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Looking out across the grassy plains from among fever trees at the foot of Mount Kenya, Sanctuary Tambarare is the perfect vantage point to observe this 90 000 acres of unspoiled African landscape.

Spend days tracking lions; riding horses alongside northern and southern white rhino, Grevy’s zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest; spotting the Big 5 and other African favourites (giraffe, cheetah, hyenas) on game drives and guided bush walks; or visiting the resident hippos on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Guests who enjoy fitness activities can embark on a cycling safari, run a 5–7 kilometre (3–4 mile) trail through the conservancy, or join a one-hour coach-led class with a focus on functional fitness. Community interactions are perfect for those who want to learn more about the communities surrounding Ol Pejeta.

With its impressive conservation credentials, pristine grasslands and opportunities for up-close-and-personal encounters, Laikipia delivers the perfect balance of adventure and serenity. And with just 10 luxurious guest tents, Sanctuary Tambarare is the perfect haven to retire to after a day under the African sun.


  • Some of the highest predator densities in Kenya
  • Largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa & home to the remaining 2 northern white rhinos
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Lion tracking and rhino encounters offered
  • Night game drives
  • Fitness-focused activities in the conservancy


  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Star gazing
  • Sundowners


Luxury Tent

Feel your stress melt away as you lay on your king-sized bed enjoying the panoramic views of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy through floor-to-ceiling windows as a curtain billows from the gentle afternoon breeze. The light-and-airy indoor space opens onto a private veranda overlooking the grassy plains of Laikipia, where you’ll have plenty of opportunity to embark on an ‘armchair safari’, spotting wildlife from the comfort of your chair. Back inside, Masai-inspired art in traditional blue – representing the sky and precious rainwater – hangs on the walls and leads you to the spacious en suite with its walk-in shower, double basins and changing area.


Relaxation and attentive 5-star service are at the heart of Sanctuary Tambarare’s offering. A unique boutique-meets-bush style is born out of the combination of teak floors and unique local touches with a tented ceiling and soft lighting. Reminiscent of the golden age but updated with contemporary style, the beautifully appointed main area takes its colour palette from nature. Sun-bleached wood and wicker come together with bursts of bold hues, dotted like wildflowers in the landscape. After adventurous days out in the African bush, guests can return to the secluded camp for sundowners before settling into one of the inviting sofas in the lounge, or retreat to the boma to hear thrilling tales of local legends from the camp’s safari guides.


The chefs at Sanctuary Tambarare impress with delicious dishes and freshly baked bread – the food so good, it’s tough to believe you’re in the middle of the bush. With skilled on-site chefs, the restaurant is able to accommodate any meal or dietary requirements and requests; whether it’s a vegetarian menu or a special anniversary dinner. Top your meal off with a nightcap from the bar, while taking in the sounds of the African bush on the deck overlooking the boma.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Solar power

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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