Samburu, Kenya | The perfect blend of African wilderness, responsible tourism and refined luxury.
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. Each room is over 100m² in area allowing for enormous open air bathrooms and huge comfortable beds. Couple this with expansive views and a cooling plunge pool, and you have the perfect formula.
There are 9 luxury rooms each with their own magnificent views.
Each room is over 100m² in size and has its own plunge pool.
Spasaab blends modern beauty and health treatments using Liz Earle skin care products.
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Children of all ages are welcome at Sasaab.
Sasaab is open all year, apart from November, when the lodge is closed for the rains.
From $620 per person per night.
• full board
• all house beverages
• camel rides
• mountain biking
• game drives
• transfers to / from Sasaab
• transfers to / from
• VAT & all taxes
• wireless internet access in
ACTIVITIES AND LEISURE FACILITIES
Game Drives on open vehicles where guests will discover a wide variety of wildlife. Samburu is home of the ‘Samburu Special Five’, which includes the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Gerenuk & Somali Ostrich. Abundant birdlife and fauna along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro offer great game-viewing either by foot, vehicle or on a camel.
Exclusive use of a vehicle is also possible, and charged at US$250 per day
Sasaab’s position high on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro is the perfect place to sit and watch game from the comfort of your private verandah or garden. Elephants frequently come to the opposite bank, whilst looking through the binoculars or the telescope will always reveal something small but interesting.
SpaSaab: a purpose built, state of the art haven of peace and serenity. The building itself is located in a prime position, nestled into rocks that overlook the Ewaso Nyiro watercourse, and beyond to a pure wilderness. Our world class beauty treatments are performed by expert therapists using Liz Earle Naturally Active Beauty Products.
Fly Camping: *NEW for 2011* 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 – 5hour 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 the stars and the night spent under mosquito tents, giving a clear view of the sky above.
Every guest who stays at Sasaab does so in the knowledge that they are making a direct contribution towards helping the six hundred families of the Ngutuk-Ongiron Group Ranch through:
Sasaab is well equipped to host weddings. Up to 24 guests can be accommodated at the lodge for a wedding. We recommend that a civil wedding be arranged in the home country, and that a ceremony at Sasaab be the celebratory element.
Schools in the Westgate Area have benefited from funds generated by guests at Sasaab and been provided with new desks, cupboards for books and art supplies, posters and learning materials, art supplies and over two hundred curriculum books required.
Women's Community Projects
The women in the Westgate Community Conservancy live in a traditional hierarchical structure in which they are restricted from becoming involved in any significant employment. Sasaab has helped to register three women's groups. Each of these groups makes bracelets and beaded bottle covers which are used in the lodge and sold in the gift shop.
Sasaab works with the Westgate Community health care workers to identify areas of need and plan community health programmes.
Lion conservation has become a major concern with a species population reduction of 30-50% over the past twenty years. Research is being carried out by Shivani Bhalla from her base at Sasaab.
Sasaab is located within the Westgate Community Conservancy in Samburu in the northern part of Kenya.
Local scheduled airlines fly to Samburu daily. It is also possible to charter private planes from Nairobi or Nanyuki.
Sasaab is approximately a seven hour drive from Nairobi. It is a spectacular journey across the Equator past Mount Kenya and into the Northern Frontier District.