Sand River Masai Mara, Kenya

Sand River Masai Mara, Kenya

on the water’s edge, Sand River Masai Mara is a
luxury Kenyan
camp reminiscent of glamorous 1920s Hollywood
celebrating African adventure. Opening up onto the Masai
Mara National Reserve, this is the perfect place to channel your
inner-Attenborough as you spot the Big Five. The Masai is pretty
exceptional all year round, but from July
to October
colossal herds of wildebeest begin their stampedes through the
reserve to the Serengeti. Each luxury tent boasts an extensive
veranda, so sit back and enjoy a front row seat of the great


With just 16 tents, you’ll feel like you’ve got the bush to
yourself as Sand River takes glamping to a
whole new level. Each tent channels colonial charm with empire
four-posted beds, vintage leather trunks, hardwood floors and
brocade drapes. Wash the dust off after a long day’s safari in the
copper-clad standalone bath tub or outdoor shower overlooking the

What’s for breakfast?

Your personal butler will greet you each morning with a pot of
freshly brewed coffee. Take your continental breakfast on your
private terrace or opt for a bush breakfast with a side of wildlife
– the monkeys have developed a penchant for the apple and cinnamon
French toast.

How about lunch and dinner?

The dining room offers three-course meals throughout the day,
though you can take it wherever you fancy – have a picnic in the
sprawling savannah or
dine alfresco
under a starlit sky. With a daily changing menu
and a chef ready to cater to your every whim, whether that’s tender
steak or traditional African cuisine.

Is there a bar?

Yes, and tends to get a bit wild as most of Africa’s animal
kingdom turns up to join the party.


The billiards room is where the Lion King (or Queen) is truly
decided – challenge fellow guests or hotel staff to a game.

Things you should know

Expect noisy neighbours as you’re woken by the roar or lions or
elephants trundling past. With no electric fence to block your
view, during evening hours you’ll be escorted to your tent by

Within a short walk you’ll find…

Elephants sneaking a drink from the hotel pool, lionesses hiding
their cubs in crevices on Black Rock and – if you’re really lucky –
an elusive pair of honeymooning leopards during mating season.

Rooms start from £420 per person per night for full-board
accommodation, local airstrip transfers and safari

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