Sasaab is located in an area of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals, from majestic elephant herds to predatory lion, leopard and cheetah. The bird life in Samburu is exceptional with high concentrations of different species. This area of Kenya is also home to the ‘Samburu Special Five’, a group of animals endemic to this area of northern Kenya and not found elsewhere. They are the beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich.

There are two areas to explore whilst out on a game drive: Westgate Conservancy where Sasaab Lodge is located and the Samburu National Reserve which is a short drive away.

To fully appreciate the reserve, it is best to spend some time there, either leaving early with a picnic breakfast or later with a picnic lunch. A network of tracks allows us to game drive around Westgate Conservancy. We can take you through the core conservation area for the endangered Grevy’s zebra, as well as out onto the Naibelibeli Plains where we have seen bat-eared fox, hyena and wild dog. Drives back to the lodge after sundowners allow us to look out for some of the nocturnal species such as genet cats, white-tailed mongoose, porcupines and bush-babies, amongst others. Sasaab has a fleet of specially designed open-sided safari vehicles to ensure maximum game viewing and comfort. They are kitted out with everything to keep you happy during a game drive including a selection of drinks and wildlife books. Our professionally trained guides are local Samburu people with an in-depth knowledge of the area, its wildlife and culture. Enjoy cook-out bush breakfasts in the wild and scenic sundowners as part of your game drives..