Satao Elerai Camp
Wake up in the coolness of the early morning at Satao Elerai Camp and watch the first few rays of the sun hit the blue Mount Kilimanjaro. Satao Elerai Camp is located in a quiet, unspoilt, setting on a 5,000 acre private conservation area 12 km south east of Amboseli National Park at the foot of Africa’s Largest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. The camp looks down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mt Kilimanjaro in the other direction.
Satao Elerai camp has five luxury suites and twelve charming mountain facing canvas tents. The gorgeous lodge style suites feature gently sloping organic walls, built with natural rocks, acacia wood and a carefully constructed thatched roof. Large sliding doors opens up to a private veranda overlooking the plains of Elerai Conservancy and the Amboseli National Park. On most days, you’ll be able to spot elephants, giraffe and zebra without needing to step out of your room. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with private view of the surroundings, hand crafted bathtub, shower, flush toilet and hand wash basin. Satao Elerai is an eco-friendly camp, using solar units to supply hot running water. Children are welcome at Satao Elarai.
Dinners are served a la carte. Using locally grown vegetables and fruit our chefs prepare a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. On a clear night tables are set out on the terrace where clients can enjoy a meal under the stars. Regularly the Mountain will be clear early evening and can be seen lit up by the moon from your dinner table.
Game-viewing at Satao Elerai
One of the biggest advantages of Satao Elerai Camp is that being located on its own private conservation area clients have the chance to view wildlife in private surroundings. Enjoy spectacular bush sundowners with the impressive Mount Kilimanjaro as the backdrop after a night game drive. Take part in game walks on the conservancy and the nearby river gorge – activities that are not available to the lodges located within the park. The Elerari Conservancy prides itself as being one of the best game walking areas in Kenya so it is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
You also have the option of enjoying game drives in Amboseli National Park as well as the Elerai Conservation area. Amboseli National Park offers the amazing Amboseli swamps with large herds of elephants and buffalo and the unique aquatic bird species. The Elerai Conservation area contrasts beautifully with the Amboseli as it offers grassy plains and acacia woodland forest which are home to the large elephant bulls, many giraffe and eland and a host of amazing bird life.
Activities at Satao Elerai Camp is not all about game-viewing. The lodge offers trips to the Elerai Masai village so you can experience their culture first-hand and learn more about their customs and traditions. Take the chance to walk with their cattle as they set out for the days grazing.