Sarara is a remote tented lodge built into the lower slopes of the southern tip of the beautiful Mathews Range in northern Kenya.
Sarara is a special place which offers the chance to explore both the montane forest habitat above camp and the arid bush landscape of Samburuland that stretches away to the east. The scenery is breath-taking and the views from the lodge are fantastic. The camp is highly exclusive but maintains an authentic safari atmosphere with tented rooms, personal hosting and communal dining. Relaxing in camp is definitely something that must be done at Sarara, either reading a book on your verandah and enjoying the birds flitting around the canopy or perhaps floating in their infinity rock swimming pool whilst watching the water hole below.
Whilst there are specialist species to be seen at Sarara, such as gerenuk and lesser kudu, and elephant and leopard viewing can often be very good too, your reason to come to Sarara really has little to do with traditional game drives. Sarara is all about escaping into the wilderness, birding, walking and learning about the local culture (the singing wells are a highlight). The camp is well run with management and staff offering a very warm welcome and personal service. Accommodation is comfortable and food is very good, but Sarara is not a five star operation. The camp is small and usually has a very social, communal atmosphere.
|Location||Namunyak Conservancy, Mathews Range|
|Access||Charter flight to Namunyak (25 mins) or road from Kalama airstrip (2.5 hours)|
|Open||Mid-December until mid-October|
|Camp Style||Tented lodge|
|Focus||Culture / Scenery / Wilderness / Walking / Birding / Elephants / Relaxation|
|Children||No age restriction|
|Activities||Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks and treks / Birding / Singing wells / Reteti Elephant sanctuary / Fly camping / Viewing hide / Natural water slide / Bush ponies|
|Vehicles||Open and closed|
|Maximum Guests on Vehicle||6|
|Private Vehicle Options||Yes|
|Number of Rooms||6 tents and Sarara House|
|Family Accommodation||Two bedroomed Sarara House|
|Bathroom||Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed outdoor shower|
|Power for charging||In room|
|Communication in room||No|
|Mobile Reception||Yes (sporadic)|
|Swimming||Communal / Private plunge pool at Sarara House|
|Drinks Included||House drinks|
|Credit Cards||All accepted|