Sasaab is perched above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, capturing panoramic views across Samburu land, the Laikipia plateau and the Matthews Range. This beautiful camp, with its North-African-inspired decor, is hidden within an exclusive community conservancy.
Why We Like Sasaab
Not only is the lodge stylish and relaxed, but the service here is exceptional. From the warmest of welcomes and range of spa treatments to the local Samburu guides who take great pride in their land, Sasaab is all about hospitality. Make sure you spend an evening stargazing with your Samburu guide - not just for the astronomy, but the stories that go with it.
Accommodation at the camp comprises of nine Moroccan-styled rooms, with canvas walls beneath towering thatched roofs. Each has a four-poster bed, a sitting room and a beautiful en-suite bathroom. In front of all of the rooms are private plunge pools, looking out over the Ewaso Nyiro River and the surrounding hills.
The main lodge and restaurant at the camp are situated on a high rocky ridge, offering spectacular views across the Samburu landscape. North African influences and elegance are the trademarks of Sasaab and are most noticeable in the main area, all of which was built using locally sourced materials. Beneath this, the swimming pool is cleverly perched on the hillside overlooking the river.
Activities take place in both the Westgate Community Conservancy, which is exclusive to Sasaab, and the neighbouring Samburu National Reserve. These include:
- Game drives within Samburu
- Walking safaris
- Night drives
- Mountain biking
- Short camel safaris
- Spa treatments
The lodge is located in the Westgate Community Conservancy, a 35,000-hectare conservancy that is to the west of the national reserve. Access is via the Oryx Airstrip, which is around 90 minutes away.