Sarara Tree Camp

Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy Samburu Kenya

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The Sarara Tree encompasses the same atmosphere and vibrancy that Sarara Camp has become renowned for. Nestled into a forest glade within an hour’s walk of Sarara Camp, the treehouses emerge out of the forest canopy. A main mess area and swimming pool command incredible views of Mount Uarges, one of the seven sacred mountains to the Samburu.Elephant, buffalo, leopard, bushbuck and a wide array of other life roam beneath you on the forest floor, offering incredible wildlife experiences from the comfort of your beautifully appointed tree tent. This off the grid, solar-powered masterpiece is entirely eco-friendly.


  • 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
  • Walking safaris
  • 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

Quick facts

  • 8 luxury tents, 2 of which are close together (making a Family Suite – note, these are not interconnecting)Maximum of 16 guests on property
  • Open and closed options for game drive vehicles

Sarara Treehouse Accommodation

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.

The Tents

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.

Family Tents

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.  

Experience & Activities

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.

Activities includes:

  • day and night games drives,
  •  horseback riding,
  • walks and bikes,
  • optional fly camping,
  • a seasonal water slide,
  • village visits,
  •  the giraffe viewing platform, and of course the wonderful Reteti elephant orphanage.

Sarara Tree House 2023/2024 Rates

Non Resident Rates in US$


  • Regular: 7th Jan – 30th Jun 2023, 01st Sept – 31st Oct 2023, 1st – 19th Dec
  • Premium: 01st Jul – 31st Aug 2023, 20th Dec 2023 – 6th Jan 2025
  • Closed Season: November

Included: Full board accommodation, soft drinks, local beers,non-premium wines and spirits, conservancy fees, laundry, local airstrip transfers (Namunyak airstrip), activities as shown and statutory taxes.

Activities Included: Day and night shared game drives, guided walks, hiking in the montane forest of the Mathews mountains, trips to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (entrance fees extra), De Braz- za monkey hike, and village visits.

Excluded: Champagne, premium spirits, cellar wines, fly

camping mobilisation fee – US$300, Reteti Elephant Sanctu- ary entrance fees – US$35 per person payable direct (US$550 for exclusive visits PLUS US$35 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 ve- hicle), beading with Samburu women (US$25 per person), Blacksmithing with Samburu Ironmongers (US$25 per per- son), massage treatments, exclusive use of vehicle at US$250 per day (subject to availability and restricted to within the Sar- ara Basin).

Our Sample Safari Itineraries to Sarara

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Samburu Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy Accommodation