First set up as a mobile camp in 1997, Sarara was rebuilt in 2008 as a permanent luxury tented camp. It lies on the edge of the Mathews Range in the Namunyak Conservancy, which covers more than 340km² and has a variety of wildlife. The name Sarara means ‘meeting place’: the mountains meet here, so water is always available, and local people assemble to dig wells and collect water.
Our view of Sarara
We loved Sarara. The owners clearly care a lot about conservation and the community and a stay here feels like a very worthwhile exposure to the traditional lifestyle of northern Kenya’s semi-desert regions, while striking a perfect balance with guests’ expectations. The camp is very comfortable but doesn’t overwhelm its natural environment. Nature, luxury, wildlife and conservation are all incorporated in an uncontrived package. And the hosts are charming.
Sarara: Traveller ratings
Nestled between rocks and rolling hills, Sarara makes great use of its natural surroundings.