At a Glance
- excellent views of a watering hole from the observation tower
- it's fully equipped for people with disabilities
- parts of the camp looks onto unsightly power lines
Satao Camp Review
This small and friendly camp lies on a traditional migration route, so it's not short of game. It's not short on comfort either. You'll stay in one of 20 tents placed in a semicircle looking out onto a water hole, each with its own veranda. All are built under individual thatch canopies and shaded by ancient tamarind trees. There's a handmade bed inside your green canvas tent, with lots of attractive African-patterned soft furnishings. The bathrooms are en suite with flush toilet and a bucket shower, which the attentive staff makes sure is hot and ready when you are. The food is wholesome and fresh, and it's great to sit under the 200-year-old tamarind tree and watch the elephants at the water hole. There's a thatch viewing deck on stilts where you can sit and read, or just watch, wait, and see what walks up. There's an attractive dining area under thatch, but lunch is usually taken alfresco under the trees. Kids under 2 stay free, and those 2 to 12 pay 50% of the adult rate.