One of our favourite camps in the Samburu, Sasaab looks down across the winding Easo Nyiro River where you can often see Elephants drinking. The camp itself is situated outside of the Samburu National Reserve which gives it an added air of privacy, although does mean that you have to drive half an hour to get to the areas of ‘good’ game viewing.
Sasaab - The Details
While the Samburu is not the obvious choice for the most intense game viewing experience it is a great option for a truly authentic cultural experience away from the staged village tours that are often offered. If you’re lucky you can sometimes be invited to a traditional Samburu wedding, a must see cultural experience.
Despite this area not being the most obvious choice for game viewing that doesn’t mean that there isn’t much to see, in fact there is a high chance of seeing Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Giraffe as well as a number of other antelope. The only downside being the potential large amount of other vehicles in the sighting with you.
The camp has seven individual large ‘tents’ with en-suite bathrooms and their own uniquely shaped plunge pools. There is a stunning main area beautifully furnished leading out on to the dinner deck, a pool with a handy bar complete with pizza oven and an award winning spa.
A huge benefit of being outside of the National Reserve is the number of activities that they can offer right from the camp. Some highlights are quad biking (especially in the dry season when you can ride in the dry riverbed), camel riding, nature walks, and sundowners atop beautiful granite rocks.