In the 40km² private Elerai Conservation Area a little south-east of Amboseli National Park, and on a slight elevation above the surrounding landscape, Satao Elerai Camp, opened in 2007, is the closest camp to the peaks of Kilimanjaro and offers a combination of great views, good game-watching and access both to its own conservancy and to the national park.
Our view of Satao Elerai
Mid-priced, comfortable and well-managed, Satao Elerai made an instantly likeable impression and made us feel very much at home. The conservation area has good wildlife, with lots of elephants – though you are probably less likely to see predators than in the park. What you get a great sight of here, when it shakes off its habitual covering of cloud, is magnificent Kilimanjaro, towering over the savannah to the south.
Animals often come into camp, and some – such as this orphan eland – may stay.