gazelle migrate annually. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds.

The wildlife of the Masai Mara is world-renowned, with the so-called “Big Five”- buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros – evident throughout the year. The “Big Nine” - including cheetah, zebra, giraffe and hippo - extends this experience.

The Masai Mara also plays host to the ‘Annual Migration’ but whatever the time of year the resident wildlife will surely enthrall and entertain all who visit this wondrous Park.

Finally let us not forget the colourful inhabitants of this exceptional landscape. The Masai are a proud semi-nomadic cattle-rearing people with a fascinating culture, divided into a number of sub-tribes some of which share the Mara region. The Masai are an ever-present reminder of the history and cultural heritage of this sublime and enigmatic landscape, and will surely leave a lasting impression for all.

Sublime. Glorious. Infinite.

Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border.

Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s.

The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.

Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery.

Sand River Masai Mara comprises of 16-tented accommodations - including 1 family tent - each divided into two separate but adjoining campsites, with each area possessing its own designated dining and public areas, thereby creating an increased sense of exclusivity and privacy.

Sand River Masai Mara will continue to demonstrate all the qualities that have made the Elewana Collection the premier choice in East Africa. With carefully crafted interior designs, exceptional standards of service, and a sublime and carefully chosen location providing optimal access to the wildlife, Sand River Masai Mara will surely become the standard to surpass.


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