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Sentinel Mara Camp is naturally enveloped within a riverine forest on the verdant banks of the Mara River. This luxury tented camp is seasonal, with no permanent structures at all, leaving you with an authentic and closer-to-nature safari experience, as well as having a minimum impact on the environment. The camp is situated in the lesser-visited Musiara Marsh area, a hidden gem in the Masai Mara National Reserve with four different ecozones right on its doorstep.

The Musiara Marsh area is famous for its resident big cats, so it is no surprise that it was the location for the filming of the BBC’s Big Cat Diaries and Disney’s African Cats. Lions roam here in abundance, but you will also be spoilt with terrific cheetah and leopard sightings. Sentinel Mara Camp prides itself on the high standard of guiding on offer, as well as a bespoke approach to safari hospitality – each group of visitors will enjoy a tailor-made and flexible daily agenda based on personal preferences. Daily game drives can be complimented by guided nature walks in sensational wilderness, or simply relish an ‘armchair safari’ in the camp’s lounge tent while watching vociferous hippos and giant crocodiles bask in the Mara River below.


  • Seasonal camp with romantic ambience of yesteryear
  • Fantastic big cat sightings on game drive
  • Nature walks with excellent guides
  • Watch animals in the Mara River from the camp
  • Tailor-made, flexible and personalised safari activities


  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
Lying in the midst of big-cat country, Sentinel Mara Camp delivers over and over on outstanding wildlife encounters. The camp has a sense of a bygone era with its traditional décor and delicious meals, and the staff are an absolute delight - so welcoming that you immediately feel at home. For those looking for a guilt-free getaway, this low-carbon footprint camp is the ideal choice.
Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

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Luxury Tent

Spacious tents are set among riverine trees and offer beautiful views over the Mara River. With furnishings and decorations like writing desks, canvas wardrobes, large wooden chests, canvas chairs and butler’s trays, it is easy to imagine yourself in the time of safari’s adventurous and romantic heyday.


With authentic décor and a wonderful ambience, Sentinel Mara Camp salutes the romance and adventure of a bygone era. Set in a gorgeous location overlooking the Mara River, this eco-camp comprises dining and separate lounge tents (with Wi-Fi and charging facilities), as well as an inviting campfire area – all offering splendid river vistas. You could spend the entire day watching animals come to drink at the river from a comfortable chair.


Whether you are seated in Sentinel’s dining tent observing hippos and crocodiles in the river below, marvelling at pristine wilderness during a bush breakfast or soaking in the romance of a starlit dinner, you will enjoy fresh and delicious meals prepared by the camp’s top chefs.

General facilities

  • Wi-fi available

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