Reviews of Satao Camp
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Satao Camp review
Confusion regarding transfer from Driftwood to Satao - driver arrived before 6.00 am for 6.30 am pick-up and insisted that we were going back to Mombasa. I could not understand why this was - connected with German couple for journey from Mombasa to Satao Camp - this seemed like a very long winded way and wasted a considerable amount of our time.
Satao Camp excellent - tent excellent, food good, jeep excellent, driver/guide excellent.
Expert Africa comments
We are very sorry for any lack of clarity about the transfer to Satao Camp.
We now understand that transfers to the park gate are usually conducted in a road vehicle, sometimes with other passengers, and invariably via Mombasa (as the direct road from Malindi to the park is rough and dusty, there's not much in it in terms of time). At the gate, travellers change vehicles to a 4x4 safari vehicle for the drive through the park to the camp. We were not aware that this was the case, and in future all travellers making road transfers from the coast to Satao Camp will be clearly advised of how they are conducted. The option of more expensive, private transfers is also available.
A unique experience
Needless to say the location of Satao by the watering hole is breathtaking, and we found it extremely relaxing to be somewhere so peaceful.
The quality of the accommodation was fantastic, we felt extremely secure in the tent and the bathroom and other facilities were exceptional. I would have preferred to have had a mosquito net over the bed, but there were nets over the windows and door and we were supplied with room spray.
The food was especially excellent, and again the staff extremely friendly. It is a meticulously well thought-through experience at Satao, and we felt completely safe there and had huge confidence in everyone. Incredibly they also had free Wifi access!