SAMBURU, NORTHERN KENYA – PRESTIGE
Majestically situated on the high banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River (Kenya’s third largest watercourse), Sasaab commands breathtaking views across the arid landscape of the Northern Frontier District towards the jagged peak of Mt Kenya, and offers a truly exceptional safari experience in an area renowned for its variant species.
Sasaab’s design is based on strong Moroccan principles, in which African heat is a central consideration, mixed with local Swahili style. Each room is over 100m² in area allowing for enormous open air bathrooms and huge comfortable four-poster beds. Couple this with expansive views and a cooling plunge pool, and you have the perfect formula.
The spacious, elegantly appointed central area welcomes guests on arrival with a cooling drink, has a comfortable lounge and bar area and a large main pool provides the ultimate cooling off spot.
The safari experience in Samburu land is vastly different to that found in any other part of Kenya. The Samburu Special Five (Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk and Beisa Oryx) are found in the area, whilst a strong cultural aspect complements the wildlife watching. The Samburu people are fiercely proud of their cultural tradition, and delight in sharing their customs with guests, making interaction with locals a major highlight in any visit to Sasaab.
For a really unique and special experience guests can also spend one or two nights fly-camping under mosquito net tents in the wilderness. You start with a 4–5 hour walk along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, and wonder at the sights, sounds and smells of this untamed part of Kenya. Then enjoy a sumptuous dinner before sleeping under the beautiful African stars.
Community involvement and strong environmental ethics pervade Sasaab’s operation, and over 70% of the staff at the lodge are local employees. Water is solar heated, and recycled where possible, whilst every effort is made to purchase food and source materials locally.
Tel: 01778 382 764