Close to Nature with Safari Elegance.
"The Setting Of Sentinel Is
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.
Masai Mara Tented Camp
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.
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.
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Experience of a lifetime!
What an unforgettable experience from start to finish. It was our first time on Safari in Kenya and Sentinel Mara Camp certainly made sure that we made memories that will last forever.
From the Masai airstrip collection, to the morning wake up calls, to the hospitality and catering, we could not say one negative thing about this camp. The way the team work together as a family to ensure guests feel relaxed and at home in their camp is just fantastic.
The location of the camp next to the river makes you feel in the heart of Masai, looking over the hippos and crocodiles, and whatever else decides pass by!
A huge thank you, to Peter for being an amazing host – nothing was too much to ask for. Jonathan and Isaac were our designated game guides, their knowledge and passion for the Masai was so in depth, it made our drives very educational but also so fun. Using their skills, we were lucky enough to see every animal we could ever imagine. Sonko and Leonard back at camp were always on hand, again, nothing was too much to ask for.
We must say a huge thank you to the whole Sentinel family for the warm celebrations they provided on the night we got engaged at Sentinel Mara Camp. The local dancing, singing, cake and champagne breakfast was way beyond anything we would ever wish for.
For anyone looking for an experience of a life time, YOU MUST STAY AT SENTINEL MARA CAMP!
A Safari of a lifetime!
My wife and I spent five wonderful days at Sentinel Mara Camp. It was my second visit to the camp and in both cases the experience was fantastic! Every member of the team made us feel extremely welcome and went out of their way to connect with us in personal ways such as quickly learning our coffee preferences and highlighting things they knew were of personal interest! Dominic our game drive guide was awesome. He made every drive and exciting adventure and somehow managed to find incredible wildlife – not just “the Big Five”. His knowledge love for the land, the Masai people and the animals is truly awe inspiring! Being a tented “eco-camp” Sentinel offers a truly unique way to experience the Mara. And if the hospitality, the wildlife and the welcoming staff were not enough – the food was to die for! How they manage to create such wonderful meals in a tent is beyond me! We cannot recomment them highly enough!
Wendy, Peter, Dominic, Sonkoyo, Moses, Joseph, Jacob, Sammy, Luka, James, Jonathan, David, the wonderful Askaris and the rest of the team (sorry for not remembering every one’s names) – thank you for making our Honeymon Stay one we will never forget!
Service with a smile and a can do attitude Mara Camp staff excel in customer service, their guides are very friendly
Recently I had the opportunity to stay with the Mara Camp ( July 2023) If you are looking for an unbelievable experience with a personal touch then Sentinel Mara should be your first choice. Safari are smaller and geared towards perfect pics
Sentinel Mara Camp is a MUST!!
My brother and I could not of asked for a more amazing experience than spending time at Sentinel Mara Camp in Maasai Mara. From the moment our plane landed it was a breathtaking adventure! Peter and his highly professional team, made our stay a dream. Their attentiveness, care and expertise where of the highest standard. The accommodation was superb. Glamping is an understatement. I’ve never slept on a more comfortable bed. The food was 5 star in taste and presentation. There were also surprise picnics, breakfast on safari and drinks at dusk, all while admiring and taking in the beauty of the wild!
The Safaris will blow your mind! The guides, who are extremely knowledgeable, are able to get exceptionally close to the animals without intruding and always with respect. I could not recommend this place highly enough! It’s a must!!
“We had a fantastic time at Sentinel Mara Camp.
We stayed for five nights in mid-June, which is the shoulder season (the great migration starts in late June or early July), but that was a blessing. The camp has 22 staff members, and at times we were the only 4 guests. There were never more than 11 guests – so we had tremendous service from Peter and his staff. The meals were delicious and five-star all the way. We were told that the camp is full during the migration and there are many more jeeps out in the bush. So I guess you have to make your choice.
Animal viewing started off with a bang immediately after our guide (Dominic) picked us up at the air strip. On the way to camp we soon encountered a cheetah lunching on its recent kill, followed 20 minutes later by the Hyenas, Jackals and Vultures doing cleanup. We also encountered a mating pair of lions. Throughout the week Dominic did an excellent job anticipating animal movements and we were usually the only jeep on the scene.
I can’t recall all the animals we saw that week – prides of lions (in one case 8 at one time), hippos everywhere, crocodiles, leopards, zebras, wilderbeasts, warthogs, gazelles, impalas and others.
We also took a hot air balloon ride and visited a Masai village to see how the locals live.
I strongly recommend the camp!!!”
Best Safari Experience
“Sentinel Mara Camp is hands down the best safari experience. I cannot recommend it enough! Designed with eco-conscious and eco-friendly thinking, this camp is amazing. Tents are spacious and comfy. The staff is so friendly and will go above and beyond for you. Dominic was my guide for the game drives, and he is the very best! He is highly knowledgeable about all the animals and their environment, and knows how to make each game drive special”
It doesn’t come much better than this!
“The setting is Incredible. Situated on an elevated position overlooking the Mara River you are afforded a spectacular vista of all manner of wildlife in and around the river. The staff are exceptional- professional, courteous but yet warm and affable. It is an Eco Camp but it feels indulgent and oozes an old-world charm. The accommodation is immaculate. The small number of tents allows the the camp to retain a wonderful intimacy. Sentinel is seriously special. Huge thanks for Peter and all his incredible team.”
Sentinel is amazing!
“Sentinel is absolutely amazing. I have been on several safaris in the Mara and Sentinel is hands- down the best experience we have ever had. The level of service is phenomenal and the location is gorgeous. Each night there is a fire with drinks overlooking the hippo pod in the river below, and guests can chat with each other, or just enjoy the sounds of the Mara. If you’re going on safari in the Mara, go with Sentinel; you won’t be disappointed!”
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.”
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.”
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”
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!”
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