Entim Camp 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 the doorstep of 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 the gates close; 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. The camp has been kept eco-friendly and small, with only ten tastefully but differently furnished, well-equipped tents. The decor aims to enhance the surrounding environment.
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 is 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.