Reviews of Sayari Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
60 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Sayari Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Sayari Camp review"
Facilities staff were the least personable or any of the camps. Apart from the welcome, we barely saw the camp managers.
Our butler took a clear dislike to my husband after he complained (politely and with valid grounds) about being served warm white wine, cold food in a freezing room where they left all the doors open" See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania; 6n in Zanzibar; 1n in Kenya
"Sayari Camp review"
My arrival at the airfield was already expected and the welcome was very warm. Also in this camp everything was to my complete satisfaction. I felt immediately at home here as well.To make it short: Great staff and camp in an even greater landscape. Just very different from the other parts of the Serengeti. In addition, I was the only guest in the entire northern Serengeti (all other camps were closed). An incomparable stay that will never be repeatable.
Although I did not arrive for the migration, a visit is always worthwhile. Each game drive contained a highlight. I was not looking for a particular animal (I have seen them all before) but spent each day simply in nature with wild animals. From monkeys, to lions, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, etc.
Who spends a few days in this camp can enjoy great food and should not miss the beer tasting. Home-brewed beer in different flavors. I found my favorite... :-)" See all these reviews: 16n in Tanzania
"Most Amazing Trip We Have Ever Had!"
The team at Sayari led by Goodluck, including Baraka, Chris, Daudi, Samson, and Sidiki are among the best hosts we have ever had! They tailored everything to our needs and planned amazing camp meals for us. Goodluck went out of his way to connect with us on a personal level and we exchanged many experiences over dinner and drinks. The food was fantastic and we had a really nice "traditional" meal one evening.
The camp itself is excellent and has everything you could ask for. The location is perfectly located near the Mara River and has access to an amazing portion of Serengeti National Park. Our guide, Baraka, was highly skilled and took time not only to answer our questions on the wildlife but extended those discussions to the flora, insects, and environment. This man has a true passion for the outdoors and nature.
We would definitely do this again. Thank you so much for a great memory.
Steve & Steph" See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania
"Sayari Camp review"
Ebenezer was an excellent guide with great knowledge and great feeling what your interests are.
The camp is very well run and the staff was very helpful and welcoming.
Great food with a lot of salads and vegetables.
Maybe the (beautiful) tents are in need of some refreshments..." See all these reviews: 7n in Rwanda; 4n in Tanzania
We saw the famous Mara river crossing here, with the loss of one Wildebeest to the crocks--a gruesome sight as it took the wildebeest some long to succumb. Again the food was great as were the drinks around the firepit." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"Wonderfully organised fantastic guide food OK"
Our guide, Elia, was phenomenal and hugely enhanced the whole experience.
The food is so so, but they catered wonderfully for my gluten/dairy free diet, when my special foods were often better than the regular offerings!" See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 6n in Zanzibar
"Best Camp, best food"
Safaris were great, huge variation each day, our guide was superb. We loved our breakfasts in the wilderness.
Saw lots of game, Cheetahs, Lions, elephants etc.
Finished with a romantic dinner on our deck." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar; 5n in Rwanda
"Perfect safari experience"
The wildlife viewing was extremely varied because of the nearby Mara river and the different habitats of surrounding countryside including very rocky areas, dense bush, open plains and rolling hills. Highlights for us were three separate close-quarters leopard sightings plus a couple of breakfasts on the spectacularly lovely border watching the Kenyan rangers watching us. An amusing moment was being with two splendid male lions who were totally relaxed until they suddenly became aware of several rangers on foot in the distance!
We really didn't expect to see so much and in such quantity (in many cases) at this time of the year. Special thanks to manager Jen, Freddie the chef and our guide Godson for his infectious enthusiasm." See all these reviews: 16n in Tanzania
Jen and Richard lead and run a superb world class camp -- engaged smiling staff eager to please, a family atmosphere, a soul, a vibrancy, a joy, a confidence that was refreshing to say the least. Food, service, tent all exceeded expectations in quality, presentation, comfort, and design. The game viewing was also terrific: leopard, hippo pools, lions...amazing! When I departed for the airstrip, the entire staff whom I had got to know on a first name basis, came out to wish me farewell. I was choked up, it was beautiful. My Sayari guide, Lenard was great. Knowledgable of the area in great detail -- unlike Albert who did not know Kusini district as well as Lenard knew Sayari. Lenard was eager to please, very accommodating and pleasant -- he was mine exclusively which was terrific." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 4n in Kenya
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Dunia Camp is well located for the migration from December to March, and has excellent game viewing for the rest of the year.
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Ubuntu Camp has several locations in the Serengeti, following the wildebeest migration, so it is often in a great location to see the herds.
Kati Kati Camp
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Ndutu Safari Lodge
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Serian Serengeti is a mobile tented operation run by Alex Walker which moves between two locations following the wildebeest migration.
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Lobo Wildlife Lodge
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Kubu Kubu is a contemporary, tented lodge, well located in the central Seronera area of the Serengeti National Park.
Kusini Camp is permanent, luxury camp located on a beautiful kopje in a quiet, wildlife-rich corner of the south-west Serengeti.
Mbalageti is a well-run lodge in a quiet part of the Serengeti's western corridor – an ideal location during the Apr-Jun migration.
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Singita Mara River
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Serengeti Sopa Lodge
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Serengeti Green Camp
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Faru Faru Lodge
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Sabora Tented Camp
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Kirurumu Migration Camp
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Ndutu Kati Kati
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Lake Masek Tented Camp
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Seronera Wildlife Lodge
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Mara Kati Kati
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