Sand River Masai Mara
Sand River Masai Mara takes its name from the river on which it sits. Close to the border of the Serengeti National Park, and within the Masai Mara National Reserve, Sand River Masai Mara is surrounded by abundant game and lies on the northerly route of the spectacular Annual Migration.
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 at Sand River Masai Mara Camp mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.
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. All this can be best experienced when staying at Sand River Masai Mara camp.
This luxury camp 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.
How to get to Sand River Masai Mara Camp
- Distance from Keekerok airstrip : 15km Drive-time from airstrip : 45mins•
- Thrice daily scheduled Air Kenya flights departing Nairobi Wilson at 08.00hrs, 1030hrs and 1515hrs to Keekorok Airstrip (with minimum number of two pax)
- Twice daily scheduled Safari Link flight departing Nairobi Wilson at 09.15hrs and 15.15hrs to Keekorok airstrip (with minimum number of two pax)
- Twice daily scheduled Mombasa Air flight departing Nairobi Wilson at 10.00hrs and 15.00hrs to Keekorok airstrip (with minimum number of two pax)
- Flight time approximately 1hr from Nairobi (depending on number of stops en route)
- Private charter from anywhere can operate into Keekorok Airstrip
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Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana
Masai Mara Reserve 2023 Park Fees:
|Masai Mara Park Fees||KE||EA||NON RESIDENT|
|Validity: 24 Hours
||CITIZEN||RESIDENT||Inside Park||Outside Park|
|Adult Park Fee||KES 1,000.00||KES 1,200.00||USD 70.00||USD 70.00|
|Children Park Fee||KES 300.00||KES 500.00||USD 40.00||USD 45.00|
What you have to know about Masai Mara Parks Fees:
Staying Inside Masai Mara Park Fees(Non-residents):
Masai Mara Park Entry Fees applicable to Guests staying in Camps and Lodges INSIDE the Masai Mara Reserve
Staying Outside Masai Mara Park Fee Rates(Non-residents):
Masai Mara Park Entry Fees applicable to Guests staying in Camps and Lodges OUTSIDE the Masai Mara Reserve
Masai Mara Citizen Entry Fees and Masai Mara Resident Entry Fees
Citizen Entry Fees: Guests visiting Masai Mara Reserve are required to present their Kenya National IDs
Resident Entry Fees: For residents of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda
||| Residents visiting the Masai Mara Reserve are required to: present their passports or show work permits or appropriate visa/s as proof of residency status
What Hotel Facilities are available at Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana?
Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana offers a range of facilities to enhance your stay in the Masai Mara. Here are some more details about the facilities available:
- Accommodation: The camp features 16 luxury tents, each furnished with comfortable beds, high-quality linens, and en-suite bathrooms. The tents are beautifully decorated with African-inspired furnishings and come with a private veranda for relaxation and game viewing.
- In addition to the 16 tents, there is a 2-bedroom en-suite family tent with a private lounge that provides a perfect space for families or groups of friends to relax together.
- Swimming pool: After a game drive or bush walk, guests can take a refreshing dip in the camp's swimming pool while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
- Games room: The camp has a games room with a pool table, board games, and other entertainment options. This is the perfect place to unwind and relax with fellow guests.
- Guest lounges with viewing decks: Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana has several guest lounges, each offering comfortable seating, African-inspired décor, and stunning views of the Masai Mara. These lounges are perfect for socializing, reading, or simply enjoying the scenery.
- Free Wi-Fi available in public areas: For guests who need to stay connected, the camp offers free Wi-Fi in public areas such as the lounge and dining areas.
- Bathtub & outdoor shower: Each tent is equipped with a bathtub and an outdoor shower, providing guests with the option to take a relaxing soak or a refreshing shower while enjoying the views of the surrounding wilderness.
- Charging point with universal adapter: The camp provides charging points for guests' electronic devices, including a universal adapter for convenience.
- Digital safe: Each tent comes with a digital safe for storing valuables.
- Personal room attendant: To enhance your experience, each tent has a personal room attendant who is available to assist with any requests or needs you may have during your stay.
- Solar heated hot water: The camp uses solar panels to heat the water, reducing the camp's carbon footprint and ensuring that guests have access to hot water throughout their stay.
Which Rooms Types are in Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana?
Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana offers a variety of tented accommodations to suit the needs of different types of guests. Here are some more details about the room types available:
15 tented rooms – 4 twins, 11 doubles (49m2): These are spacious and well-appointed tents with en-suite bathrooms featuring both indoor and outdoor showers, flush toilets, and private verandas with comfortable seating. The rooms are furnished with a king-size or twin beds, writing desks, and wardrobes.
