- Looking out over the Laikipia Plateau and the distinctive peak of Mount Kenya, Sasaab luxury camp features a stunning blend of Moroccan & Swahili style design that makes the most of the river breezes and offers majestic views of the landscape.
- Nine sumptuous cottages feature elegant 4 poster beds, enormous open-air bathrooms and private plunge pools, and spacious verandas that look out over herds of elephant bathing in the river.
- Built into the hillside, the camp’s main swimming pool boasts views over the cooling river waters. Invigorating treatments using an assortment of natural Kenyan ingredients are available at the camp’s spa.
- Adventures include twice-daily game drives (including spotlit night drives), walking safaris along the river or in the grasslands, day trips to the Samburu Reserve, mountain biking and cultural excursions. Enjoy bird watching, stargazing, camel ride or spend a night in the further reaches of the conservation.
- Our local Samburu guides speak excellent English and will take children under their wing to teach them how to make a traditional bow and arrow or a toothbrush from the ‘toothbrush tree’.
- For a special experience guests can spend a night or two fly-camping under mosquito net tents in the wilderness.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
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 or omelettes and pancakes cooked to order.
Abundant birdlife is found along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro and bird walks are offered by the lodge.
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 would start 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 would be avoided under shady trees at the camp and another walk can be taken in the evening as it cools down. Dinner is served under
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.
Stretch your legs and take the time to appreciate the surroundings, flora, fauna and birdlife. It is possible to enjoy morning bird walks, late afternoon walks with sundowners or half day walks.
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.
For the adrenaline junkies we have four quad bikes available to use. A quad biking excursion is the ultimate in holiday freedom. Have loads of fun as you 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. This fee is directly put into our community and conservation projects.
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. As the dusk approaches with a refreshing sundowner in hand enjoy the vibrant Samburu dance and sing. Later on enjoy a delicious three-course dinner under the African sky.
Sasaab is close to the Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserves, in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. It’s a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals from huge majestic elephant to lion, leopard and cheetah and the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich. Sasaab prides itself on its hospitality and our friendly and attentive staff strive to make every guests’ experience unforgettable. The architecture of Sasaab follows strong Moroccan design principles, in which African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine Moroccan-styled rooms is over 100m² with an enormous open-air bathroom and private plunge pool.
From the veranda, guests can take in the remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. Its position on the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe. Enjoy guided walks, bird watching, stargazing or a visit to SpaSaab for world-class beauty treatments. For the more adventurous take a game drive, camel ride or spend a night or two in the further reaches of the conservation. Our local Samburu guides speak excellent English and will take children under their wing to teach them how to make a traditional bow and arrow or a toothbrush from the ‘toothbrush tree’. For a special experience guests can spend a night or two fly-camping under mosquito net tents in the wilderness.
Sasaab is a stunning blend of Moroccan and Swahili style, located in the heart of the African bush. Each individual cottage is designed to offer majestic views of the landscape and offer a cooling retreat from the African heat. The airy rooms with four poster beds, enormous, open-air bathrooms and private plunge pools, make for a completely invigorating experience. Sasaab also has a main swimming pool, built on the hillside overlooking the river. We recommend families book the family suite, rooms 8-9, which has a shared central area and can be taken as an exclusive villa, with separate access. Extra beds can also be added, subject to availability.
The luxurious suites are spacious and designed to act as a private sanctuary. Each has a private plunge pool, chill out space (either a verandah 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 that has two interconnecting rooms which is ideal for two couples travelling together as well as families. The family unit also has a private plunge pool.
In accordance with the Moroccan theme, the cuisine at SaSaab Camp has a distinctly Moroccan influence and uses the highest quality fresh ingredients. Meals are served in different areas of the mess tent or alfresco beneath a canopy of stars.
The finest Kenyan produce is combined with the Moroccan theme that runs throughout Sasaab, to create a thrilling fusion of flavours. Meals are offered in various areas around the lodge, and private dining on guests’ verandahs or by the pool are offered on request. Breakfast, lunch and a three-course dinner are included in price, as well as snacks throughout the day, teas and coffees and excellent house wine.
You can discover the area on a camelback safari and through cultural interactions with local Samburu communities. Back at Sasaab, unwind beside the main swimming pool before indulging in a beauty treatment in the privacy of your own tent. At the end of the day, enjoy sundowner drinks from a rocky kopje, just a short distance from the camp or relax and enjoy the views from the lodge’s raised terrace.
The main swimming pool is perched on the hill side overlooking the river.
Spa saab 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 healing earth products.
Sasaab has a fully equipped gym complete with free weights, elliptical, exercise bike and TRX. All rooms also have a yoga mat with a post safari stretch card for you to use during your stay designed to lead you through some simple exercises.