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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Sand River Masai Mara
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent four days at Sand River and, after seven years of travelling together across the North America, Europe and Africa, this was the best couples vacation we've ever had. The bulk of each day was spent on one or two game drives, where it was just the two of us and the two game drive leaders. Our two game... More

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Arusha, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited Sand River in Feb 2014 and had a fantastic time at this beautiful lodge. The setting in the magnificent Masai Mara is excellent, next to the river. The manager Tim is a fantastic host with a team of friendly staff. Memorable evening dinners under the stars with great food were the highlights! The tent rooms have a luxurious... More

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Arusha, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Sand River Mara is definitely a hidden gem in the Masai Mara. We were looking for an African experience coupled with a touch of class right in the middle of the bush. We definitely got more than what we bargained for. Set in a beautiful bush setting over looking the river amongst beautiful luxurious tents which are furnished exceptionally well,... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Sand River Mara Camp is one of the new hidden jewel of Africa, the camp location is one of the best located between Masai Mara and serengeti ecosystem - you can comfortable view animals from your tent across serengeti and across the endless masai mara though you can only do game drive within Masai Mara and not serengeti. The staff... More

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Mareeba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We visited in late October, three months after the opening of this newest jewel in the crown of the Elewana Group lodges. We were enchanted with the elegant style of the tented camp, the attention to detail of every aspect of the furnishings and fitout of the rooms. They have achieved the ambiance of the 1920's and the service is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

In all my years of travelling and having stayed in many quality hotels, I’ve never felt the need to write a Trip Advisor review, until now that is. On behalf of my wife and I, I’d like to thank all the staff at Elewana’s Sand River Camp for making our stay just perfect. We stayed for four days/three nights at... More

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Belper
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The lodging is excellent, the hut is the best we've ever stayed in, so well appointed and with its own private balcony. Food is superb, but they do have a tendency to think that you need to eat in a different location for every meal; asking first would be a good idea as not all are appropriate. We never actually... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I think I’m forever spoiled having had my first Safari experience the Elewana Collection’s Sand River Masai Mara. From the moment we arrived, after being offered a cold towel and glasses of juice, we were quickly escorted to our tents -- with our bags arriving right behind us. After I picked my jaw up off of the ground at the... More

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Additional Information about Sand River Masai Mara

Also Known As:
Sand River Masai Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
Address: Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 109 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sand River Masai Mara 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened on July 1st 2013, the Elewana Collection is delighted to announce the introduction of its first bush camp in Kenya – Sand River Masai Mara.Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border.Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. ... more   less 

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