Sasaab is close to the Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserves in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. It’s a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals from huge majestic elephant to lion, leopard and cheetah, and the “Samburu Special Five” – the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope, and Somali ostrich. Sasaab prides itself on its hospitality and its friendly and attentive staff strive to make each guest’s experience unforgettable.
The lodge has been designed in a Moroccan style to embrace the African heat and the expansive surrounding landscape; open archways allow for a cooling breeze to flow through, as well as stunning vistas out onto the savannah and mountains beyond. The design complements Sasaab’s open tent design, thatched roofs and private plunge pools, all of which enable guests to stay comfortable and cool.
Experience & Activities
Enjoy guided walks, bird watching, stargazing or a visit to SpaSaab for world-class beauty treatments. For the more adventurous take a game drive, camel ride or spend a night or two in the further reaches of the conservation. The local Samburu guides speak excellent English and will take children under their wing to teach them how to make a traditional bow and arrow or a toothbrush from the “toothbrush tree.”
For a special experience guests can spend a night or two fly-camping under mosquito net tents in the wilderness. This amazing trip starts with a 4–5 hour walk along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this untamed and romantic part of Kenya.