Elewana Sand River

Named for the river it sits beside, Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana is modelled on the glamorous safari camps of the late 1920s. Every one of the 16 tented guest suites at this vintage camp is designed to take you back to another era, with features such as four-poster beds, claw-footed bathtubs and delicate crystal decanters. Suites are spread across two wings, each with its own designated dining and lounge areas thus creating a real sense of space and privacy.

Close to the Tanzania border, Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana is open year-round for guests to enjoy the exceptional gameviewing. This is big cat country, with plentiful cheetah, leopard and lion. The dramatic arrival of the wildebeest during their annual migration is merely icing on the cake.

Start a typical day with a game drive, followed by a sumptuous breakfast overlooking the plains. The camp has a gorgeous pool, a comfortable lounge area with board games and even a billiard table to keep you occupied on warm afternoons. In the late afternoon, embark on another game drive, finished off with a refreshing sundowner. The dining room is an atmospheric place to recount the day’s sightings over a delectable meal.


How to get to Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana

The closest airstrip to Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana is Keekerok, 15km or 45 minutes’ drive away. It is also possible to arrive by car, with the nearest gates to the camp being Sekanani (27km) and Ololamutiek (32km).

Activities at Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana

  • Game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Bush dining
  • Sundowner drinks
  • Hot air balloon safaris

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana Highlights

  • A secluded tented camp that captures the glamour of 1920s safaris
  • Exceptional gameviewing all year round
  • Renowned for big cats
  • Perfectly positioned to view the annual wildebeest migration
  • Beautiful interiors and high standards of service

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Why Kenya: Since the early 19th century Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

Game Viewing: Excellent game-viewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

Culture: Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

Climate: Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

Combine With: Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

Getting There: The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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