Harking back to the glory days of African safaris, Sand River Masai Mara offers an exclusive wilderness experience that surpasses every expectation to deliver all the adventure, romance, five-star luxury and Big Five game viewing one could desire. Situated on a secluded riverbank within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border, Sand River Masai Mara – a romantic permanent tented camp that pays homage to the classic safaris of a bygone era – is an ideal destination year-round for exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is world-famous for its dramatic Annual Migration as well as abundant resident wildlife, including large concentrations of big cats like leopard, cheetah and lion.

Just 16 tented double suites decorated in luxurious safari style make up this exclusive, low-impact safari camp, which is perched lightly along the banks of the Sand River. Exclusivity and privacy are maximized by the thoughtful placement of the tents into two distinct areas within walking distance of one another: the first has 10 suites serviced by a riverfront canvas dining room and reception area; and the second accommodates six tented suites, also serviced by a private canvas dining tent – which also means smaller parties can choose private ‘exclusive use’ options. The glamorous tents are designed with canvas walls, wooden decked floors throughout, solid walls between the bedroom and bathroom area, and private wooden decks overlooking the Sand River. Families can opt for the two-bedroom family suite.

Guests enjoy delicious meals and fine wines in a dining tent overlooking the river, or can give themselves over to the romance of the bush with an intimate dinner for two in the billiards room or a silver-service meal served under the African night sky. Mouthwatering bush luncheons, dinners and sundowner cocktails make every minute count during days spent game viewing in the Masai Mara. Daily game drives into the Mara wilderness – which provides exceptional game-viewing opportunities – with an experienced professional guide are enjoyed in custom-designed open-sided four-wheel-drive game-viewing vehicles. And if relaxing beside the swimming pool, bird watching, or enjoying billiards in the games room between game viewing is not enough, sign up for a thrilling hot air balloon safari to see the Mara from a different perspective.

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