SASAAB

Sasaab is close to the Buffalo Springs 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 our friendly and attentive staff strive to make every guests’ experience unforgettable. The architecture of Sasaab follows strong Moroccan design principles, in which African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine Moroccan-styled rooms is over 100m² with an enormous open-air bathroom and private plunge pool. From the veranda, guests can take in the remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. Its position on the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe. Sasaab can be booked directly with The Safari Collection, through your local agent our tour operator, or as part of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO

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. Our local Samburu guides speak excellent English and will take children under their wing to teach them how to make of 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.

VISIT THE SAMBURU TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONS
 ENJOY SUNDOWNERS WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS ON ‘SUNDOWNER ROCK’
EXPERIENCE THE NORTHERN FRONTIER BY CAMEL
WORLD CLASS TREATMENTS AT SPASAAB, OVERLOOKING THE EWASO NYIRO RIVER
FLY-CAMP IN THE WILDERNESS, SLEEPING BENEATH THE AFRICAN STARS 

VIEW OUR ROOMS

Sasaab is a stunning blend of Moroccan and Swahili style, located in the heart of the African bush. Each individual cottage is designed to offer majestic views of the landscape and offer a cooling retreat from the African heat. The airy rooms with four poster beds, enormous, open-air bathrooms and private plunge pools, make for a completely invigorating experience. Sasaab also has a main swimming pool, built on the hillside overlooking the river. We recommend families book the family suite, rooms 8-9, which has a shared central area and can be taken as an exclusive villa, with separate access. Extra beds can also be added, subject to availability.

MEET OUR TEAM

Peter Kariuki
Peter Kariuki Head Chef
Daniel Kasoo
Daniel Kasoo Head Guide

OUR SERVICES

 All guests enjoy full-board during their stay, which includes all meals and most drinks, excluding champagne and specially imported wines and spirits. Baby-sitters are available and special meals are by prior arrangement. Children are welcome at Sasaab and under threes stay free. All our treatment at Spasaab use Liz Earle skin care products and an assortment of natural Kenyan ingredients.

AT A GLANCE

  • CHILDREN ARE WELCOME

  • FREE WIFI

  • RELAX AT SPA SASAAB
  • 9 LUXURY ROOMS WITH A PRIVATE POOLS / 18 GUESTS
  • ON REQUEST SAFARILINK WILL LAND AT SASAAB
  • PERFECT FOR INTIMATE WEDDINGS OF UP TO 24 GUESTS

WHEN TO GO

The temperature in Kenya remains fairly consistent throughout the year, because of its location spanning the equator. Sasaab is in the Northern Frontier district, which extends from Samburu to Kenya’s northernmost borders. This interior region experiences slightly higher temperatures than the rest of the country and with cold evenings consistent with a desert climate. Sasaab is closed for two weeks in November for maintenance.

EXPLORE SASAAB

Take a virtual tour. Sleep under the stars. Explore by game drive or by camel. Interact with the Sambu. Take it all in. Make memories. Gain a unique perspective. Share Sasaab. Follow us. Explore #Sasaab.

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EXPERIENCE EAST AFRICA

If you are thinking of staying at Sasaab and want to explore further a-field, our recommended itineraries, which include Sasaab, could be just what you are looking for. Or talk to us about creating a bespoke itinerary just for you.

CULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

FOSSIL HUNTING

VIRUNGA GORILLA EXPLORATION

WEEK OF WILD ADVENTURE

HELICOPTER TOUR

SAFARI TEASER

BEACH & BUSH

We create all kinds of amazing tailor-made, safaris in and around East Africa. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, talk to us about creating a bespoke itinerary for you.

EXPLORE OUR LODGES

The Safari Collection owns and operates a portfolio of luxury boutique camps and lodges in Kenya’s finest locations. By choosing to stay at one or more of our properties, you can explore the diverse landscape and culture that Kenya has to offer.

GIRAFFE MANOR

NAIROBI

SALA’S CAMP

MAASAI MARA

SASAAB

SAMBURU

SOLIO LODGE

LAIKIPIA

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