Sand River Camp
Masai Mara National Reserve
Set on the banks of the Sand River in the South East corner of the Masai Mara National Reserve lies Sand River Camp. Described as sublime, glorious and infinite the camp is the epitome of the 1920’s safari style and is perfect for year round exceptional game viewing.
Located as it is so close to the Tanzanian border Sand River is one of the first camps to enjoy the spectacle of the Great Migration as it arrives. The reserve is very well known for it’s large concentration of cats that include Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. Civet and Serval can be seen with some luck.
The main guest area has a small curio shop, several areas where you can relax on comfortable couches as well as a dining area for both indoor and outside meals. A small staircase leads down to the river.
Sand River comprises 16 guest tents that includes a family tent that are spread amongst the bush on the North side of the river. Tents are well spaced ensuring privacy and enhancing the sensation of perfect isolation. The camp is divided into two parts and each can operate alone which is important when busy. Each of the camps has it’s own lounge, bar and swimming pool.
All the tents have been constructed on raised wooden platforms and are very spacious featuring a lounge area with couch and desk. The bedroom is accessible through a canvas flap that can be completely opened during the day, each bed is draped with a full mosquito net.
En-suite bathrooms have twin vanity basins, a copper bath and outside shower with complimentary toiletries.
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Combine this with Little Governor’s Camp, Serengeti Bushtops or Hemingways Watamu on the Kenyan coast. For the Amboseli look at Tortilis Camp.
For more information on the Masaai Mara and the conservation visit the Masai Wilderness Conservation Trust and the Mara Conservancy website.