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Sarara Camp

Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy-Mathews Range Samburu Kenya

“Experience the untamed beauty of nature like never before at Sarara Camp. Join us for an unforgettable safari adventure where you can witness the breathtaking wildlife, indulge in luxurious accommodations, and support community conservation efforts. Book your stay now and embark on a journey that will leave a lasting impact on both your soul and the environment. Discover the magic of Sarara Camp today!”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Unparalleled Luxury at Sarara Camp

In the heart of Kenya’s wild Northern Frontier, Sarara Camp stands as a testament to the seamless marriage of breathtaking natural splendor and the pinnacle of luxury. For the discerning traveler yearning to indulge in tranquility while surrounded by the untamed beauty of the African wilderness, Sarara Camp in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy is an oasis of comfort and elegance.

Indulge in Wild Opulence

Sarara Camp elevates the traditional safari experience, offering the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation. Its location within the isolated Mathews Range in Samburu presents an exclusive window to the soul of Kenya — where the air is crisp with adventure and the pristine landscape unfolds beneath an endless sky.

Sarara camp Samburu
Luxury Tented Suites

Exquisite Accommodations in the Wild

Elegant and thoughtfully appointed, Sarara’s luxury tented suites are the epitome of safari chic. Each tented suite is a masterpiece designed to provide the perfect balance of comfort and immersion in the natural environment.

Features of the tented suites include:

  • Open-air structures allowing for the enchanting sounds of the wild
  • King-sized beds or twin beds with the finest linens
  • Ensuite bathrooms equipped with modern comforts
  • Expansive verandas furnishing unrivaled views
luxury Family Tent

Sarara House

For those who wish for ultimate exclusivity, Sarara House raises the bar even further. With its private living areas, dedicated staff, and infinity pool, Sarara House is the perfect sanctuary for families and small groups.

Features of Sarara House:

  • A private infinity pool overlooking a favorite wildlife gathering spot
  • Accommodations for up to 4 guests, with the ability to host a 5th if a child
  • An immersive experience with dedicated service staff

Safari Activities at Sarara Camp Samburu

  • Game drives:-Experience thrilling wildlife encounters during both day and night safaris.
  • Guded nature Walks:-Explore the local flora and fauna on foot with expert guides.
  • Hiking:-Discover the lush montane forest of the Mathews Range.
  • Visit Reteti Elephant Sanctuary:-Witness the care and rehabilitation of rescued elephants (entrance fee extra).
  • Village Visits:-Gain insights into Samburu traditions and daily life.
  • Horseback Adventures:-Enjoy scenic rides through the wilderness (weight limit and experience levels apply).
  • De Brazza Monkey Hikes:-Go on a quest to find the elusive De Brazza monkeys.
  • Flycamping:-Sleep under the stars in the heart of the wild (mobilization fee applies).
  • Bird Watching:-Observe a rich variety of bird species native to the region.
  • Culinary Experiences:-Dine under the expansive African sky with gourmet meals.
  • Photographic Safaris:-Capture the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.
  • The Hide:-Relax and watch animals gather at the nearby waterhole.

Sarara Camp offers a blend of luxury and adventure, ensuring an immersive and unforgettable safari experience.

Connect with Nature’s Symphony

As the sun retreats below the horizon, the true symphony of the wilderness comes to life. Sarara Camp doesn’t simply offer a safari; it provides a portal to the heartbeat of Africa. Watch the waterhole as wildlife converges for an evening drink, dine under the expansive sky as stars ignite the night, and listen to the tales of the Samburu people, sharing the ancient rhythms of Africa.

Plan Your Serene Safari Escapade

To reside in Sarara Camp is to step into a realm where luxury meets the wild — where each moment is etched with the grandeur of Kenya’s natural majesty. Embrace the call of the wild and immerse yourself in an experience that will echo through time.

For reservations and to discover more about Sarara Camp’s rates and special offers, contact us:

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Sarara Camp invites you to forge unforgettable memories in luxurious harmony with the boundless African wilderness.

Discover the Undiscovered

Embark on a journey that reveals the untamed beauty of Kenya’s Northern Frontier. At Sarara Camp, you’ll discover how the synergy of sustainability and tradition can create a truly unforgettable adventure.

See also Sarara Treehouses & Reteti House

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Don’t miss the chance to learn about the rich culture and abundant wildlife on this once-in-a-lifetime safari destination.

To ensure your space at this exclusive destination, please review our detailed rate structure and consider booking well in advance for the best availability.

