- Lodge type; Classic Tented Safari Camp
- Location; Masai Mara National Reserve
- Lodge size; 16 Tented Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
- Located within the Masai Mara National Reserve
- Family-friendly (only 1x suite)
- Exciting game drives
- Cultural safari options
- An intimate safari camp
- Fantastic location on Sand River
- Annual Migration passes by August to October
Elewana Sand River Masai Mara, an upmarket luxurious option located within the Masai Mara National Reserve. The perfect safari camp option for those looking for a more classic tented safari experience deep in the heart of Kenya's most famed park.
The safari camp overlooks the Sand River, the endless plains and the grassy hills of the Masai Mara. Year-round wildlife sightings are nothing short of excellent but should one wish to view the annual migration, the months of August, September, and October are best (the camp lies on the northerly route of the migration).
Elewana Sand River is divided into two separate camps for a more intimate and private experience, each camp offers up its own designated dining and public areas.
Elewana Sand River Masai Mara camp offers guests the choice of 16 tented suites, all of which are located on the banks of the Sand River with spectacular views of both the river bed and the surrounding Masai Mara plains.
- 15x tented suites (4 twins and 11 doubles)
- 1x family suite offers 2x en-suite bedrooms
All tented suites offer large beds with mosquito netting, luxury decor, private wooden decks, en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs and outdoor showers. Other suite amenities include;
- Charging point with universal adapter
- Digital safe
- Personal room attendant
- Solar heated hot water
As with all Elewana lodges and camps throughout Kenya and Tanzania, the cuisine will always be of the highest standard, no matter the time of day or night.
Fresh ingredients, skilled chefs and unique dining locations, what more could one ask for when on safari in the middle of the Masai Mara.
A highlight of one's stay are the bush breakfasts and dinners out under the African stars; delicious picnic lunches are on offer should one be on a full-day game drive.
Most dietary requests can be catered for with advance notice.
The central guest area at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara overlooks the Sand River and out over the plains of the Masai Mara. A spectacular spot to spend one's time watching the passing wildlife and birdlife fluttering around in trees.
Inside the tented central guest area, one finds a lounge, small library, games room, bar area and indoor dining room. Outside, a large wooden verandah with seating offers guests stunning views out over the Sand River and Masai Mara. The swimming pool is located off to the side of the main lodge, perfect for those warm summer days.
Free WiFi is available in public areas both indoors and outdoors.
All safari activities on offer at the camp are within the Masai Mara National Reserve; cultural activities are outside the National Reserve.
For the Annual Migration, one needs to look at dates between August to October for the best front row seats to one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth.
Safari activities when staying at the camp include;
- Game drives in custom 4x4 vehicles
- Cultural experiences
- Visit a local school
- Bush meals and sundowners
- Balloon safaris (pre-booking required)
For those interested in a more private safari experience, exclusive use safari vehicles are available at a per-day rate, perfect for professional photographers, honeymooners and families.
Families with children are most welcome; suitable meals and accommodation options, as well as safari and cultural activities, are available
Only one family suite sleeps a maximum of 5 guests; this family suite will need to be booked well in advance. All other tented suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults + 2 children, all within the same room. Should you require privacy, instead look at the family suite.
At an additional cost, one can book a private safari vehicle for a more intimate family adventure.
From US$ 800.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
Rates form part of a Kenya Safari itinerary
- Full Board Accommodation
- All meals and drinks (except below mentions)
- Shared and scheduled game drives
- Transfers to and from designated airstrips
- Service charge
- All Flights
- Medical and travel insurance
- Champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys
- Park Fees
- Items of a personal nature
- Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle
- Balloon safaris