Overlooked by the majestic Matthews mountain range, Sarara’s camp provides a fantastic platform at which to experience its surrounding wildlife conservancy. Next to the main tented camp is also a two-bedroom family unit, Sarara House, which includes its own sitting room, dining area and beautiful plunge pool.

The camp’s waterhole is frequented by an array of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, kudu, impala, leopard, wild dog and rare reticulated giraffe. Sarara House, meanwhile, has become known for elephants in particular, as these are regular visitors to that plunge pool and thus offer residents incredible up-close-and-personal experiences as they come to drink.

Including its incredible freeform infinity pool, Sarara lies on hillside within the pristine Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, an 850,000-acre wilderness which encompasses the Matthews Range. Remote and dramatic, this landscape is also home to the Samburu people, whose age-old traditions – including their famous ‘singing wells’ – are as much a part of the land’s fabric as its wildlife.

Sarara is a conservation brand which partners with these indigenous communities in order to build sustainability for people and wildlife via its unique and experiential safari experiences. “We are dedicated to conserving a landscape,” it declares, “where people and wildlife flourish side by side.”

Sarara is a flagship, community-owned and community-driven conservation initiative in northern Kenya

  • The Sarara Foundation is working to protect the 850,000-acre Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy and provide cradle-to-career support for the Samburu community.
  • Their vision is that indigenous communities in northern Kenya continue to reside alongside wildlife, retaining and celebrating their unique cultural heritage while living sustainably and prosperously for many generations to come.
  • The camp is fully solar-powered
  • The eight Sarara Treehouses are located in an area once devoid of wildlife but restored due to the community conservation efforts driven by the local Samburu people
  • Namunyak is also home to some of Kenya’s largest populations of reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra, both endangered species
Six beautifully-appointed tented rooms, all en-suite, plus two-bedroom Sarara House. The camp is completely off-grid, utilising and providing solar-powered electricity all day via state-of-the-art Tesla power walls
Each tent has flushing toilets plus indoor and outdoor solar-heated showers
Both communal and private dining are offered in the main mess area, with meals out on the bush also available
Cliffside infinity pool, Watering hole by camp, Gift shop, Massages and Organic vegetable garden
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Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Unrestricted game drives exploring 850,000 acres of pristine wildlife habitat, accompanied by an expert Samburu guide
  • Walking safaris
  • Night-time safaris
  • Al-fresco bush meals and sundowners
  • Birdwatching
  • Heli-flights
  • Guided hikes up sacred Mount Uarges
  • Guided hikes into montane cloud-forests
  • Guided trail runs
  • Guided horse-riding
  • Camping on Bang Rock
  • Fly-camping
  • Plunge down a natural rock slide (seasonal)
  • Visit the singing wells, an age-old tradition
  • Beading lessons with Samburu ladies
  • Create your own jewellery with ironmongers
  • School visits with Sarara’s mobile Montessori programme
  • Reteti Elephant Sanctuary visits
  • Visits to a Samburu manyatta (small village)
  • Visit to contemporary elephant rock art
  • Meeting rescued animals