There’s definitely no better way to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and environmental preservation of Kenya than to go on a camping-safari. Regarded as one of the most bio diverse African nations today, Kenya’s sightseeing opportunities and animal encounters are nothing like I have ever experienced around the world.
Whilst there, I stayed close to the Tanzanian border, inside a national reserve that showcased every kind of infamous African big animal. It was an experience unlike any other, and seeing it from a natural, camping point of view really helped for the incredible immersion.
Sand River Masai Mara
I had the pleasure of camping within the Sand River Masai Mara. It was situated close to the Tanzanian border, making for invaluable sightseeing opportunities. I noticed that each of the camps included in this area were selected for their unique accommodations and their iconic locations, all located within a stone’s throw of Africa’s greatest wildlife.
What was so special about the Sand River Masai Mara was that the camp is designed to replicate the heyday of the exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920s. I could feel the history hanging in the air (together with the fast WIFI) 😉
As a continent regarded as the cradle of humanity, I felt close to the local African peoples – and even closer to the animals – that comprised that special part of the savannah.
Masai Mara National Reserve
My camp was inside the celebrated Masai Mara National Reserve, an area of preserved savannah wilderness in the southwestern portion of Kenya. Inside the park, I was able to see elephants, giraffes, 2 skinny lions, cheetahs, buffalos, hyaenas, ostrichs, zebras, and even hippos. Additionally, wildebeest traversed the land at their freewill, creating a breathtaking spectacle at sunset.
I’ll never forget the grassy plains and rolling hills meeting with the bright orange sunset each night, reminiscent of the inherent beauty spilling from Africa’s land. I highly recommend experiencing the African savannah from a camping point of view!