Close to Nature with Safari Elegance.

"The Setting Of Sentinel Is

Breathtaking."

Sentinel Mara Safari Camp is situated in a prime area of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Musiara Marsh area renowned for its outstanding game viewing is where both the BBC “Big Cat Diaries” and Disney’s “African Cats” were filmed. You are assured of an excellent game viewing experience. During the annual migration, various crossing points are easily accessible from Sentinel.

The camp itself is set up along the Mara River with wonderful bird life and the private and natural setting ensures that guests have a most enjoyable and authentic experience of the bush. Being on high banks above the Mara River means that there are always hippo and crocodile in the river below to be seen with other animals coming to drink, or cross the river at times.

An African Safari like no other

In the wild no two days are the same! Our bespoke approach means you are able to set your group’s own personalised pace and agenda. Being on safari and removed from the pressures and distractions of life is an amazing blend of stimulation and rest for the soul as you become part of nature’s harmony. 

Spacious

Eco-Friendly Tents

At Sentinel you are not staying in some hotel room, but authentically close to nature in a large luxury tent, carefully positioned in a forest overlooking the Mara River. Each one is furnished with hand made mahogany furniture reflecting the indulgence of traditional East African Safari elegance.

Explore Sentinel Mara

From hot air balloon safaris, to delicious dining and meaningful conservation. 

Amazing unforgettable experience

“Going on a safari was never on my bucket list, but wow, my bucket list changed.
What an amazing experience it was. On arrival , we were greeted by Peter and his wonderful team.
They escorted us to our truly wonderful tented accommodation with a real toilet, washbasin, and shower. The four poster bed had mosquito nets for our safety. Luxury safari accommodation at its best.
Safety was an important aspect of our stay, and during the dark hours, we would always be escorted by a masai guide from and to our tents.
We had Dominic for our safari game drives (twice daily), and wow, what an experience. I didn’t realise how close to the animals we would be (in the safety of our jeep). I fell in love with the lions. We were not rushed at all and could take photos and just watch the animal behaviour.
We had breakfast and sat out at a prepared table on one of our morning drives. What an amazing experience.
We had inclusive meals and drinks throughout our stay.
I will hopefully return one day to experience the outstanding service of Peter and every single one of his amazing team.
Thank you to our friends Yvonne and Nigel for recommending Sentinel and sharing our first time with us.”

krissmid

Tripadvisor

Life-changing 3-day safari!

“My experience at Sentinel Mara Camp was extraordinary, and I recommend it without reservation. Our guide, Jonathan, was brilliant: he not only knew where to find the animals, but possessed encyclopedic knowledge about each one, and how they interacted with each other.

The food at the camp was excellent with topnotch service and spectacular views of the Mara River, whose shores were graced with sleeping hippos.

The rooms (tents) were ample and well-appointed, with staff at the ready to help whether to prepare a shower, service coffee, or accompany me to the main tent area after dark.

I am a recently widowed American woman traveling alone, so it was particularly important for me to feel comfortable and well taken care of.

Thank you to Peter, the GM, and the entire Sentinel staff for making this a most memorable trip.”

Marianne S

Tripadvisor

A Life Changing Trip

“Sentinel Mara Camp exceeded our expectation. It was the first safari my husband and I have been on. We will definitely return with family and friends. Peter, the wonderful manager, and his staff are welcoming, professional, and very friendly. Every daybreak and sundown drive on the mara was magical. Not only are the tents well appointed and beautifully maintained, the meals are delicious, and the resident pumba is there to remind you that you really are in the wild. We are grateful for the friendships we made and look forward to a return trip. Thank you Sentinel! Phoebe & Alex”

Phoebe P

Tripadvisor

Masai Mara tour with Sentinel Camp

“Like Hemingway just left. Canvas tents, teak and mahogany furniture, and wild animals. Knowledgeable and entertaining hosts, professional Land Cruiser drivers, gourmet food and no better safari experience. Temperatures were perfect and at 5,000 ft altitude, no bugs or mosquitoes. The staff was constantly aware and ready to address our every need. You will enjoy this trip, and talking about it the rest of your life!”

Dave M

Tripadvisor

Trip of a lifetime!

