Sayari Camp is a seasonal camp that provides remote and exclusive tented accommodation. The spacious and luxurious tented suites provide panoramic views of the vast Serengeti plains and the wildlife that inhabit the area, especially during the migration season.

Sayari Camp is in close proximity to the border of the Serengeti National Park, allowing for top wildlife viewing and game drives, as well as picnics out in the wild. This seasonal camp is open from 1 June to 31 March and during this time guests can go on thrilling game drives and walking safaris in search of big cats, elephant, giraffe, hippo and crocodile as you experience a truly authentic safari experience.

In the evening, guests can relax in the comfort of one of the common tents and enjoy a drink and a good book, or simply sit around the fire and share stories of the day’s sightings.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World


  • Close to the Mara River for migration river crossings around August
  • Year-round game viewing with knowledgeable guides
  • Relax in the infinity pool after game drives
  • Lovely tents with huge bathtubs & separate showers
  • Perfect for family safari holidays - archery classes for children

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When you’re not out seeing wildlife on game drives, relax beside the infinity pool or, in cooler weather, curl up in front of the fire place.

Curl up with a book in the library or relax with a glass of delicious wine in the bar or lounge area.

Sayari Camp also boasts a spa facility offering a range of pampering treatments to leave you feeling totally relaxed.

Children can spend time with local Askaris who will teach them about life in the African bush and provide archery lessons.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Children's Club


Sayari Camp's chef will prepare a unique blend of European and African cuisine, ensuring top class dining in the middle of the African bush. Meals at the camp are a social affair, and are served communally in the camp’s intimate dining area. Alternatively, guests can choose to dine in the bush beneath the starry African sky. There is also an open bar where you can enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks.

Luxury Tent

Sayari Camp blends excellently into the surrounding landscape. The spacious tents feature comfortable beds with romantically-drapped netting, wide verandas, and en suite bathrooms with flush-toilets, a double basin, shower, and a gorgeous bath, that looks out onto the vast beautiful Serengeti plains.

The camp is divided into two wings - one with nine tents and the other with six tents. Each wing has its own facilities, such as a dining tent, while both share a dazzling swimming pool.


    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor area
    Twin bed available


  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Guided walks
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $1140 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $740 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $1140 Game Package
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2018 $1255 Game Package
  • 06 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $685 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $755 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $1325 Game Package
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $1255 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $755 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $1255 Game Package
  • 01 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2019 $1255 Game Package
  • 06 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $685 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We also greatly enjoyed the Sayari lodge, we had a very good guide who is very passionate about the animals and the Serengeti, the lodge was extremely well done, the food and service were both amazing.

    Travis McDermott, December 2016
  • The only reason we spent big money at Sayari was to see the Great Migration and a river crossing and we were not disappointed. One day we found ourselves in the middle of 100-150 thousand wildebeests and we saw 4 river crossings one of which lasted for over an hour. Our guide, Godson, was probably the best guide we have ever had and the staff at Sayari was wonderful.

    Dave Ferguson, August 2016
  • Sayari Tented Camp, was great, we seemed to arrive in the Northern Serengeti at the right time of year though, we missed a crossing but the rest of the game drives and walks were great. Many animals and we were able to get quite close to most of the wildlife. The Accommodation was very sheik. Both comfortable and luxurious. All the staff and the camp managers were Awesome. Very personable, knowledgeable and helpful. A great experience all round.

    Dave Camilleri, September 2012
  • The trip was great. We loved Oliver's, Dunia, Sayari, and Matemwe.

    Cavan Copeland, July 2012
  • We loved our stay at the Sayari Lodge. From arriving at the airstrip and being greeted with drinks and delicious homemade cookies, to the warm greeting by Barbara, Joe, Maggie and others with towels to freshen up with, we knew this would be special. The "lodge" is a series of specially designed "tents". They are canvas, 2 layers, so that windows and large sliding glass doors could be integrated, to see outside without the netting if you want. The lobby is spacious and lovely, truly a comfortable place to sit around in, my kids camped and played Monopoly there...The tents where we stayed were fabulous. A large sleeping area with comfortable king size bed, mirror, place to hang clothing etc. and then a partitioned bathroom area, separate toilet area, large shower room with downpour 'head', and a designer tub in front of a big sliding window/door. The sinks are carved rocks, very modern all of it but done with natural materials, beautiful-and everything works! Water is heated by solar and the tanks are large enough to not run out of hot water. The tents were far enough away from each other that there wasn't noise from anything but the animals who were in fact in the camp at night, we saw a hippo, lioness and in the morning zebras, impalas among others...(hippos are noisy at night and lion's roar can shake the tent, gently.) We were walked to our tents nightly by local guides hired for just this purpose-I liked that the local villagers were hired and the jobs rotated so that more people from the village could participate. Also, there is a foundation Honeyproject, which is helping through things like providing seeds to grow food and then sell to the camp(s) that was for us, nice to hear about.

    Beth Herriman, January 2011
  • The absolute highlight of the trip was without any doubt the stay in the Northern Serengeti and at Sayari Camp. It was top class. While we enjoyed the excellent facilities and food at the camp, even more important to us was the fact that this part of the Serengeti is quite remote and not very crowded. I remember that we once went onto an extended morning drive and during more than two hours of driving we only saw another car once or twice during all that time.

    Fabris Jahel, November 2010
  • The trip up to Sayari in the small plane was extremely exciting but at no point did we ever feel out of touch or unsure of the next move. The "camp" has to be one of the most amazing places we have stayed in our lives with tremendous luxury accommodation, first class food, the best vibe, and of course the must stunning scenery you could imagine.

    Anthony Williams, September 2010
  • Sayari Camp is located in a secluded area in the Serengeti. It was here that we saw the least number of jeeps and the most lions. Our camp provided our guide, Frank, for the next three days. With him we saw great game, and had some thrills with a lioness and real excitement crossing the Mara River over a bridge with no sides and overflowing with water hurrying to see a cheetah and her cubs. Frank was a safe driver and an excellent guide and tried to make sure we had a great game viewing experience.

    Debbie Ross, September 2010
  • Sayari was a lovely and deluxe camp that no one could possibly fault. I will say that for our taste it's a little too contemporary and over the top, but it certainly had a great location. I liked that they used local people to escort us to our tent. The manager (we spoke most often with Barb) was really on the ball. The dinner outside was great. The food was a little too fancy - chicken liver for appetizers, really.

    Robert England, August 2010
  • The Sayari Camp was really luxury, the guides were excellent the car fantastic, the food excellent, and the services really good.

    Gonzalo Zurita, January 2010

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Anja Naude

Anja Naude

Africa Safari Expert

"Sayari Camp is a great option for the Northern Serengeti both during the year and for the annual migration. The tents are large and beautiful and bathtubs face the open plains. I just sat on my veranda in the morning with a cup of coffee and watched the sunrise over the plains - amazing!"



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We really loved all the places that we stayed at but Sayari Camp was by far the best.

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