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Sayari Camp

Serengeti & the North

Rating: Deluxe    

Sayari Camp overview

Sayari Camp is situated at a fantastic site on the Mara River in the remote northern Serengeti, one of Africa's best kept secrets! Sayari Camp is ideally located to witness the great migration between August and November across the Mara River, weather depending, but is great all year round and became a permanent camp in 2009.

As well as game drives, Sayarai Camp also offers walking safaris in the early morning and late afternoon.

The camp is personal and original and is divided into 2 wings, one with 9 tents and one with 6. Each wing has it's own bar and lounge tent so that the areas can be more personal. Each tent is very spacious and has its own veranda with comfy chairs to enjoy the beautiful view of the Serengeti on a wooden platform with sliding glass doors. Inside are comfortable king-sized beds, beautiful traditional fabrics and contemporary furniture. The en-suite bathrooms have flush toilets, a double sink, bathtub and shower - all done in an environmentally-friendly way. In addition there is one suite, ideal for honeymooners or guests wanting a little more privacy, complete with private butler and two rock baths, one indoor and one outside.

The camp's central area has a large comfortable lounge with a bar. The 2 'chill-out' areas make ideal places to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting, and a map room with a collection of modern and historical documents. There is also a rock swimming pool.

Great food - a fusion of authentic African and nouvelle European cuisine - is served to compliment the atmosphere in this idyllic bush retreat.


Open:  Sayari Camp is open from 1st June to 31st March

Location:  Sayari Camp is in the northern Serengeti, near the Mara River. The camp is a 15 minute drive from Kogatende airstrip.

Rooms:  There are 15 guest tents, divided into 2 wings of 9 and 6 tents located either side of the main area. They all have private bathrooms with bath, shower, twin hand basins, flush toilet and solar-heated water. The bedroom is very spacious and sliding glass doors open onto a large veranda facing the Serengeti plains, where you can relax on the daybed. 3 tents can be converted to triples and there is a honeymoon tent with an outdoor bath as well as the indoor one. All tents are spaced well apart for privacy.   

Activities:  Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti, including the migration between mid-July and early November. Morning drives incorporate a picnic breakfast and afternoon drives include sundowners and snacks. Sayari also offers guided bush walks and cultural visits. The camp can organise bush breakfasts and dinners. Hot air balloon rides can be arranged.  

Facilities:   Each wing has lounge and dining area set either side of the lovely rock swimming pool,  wooden sun deck and fire pit. There is a well-stocked bar and 2 shaded and secluded chill-out areas. The spa offers massages, manicures and pedicures. There is an exercise deck with a spinning bicycle and weights. 4 ‘gym in a bag’ kits are available from the office and each tent has a yoga mat. The gift shop sells hand-made crafts. Sayari has a laundry service. Meals are served in the dining tents or outside in the open air. Every evening drinks and snacks are enjoyed around the camp fire.  

Dining:   Meals are eaten at individual tables or communally, as preferred.

Children:  Children aged 6 years and over are welcome.

Health:  This is a malarial area.

Communication:  There is Wi-Fi internet access.  

Amanda Marks
Tracy Edwards
Sinead Bailey
Christine MacDougall
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