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Sasaab

At a Glance

    Pros

  • sumptuous, spacious rooms
  • guided walking safaris
  • beautifully designed common areas

    Cons

  • some rooms are far from the dining lodge
  • long, bumpy drive to and from local airstrip

Sasaab Review

It's not just where Sasaab is located but how it's situated that makes it a popular place to stay in Samburu. Because it's in a conservancy rather than a game reserve, you can explore the surroundings without a vehicle; and because it spreads across a hillside high above the Ewaso Nyiro river, there are spectacular views from every vantage. You can go on a morning bird walk, take an afternoon hike over kopjes (hills) to a spectacular sundowner, or ride a camel through a dry riverbed. Sasaab balances opulence, characterized by oversize rooms and fine Moroccan architecture, with environmental consciousness, exhibited by solar-powered electricity and community outreach. They actively support local villages and collaborate with Ewaso Lions, a lion conservation-study program. Every room is a palatial, split-level affair with four-poster beds, personal plunge pools, and grand sitting rooms that quite possibly have the longest couches you've ever seen.

    Contact Information

  • Address: West Gate Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve Laikipia Plateau
  • Phone: 020/502–0888
  • Website:
  • Location: Laikipia Plateau

    Hotel Details

  • 9.
  • Rate includes all meals.
Updated: 11-26-2012

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