Sarara Camp - October Property of the Month

Sarara Camp – October Property of the Month

Sarara is found within the lands of the Namunyak Wildlife Conversation Trust. An area of approximately 850,000 acres which lies folded around the southern corner of the fabled Mathews Mountain Range of northern Kenya. This is home of the proud Samburu tribes people, a group of semi-nomadic pastoralists who have long shown tolerance for the wildlife that co-exists alongside their cattle.

The conservation work carried out by the Namunyak Trust to date has been hugely successful. As a result of the severe ivory poaching crisis of the 70’s and early 80’s there were no recorded elephants remaining in the Mathews Ranges by 1985. Today, several thousand elephants are living and breeding peacefully in the southern Mathews Range area. Together with a variety of other wildlife species such as buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog, greater and lesser kudu, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, impala and dik dik.

Sarara has six luxury tents, each positioned to maximise the stunning views of the Mathews Range of mountains and the animal watering hole. These tents are spacious and high ceilinged, with plenty of cupboard space, electric lighting and 24 hour hot and cold running water. Sarara has established itself as one of the ‘hot spots’ for quality leopard viewing in Africa and equally, for close-up sightings of the normally extremely shy lesser kudu antelope. The African wild dogs are frequently encountered in the Sarara valley too. Elephant, buffalo, giraffe, gerenuk, impala and warthogs are now regularly seen on our game drives and bush walks.

Property Facilities

  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Pool

Room Facilities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Gowns
  • En-Suite
  • Outside Shower
  • Shower
  • Verandah

Sarara House has two ensuite bedrooms with a shared sitting / dining area. Ideal for families or groups travelling together.

 

Activities

Day and Night Game drives: Sarara has established itself as one of the ‘hot spots’ for quality leopard viewing in Africa and equally, for close-up sightings of the normally extremely shy lesser kudu antelope.
Horse riding: View game on horseback with Sarara’s bush ponies
Guided walks: Our Samburu naturalist guides can take you out for an early morning walk through the bush to take an up close and personal look at the glorious flora and fauna surrounding the camp. If you wish, we can set up breakfast for you on a hilltop or in a dry river bed.
Reteti Elephant Sanctuary: A visit to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is one of the best things you can do to help strengthen the community and protect all elephants who live in the RESCUE center located on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya.
Samburu Village Visits: Visit a local Samburu village and get to learn their culture and way of life
The Hide: Get up close with the Ellies as they come to water and bath at the hide bust below the main pool
Water Slide: A fun way to spend your morning or afternoon away from the Camp
Il Konono Blacksmiths: An insight into the men who pass down from generation to generation the skill of crafting as you watch your bracelet being made for you.
Ololokwe Day visit: A full day trip with a packed breakfast and lunch out from Sarara to the sacred Mout Ololokwe.
Scenic Flights: Private scenic flights can be arranged up to the famous Mount Kenya, sacred Mount Ol olokwe or up to the spectacular Lake Turkana. There is no better way to see the diverse landscape
Singing Wells: Sarara means the meeting place and at the Singing wells, all the neighboring communities come together to water their wildlife as they sing and catch up on happenings around the community. Its a spectacular culture that you would never want to miss.
Photo credits: All images courtesy of Sarara Camp