Sentinel Mara Camp is a non-permanent tented safari camp set up each season in a forest along the banks of the Mara River in one of the prime areas of the renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Beyond the camp lie Musiara Marsh and Paradise Plains – both terrific game viewing grounds and the playground of BBC’s Big Cat Diaries and Disney’s African Cats series.
This area is renowned for its excellent cat sightings with leopards, cheetahs and lions in abundance while other exciting creatures to keep an eye out for include spotted hyena, serval, aardwolf, side-striped and golden jackal. Elephants, buffaloes, and giraffes are also frequently seen while the lucky guest might even see a black rhino.
Accommodation consists of seven large tents, sheltering under large trees, each with excellent views of the Mara River. Each tent is tastefully furnished with campaign furniture to capture the romance and adventure of a bygone era.
Furnishings include twin or queen beds, a writing desk and chair, bedside tables, canvas wardrobe, laundry basket, luggage rack, large wooden chest, canvas chairs and butlers trays on the tent’s verandah. There are en-suite facilities with hot showers and porcelain flushing toilets, as well as solar lighting in all tents, with the opportunity to charge phones and cameras in the lounge tent and vehicles.
Wi-Fi as well as charging facilities are available in the lounge tents.
In addition to time spent relaxing at the camp and enjoying the river views and wildlife coming to drink, activities include twice-daily game drives, guided bush walks and bird walks in the forest around the precincts of the camp. There is also a longer walk on the escarpment with rewarding views that stretch forever. Visits to a nearby Masai village can be arranged, and balloon safaris with champagne breakfast.