Satao Camp, Tsavo East
Satao Camp takes you back to the timeless “Out of Africa” safari with canvas tents, bush showers and personal and friendly service evoking a feeling of the true ‘Old African’ experience. The location is unique; nestled beneath the shade of the old Tamarind trees, just in front of a very favoured waterhole, our guests are ensured a breathtaking view of the many elephants coming daily for a drink and a wallow.
Satao Camp consists of 20 classic canvas tents, dining room, reception, gift shop and an observation tower overlooking the waterhole. There are four luxury suites for honeymooners or guests who want a little extra luxury, six family tents and ten standard tents. One tent has been carefully constructed to accommodate guests with physical challenges. The tents are all en-suite with African style furniture, comfortable beds, electricity and a spacious bathroom with flush toilets and bush style showers. Every evening or on request the staff will bring you hot water for the most wonderful safari shower experience. The luxury tents have solar heated showers. All tents are carefully positioned and have a private verandah from which you can enjoy the scenery and also see the elephants coming to drink, wash and groom each other.
Tsavo East Park has an area of 11,747 sq km. It is one of Kenya’s oldest and largest National Parks accounting for about 40 per cent of the total area of all Kenya’s National Parks.
Its beautiful landscape and proximity to the coast make it a popular safari destination. It is one of the world’s leading biodiversity strongholds, where endless bushy grasslands and open plains alternate with semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands. On the Galana River the banks have lush vegetation.
There is a wide variety of animals to be seen in Tsavo East National Park: lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, serval cats, antelope, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala, striped hyena, gazelles, buffalo and elephants. Some 500 bird species have been recorded in the area, including ostrich and some migratory kestrels, while buzzards stop at Tsavo-East during their long flight South.
Children age from 2 to 12 sharing with two adults are charged 50% of the adult rate. Children sharing with one adult with one or two other children are charged 75%.