The only camp for hundreds of miles in the remote reaches of northern Kenya, Sarara Camp serves as a magical glimpse into the conservation success of the Namunyak Wildlife Trust and the enduring traditions of the Samburu people. Here in this 850,000 acre wilderness at the foothills of the Matthews Mountain Range, the luxury is abundant yet private and the wildlife and cattle farmers coexist side-by-side to great and enduring reward. Learn more about this luxury Kenya safari camp below.

Property Details

Sarara Camp in Kenya houses just six luxury tents perched overlooking the dramatic creases of the Matthews Mountain Range. In keeping with the conservation-minded spirit of the region, Sarara employs a number of innovative measures to keep their environmental impact to a minimum. Each cavernous accommodation was constructed from naturally felled trees and local stone. Hot and cold running water is fed by gravity from pure mountain springs and filtered with UV technology. Solar panels throughout the grounds provide sustainable solar energy. The game is always in view at Sarara, with open-air bathrooms presenting opportunities for spotting while bathing. Coffee and tea is brought to the private terraces each morning so guests may watch the animals coming to the watering hole for their daily mud baths.

Central to Sarara Camp is the beautiful mess building, where full English breakfasts of fresh fruits and made-to-order eggs are served throughout the morning. Meals at Sarara are homegrown, homemade, and eclectic in their setting, either taken in the shade of a tree, on the terrace overlooking the watering hole, or out in the lugga (dry river bed) around the camp fire. The highlight of the main camp, however, is the natural rock swimming pool, which is suspended above the constantly active watering hole. With plenteous elephant, kudu, warthog, and impala all interacting within arm’s reach, it’s a wonder why anyone leaves camp at all.

Sarara Star Camp

A unique feature at Sarara is the Star Camp, a remote bush camp accessible only by foot or bush pony. Arriving there is all a part of the Sarara Star Camp experience, as camels carry the equipment and Samburu keepers lead the way. Here, guests can spend the night under the stars and fully immerse themselves in the absolute peace and serenity that the region affords.

Loimugi House

Designed for up to five guests, the intimate confines of Loimugi House marry the excellent activities at Sarara Camp with the privacy of an exclusive experience. Find two tented en suite rooms along with a central living and dining area. Your exclusive amenities also include a private swimming pool, personal library, and secluded viewing deck overlooking a secret watering hole.

There are so many exciting experiences waiting beyond the tented luxury of Sarara Camp. Days here are as busy or relaxing as one desires, with day and night game drives, mountain walks, fly camping, camel rides, and exhilarating slides into natural rock pools always on offer. The Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy is especially ideal for walking safaris, bringing guests up-close to ever-increasing populations of leopard, reticulated giraffe, wild dog, and elephant.

This remote landscape is also home to the local Samburu people, whose villages, schools, and markets are as much a part of the fabric of this land as the wildlife. The highlight of any stay is undoubtedly a private invitation to their famed ‘singing wells’, where for centuries the Samburu have gathered their herds and sung chants to their livestock as they bring up water from the wells. It is here and throughout every intimate stay at this luxury Kenya safari camp where guests truly understand the solitude and freedom behind the name Sarara—meaning “meeting place.”

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