Sayari Camp

Reviews of Sayari Camp

Excellent(96%) From 39 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 39 of our travellers who have visited Sayari Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr M & Ms C from Dublin
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Superb!

Like Suyan, superb in all aspects. Food, staff, facilities and activities were top class.

And of course we saw the Mara crossing and much more.

Also like Suyan could do with cake for the morning break and iron the laundry.

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Mr G & Ms L - west London
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sayari Camp review

Fantastic - sums up our experience at Sayari. In comparison with Suyan, the service was far superior, whether from the waiters, the Manager, tent attendants or the guides. We liked the individual tables for meals - it is nice when on holiday, not to have to make conversation over dinner etc.

The staff were friendly and did their upmost to make sure everything went well.
As for the 2 guides - Lucas and Emmanuel - they couldn't have been more helpful. Their knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious. Although they didn't find us a Leopard, they did their upmost to locate one.

Kenneth, I believe the manager, was helpful, and kind enough to wait sometime with us at the airfield, when the plane was delayed.

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Mr & Mrs I - York
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Sayari Camp was out of this world!

This was the most amazing experience. We had some fab guides who collected us from the airstrip - Lucas and Emmanuel and we saw lots of wildlife on the way back to camp including a leopard.

The camp was amazing, tents were very luxurious and the food was beautiful. All the staff were lovely and helped us along with our very basic swahili.

Our main guides for the bulk of our safaris were Prim and Petana who I think have xray vision as they could spot lions miles away! We were very lucky to see wildebeest crossing the Mara River 3 times, which was great a truly awesome experience.

Was excellent for our honeymoon, expensive but really worth it, would love to go back but don't think we would be able to afford it, working out a way in, maybe I can wash the ladies underwear!

Such a fantstic place beautiful sunsets and great guides and staff to share it with, thank you. x



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Mr & Mrs H - East Sussex
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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See the migration from Sayari

The wilderbeast were massing to cross the mara river and saw many actually crossing.

Sighted several different species of wildlife compared to Selous and Ruaha

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Expert Africa comments

By email, these travellers elaborated that they had seen several additional species during their time at Sayari Camp that had not been present, or had not seen, when they had visited Ruaha and the Selous earlier in their trip. eg Thomson's gazelle, oribi plus a number of different birds.

Eagle owls from Yorkshire
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sayari Camp review

This was our first visit to Africa and our first safari. From the moment we arrived we were quite delighted by the warm and friendly welcome from Joe and our guide Prim. This set the tone for our stay there.

All of the staff were helpful and we can't give enough praise for our guide who was with us for all of stay there. We enjoyed the freedom to be driven off road in the open vehicles and the absence of other camps etc enabled us to obtainl a great wild feel to our safaris.

Thanks must be expressed to the large herd of elephants that visited the camp after breakfast as well as the zebra and hippos that fed close by.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J from Nottingham
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Sayari Camp review

We went to Sayari for the Wildebeest crossings and saw two so we must consider our objective achieved! We weren't quite sure what to expect of a semi- permanent camp but were very impressed. Tents were very comfy, food good and staff friendly and helpful. Bucket showers proved better than some we've had in 4* hotels!

Water was usable though not what you might consider clean.

On 2 afternoons we had major rain - if this is likely to continue the camp needs to provide rain ponchos given that vehicles are open to the elements.

However, we have been told that the permit for the existing Sayari camp has been revoked and a new permananent camp is under construction. This is 15k upstream and will have 15 tents on wooden platforms

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Mr P - London
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great location, guides need to improve

Great location in the far north of the Serengeti near the Mara river means you see very few other vehicles. Very close to one of the Mara river crossing sites so fantastic to see a crossing. Good levels of game. Location means you can drive off road & get out of vehicle for picnic breakfast / sundowners - a real bonus for the Serengeti. In short well worth the trip up.

As with Suyan just didn't ask about our level of experience / what we we looking for - we generally got what we wanted but had to push for it (e.g. only agreed to picnic breakfast once we made a fuss despite knowing what we wanted & having no good reason for not doing so).

Driver seemed inexperienced & guide came from the school of giving every fact he knew despite the fact that us & others already knew it. Once pointed this out he did adapt.

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Expert Africa comments

The owners of Sayari Camp have promised us that they are looking into the experiences of this client, to make sure that similar niggles do not occur again, or detract from the experiences of future travellers who stay here.

The Kestrels - New York
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent
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Sayari Camp review

Fantatic place and amazing staff. Could not have been more friendly and helpful.

Only comments here is that because people were coming and going, joining and leaving our vehicle, there is some repitition in places visited and some waiting at the airstrip for new visitors to arrive or leave.

Also, the white wine was not good here. Just a nit as the food was really excellent!

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Mr and Mrs Giraffe from Germany
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sayari Camp review

Sayari was the most amazing experience; our guide, Albert, was so knowledgeable and such great company and it was incredible to experience such a high standard of food and service in the middle of the African bush.

After we had stayed in Govenor's Camp before, it was like heaven. A very great place to stay!!!

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