One of the most stylish accommodations in Northern Kenya, Sasaab is hidden away on a rocky ridge above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River within the West Gate Community. This secluded site boasts a blend of Moroccan and Swahili style and a level of sophisticated services that will make any guest feel like royalty.

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The architecture of Sasaab follows strong Moroccan design influences and sprawls across the rocky ridges above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river. All nine of the camp’s individually thatched and canvas suites feature enormous open-air bathrooms, substantial sofas, four-poster beds enclosed in large mosquito nets, private plunge pools, and verandas with views across the Laikipia Plateau and Mount Kenya. Given Sasaab’s unique location on the river, guests will frequently witness elephants below their tents or from the vantage of the swimming pool located on the camp’s hillside.

Dinner at Sasaab occurs under the stars at the Moroccan-influenced ‘souk’ style mess, with North African menu items prepared from produce straight from the camp’s vegetable garden. Do not be surprised if a herd of elephants joins the freshly prepared bush breakfasts or if a leopard and her cubs play on the nearby rocks during sundowners. It is simply a part of the whole Sasaab experience. Meanwhile, the spa treatments at the lauded SpaSaab are influenced by African and Samburu techniques and provide ultimate pampering and rejuvenation for guests, all within view of the beautiful Kenyan landscape.

The area surrounding Sasaab is Buffalo Springs National Reserve, a region rich in its natural diversity, delivering frequent viewings of elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, oryx, giraffe, zebra, antelope, and ostrich. Witness the wildlife by game drive, night drive, or by camel—a completely unique viewpoint and a delightful activity for young children. Guests are also encouraged to stroll along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River to experience fly camping and to visit with the hospitable Samburu people, who are always delighted to share their traditions. Sasaab is in close proximity to many local villages, allowing frequent visits to the cultural manyatta, schools, and markets where local women’s groups make jewelry and crafts. Many of these community projects are directly supported by Sasaab and offer a glimpse into the fascinating people of this special place.

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