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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. 


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. 


I was part of a group of 7 women who stayed at Sentinel Mara for 4 nights back in Sept 2021. It was PERFECT!! From the amazing staff, to the service and food, to the daily safari drives, to the Masai Mara people and our accommodations, it was unforgettable. They even put together a special birthday celebration for some of our group. We honestly did not want to leave. We talk about going back with more family as soon as we can. Thank you Sentinel for the most amazing part of our trip.

Jennifer Y


Fantastic Hike

“We loved this camp. The staff was professional and welcoming. The location incredible. The food fantastic. The game drives superb.

We saw everything. The accommodations were comfortable. It was peaceful .We cannot recommend enough….Go!!”



Amazing Experience

“By far the best safari experience I have had. Everything was perfect, everyone at the camp is super prepared and helpful. The camp itself is in a wonderful location and is set up really well. What sets it apart from all other experiences I have had on safari is their best in class service. I was blown away by how well we were taken care of, every single staff member made us feel right at home! I don’t think I can go anywhere else in the mara after having been here… Hope to return soon!”

Cristiano Traldi


Excellent for families – we can’t wait to go back!

“We had the most amazing time with the Sentinel team in Dec. 2021. We were a group of 7 including 3 teenagers and everyone had a wonderful, memorable time.

The guides were spectacular, the setting is exquisite, and everyone working at Sentinel was a joy to be around. The food (including the vegetarian fare) was delicious and we saw more wildlife than I had even expected.

They even made is possible for us to go running, which was the most incredible experience.”

Hayley B


A trip of a lifetime!

“One of the greatest vacations of my life! Sentinel far exceeded my expectations. The service and attention to detail was outstanding. The food was delicious and my bed was so comfy. To fall asleep to the sound of the hippos below was something I’ll never forget. Peter, Jonathan, Jacob, Dominic, James, and the other Jonathan, everyone was gracious and kind and I feel we formed lasting friendships. I really hated to leave!”

Jill T


Incredible stay at a beautiful camp nestled in the forest along the Mara river

“Our family visited Sentinel Mara Camp for 5 nights in December and we were blown away by our experience. From the moment we arrived we were struck by the beauty and setting of the intimate luxury tented camp and were made to feel so special by all who worked there!

The staff at the camp were incredibly attentive and no ask was too much. They were obliging and always ready and willing to assist.

Our accommodation, a beautifully appointed luxury tent, was the perfect sanctuary in which to relax, quiet and set to one side of the camp overlooking the Mara river.

Our guide for the time of our stay was Dominic. He was amazing and had An incredible knowledge of the Mara. He willingly shared insights of the animals, trees, and birds, keeping us constantly engaged and craving more. Notably, Dominic was excellent with our two sons (10 and 8 years of age) always including them and ensuring they were happy! Which they most certainly were!

The food at Sentinel was also excellent. Each meal brilliantly prepared!

Highlights of our stay are numerous but to name a few…
– morning game drives watching the sun rise over the incredible savanna!
– A quiet bush breakfast;
– lazing in the hammock outside our tent listening to the fish eagles call!
-Afternoon tea along the banks of the Mara and of course
– sitting around the camp fire enjoying each other’s stories from the day.

Sentinel Mara Camp was an incredibly special time for us. I’d highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the Masai Mara.”



An Amazing African Adventure with a Wonderful Kenyan Guide

“This was my first trip to Africa as well as my first safari experience. It exceeded my expectations. Peter and his team could not have been more accommodating: both the food and the service were outstanding.

Our day started very early with our guide, Dominick, whose expertise in the savanna brought us to a viewing of the most amazing animals: sleepy mother lions with their lion cubs, herds of elephants, many hippos, zebras and gazelles. A most special treat was encountering a leopard ascending to a tree with its prey. Though watching it feast was not especially “fun”, it was that unique lesson of “survival of the fittest.

The journey of a lifetime! I’ll never forget it!”



The Rave Reviews Are All True!

“Wow-what an awesome experience my wife and I had while spending seven nights at Sentinel Mara! Peter, the camp manager and his staff made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived and by the end of our week, we felt like old friends, as we talked about future visits. We had never been to Africa, nor stayed in a tented camp, so we were unsure what to expect. Our concerns were allayed within minutes as we were escorted to our tent which was spacious and very clean. There was turn-down service every night which included warm water bottles in our bed, a nice touch. Our days began early with a “wake-up greeting” along with coffee and biscuits, brought to our tent exactly when requested.

The meals were excellent as Chef Joshua and his team went out of their way to please with a wide variety of delicious offerings. Later in our week, we met Peter Twycross who also went out of his way to be the perfect host, telling us about his experiences across Africa and sharing some of his delicious wine finds.

In summary – everyone we met was so warm, friendly and genuinely seemed like they could not do enough for us, to make our experience special. Thank you to our new friends at Sentinel Mara.”

william k


Sentinel Mara treats you like family.

“Visiting Sentinel Mara is just like visiting family, and meeting best friends in a luxurious camp experience that is thoughtful, organized, and celebrates the beauty and wonder of The Masai Mara. The meals were fun and more delicious than most meals you could have in the states.

The Sentinel Mara setting on the river is unparalleled, with endless wildlife experiences before your eyes and the Maasai guides are brilliant, thoughtful and so kind to answer any questions.

We left so inspired, rested, rejuvenated, and with so many memories and a deep love for the Mara. Sentinel is so committed to making your experience both comfortable and sharing a memorable and authentic safari experience that’s not to be missed.
Already planning my return trip!!”

Lauren D


Beautiful camp with tons of wildlife

“My husband and I traveled to Sentinel Camp with a large group of friends in late Oct. 2021. We had a fantastic time and I highly recommend this camp. The tents were very large and beautifully appointed. It felt like being on a movie set. The food was very good and the staff was just amazing. They attend to every guest with extreme care and go out of their way to provide an amazing experience. The camp is right in the river where hippos are located at all times of day.

We also saw a giraffe wander through camp. Masai guides lead guests on two game drives a day and the amount of animals we saw was unbelievable. 5 star experience all the way.”



Sentinel Masai Mara

We just had four fabulous nights and didn’t want to leave. This camp has a prime location on the river, where you can watch the hippos. Short drive to see incredible wildlife. The entire staff, is attentive and engaging. They are very knowledgeable about the area, traditions and animal behavior. Our guide for the game drives was exceptional and we were fortunate to see the big 5, plus dozens more. The camp is very eco conscious and tends to your every need. We would highly recommend for anyone traveling to Kenya. We enjoyed every minute we were there and getting to know the staff made for a nice personalized experience. We typically don’t stay in the same place twice on our travels, but this would definitely be one exception.

Susan H


Hospitality On Steroids

“My friend and I enjoyed a stay at the Sentinel camp for three days in early September. every care was taken to make our stay enjoyable, comfortable, and authentic. The staff was amazing and couldn’t have been more gracious. I would whole heartedly recommend a stay at this camp if you are considering the Maasai Mara experience.”



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