Lounging on the deck you’re mesmerised by the view. African plains spill out below, home to elephants, Grevy’s zebra, leopards and more. It’s serene up here and your senses tune into their wild surroundings. You can appreciate every sound, every subtle change, every moment being at one with nature. This is Sasaab, a camp that expertly walks the line between luxuries and wilderness. You have a plunge pool, a four-poster Zanzibarian bed, a minimalist chic style that’s been copied by many. And then you have one of the wildest places on the continent.
Samburu is a remote safari destination in north-central Kenya. Sasaab is one of Samburu’s most remote camps, situated in a private community conservancy. It’s a dry and dusty land populated by specialists, like elephants, Samburu warriors and Grevy’s zebra. There’s no big five but you don’t come here for just five, you come here for the feeling of being immersed in nature. Get here by light aircraft, unless you want to spend two days bumping upon dusty Kenyan roads.
We love the design at Sasaab. With canvas walls and large comfy seating areas, it feels very safari. But it’s also modern and elegant, with Moroccan arches, wide open spaces, and plunge pools that are very welcoming given the Samburu afternoon heat. It’s both distinctive and very comfortable, a design that should impress everyone.
Who is it for
If you think all safaris are the same then try Sasaab. From camel rides to rare animals, a pool with a view to the dusty savannah, this remote camp is the best choice in Samburu and a fine addition to anybody’s safari itinerary. Do note that Samburu is hot, sometimes uncomfortably hot in the afternoons. Add this to the dust and it’s a wild environment not everybody wants to experience.
Amenities & Activities
Walk with Samburu warriors in their heartlands. Ride camels across the savannah. Game drive in search of resident leopards. Bump into elephant herds. You can go on safari in the private concession, but also in Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, so there's a real choice depending on your mood and what you want to see. For something really wild try a fly camping safari, where you walk, or ride by camel, to sleep outs in the wild, in simple mosquito mesh tents.