Sand River Masai Mara is a luxury tented camp located in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya.

Sand River Masai Mara

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  • Accommodation: Sand River Masai Mara offers 16 spacious and luxurious tented suites, each with a private verandah and an en-suite bathroom. The tents are decorated in a classic safari style and offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Game drives: The camp offers morning and evening game drives led by experienced guides, who will help you spot and identify the wildlife in the area. The Masai Mara is known for its incredible wildlife, including the “Big Five” – elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos.
  • Balloon safaris: For a truly unique experience, guests can take a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara at sunrise. The views of the park and its wildlife from above are truly breathtaking.
  • Cultural experiences: Sand River Masai Mara offers opportunities to meet and interact with the local Maasai people, including visits to local villages and schools.
  • Sundowners: After a long day of game drives and wildlife sightings, guests can relax with a refreshing drink and watch the sunset over the Maasai Mara.
  • Bird watching: The Maasai Mara is home to over 450 species of birds, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.
  • Location: Sand River Maasai Mara is located in a prime location within the reserve.This allows for easy access to some of the best wildlife viewing areas in the park

Sand River Masai Mara Accommodation and charges

Accommodation: The camp has 16 luxury tented suites, each with an en-suite bathroom and a private verandah overlooking the Sand River. The tents are spacious and are decorated in classic safari style, with large comfortable beds, writing desks, and lounge areas.

Charges: The rates for accommodation at Sand River Masai Mara vary depending on the season. Generally, rates start from around $750 per person per night.This is based on double occupancy, and can go up to $1,000 or more during peak season. Single occupancy rates and child rates may also be available upon request.

The rates typically include the following:

  • Accommodation in a luxury tented suite
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Soft drinks, local beers, house wines, and selected spirits
  • Twice-daily game drives in open safari vehicles
  • Guided walking safaris (weather permitting)
  • Local airstrip transfers

Additional activities, such as hot air balloon safaris, are available for an extra fee. It is important to note that rates are subject to change. It is advisable to check with the camp directly for the latest rates and any special offers that may be available.

How to get there

  • By air: The most convenient way to get to Sand River Masai Mara is by taking a flight from Nairobi to the nearby Mara Serena Airstrip, which is just a 45-minute flight away.
  • By road: The camp can also be accessed by road, either by driving from Nairobi (which takes approximately 5-6 hours).