Sarara Camp

Namunyak Wildlife Conse Samburu

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Camp Overview

In the northern frontier of Kenya, lies the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, an area of 850,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the Mathews Range. The savannah plains and lush mountain slopes are home to elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, wild dog and kudu in ever increasing numbers. This remote and dramatic landscape is also home to the local Samburu people whose age-old traditions, including the famous ‘singing wells’ are as much a part of the fabric of this land as the wildlife. Sarara is a conservation brand that partners with indigenous communities to build sustainability for people and wildlife through truly unique and experiential safari experiences. Part of the community-owned Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in the heart of the Mathews Range, and in partnership with the Northern Rangelands Trust, Sarara has fast become a flagship model for community conservation across Africa.


  • Unrestricted game drives exploring the 850,000 acres of pristine wildlife habitat accompanied by a local Samburu guide
  • Visit the singing wells to honour an age old tradition
  • Hikes into the montane cloud forests
  • Fly camping
  • Visits to a manyatta
  • Walking safaris
  • Plunge down a natural rock slide into crystal clear pools (seasonal)
  • Beading with the Samburu ladies
  • Fashion your own jewelry with local Ironmongers
  • Reteti Elephant Sanctuary visits
  • Elephant rock art visits
  • School visits to the Mobile Montessori Program
  • Bush meals

Perched on a rocky outcrop at the foot of the Matthews Range, Sarara Camp is set in the remote Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, which spans 850,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Whilst retaining all the magic and grace of a traditional safari camp, Sarara Camp caters for every need of the modern day traveler.

This remote and dramatic landscape is home to the Samburu people whose age-old traditions, including the famed ‘singing wells’ are as much a part of the fabric of this land as the wildlife. Sarara is named after the ‘Sarara’ singing wells where the community water their cattle during the dry season. Sarara means ‘meeting place’ in the Samburu language and it is here where the keystone of Samburu culture may be viewed authentically.

See also Sarara Tree camp & Reteti House


An open air dining, sitting and bar area over look a natural rock infinity pool, with views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Below the pool is a waterhole which is frequented by a myriad of wildlife. Many hours can be spent simply sitting with a pair of binoculars watching the spectacular birds and wildlife that inhabit the immediate surrounding area.


Sarara has six luxury tents, each positioned to maximise the stunning views of the Mathews Range of mountains and the animal watering hole. Preserving the romance of the tented camp, these tents are spacious and high ceilinged, with plenty of cupboard space, electric lighting and 24 hour hot and cold running water.Each tent has an outdoor bathroom with a toilet, hand basin and shower which has magnificent views of the mountains. At the rear of the tent is a changing area which also has a hand basin and toilet. There is a private veranda in front of every tent with a table and chairs where guests can sit and enjoy the stunning views.

Sarara House

Sarara House has two ensuite bedrooms with a shared sitting / dining area. Ideal for families or groups travelling together. The two rooms are separated by an open living area (not interconnected) and each of the rooms has an outdoor bathroom as well as a lavatory and hand basin indoors. The House has a plunge pool although the elephants at Sarara often think is theirs. The sitting area overlooks the private pool and there is also an upstairs dining space. Meals are served in the House but guests can also choose to dine in the main camp. Sarara House has a dedicated vehicle and guide for guests staying at the house.

Immersive and authentic activities at Sarara Camp Activities

  • Unrestricted game drives exploring the 850,000 acres of pristine wildlife habitat accompanied by a Samburu guide
  • Experience the Singing Wells and honour an ancient Samburu tradition
  • Enjoy bush meals and sundowners under the African skies
  • Start your day with a guided walking safari and packed breakfast
  • Guided trail runs with our Samburu running guides
  • Experience safari on horseback with our bush ponies and Lenewalla, our Samburu Cowboy as your guide
  • Meet our rescue reticulated giraffe and Gravy Zebra, Ontulili and Tongai
  • Visit our Nomadic Montessori Schools and Nomadic Healthcare Programs
  • Visit Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and watch the keepers bottle feed the herd
  • Spend a morning beading with the Samburu ladies or fashion your own jewellery with Samburu Ironmongers

Sarara camp Rates

Non Resident 2023 rates in US$
Adult Sharing      804.00   1,140.00
Child  Sharing(5-15 Years      542.00       760.00
Single   1,350.00
Sarara Houses
4 Guests(Max5)   4,560.00   5,400.00
5th Child Must Be child      542.00       760.00

Conservancy Fee: Adult USD 160 Child(5-15 Years: USD 90

Child Below 5 Stay Free


  • Regular: 9th Jan – 30th Jun 2022, 01st Sept – 31st Oct 2023,1st – 19th Dec 2023
  • Premium: 01st Jul – 31st Aug 2022, 20th Dec 2022 – 6th Jan 2024
  • Closed 1st November – 1st December 2023

Included: Full board accommodation, soft drinks, local beers,non-premium wines and spirits, conservancy fees, laundry, lo- cal airstrip transfers (Namunyak airstrip), activities as shown and statutory taxes.Activities Included: Day and night shared game drives, guid- ed walks, hiking in the montane forest of the Mathews moun- tains, trips to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (entrance fees extra), fly camping (mobilisation fee – US$ 300) and village visit.

Excluded: Champagne, premium spirits, cellar wines, fly camping mobilisation fee – US$ 300, Reteti Elephant Sanctu- ary entrance fees – US$25 per person payable direct (US$ 550 for exclusive visits PLUS US$ 25 per person in exclusive group), horse riding – US$ 60 per person per ride, Samburu dancers (US$ 500 for 25 dancers), Ololokwe day trip (US$ 350 per vehi- cle), beading with womens’ group, De Brazza hike – US$ 35 per person, massage treatments and exclusive use of vehicle at US$250 per day (subject to availability and restricted to within the Sarara Basin).

Special Offers

Special Stay 5 pay 4 in regular season only. Conservation fees payable on 5th night

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