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Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 172 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Our exclusive luxury tented Eco-camp set up in a forest on the banks of the Mara River in the Musiara Marsh area within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Our bespoke approach includes high standards of guiding and personalised service in a stunning setting with outstanding game viewing. The camp has high guest appeal and low environmental impact.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
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Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502 Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport9 miSee all flights
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Susan H wrote a review Oct 12
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We just had four fabulous nights and didn’t want to leave. This camp has a prime location on the river, where you can watch the hippos. Short drive to see incredible wildlife. The entire staff, is attentive and engaging. They are very knowledgeable about the area, traditions and animal behavior. Our guide for the game drives was exceptional and we were fortunate to see the big 5, plus dozens more. The camp is very eco conscious and tends to your every need. We would highly recommend for anyone traveling to Kenya. We enjoyed every minute we were there and getting to know the staff made for a nice personalized experience. We typically don’t stay in the same place twice on our travels, but this would definitely be one exception.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Betsey2328 wrote a review Oct 7
Pinedale, Wyoming11 contributions3 helpful votes
My friend and I enjoyed a stay at the Sentinel camp for three days in early September. every care was taken to make our stay enjoyable, comfortable, and authentic. The staff was amazing and couldn't have been more gracious. I would whole heartedly recommend a stay at this camp if you are considering the Maasai Mara experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Peter Namuye, General Manager at Sentinel Mara Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much Betsey for the kind review of your safari experience while staying with us. We appreciate your hearty recommendation for our camp as the most desired destination for a Masai Mara safari experience. While at the campfire, I enjoyed listening to your global travel experiences, especially down under :) The Sentinel team and I enjoyed hosting you and your friend Sharon, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, along with your friends and relations!
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Michelle S wrote a review Oct 6
Columbia, Maryland93 contributions84 helpful votes
Sentinel Mara was a very pleasant surprise to us as we have been in the Maasai Mara area numerous times and had not been there. The camp is simply superb! It is located in the forest right on the Mara River and hippos are in the river right below the camp to serenade you. Our tent was among the very finest we have EVER been in (of probably over 40 camps in Africa) and was very roomy, nicely decorated, and comfortable. The food was exceptional and the chef accommodated any request. The staff was extremely attentive. Sentinel is only a short ride from the Musiara Marsh area which has excellent wildlife viewing. The camp is very Eco-conscious and they strive to leave little environmental impact. The camp staff is as good as we have ever seen. They have obviously been well trained by Peter, the owner, who should get an A+ for customer service training. It is hard to add to all the accolades I have read in previous reviews but this camp is very much worth your visit. They make you feel at home. We are already looking forward to returning!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Peter Twycross, Owner at Sentinel Mara Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Michelle, thank you for your review - your very complimentary comments about your tent, the camp, its location, the food and the staff. We find this particularly significant as you have visited over 40 different camps in Africa and the Maasai Mara many times. It was a pleasure getting to know you and Barry over the time you were in the camp and I enjoyed our conversations around the camp fire in the evenings. We greatly look forward to welcoming you and Salaash back to Sentinel and we will do our best to curate another memorable stay.
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Marvin wrote a review Oct 5
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We stayed at this lodge in September with a group of friends. (Unfortunately only one night) We were immediately greeted by the whole team with a welcome drink and taken to our very beautiful and well-maintained tents. The view is breathtaking. The highlight of this lodge is the staff. Peter and his team were incredibly attentive and endeavoured to make our stay unforgettable, which they did. I hope we can come back one day.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Peter Namuye, General Manager at Sentinel Mara Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much Marvin for the kind review of your safari experience, particularly complimenting our advantageous location, great accommodation, and the staff team for personalized hospitality. The Sentinel team and I enjoyed hosting you along with your group of friends. It was an absolute thrill to have you and all your friends join the staff team for a ceremonial masai song and dance around the campfire. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back, and hopefully we could host you for a long while, and of course, for another memorable safari experience!
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J.A. C wrote a review Oct 4
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Sentinel Mara is spectacular across the board. It is in the heart of the Masai Mara, allowing for easy access to excellent game drives—with a location along the Mara River that allows for game viewing even while relaxing at camp. The camp itself is outstanding, with charming communal tents for dining and relaxing, comfortable private lodging tents, excellent food, and wonderful service. The camp's staff and setup are both extraordinary, and they make for an unforgettable safari experience in the Mara.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Peter Namuye, General Manager at Sentinel Mara Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the kind review of your safari experience at our camp, especially applauding our strategic location that facilitates an excellent game viewing experience, pleasing decor, comfortable accommodation, fine dining, and the staff team for personalized care. We will be pleased to welcome you back in the near future for another unforgettable safari experience at our camp!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sentinel Mara Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Sentinel Mara Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sentinel Mara Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sentinel Mara Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Sentinel Mara Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sentinel Mara Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sentinel Mara Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.