Sarara Camp

Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy Kenya

  • A remote luxury camp in stunning scenery
  • See giraffe, elephant, kudu, cheetah and leopard
  • Get out into the bush on foot with your guide
  • Go walking and hiking in the mountains
  • Learn about Samburu life and culture
  • Witness the singing wells (seasonal)
  • See Sarara's video

Open: Sarara Camp is open all year apart from April, May and November.

Location: The camp is in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in the Mathews mountain range in northern Kenya. The camp is best reached by plane from Nairobi to Namunyak airstrip plus a road transfer.

Rooms: There are 6 beautifully-appointed guest tents. They are roomy with high ceilings and large gauze windows, have easy chairs and a table, a dressing table and bedside tables. Drinking water is provided, there are power sockets in the rooms and solar-powered lighting. There is 24-hour running hot and cold water for the bathroom, which is open to the sky. The bedroom leads out to a terrace with chairs and a table.

Activities: These are many and various. Traditional game drives, nature walks and bird watching form the mainstay with other options such as watching wildlife from the hide, and going for hikes in the mountains and forests. All wildlife activities are led by local Samburu guides. You can visit a Samburu village, learn beading skills with Samburu women, explore on pony back, take a scenic plane ride, take a full day trip to Mount Ololokwe, visit the Samburu singing wells (dry season only), enjoy dinner in the bush and cool off the natural water slide (seasonal). Some activities are at additional cost.

Facilities: The camp has a mess tent used for dining and relaxing, and a camp fire. The natural rock rim-flow pool is located so you can watch animals at the waterhole as you swim, and there's a sundeck. Other facilities include a gift shop and central charging point. The camp has a large vegetable garden. There is a laundry service.

Dining: Breakfast, cooked or continental, and lunch are usually eaten in the mess tent, though outdoor lunches are provided if the weather is sufficiently cool. Dinner is generally served on the deck.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome, although the camp is more suited to older children than toddlers.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is wifi internet access, but no mobile phone coverage.

Responsible travel: Owned by the community and backing wildlife conservation and anti-poaching, Sarara holds an important position in this region and really does make a difference. Rangers keep poaching down to almost nothing, wildlife is flourishing, and the local people get an excellent income from the lodge through bed night fees and conservation fees. Water pumps, schools and health projects have been some of the benefits from this income.

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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews

I came to Sarara not knowing what to expect. What I found was an incredible location on community land with a backdrop and hills, and excellent wildlife. But it was the community aspect that really made it special. And the chance to see the 'singing wells' was such a privilege.