Rates in US$ per Person Per night

No Single Supplement

SeasonAdult per nightChild Sharing (5yrs-15yrs)
Regular Season
7th Jan – 30th Jun 2024$895$580
1st Sept – 31st Oct 2024
1st – 19th Dec 2024
Conservancy Fee$160$90

4 Guests (MAX 5*)
*5th Pax a Must be Child(5-15)

AccommodationRate for 4 GuestsAdditional Child
SARARA HOUSE$5,000$580

Closed Season: November 2024
Conservancy Fee (Per Adult) $160 & US$ 90 (Per Child)

SeasonAdult SharingSingleChild Sharing (5yrs-15yrs)
Premium Season
1st Jul – 31st Aug 2024$1,250$1,470$810
20th Dec 2024 – 4th Jan 2025
Conservancy Fee$160$160$90


AccommodationRate for 4 GuestsAdditional Child
SARARA HOUSE$5,900$810

Closed Season: November 2024
Conservancy Fee (Per Adult) $160 & Conservancy Fee (Per Child) $90

Included: Full board accommodation, soft drinks, local beers, non-premium wines and spirits, laundry, local airstrip transfers (Namunyak airstrip), activities as shown and statutory taxes.

Activities Included: Day and night shared game drives, guided walks, hiking in the montane forest of the Mathews mountains, trips to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (entrance fees extra), De Brazza monkey hike and village visits.

Excluded: Champagne, premium spirits, cellar wines, flycamping mobilisation fee – US$300, Reteti Elephant Sanctuary entrance fees – US$35 per person payable direct (US$550 for exclusive visits PLUS US$35 per person in exclusive group), horse riding – US$60 per person per ride (weight limit 85kgs – experienced riders only), Samburu dancers (US$500 for 25 dancers), Ololokwe day trip (US$350 per vehicle), beading with Samburu women (US$25 per person), Blacksmithing with Samburu Ironmongers (US$2

Stay 5 Pay 4 Offer valid for a 5 night stay that includes 2 nights at Sarara Camp, 2 nights at Sarara Tree and 1 night on a fly camp sleep out (US$300 Fly camping mobilisation fee payable extra + Conservation Fees for all 5 nights). Complimentary night is at Sarara Tree. Offer valid in March, April and May 2024.


Closed 1st November – 30th November 2024

WiFi Intermittent, in main areas

Child policy

Children of any age are welcome but more suitable for 5 years and over.

Hairdryers No hairdryers provided

Phone signal Intermittent and unreliable

Power – solar 24 hours

Charging points in tent (3 pin square) at floor level and in the main area. No adapters provided


The camp is approx. 800 metres above sea level


The Mathews Range has a warm climate all year round. Nightly lows of 20-25°C and daily highs of 30-35 °C

Getting there

Private charters into Namunyak airstrip Scheduled flight to Kalama – Transfer: Kalama airstrip (Northern Samburu) to Sarara US$450 (Max 4 passengers).

Transfer: Lewa to Sarara US$550 (Max 4 passengers).

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Governors’ Camp

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Mara Intrepids Camp

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Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

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Whether you choose the secluded plains of Samburu or the abundant Masai Mara, each camp offers a unique pathway to discovering the untamed landscapes of Kenya. Beyond luxurious accommodations and personalized service, these camps are dedicated to conservation efforts and community empowerment, ensuring your stay contributes to the region’s sustainable future.

Complement your Samburu and Masai Mara stays with a visit to complementary lodges like Saruni Samburu and Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp, each with its own character and commitment to excellence. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, impeccable service, and an authentic African safari that will linger in your memories forever.

For reservations and more information, immerse yourself in the exclusivity and splendor of Samburu and Masai Mara:

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+254 785 639 497

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Customer Reviews for Sarara Camp

A Breathtaking Escape into Nature

“Our stay at Sarara Camp was nothing short of magical. From the open-air dining with spectacular views to the exciting wildlife encounters at the waterhole, everything exceeded our expectations. The staff was incredibly hospitable, ensuring our comfort throughout our stay. The guided walks offered an intimate connection with the African bush, and the visit to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary was a profound experience. Sarara Camp isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a gateway to adventure and tranquility.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
– Jackson & Amelia, February 2024

A Luxurious Retreat Amidst the Wild

“Sarara Camp defines luxury in the wild. The tented suites with their comfortable beds and ensuite bathrooms offered privacy and comfort, harmonizing with the surrounding wilderness. The food was exquisite, with flavors dancing on your tongue under the endless African sky. It was not just a holiday; it was an experience that enriched our souls, surrounded by the pure beauty of Kenya’s Northern Frontier.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
– The Harrison Family, May 2023

A Cultural and Conservation Jewel

“The cultural visits to the Samburu villages arranged by Sarara Camp were eye-opening, allowing us a glimpse into the lives and traditions of the local people. The camp’s commitment to community conservation made our stay feel meaningful. The starlit fly camping experience will always hold a special place in our hearts—falling asleep under the stars and waking up to the sounds of the wild is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
– Maria and Thomas, July 2023

Come and Experience Our Unforgettable Cuisine

Experience exquisite fine dining at our newly opened restaurant. Enjoy a delicious menu of classic and modern dishes, prepared with the freshest ingredients.

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