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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 offers walking safaris in the early morning and late afternoon.

The camp is personal and original and consists of 15 tented suites arranged to either side of the main lodge. Each has its own veranda with comfy chairs to enjoy the beautiful view of the Serengeti. Entering through glass doors the interior is cool and spacious with a king-sized bed, beautiful traditional fabrics and contemporary furniture. The en-suite bathroom has running hot and cold water, a double sink, bathtub and shower. In addition there is one suite, ideal for honeymooners or guests wanting a little more privacy, complete with an outdoor bath as well as indoor one, and an extended deck area.

The camp's central area has a large comfortable lounge with a bar, and dining area. There is a large open deck, perfect for wildlife viewing and for outdoor meals. The map room has a collection of modern and historical documents. There is a lovely infinity swimming pool.

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

Photos courtesy Asilia Africa


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 20 minute drive from Kogatende airstrip.

Rooms:  There are 15 guest tents located either side of the main area. They all have private bathrooms with a bathtub, walk-in shower, twin hand basins, separate flush toilet and solar-heated water. Toiletries are provided. The bedroom is very spacious and is configured as a double or twin, with some rooms as triples. All beds are fitted with mosquito nets. There is a lockable box for safe storage. Sliding glass doors open onto a large veranda facing the Serengeti plains, where you can relax on the daybed. There is one honeymoon tent with an outdoor bath as well as the indoor one and a larger veranda. 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 seasonal guided bush walks and hot air balloons (extra costs). Cultural visits can be organised for an additional payment. The camp can organise bush breakfasts, picnics and dinners.  

Facilities:   At the centre of the camp the commnunal facilities include a dining area, lounge and bar, all leading out to a wide deck. The rim-flow pool is ideal for a cooling dip and there are loungers and day beds where you can dry off in the sun. Spa treatments are available in the privacy of your tent. The gift shop sells hand-made crafts, and there's a map room with a fascinating collection of reference books and cartography. There are battery charging facilities. Sayari has a free laundry service. There is a camp fire a short distance away from the main lodge.  

Dining:   Meals are eaten at individual tables or communally, as preferred. They are served in the dining tent or on the open deck. 

Children:  Children aged 5 years and over are welcome.

Health:  This is a malarial area.

Communication:  There is Wi-Fi internet access in tents though the service can be patchy.  

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