Accommodation in Samburu

Sasaab is a piece of paradise in the midst of the Samburu’s heat. Samburu has a rich diversity and concentration of animals- including the Samburu Five- a collection of species that are rare and endemic to the Samburu ecosystem. Sasaab prides itself in its service, exquisite hospitality and ultimate peacefulness as soon as guests arrive. Spend the morning, evening or day relaxing, taking in the stunning views from the spa, lounge, verandah or your very own private plunge pool!

Sasaab is set on a hillside, passed the western gate out of the Samburu National Reserve, situated on community land. Because of Sasaab’s relationship with the local people, the Samburu cattle do not graze on land surrounding the camp, so over the years, game coming through this area has slowly increased. That in mind, the game is far better and more concentrated inside the national park so game drives take place there, with roughly a 20 minute drive to the western gate entrance.

As you walk in to the grand building, you are immediately struck with the class and quality of Sasaab. With huge high-ceilings and a very open plan feel, the lounge and dining room sit alongside one another, both with a stunning backdrop of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Sasaab has a large pool, surrounded by plenty of day beds and loungers in the shade, even equipped with a bar and a stone oven for special alfresco dinners. Next to the pool is a gym and spa, for ultimate relaxation after your safari. The nine rooms are scattered below and around the main area, with however, quite a walk to a few of them.

Room Types In Sasaab

Sasaab has nine expansive and stylish tents, fit for a king, all with a Moroccan and African infusion of design. The rooms are all very spacious and airy, with a lounge area, a four poster and an enormous open-air bathroom. Making it even more special, each room has a private plunge pool overlooking the river where you can often see families of elephants come to bathe! There is also a family unit, where two tents sit together and share a huge verandah with beautiful views.

Camp Activities At Sasaab

Game drives can be done on the community land or more often, inside Samburu National Reserve as the game is there is a greater density of wildlife. On the community land that Sasaab sits on, guided bush walks, cultural visits to a local Samburu village, camel riding, sundowners with panoramic views on ‘sundowners rock’ and fly camping are also available.

Sasaab Facilities:

  • ROOMS– 9 tents
  • SAFARI ACTIVITIES– driving, walking, camel safaris
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES– camel riding, cultural visits to local Samburu villages, sundowners, fly camping
  • CHILD POLICY– all ages (under 12 must be accompanied)
  • POOL– communal pool and private plunge pool per tent
  • AIRCON– no
  • INTERNET– yes

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