Sarara Camp

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

$ 835 (Pps)

Overview

Sarara Camp, Matthews Mountain Range

Sarara Camp is found within the lands of the Namunyak Wildlife Conversation Trust. An area of approximately 850,000 acres which lies folded around the southern corner of the fabled Matthews Mountain Range of northern Kenya.  This is home of the proud Samburu tribes people, a group of semi-nomadic pastoralists who have long shown tolerance for the wildlife that co-exists alongside their cattle.

The conservation work carried out by the Namunyak Trust to date has been hugely successful. As a result of the severe ivory poaching crisis of the 70’s and early 80’s there were no recorded elephants remaining in the Matthews Ranges by 1985.  Today, several thousand elephants are living and breeding peacefully in the southern Mathews Range area.  Together with a variety of other wildlife species such as buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog, greater and lesser kudu, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, impala and dik dik.

The Camp

Sarara Camp has six luxury tents, each positioned to maximise the stunning views of the Mathews Range of mountains and the animal watering hole. These tents are spacious with high ceilings, plenty of cupboard space, electric lighting and 24 hour hot and cold running water. The tents have an outdoor shower and each has its own private terrace with a seating area to enjoy excellent views of the hills .

The newest development at Sarara is the addition of Star Camp, a remote bush camp nestled in a forested area, two and a half hours from the main camp. Star Camp is accessed only by foot and bush pony. You will be led by the Samburu keepers and camels carry all of the equipment so you can enjoy the flora and fauna and the journey there is all part of the experience. Fabulous views of North Kenya await as you arrive and you will probably appreciate a dip in the mountain spring fed natural rock pool to cool off. Accommodation is quite basic with mosquito net tents, hot bucket showers and long drop toilets. Star Camp is all about its exclusive remote location where you enjoy the peace and serenity that surrounds you.

Facilities at Sarara Camp

Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Pool, Complementary Wi-Fi, Deck, Dressing Gowns, En suite, Outside Shower, Shower, Verandah

Game-viewing

Sarara has established itself as one of the 'hot spots' for quality leopard viewing in Africa and equally, for close-up sightings of the normally extremely shy lesser kudu antelope. The African wild dogs are frequently encountered in the Sarara valley too. Elephant, buffalo, giraffe, gerenuk, impala and warthogs are now regularly seen on our game drives and bush walks.

Sarara Camp on the map

Rooms

Tents

Sarara has six luxury tents, each positioned to maximise the stunning views of the Mathews Range of mountains and the animal watering hole. Preserving the romance of the tented camp, these tents are spacious and high ceilinged, with plenty of cupboard space, electric lighting and 24 hour hot and cold running water.

There is an outdoor bathroom offering a superb view of the hills from the shower. But there is also an indoor toilet and sink at the back of the tent for midnight visits. Each tent has its own private terrace with table and chairs and morning coffee and tea are brought to you so that you can wake up gazing out over the mountains.

Sarara House

Sarara House has two ensuite bedrooms with a shared sitting / dining area. Ideal for families or groups travelling together.

 

Includes

Full Board, selected drinks, Day & Night Game Drives, Guided Walks, Fly-Camping, Horse riding, Village Visit, Hiking in the montane forest of the Mathews Mountains. Local airstrip transfers. Laundry. Conservancy Fees.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Adventure, Birding, Flora, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife