Fodor's Expert Review Sayari Camp

Serengeti National Park, Mara, Tanzania

Overlooking the Mara River in Serengeti's northwest, where the park borders Kenya's Masai Mara National Park, this mid-size tented camp is perfectly poised for watching the river crossing when in season—hundreds of thousands of wildebeest plunge into the crocodile-infested water on their relentless journey north. The spacious en suite tents, with hot water safari showers and flush toilets, colorfully decorated with handwoven rugs and wall hangings, are only a few hundred meters away from the river. Two lounge and dining tents exude classical safari charm with modern comfort. The horizon pool with lookout sun deck has plenty of space to take in the surrounds.


  • great location near the famous Lamai wedge
  • off-road driving is allowed on game drives in certain areas
  • indulge in Tanzania's first mobile micro brewery after a day out


  • as there are few trees on the plains you can see the other tents from your own
  • be prepared to fend off tsetse flies
  • it gets quite crowded in the area during peak season




Phones: 27-21-418--0468-South Africa


15 tents
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed Apr.--May

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