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Entim Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“A rare gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2010

This is a real gem. Situated overlooking the Mara River in the centre of the park. This is a small camp set under shady trees about 500 meters from the river with sweeping views across the plains.In the evening zebra graze through the camp and hippo can be heard calling from the river.The tent accomodation is spacious with double beds and comfortable furniture. Each tent has a good sized bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin over a tiled floor.There is a good supply of hot water for the bathrooms. Bottled drinking water is provided in each tent.
A large tent set up as a well appointed guest's lounge and a similar large tent is set up as the dining area.The food here is a cut above other camps I have stayed at, and Johnathan the chef and his staff do a wonderful job. Breakfast is serve-your-self fruit and cereals, followed by cooked dishes to order, such as eggs and bacon. Lunch is buffet style choice of salads and cold meats, and dinner is soup, two choices of the main dish and a desert. Wine and other drinks are extra but reasonably priced.The staff are very keen to please and service is good.
Mobile phones work here but there is no internet wifi connection. Electric power is a problem, as it comes from a generator or solar, and is only on at certain times of the day and evening. If you want to recharge your camera batteries, mobile phone or laptop, it has to be done in the evening in the guest lounge where a power board is available. Some tents are lucky enough to have a power board by the bed for the bedside lights, but not all. Accounts can be setttled by credit card as they have a terminal linked to the mobile phone system.
Masi warriors patrol the camp after dark and escort you to and from your tent, as wild animals are known to wander through.
Being situated in the centre of the park, the wild animals are on your door step, and time is not wasted in long drives to the best viewing locations.
I have no hesitation recommending this camp. You will enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2010

I spent two nights at Entim in off season and the most fantastic time. We were the only group staying and had the undivided attention of the staff who looked after us incredibly well. They arranged a bonfire for us and all the safaris were excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and when we got back we found that we'd seen far more than other people we met who had been on a safari at the same time.

Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2010

As part of a photographic group this was an experience of a lifetime. For a serious photographer this is heaven! Animals at every turn doing something all day! Saw 4 crossings. More than one sighting of any kind of animal on each drive. Did not have one bad day and even when it rained we simply closed up the vehicle and went looking for more animals that came out to play after the rain. The staff at the camp were exemplary and our every need was catered for. The remote location has its challenges and these were met at every turn. The tents were comfortable and even charging batteries and downloading thousands of photos was possible. I will be going back!

  • Stayed September 2010
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2010

The staff was SO attentive- and there wasn't a mass of guests- only 7 groups can stay at a time, so it's private, quiet and romantic. perfect for a honeymoon stay. we had a giraffe come up to our dinner tent one night! very safe, armed tribal men escort you everywhere you go, since you're smack in the middle of the masai mara. such comfortable beds and the meals were great every night. Good for a place after roughing it.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Surrey England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2010

This was our first Safari to the Mara and a kudos to Lexy and all the staff at Entim for one of the most amazing safari's we have been on. The Land cruisers were excellent and the game viewing in this remote location of the Mara made it all the more exclusive. As a first time safari novices our main interests were all the cats. What a treat it was at Entim!!. One leopard passing in front of the Mess Tent while waiting for the slow coaches in our party to begin our morning game drive. The Entim pride that resided on the plains behind the camp made our nights a sleepless joy. The cheetah with her six cubs near the camp was simply the best on the cake . The food and service was excellent and the camp was well run and attentive to our needs. The bush breakfasts and sundowners on look out hill made the trip even more memorable

Stayed August 2010
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2010

As wildlife enthusiasts the aim of the trip was to see the huge herds, variety of animals and the annual wildebeest migration for which the Mara is famous. We were not disappointed and saw amazing sights. The fantastic accommodation was an added bonus as we did not really know what to expect. The luxury en-suite tents were spacious, clean and secluded. The staff were professional, friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Our driver, Jackson, was fantastic and did all he could to ensure that we saw the fantastic sights which we enjoyed immenseley.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

Entim Mara is absolutely perfect! I dont think you can actually beat the location and view from your tent. We were warmly welcomed by Entim Mara staff (they are incredible) and absolutely blown away to arrive at camp with a view directly across to a group of wildebeest gathering to cross - in front of us! The rooms are amazing - luxury in the bush. Stunning beds, decor, hot showers and great bathrooms. The food is ridiculous - you eat so much and I hadnt factored in a 3 course meal for lunch and dinner. The food and variety was perfect! What made if for me was the staff - they are so lovely and friendly. We went to the Entim with C4 Images on a wildlife safari, led by owner Shem Compion. I cant recommend them enough - Shem is one in a million and his photography and bush knowledge never ceases to amaze me.

We want to re-book for next year! I wouldnt change a thing if I could!

Mary Collins

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Entim Camp
Address: PO Box 64196 | Nairobi, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00620, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 140 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Entim is located inside the the Masai Mara game reserve and overlooks the mara river One of the migration crossing points is in front of the camp and guests are privileged to enjoy a private crossings in season. The camp is ideal for photographers and private game viewing in our panoramic location.The camp has a private wing that is ideal for photographers. It offers a Photographic tent that is fully equipped with i mac computers and projectors. The camp has new land cruisers customised for game viewing ... more   less 
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