SAND RIVER MASAI MARA OPENS FOR GUESTS
(Posted 24th October 2013)
Soft opened in July this year has the Sand River Masai Mara tented camp almost quietly entered the luxury safari market in Kenya, expanding the ‘elewana’ collection’s reach from their traditional base in Tanzania across the border into Kenya too. Built on elevated platforms do all the 16 tents offer privacy for guests, able to enjoy unrestricted views towards the Sand River at a location, where during the migration season regular river crossings of the large herds can be witnessed literally from the comfort of the arm chair.
Equipped to exacting standards is Sand River Masai Mara joining the top end of the market in Kenya and has according to their marketing staff met at the just concluded Magical Kenya Travel Expo made an immediate impact among their regular clientele. The camp set up offers two distinct accommodation and public areas, one with only 6 tents for smaller groups and families travelling together and enjoying a level of privacy while spending time together on safari, while the larger 10 tent unit – identical in tent layout and furnishings, caters for slightly larger groups of visitors travelling together but still seeking out top quality in a secluded tented camp rather than the conventional lodges.
Located in a part of the Masai Mara where no other camps or lodges exist has Sand River opened up an area rich in resident game, making a visit worthwhile across the entire year, not just for the migration period.
The new camp joins the AfroChic Resort in Diani Beach, one of Kenya’s finest beaches, as the second property in Kenya while the other six properties are located in Tanzania where operations initially started before setting sights on also covering key regional tourism hotspots.
Unbeknown to many has the Bangkok based Minor Hotel Group acquired a 50 percent stake in Elewana in 2008 and has since been supporting the East African operation through added marketing activities in MHG’s core markets. MHG is a hotel owner, operator and investor with a portfolio of over 11,000 rooms across 96 hotels, resorts and serviced suites under the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands.
For more information about the Elewana properties in Tanzania visit www.elewanacollection.com.