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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

  •  Ranked among the best 'Wild at Heart' hotels - Tatler UK 2011
  •  3rd place as the Best Safari Property in East Africa at the Good Safari Guide Awards 2011
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in Africa - Finalist
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in East Africa - Third Place
  •  None

highlights

  • 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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Facilities

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

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    Bar
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    Library
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    Swimming Pool
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    Kids Club
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    Spa

Dining

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, 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.

Luxury Tent AMENITIES

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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Outside area
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    Twin bed available

Activities

  • Birding
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Walking safaris
  • Guided walks
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $900 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $660 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $900 Game Package
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 05 Jan 2015 $995 Game Package
  • 06 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $695 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $695 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $995 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $695 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $995 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Suite Request a quote for rate detail

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

  • 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
  • Everything went like clockwork - all flights, transfers etc. were always on time and there were no hitches. The accommodation was excellent, the camps remote and quiet and so comfortable. And of course, the game viewing was stunning. Comments: Our guide at Oliver's camp was excellent and I would like to recommend him. He has already established his own company which is Rafiki Expeditions and he is Akihiro K. Mdoe. Also the newly established Sayari Camp which is run by a South African couple. The whole set-up is five star with the most beautiful furnishings. Barbara and Joe are so hospitable and their guide Albert is one of the best. This was the most luxurious of the camps.

    Wim Beekhuis, January 2010
  • The camps were great. We are very low key and had more comfort that we expected, but we loved it! The staff at the Sayari camp was absolutely amazing and food was excellent (the food in general - YUM! Who would ever think you would gain weight in Africa!)

    Jana Gabrysova, July 2008

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Emma Harrop

Emma Harrop

Africa Safari Expert

"I felt so at home when staying at Sayari camp and it is just perfect in June and July for the Migration! Great food, hospitality and a gorgeous pool to cool off in after long dusty days game-driving. The tent was heaven to return to every night!"

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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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