Sasaab Camp – Kenya
Sasaab Lodge is comprised of eight individual rooms with huge thatched roofs, canvas sides and sensational views down the river, over the bush and beyond. Each room is uniquely styled with its own private pool and open veranda. Attention to detail is evident throughout the lodge, from personal service and incredible food, through to the elegant interiors styled with a contemporary North African design. .
The lodge sits at the heart of a community conservancy, rich in raw Samburu culture and traditions, and has been built with wildlife conservation and preservation of the environment foremost in mind. The lodge has been established in association with the local community who benefit directly from your stay.. Sasaab offers invigorating walks through the wilderness, game watching, alfresco dining, a unique cultural experience and opportunities to get involved with the local community. It is the ultimate place to relax and unwind.
Luxury Suite ( 7 rooms )
The luxury suites are incredibly spacious and designed to act as a private sanctuary. Each has a private plunge pool, chill out space (either a veranda or mini-garden), and large open-air bathrooms. Every room is intensely private. The lodge is situated on quite a steep bank, so it is recommended that anyone with walking difficulties requests a room near to the mess, which is easily accessible.
Sasaab has a family unit with two interconnecting rooms which is ideal for two couples travelling together as well as families. The family unit also has one private plunge pool.
Game drives and bush breakfasts
We have open sided game drive vehicles to ensure maximum game viewing and comfort. They are kitted out with suncream, drinks, books, sweets – everything to keep you happy during a game drive! We even have stoves for freshly cooked bush breakfasts including fried eggs, omelettes and pancakes cooked to order
Spasaab is a purpose built, state of the art haven of peace and serenity. It blends modern beauty and health treatments. The spa offers a selection of massage and beauty treatments designed to restore your body’s natural balance and soothe away your stresses using organic Healing Earth products.
TSC Helicopter Transfers and Excursions
Our Eurocopter AS 350 B3 helicopter is based at either Sasaab or Solio and is on standby to whizz guests off on a variety of excursions to the most remote destinations in Kenya. With five passenger seats, sliding doors and proven superior performance in extreme conditions, our AS 350 is perfect for low level cruising with optimum viewing.
Guests who want to experience the true wildness of the area can spend one or two nights walking and fly camping in the further reaches of the conservancy. This safari starts with a 4 – 5 hour walk along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, accompanied by camels carrying a picnic breakfast, reaching the fly camp in the late morning. The heat of the day is avoided under shady trees at the camp and another walk can be taken in the evening as it cools down. Dinner is served under the stars and the night spent under mosquito tents, giving a clear view of the sky above
This is an incredibly colourful assault on all the senses at an authentic Samburu market. Market days usually happen on Wednesdays and Thursdays but can vary, please check with our office if you’re interested in doing this.
Sasaab has five resident camels. Guests can enjoy camel rides at any time. Walking with them to our sundowner spot is a particularly popular activity.
Abundant birdlife is found along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and bird walks are offered by the lodge.
For the adrenaline junkies we have four quad bikes available to use. A quad biking excursion is the ultimate in holiday freedom and a fun way to explore the Samburu wilderness. We can tailor a quad expedition complete with overnight camp out (advance notice is required). Quads can be enjoyed starting from US$ 35 per person per hour.
Samburu homestead visit
It may be possible for you to visit one of our neighbouring villages to gain an insight into the fascinating culture of the Samburu people and how they survive in this harsh environment. The best time to visit is either in the early morning as the manyatta awakes and herds leave for the day to graze, or late afternoon as they return. The visit is dependent on the Samburu elders and each visit must be individually arranged with the lodge during your stay.
Before supper step back into your vehicle for a short drive to the banks of the sandy Ewaso Nyiro River just below the lodge. As dusk approaches, enjoy the vibrant Samburu dance and song with a refreshing sundowner in hand. Later on enjoy a delicious three-course dinner under the African sky.
Ngutuk Ongiron primary school and clinic
This is a small Samburu settlement that has established a preschool, an early primary school and a small clinic. You are welcome to visit the school and clinic to see what happens during a working day. Sasaab is helping the community to develop the educational and health facilities on the group ranch through generous donations.
Get arty on safari
Each tent has a watercolour set and artist pad for you to use during your stay. Get creative in Sasaab’s idyllic, artistic surroundings and paint the unique scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna.
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