This truly unique and secluded lodge set among ancient trees is the perfect hideaway for anyone seeking stillness in nature, and an exceptional African escape. Surrounded by vast mountains, lush greenery, and a thriving ecosystem,
Sarara Treehouses is entirely eco-friendly, off the grid and solar-powered – with every precaution and expense taken to preserve its pristine surrounds. Highlights here include fully immersive guided mountain walks exploring ravines, rocky outcrops, and centuries-old cycads – complete with delicious packed breakfasts and photographic opportunities galore!
Nestled into an ancient forest glade at the foot of Warges Peak, Sarara Treehouses emerges from a lush canopy of trees.Making the most of its unique location in Namunyak’s 850,000-acre Conservancy, this camp keeps enchanting guests with its majestic views, melodic birdsong, and the sounds of the area’s abundant wildlife at night.
Elephants roam freely beneath the idyllic stilted tented suites and frequent the waterhole below the main area of the lodge – ensuring continuous connections with the rare magic of this special setting, and the coveted species calling it home.
As the ideal platform for exploring the area’s natural wonders, including the nearby Mathews Range, Sarara Treehouses also provides incredible opportunities to be immersed in authentic Samburu cultural experiences, while discovering the rich historical legacy of this land.
Bathed in tranquillity, eight spacious and immaculately appointed tents are raised in beautiful separate settings, allowing for magnificent sightings of an array of wildlife on the forest floor, with monkeys and birds chattering in the canopy above.
Each en-suite tent features an outdoor solar-heated shower with spectacular mountain and forest views.
Perched among hundreds of indigenous trees, Sarara Treeshouses is a bird and wildlife enthusiast’s dream – and the region’s fascinating fauna and flora is continuously within reach. With a front-row seat to its remarkable ecosystem – whether on game drives or foot – there’s so much to experience and explore.
A spacious and airy structure uses the rock face as it’s back wall. With comfortable seating areas and a large dining area the views looking back to the mountains are breath taking. Just below this sits a swimming pool that overlooks a beautiful waterhole, whilst commanding incredible views of Mount Uarges, one of the seven sacred mountains of the Matthews Range.
Sarara Tree has six tents (all of which can be configured to be either double or twin) built on platforms in the canopy of the forest each with an ensuite bathroom (lavatory and hand basin) and an adjacent shower open to the skies within Sarara style walls. Every tent has a deck with a seating area by day that can also be a stunning star bed by night. Raised walkways through the canopy connect the tents to the reception area.
The family tents at Sarara Tree comprise of two tents that are close together (not interconnected) and work well for families with younger children (8 years and above). One tent is a double and the other a twin which is a slightly smaller tent. Both are ensuite (lavatory and hand basin) with an outside shower open to the skies within Sarara style walls.
One of the most authentic cultural experiences to be had in the country is to visit the “Sarara singing wells.” Especially in the dry season, the local Samburu herders visit “wells” that they have dug in the dry river bed, sometimes five men deep and each belonging to a specific family.
They then sing to their livestock who recognize the song and know where and in what order to come to drink. In keeping with the whole community and conservation ethos of Sarara, these same wells are then utilised at night by local wildlife, including elephants and leopards
Early morning, evening and night game drives give an opportunity to see the samburu five. five species of herbivores that are found north of the equator. night game drives take you out into the bush in search of the nocturnal star of sarara, the leopard.
take a leisurely stroll out in front of the camp or a more challenging hike into the mountains to take an up close and personal look at the glorious flora and fauna found in this remote location.
horse back riding enables you to mingle freely with the wildlife. sarara’s sturdy bush ponies can also take you up into the mountains to a welcome bush breakfast or an amazing sundowner spot.
spend a night under the stars, sleeping in your own mosquito-netting tent in the middle of a dry river bed, watching the stars in the clear sky above and listening to the sounds of the african night.
The first community owned and run elephant sanctuary. a visit whilst staying at Sarara is a must and is one of the best things you can do to help strengthen the community and protect all elephant that live in the area.
A fun way to spend your morning or afternoon away from the Camp. slide down natural rock in water that originates in the mathews mountains and into crystal clear pools.
One of the camp’s guides can take you to a samburu village where you can learnabout their culture – their love of cattle, rite of passage, marriage, children and many other beliefs that dictate their way of life.
Join the samburu ladies and Learn FIrst hand how to bead. experience traditions that have been passed down for centuries. all proceeds from these workshops revert back to the community.
Experience the spectacular culture of the samburu where, during the dry season, the neighbouring communities come together to water their livestock. they sing as they pass up the water from the bottom of the well to fill the troughs.
An insight into the men who pass down their skill of crafting from generation to generation. watch as they create items out of metal. Additional cost involved.
A full day trip from sarara, with a packed breakfast and lunch to the sacred Mount Ololokwe. The climb is a long, steep, fun and very twisty, following old elephant trails. additional cost involved.
Watch the sun go down over the beautiful northern frontier enjoying your drink of choice as the stars begin to glitter in the dark skies.
|Non Resident 2023
|Non Residents 2024
Conservancy Fee: Adult US$16 & Child US$90