1 Family tent with 2 en suite bedrooms adjoined by a central lounge area (87m2): The family tent is ideal for families or small groups traveling together. It consists of two en-suite bedrooms adjoined by a central lounge area, creating a sense of space and privacy. The tent features a private veranda with comfortable seating and stunning views of the Sand River.
Sand River is separated into two separate camp areas of 10 and 6 tents to make Sand River and “Little” Sand River: Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana is divided into two separate camp areas, with 10 tents in the main camp and 6 tents in the "Little" Sand River camp. This allows for a more intimate and exclusive safari experience. Each camp has its own main and dining areas, providing guests with their own private space.
4 of the tents contain day beds that can be used as extra beds: Four of the tents in Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana can be configured with an extra day bed to accommodate a third guest. This is perfect for families or small groups traveling together.
All the tents are beautifully furnished with comfortable beds, fine linens, and elegant furnishings that reflect the spirit of safari. They are also equipped with modern amenities such as digital safes, charging points with universal adapters, and free Wi-Fi in public areas. With a range of room types available, guests are sure to find the perfect accommodation to suit their needs at Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana.
What are the Foods & Drinks options at Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana?
Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana offers a range of delicious food and drink options to enhance your safari experience. Here are some more details about the dining options available:
Dining tents overlooking the river: The camp features dining tents that overlook the Sand River, providing a stunning setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy their meals while watching the wildlife along the riverbank.
Private and intimate dining options: For those seeking a more private dining experience, the camp offers intimate dining options, such as a candlelit dinner in the privacy of your own tent.
Bush breakfasts & luncheons: Guests can also enjoy a bush breakfast or luncheon in the heart of the Masai Mara. These meals are served in a scenic location in the bush, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.
Selected premium wine list: Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana offers a selected premium wine list, featuring some of the best wines from around the world. Guests can choose from a range of reds, whites, and rosés to complement their meals. In addition, the camp also offers a selection of local and international beers and spirits.
The camp's chefs use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create a range of delicious dishes, blending international cuisine with local flavors. Whether you're enjoying a leisurely breakfast, a picnic in the bush, or a romantic dinner under the stars, Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana has something to satisfy every palate.
Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana?
Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana offers a range of activities for guests to experience the wildlife and natural beauty of the Masai Mara. Here are some more details about the activities available:
Game drives into the Mara wilderness with a professional qualified guide: The camp offers morning and afternoon game drives into the Mara wilderness with a professional qualified guide. Guests will have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including the Big Five - lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo - as well as cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests.
Custom-designed open-sided 4-wheel drive game-viewing vehicles: Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana's custom-designed open-sided 4-wheel drive game-viewing vehicles provide an excellent view of the surrounding wilderness, allowing guests to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Masai Mara up close.
Sundowner cocktails: Guests can enjoy sundowner cocktails while watching the sun set over the Mara. This is a perfect way to end a day of game viewing.
Bird watching: The camp is located in a prime spot for bird watching, with over 450 species of birds found in the area. Guests can take a guided walk with an experienced bird guide or watch the birds from the comfort of the camp.
Balloon safari: For a unique and unforgettable experience, guests can take a hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara. This is a perfect way to see the wildlife and stunning landscape from a different perspective.
In addition to these activities, Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana also offers guided nature walks, cultural visits to the local Maasai community, and photography workshops for guests who want to improve their wildlife photography skills. With so many activities on offer, guests are sure to have an unforgettable safari experience at Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana.
Honeymooning at Sand River Masai Mara
Honeymooning at Sand River Masai Mara is a wonderful choice for couples looking for a luxurious and romantic safari experience. Sand River Masai Mara is a stunning safari camp located within the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It offers a unique blend of luxury, privacy, and wildlife encounters.
Accommodation at Sand River Masai Mara consists of elegant and spacious tents that are designed to provide utmost comfort and seclusion. The tents are tastefully decorated with classic safari-style furnishings, featuring en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds, and private verandas offering breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness.
During your honeymoon at Sand River Masai Mara, you can enjoy a range of exciting activities and experiences. The camp offers guided game drives led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who will take you on thrilling wildlife encounters. The Masai Mara is renowned for its abundant wildlife, including the Big Five, and you'll have excellent opportunities to witness these majestic animals up close.
In addition to game drives, you can also partake in hot air balloon safaris, which provide a unique perspective of the Masai Mara from above. Soaring over the vast savannah at sunrise and witnessing the wildlife from a bird's eye view is an unforgettable experience.
Sand River Masai Mara also offers guided nature walks, allowing you to explore the smaller details of the ecosystem and learn about the flora and fauna with an expert guide. You can also indulge in romantic bush dinners under the stars, surrounded by the sounds and ambiance of the African wilderness.
The camp's dining experience is exceptional, with gourmet meals served in a variety of settings. From intimate candlelit dinners to scenic bush breakfasts and lunches, you can enjoy delicious cuisine while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Masai Mara.