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Getting there
Sarova Mara Game Camp is situated in north-eastern Masai Mara, some 5.5 hours from Nairobi by road. Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate and Mount Longonot are en route, 4 hours from Masai Mara.
The lodge is situated a 10-minute drive from an airstrip, which is served by scheduled flights from Nairobi every day. The flying time is about one hour.
In Nairobi, safari flights depart from and arrive in Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), not Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK). The transfer time between the airports is 20–30 minutes.
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Sarova Mara Game Camp
Masai Mara National Reserve
Sarova Mara Game Camp is a large tourist class lodge in Masai Mara National Reserve in south-western Kenya. It's a mix between a lodge and a tented camp; the facilities in general are those of a lodge, while the rooms are in tents, like in a tented camp.

The lodge lies on a low hill in north-eastern Masai Mara. It has 75 furnished safari tents with normal beds, electric lighting and private bathrooms with WC and shower. Most tents are doubles, but there are also some triples. All have 220–240 V outlets for charging cameras etc.

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15 tents are extra spacious and have more exclusive interiors.

Sarova Mara Game Camp has a restaurant, a bar (there are performances in the evenings), a lodge garden with a swimming pool, conference facilities for up to 80 people, and massage. The lodge is enclosed by an electric fence.

The lodge offers game drives in the park. This is of interest mainly to guests arriving by air; if you arrive by road, you will probably do game drives in your own vehicle. You can also book balloon safaris.

Bush breakfast.

More about Masai Mara
Masai Mara (sometimes referred to as 'the Mara') is one of the prime parks in East Africa. It is home to a great number of animals and to many different species, including the Big Five. Masai Mara's main attractions may be the migration, present in the park during August to October, and its many lions. Other classic safari animals often seen are cheetahs, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes and elephants. The birding is good, and many birds of prey may be seen.

The Masai Mara landscape is known for its huge undulating plains, crossed by a few major rivers. In the south, the park borders Serengeti in Tanzania.

Masai Mara is situated in a part of Kenya dominated by the Maasai tribe. Maasai warriors and villages may be seen en route when travelling to the park. Most lodges and camps in the area arrange visits to such villages.

Wildlife seasons
Masai Mara offers good game viewing all year round, but you may want to avoid April and May, which are usually wet and rainy. The prime time is August to October, when the migration is present, adding vast herds of wildebeest and zebras to the resident animal population.

Wildlife around the lodge
Sarova Mara Game Camp is fenced, so you can't expect much wildlife within the lodge area. You may see monkeys and dikdiks, and of course birds.

The wildebeest migration crossing a river.

 
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