Fodor's Expert Review Sarara Tented Camp

Namunyak Conservancy, Laikipia Plateau, Laikipia, Kenya

This small, tented camp lies below the peaks of the Mathews Mountains in the 850,000-acre Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust, a community project between landowners and the local Samburu people. Accommodation is in six spacious tents, sited under pole-supported thatch roofs with flush toilets and open-air showers. There is also a two-bedroom house with a shared sitting/dining area. The main sitting room and dining area sits on stilts in front of the water hole and natural rock pool—yes, you swim here overlooking the water hole and you are quite safe—with stunning views of the Mathews Mountains. Game is plentiful with resident lion and leopard, and there's an excellent chance of seeing wild dog as there are two packs in the area. Look out for the attractive colobus monkeys when you go for a guided hike in the forest. Go donkey trekking in the mountains, or take a camel safari with an overnight stop at a fly camp.


  • there's a wide range of activities available
  • staff are from the local community
  • there's a wide range of activities available


  • it's off the beaten track
  • no power points in tents
  • Wi-Fi is available only during the day
  • it's off the beaten track


Green, Romantic, Views


Phones: 020-600–0457


6 tents
Rate Includes: Closed Apr. 15–end of May. Closed Nov., All-inclusive

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