“Sentinel Mara exceeded all of my expectations for this trip! The staff was so wonderful greeting you as soon as you arrived and attentive the entirety of the trip. They really got to know each and every guest which made it that much better. The tents were very nice with comfortable beds and nice amenities. The camp is located on the river so you have a lovely view while
you relax and enjoy the scenery with your friends. They take you out on two drives a day and the trucks were very comfortable and gave you a clear view of the animals and your surroundings. I can’t put into words how amazing the drivers were. Dominique, Jonathan and Peter were so knowledgeable and gave you a thorough explanation of everything we saw. Wendy and Peter have really created an amazing place for people to come and I am so happy to have experienced it. Highly recommend!”

Rachel B.

Tripadvisor

UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE !

“In my wildest dreams could I never dreamt of experiencing such a stay in a nature reserve ! The Sentinel Mara Camp is perfectly situated on the banks of the Mara River. The food and service couldn’t be better. Our room (tent) was luxurious with everything available to make it a very memorable experience.”

Riaan Kruger

Tripadvisor

Unforgettable Experience!

“If you are thinking about a safari, and wondering where to spend your time while on the reserve… the Sentinel Mara Camp is an absolute must! The experience far exceeded our expectations and was largely due to the Sentinel Mara Camp family. The guides were excited to share their knowledge and ensure we witnessed as many wonderful creatures as we could. They loved surprising us with special meals, coffee on the Mara in the early hours and cocktails at sunset.

Our time at camp was filled with great food, drinks, accommodations and
wonderful people! Ensuring we felt safe and at home was their priority! I thought the experience would be centered around the drives and the animals. To my pleasure, it was certainly that, and more. We truly consider the Camp a home away from home.”

NewFan

Tripadvisor

One of the most memorable adventures possible!

“My experience at Sentinel Mara was greater than expected, and my expectations were quite high. Every detail was completely planned and perfect. The staff was extremely qualified, genuine, most helpful and friendly. The food was excellent and quite diverse. The daily travels to see the wildlife were quite successful, enlightening and amazing. Our guides were efficient and well capable of finding the diverse wildlife and quite knowledgeable about each that were found. I am a hobby photographer and had a ball each and every time we went out on safari which was twice each day. I highly recommend this adventure to anyone interested in exploring the beauty and wildlife of Africa first hand!”

Steve K

Tripadvisor

An unforgettable experience- brilliant in every way

“The best place to stay for a snapshot of what the Mara and Kenya have to offer. I have been to Sentinel twice now and I have not been let down on either occasion. Of the many trips I have done within Kenya, there is something very special about the Mara and Sentinel is the best place to stay to enable that experience.
Went to Sentinel by myself in July as a weekend away from Nairobi (I was previously there in October 2018!). The staff were welcoming and the level of detail that had gone into the fit out of the camp and rooms was absolutely faultless. Food was also brilliant. The game drives put on were amazing. I was with a couple and we were exceptionally lucky in what we saw. I can’t recommend Sentinel highly enough- my colleagues had said it was the best place to stay and they couldn’t be more right. Brilliant experience.”

DG1996

Tripadvisor

Loved it!

This was my first stay at Sentinel Mara camp and words can’t express how delightful the experience was. The camp was perfect in its low carbon footprint authenticity, the food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to give 110%. Loved every minute of our stay!

Hilary S

Tripadvisor

Best Trip Ever!!

We stayed at the Sentinel Mara Camp for 5 days in June 2022…We had the best time..Every member of the staff were the nicest, kindest, funny at times..genuine people.. Sometimes you would have a great breakfast out on the mara prepared by the chef… Every night during your evening safari, the guides Jonathan & Peter would prepare a *sundowner* for you..you would have cocktails at some beautiful spot enjoying your evening cocktail..The tents you stayed in, were 1st rate..I would highly recommend staying here..10 stars!

Jan J

Tripadvisor

Amazing stay- highly recommend!!!!

“Our family visit Sentinel the month of July and stayed three nights. We cannot say enough positive things about our amazing visit! The staff was acutely attuned to our needs and the accommodations were great, very clean, and comfortable luxury tents. The game drives were awesome and we especially enjoyed our trips with Dominic. We were delightfully surprised to enjoy special experiences during our stay including bush breakfasts, candlelight dinners, and a Masai cultural experience. You don’t want to miss this experience!”

Jwlwlwyn

Tripadvisor
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