Elewana Sand River

Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana is a vintage-style safari camp near Tanzania’s border with exceptional gameviewing. The wildebeest migration is an added bonus.

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.

Location

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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Kenya Overview

What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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