Wonderful Community-Run Camp in the Mathews Range

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Facilities & services
  • 6 tents
  • Natural rock swimming pool
Activities
  • Walking safaris and walking with camels
  • Game drives, fly camping and sleep outs, visit the Sarara singing wells
  • Bush dinners, night game drives, visits to local communities
  • There is the possibility of chartering the camp plane to explore the remote regions north towards Lake Turkana

Sitting right across from the Mathews Mountain Range amidst the pristine 850,000 acres put aside for the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy Trust Land, Sarara is a down-to-earth safari camp that is all about showing you the treasures of northern Kenya and the Samburu. What makes Sarara extra special is that it is 100% owned by the community it serves.

The camp runs itself almost entirely self-sufficiently on solar power and with fresh water from mountain springs. Their trademark activity is the walking safari and walking with camels, alongside game drives, fly camping and visiting the famous Sarara ‘singing wells’. The camp is also well known for overlooking a nearby watering hole where many animals (buffalo, African wild dog, cheetah, lion, leopard, giraffe, elephant and antelope) flock to in the dry season as one of their only sources of water, thus bringing some of the best game observation right to the camp’s front door.

Its six comfortable and spacious tented rooms command drop-dead views of the Mathews Range and come with flushing toilets, a hot and cold open air showers, and electric lighting. A family cottage is available also, and the main camp area consists of an inviting lounge, dining area and a natural rock infinity pool to cool off in between your daily outings.

Sarara is a unique and friendly experience of the Samburu that is not just about the wildlife, but the cultural and scenic wonders of northern Kenya, this pristine wilderness and its people.

Positive Impact

Community owned

Sarara is exceptional in that it is 100% owned by the community it serves. They are totally involved in the day to day running of the lodge and welcome guests wholeheartedly into their lives. The result of the conservation efforts by experts in partnership with the local Samburu have seen massive returns for both the people and the wildlife of the area.

Low environmental footprint

The camp itself built from locally sourced stone and wood, and is powered by solar panels. Water is from a mountain spring and UV filtered, while bottles, glass, plastic and metals are recycled. Sarara aims to leave as low an environmental footprint as possible across all of its initiatives.

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