Sarara Camp, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
A Luxury Tented Camp in Kenya
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Per Person Per Night
A member of the
Bush and Beyond
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.
One of the highlights of the Namunyak area must be a visit to the famous “Sarara” Singing Wells. Samburu warriors bring their cattle to these watering holes on a daily basis during the dry season. The warriors descend into the wells which can be up to 10 meters deep, form a human chain and chant traditional Samburu songs as they pass water up by hand for the cattle. This fascinating ritual goes on for several hours a day.
Piers and Hilary Bastard with Jeremy Bastard and Katie Rowe are delightful hosts who are happy to introduce you to the beauty of Sarara and the stylish accommodations at camp. Game drives, bush walks, hikes into the Mathews Mountains or camel treks are all ways to experience the amazing landscape and see the wildlife. Or spend the afternoon relaxing around the stunning rock swimming pool and let the wildlife come to you – their water hole is within easy viewing distance.
WHY CHOOSE SARARA CAMP?
- 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.
- Sarara is the only place in the world where one can view this magical and timeless tribal tradition.
- The Samburu people have a wonderful tradition which our guests are welcome to come and watch. Every morning the Samburu warriors bring their cattle to the dry river bed near our camp. The warriors begin to dig deep wells which will provide drinking water for their cattle.
- spend one of the evenings under the stars, sleeping in your own mosquito-netting tent in the middle of a dry river bed, watching the stars in the clear sky above you and listening to the sounds of the leopards ‘sawing’ around you.
Sarara Camp Rates, Activities & Amenities
|2020||6th Jan - 30th June; 16th Sep - 31st Oct; 1st-19th Dec||–||US $ 930|
|2020||Jul, Aug, 1st-15th Sept; 20th Dec 2020 - 5th Jan 2021||–||US $ 1075|
Rates are Per Person Per Night unless otherwise specified.
Sarara Camp rates include full board accommodation, soft drinks, beer, non-premium wine, conservancy fees and laundry, Unlimited game drives, day and night, local airstrip transfers (Sarara and Namunyak airstrip) and activities.
Children of any age are welcome but more suitable for
5 years and over.
Hiking / Trekking
Sarara Camp, Samburu County, Kenya
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