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 drive leaders were really first-rate professionals. Knowledgeable and kind, they were great company in the four or five hour long drives. We learned a lot about the wildlife but they also took the time to explain Kenyan culture, life in the Mara, science and philosophy. Although they drive the preserve every day, they still seemed as enthusiastic as we were and by the end of our trip we were all happy and exhausted.
Back at the hotel, the service and luxury was amazing. One of the staff members was appointed to work with us exclusively and he was wonderfully kind and charming. We had many chats over our meals and learned a little bit about his life and about the camp. But the whole staff was delightful, conscientious, warm and friendly. It's a relatively small camp and so the level of service, and attention paid to us, was extremely high. The food was delicious and everything was laid on - endless meals, drinks, snacks, more drinks - all included in our package. Finally, the camp itself was early twentieth century luxurious. We could easily have spent weeks there without getting bored.
This is our first review on Trip Advisor. We had a wonderful time. It was an expensive vacation for us but it was unforgettable and well worth the price.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sand River Masai Mara Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve