Nestled in forest at the foot of Mount Uarges, Sarara’s eight spectacular, spacious treehouses poke out of the canopy. Elephant, buffalo, leopard and an array of other beasts will roam beneath you on the forest floor as birds fly around, offering incredible wildlife experiences.

Each beautifully-appointed ‘tree tent’ is en-suite, with solar-heated showers again looking out into the forest. One unit is specifically designed for families, with an interconnected bridge ensuring that the kids are always close. The mess area also has commanding views of the Matthews Range, plus an infinity pool facing the plains and a wildlife-rich waterhole also close by.

Sarara lies within the pristine Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, an 850,000-acre wilderness amid the Matthews mountain range. Remote and dramatic, this landscape is also home to the indigenous Samburu people, whose age-old traditions – including their famous ‘singing wells’ – are as much a part of the land’s fabric as its wildlife.

This off-grid, solar-powered lodge is entirely eco-friendly, with every precaution and expense taken to preserve the surrounding natural habitat

  • 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
Eight treehouses atop the forest canopy, one specifically designed for families thanks to its interconnecting bridge.
Each tent is en-suite, with solar-heated showers
Dining is normally communal, but private dining can be arranged on request. Both are offered in the mess area, and meals out in the bush are also available
Infinity pool, Watering hole by main camp, Gift shop and Massages
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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