Sarara Matthew RangeNamunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust
On the southern edge of the enchanting Matthew Range lies the luxurious Sarara Camp. It is situated within Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust. This lavish tented camp is a family owned property, an assurance that guests will have a personalised safari experience.
There are six tents, all en-suite, and inviting. There is so much to do during a safari in this conservancy. The conservancy occupies about 75,000 acres, and it is home to animals like African wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, reticulated giraffes, impalas and dik dik.
Activities and Experiences
While staying at Sarara Camp, guests explore the conservancy, Mathews Ranges and mingle with the Samburu community around the conservancy. There are regular game drives to see different species that inhabit the conservancy. Guided bush walks, hiking and trekking in the ranges and swimming are other awesome ways of spending a day in Sarara.
The most distinct feature of this region is the Singing Wells. Pastoralists gather their cattle at the watering hole and perform a rigorous task of fetching water about 10 metres deep and passing it by hand to the cows and goats. They do this for a few hours, and it is a thrill to watch and listen to their chants and songs.
Other activities are fly camping, cultural visits to Samburu villages, climbing Lolokwe on the back of a donkey, bush dining and sundowners.
Sarara Camp has six tents. They are en-suite, and also have open air showers. The camp uses solar lighting, and the tents have no power sockets.
Guests can request for adjustments to make single, double or triple tents.
Facilities and Amenities
Accommodation in Sarara is not only different because of the camp’s otherworldly location but also for its range of in-room and recreational facilities. The camp has a large swimming pool that overlooks the captivating Mathews Ranges and a watering hole for wildlife. The camp has a gift shop too, a spacious sitting room and WiFi. Laundry services are available, and guests can charge cameras and phones at a central point. Nevertheless, there is no need to worry about a dead phone battery because after all, there are no mobile networks in Sarara. Guests stay there to forget the hustles of daily life, even if it is just for three to five days.
Location/How to Get to
Sarara Camp is accessible by road from Nairobi, via Archer’s Post. This distance takes about a day’s drive from the capital city. By air, guests can choose daily scheduled flights or private charter flights. There are daily scheduled flights from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Nanyuki Airstrip, and private charter flights to Namunyak Airstrip. A road transfer, at a nominal fee, takes guests from Nanyuki or Samburu to the camp.
Full board accommodation caters for meals and a range of drinks like house wines, beers and soft drinks. Sarara Camp has a spacious sitting room where guests unwind, mingle and share experiences after a day-long tour.
Events & Meetings
Sarara Camp is one of the most beautiful honeymoon camps in Kenya. The serene location, the stylish tents, the wide range of activities and the intimacy of this small camp makes it different. There are so many activities within the camp and in the surrounding area.
Brief Description of Rooms
The six tents in this camp have en-suite facilities, including an open air shower. These tents open up to the fascinating Mathews Ranges that form a scenic backdrop. The tents are spacious, and they can be modified to offer single, double or triple accommodation.
Facilities and Amenities
The six tents use solar lighting. However, guests can only charge cameras and phones at a central point since there are no charging facilities in the tents. Mineral water is provided, but there are no hair dryers.