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“Simply Perfect”
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Entim Camp
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“Simply Perfect”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

This was out second time in The mara and we decided to stay at Entim due to its location on the mara river. We decided on Entim after reading reviews on Trop Advisor . Although this is a tented camp every need for the guest was accommodated . We were greeted by the friendly and enthusiastic camp staff on arrival and throughout our stay . The wildlife surrounding the camp was amazing and every game drive was a thrill . The picnic breakfast by the mara river was a simple luxury and the Sammy our driver guide always picked the perfect spot on different days. We enjoyed his game drives and one important aspect was he always kept away from wildlife and placed the vehicle in anticipation of their movements . All the food was was very good and Jonathan the chef accommodated one of the groups dietary needs. The overall service and attention to detail was outstanding and exceeded our expectations

  • Stayed September 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Entim in the Masai Mara was our safari camp for 3 days in August . We had read a lot about this place through their face book page full of exciting news and the game viewing within this location.The free Wifi in camp was brilliant and our families appreciated the images posted everyday.The tents were amazing and the extended safaris with picnic lunches were memorable The food was good and enjoyed the candlelight dinners. We appreciated the comp bottle of red wine in our tent on return form our first day game drive. The camp manager and staff were warm and friendly. The game drives with Jackson was fun and at the same time educational.This was the highlight of all our holidays. We plan to return again!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kolkata
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Our first visit to Mara - and it was a life time 'experience' - all the way......... The frequent sightings of the big-5, the cheetah chase, the numerous kills, the growls, the playful cubs/calves, the horizon 'blackenned' by millions of wildebeests - and then the 'crossing' on the last day, including a crock taking down a wildebeest...... All made possible by the excellent guided pre-dawn and afternoon drives, Dominic's extensive knowledge of the terrain, the animals, and his anecdotes, the thrilling breakfasts in the bushes, living in well-appointed tents, the ever helpful staff in the camp, John's adorable ever-smiling demeanour - all simply 'superb'!!!!!!!! I would just urge Entim to improve the quality of the 4x4's, which was the only disappointment...... But it was a truly amazing experience overall and Entim Mara deserve a lot of credit for making it so... Thank you all....We intend to come back soon.....

Room Tip: Check out if your tent has wi-fi and mobile charger point..... Though they claim 24-hour wi-fi every...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

From the moment Domonic collected us from our flight, our enchanted holiday began. The tents are wonderful and the staff delightful. The camp on the river bank allows for walks along side the river with local guides. If you choose not to go out for a spectacular game drive, there are hammoks and lovely seating areas from which to to view game or simply relaz. Crossings happen right at Entim camp! John is always welcoming at the dining/sitting room and Barnabus anticipates your every, wish offering tea at your tent, arranging for a bottle of wine or surprising with a hotwater bottle when nights turn chilly. Amazing to see the tented kitchen where Johnothan and staff prepare daily meals and superb bread in a charcoal stove! We saw a huge crossing,thanks to Dominic, and every animal and bird thanks again to his knowlege and sixth sense!
We met lovely people and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

As a group of 13 friends and family, we visited Entim in August 2013. Words fail to describe the experience of the seventh wonder of the world, the migration. This review is about the Entim experience. From the moment we landed in the Masai, the guides were fantastic. We were in 3 vehicles, and each group felt their guide was the best, which says something for these awesome Masai men. Sammi, Dominic and Joseph. In the camp, Cat, Mike and the rest of the staff were awesome. Each night you get a warm water bottle in your bed, what an unexpected treat. Game drives are at 6:30 and you have a nice picnic lunch under a tree. Then back for lunch at about 1. Late afternoon drive at 4. Take one set of light weight clothing per day and a warm jacket for evenings. You do not need basic toiletries, they give you everything you need, even mozzie repellent. Wi Fi available at times when power is on. You need proper 50+ SPF sunscreen, the sun is hot during the day and you are in the bush for most of the day. You can stand in the vehicles which have open roofs. This is NOT a holiday for the elderly or people with back or other problems, the 4x4 Landcruisers shake you around quite a bit, part of the excitement, a real adrenalin rush. At the main crossing points, there are a number of vehicles racing for a spot, but at Entim you can be lucky enough to see the crossing from the camp. You can walk to the river, accompanied by an Ascari, and be close to the real action. If you want to experience this natural wonder up close and personal, and be in a camp where you feel special all the time, Entim is the place to go.!

Room Tip: All the rooms are private. The tents on the further side of the main reception have a river view, th...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

I am South African, I grew up loving the bush, and I grew up with one dream, to see the wildebeest migration. I started researching about 2 years ago to make sure we go to the best camp and get the best experience possible. And I can say with confidence that we did.

We were a group of 13, my family and in-laws and friends. Entim was exactly what we wanted in every way possible.

The camp itself: It is small with only 10 tents and 20 people at any one time, which means it is peaceful and quiet and you can enjoy the sounds of the bush around you, from the hyenas laughing to the zebras neighing and the hippos snorting. The view is spectacular, it is located right next to the Mara river, and very close to the Mara and Talek junction. We watched the indecisive wildebeest move towards the river and back while they build up courage to cross, and ran down right to the riverbed to watch a crossing up close. What an experience! The tents are nice and roomy, beautifully decorated and all have amazing views. The camp runs on solar power and the management ensure that the camp is as eco-friendly as possible. Some of the tents do not have power points (I know tent 3 doesn't for instance), so you need to charge your cameras and phones at the main lounge tent, but this is not a crisis. And a nice little added touch that we all loved were the hot water bottles placed by the foot end of our beds every night so we could get into a warm bed.

The staff are so friendly and helpful, you can ask for anything and they will try to organise it for you. Special mention to Kat who really made us feel welcome and to Mike who called the wildebeest for us :)

And our guides, wow! My guide was Dominic. He is so amazing! He made sure that I had the best spot for photos every single time, and his smile lit up my day everyday. I was incredibly sad when he had to leave as he was requested as guide for one of the vehicles of the C4-images photo safari group in the private camp. What was most telling about our guides (we had 3 cars, with Dom, Jackson and Sammy as our guides) was that every car thought they had the best guide. That is a massive compliment to all the guides.

The food was amazing, gourmet food every night.

I will definitely be back again and again!

Room Tip: We were in tent 5, I would say this is the best tent, you cannot see the river but you can see the r...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Northern California
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is my favorite camp in the Mara. It is small and the staff, especially Jonathan is very friendly and efficient. They make you feel right at home the minute you step out of the truck. There are only 10 tents and each has a wonderful view of the Mara. They are nicely appointed with all the things you need to relax and enjoy your stay. The food is delicious and the portions are huge. I always tell Jonathan to cut the portions for me. The selection is always a surprise as well. I normally stay 5 days. The Mara is large and this gives you more time to explore and let the guides take you to different area's. Lunch on the Mara is a treat to say the least. The box lunches are always packed with a variety in mind. You are close to the river where the wildebeest cross and that is breathtaking to watch and here.

Room Tip: I always go for one farther away from the dining room. Just a little more private and remote.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Entim Camp
Address: PO Box 64196 | Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve 00620, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Masai 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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Entim Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Entim Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve

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