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Maasai Mara, Kenya
Tented Lodge / Safari Camp
Entim was designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara game reserve. For a few months of the year the migration is on our doorstep on the Mara river.While many other visitors to the Mara will be staying in camps in the surrounding areas and conservancies, at Entim you don’t have to drive for hours to get to the wildlife action because you are right there in the middle of it. Nor do you have to be hurried out of the Reserve before gates close at 6.30 pm: at Entim you can continue to witness the wild’s most important and dramatic events, which often take place at dusk and dawn. There’s actually no obligation to go out on game drives because you can sit in camp and watch the animals passing by right in front of you.
Entim meaning “forest” in Maasai is discreetly tucked on the edge of the riverine woodlands. From the shaded seclusion of this attractively-designed camp, guests can relax in luxury and admire unforgettable views over the Mara River and across expansive plains, with the distant backdrops of undulating escarpments and volcanically-sculpted hills. From the veranda of each tent it is even possible to witness the breathtaking sight of thousands of Wildebeest crossing the river during their annual migration through this vast wilderness area. We have kept the camp eco-friendly and small, with only ten, tastefully but differently furnished, well-equipped tents. Our decor aims to enhance the surrounding environment.
All 10 guest tents overlook the Mara River and are well-placed, en-suite with flush-toilets and hot showers. There is a cosy lounge area with a small library, separate bar and dining area, which is open-fronted allowing guests the unmatched experience of eating meals while watching the animals move to and from the river to drink and forage for their food. The camp has been designed to give guests the feel that it is part of the landscape. The experience at Entim is not your average hotel or lodge experience: it’s about being right in the hub of one of the most famous wildlife reserves in the world and part of a quintessential Kenya Safari Experience.
Maasai Mara is home to some of the most abundant wildlife populations in the world. Sightings of the “big 5” on game drives are almost guaranteed, while from camp the horizons are always busy with plains game. There are several prides of lion in the area, and it is even possible to see the more elusive leopard, who have established their territories around the camp. Our Maasai driver-guides are professional with excellent local knowledge, which they always enjoy sharing with our guests.
We employ local Maasai driver-guides, trained to a high standard. They have grown up in the area and have an instinctive talent for spotting game and natural ability to read animal spoor, as well as signs of an impending natural event, be it a river crossing or a predator kill.
The guides will be also be happy to share their cultural background with you, and may even take you outside the reserve to visit their Maasai homesteads, depending on your day’s game viewing schedule. Those guests who are interested in cultural visits should ideally book extra time at Entim to fully enjoy this unique opportunity.
Your day will be planned by your driver-guide, who is in the best position to know where the animals are that day, including where the last crossings were made, whether there are new resident lions in the area or nomad lions passing through. Working in the area they love and know so intimately, they are the experts.
Private Facilities Hot & Cold Water Spa
Naturalist / Guide
Resident GuideSafari / Game Drives Boat Trips Near Migration HotspotIn National Park / ReserveNear WaterholeNear Stream or River Observation DeckReference BooksMaps
Restaurant / DiningBreakfastLunchDinner
Species List - English
- African Lion 2-10km
- African Leopard 2-10km
- Blue Wildebeest 2-10km
- African Cheetah 2-10km
- African Bush Elephant 2-10km
- African Buffalo 2-10km
- White Rhinoceros 2-10km
- Common Hippopotamus 2-10km
- Spotted Hyena 2-10km
- Nile Crocodile 2-10km
Species List - Scientific
- Panthera leo 2-10km
- Panthera pardus pardus 2-10km
- Connochaetes taurinus 2-10km
- Acinonyx jubatus jubatus 2-10km
- Loxodonta africana 2-10km
- Syncerus caffer 2-10km
- Ceratotherium simum 2-10km
- Hippopotamus amphibius 2-10km
- Crocuta crocuta 2-10km
- Crocodylus niloticus 2-10km