Sarova Mara Camp, Masai Mara
Situated just outside Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, which is indisputably the richest game sanctuary in Kenya. The great expanse of plains set against the distant hills provides a unique backdrop from which to enjoy the magnificent wildlife. The area is world-renowned for it's annual wildebeest migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania. The camp is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams and hidden amidst wide gardens with manicured lawns and exotic flowers.
Facilities include a dining area that has internal and external seating and two bars, one internal with a fireplace and the other near the poolside. There is a swimming pool and curio shop. There are three tents which can be used to seat up to 300 conference delegates. The camp consists of 75 tents, of which three are permanent triple rooms. All rooms have 24-hour electricity and a private en suite bathroom with a shower and hot and cold running water.
Game drives are done in a four-wheel drive vehicle, and bush dining and sundowners are offered. Evening entertainment includes two resident guitarists who play by the fireside and traditional Masai dancers. Balloon safaris can be arranged at an additional cost.
Mara River Camp, Masai Mara
Nestled in the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment on the northwest boundary of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Mara River Camp has a lovely position in a beautiful forest on the banks of the Mara River. There are green lawns and safari chairs, big shady trees, and hippos in the river.
The dining area is largely outdoors under trees and has pleasant views across the river. Guests can attend cultural lectures or take bird and nature walks with the resident ornithologists. In the evening a campfire is lit and guests are sometimes treated to performances by the staff band and traditional dancing. There is electricity, but no fences and no swimming pool. Mara River Camp is homely and intimate with only 16 tents.
All of the tents have electricity, en suite bathrooms with shower only facilities and flush toilets, hot and cold running water and a private verandah. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives, bush dining, visits to the cultural village and at an additional cost guests can go on a balloon safari.
The river is home to many hippos' and is frequented by a variety of animals including large breeding herds of elephants. The forests surrounding the lodge attract a great variety of birds and butterflies and are favoured by naturalists, wildlife photographers and conservationists.