A stunning luxury tented camp in the heart of the Samburu wilderness


Perched on the edge of a river valley, the architecture of Sasaab blends Swahili and Moroccan design principals in which the African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine canvas-sided rooms is over 100m² with private plunge pools and breath-taking views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya. Its position above the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe below as well as a host of other wildlife.




Sasaab is a spectacular luxury tented camp offering the ultimate safari in Samburu. Situated just outside Samburu National Reserve in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District, the landscape is dotted with mountains, wildlife and a rich cultural heritage. It is a place of abundant natural diversity with an astounding number of animals, from elephants to cheetah and wild dogs to the ‘Samburu Special Five’ (five species unique to the area): the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich.


Nothing beats the excitement of a safari in Samburu, as there is so much to see and do in this exciting landscape. Sasaab is a place where opportunities for adventure in the wilderness abound. From thrilling games drives to see species unique to the area, to authentic cultural experiences and adrenalin filled fun, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy cook-out bush breakfasts in Samburu National Reserve and encounter the majestic herds of elephants for which Samburu is renowned. Learn about the myriad of birdlife on a nature walk with your guide and take in the incredible scenery from the top of ‘sundowner rock’, a magical place where you can watch the sun sink low and contemplate your safari sightings of the day. Whether you fly into Sasaab’s airstrip or drive in by vehicle, listen out for the tinkling of bells as you make you way to the lodge and you might glimpse a caravan of camels on the move through the bush. It is not uncommon to encounter Samburu herdsmen shepherding their livestock through the bush in Westgate Conservancy. This is just one of many fascinating insights into this unique culture that a safari in Samburu provides.

Our luxury tented camp prides itself on exceptional hospitality and our friendly and attentive team strive to make every guests’ experience unforgettable. Sasaab can be booked directly with The Safari Collection, through your local tour operator or as part of a tailor-made safari itinerary that we can create just for you.