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Sasaab

Sasaab is close to the Buffalo Springs National Reserves, in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. It’s a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals from huge majestic elephant to lion, leopard and cheetah and the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich. Sasaab prides itself on its hospitality and our friendly and attentive staff strive to make every guests’ experience unforgettable. The architecture of Sasaab follows strong Moroccan design principles, in which African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine Moroccan-styled rooms is over 100m² with an enormous open-air bathroom and private plunge pool. From the veranda, guests can take in the remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. Its position on the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe. 

Country

Kenya

Highlights

Majestically situated on the high banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Sasaab commands views across the arid landscape of the Northern Frontier District towards the jagged peak of Mt Kenya. The Moroccan design focuses on cool space and elegance.

Need to Know

SpaSaab likes to use all organic naturally active products and currently we are using Healing Earth which is a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy, healing traditions and natural richness.


SafarisSafaris


Enjoy game drives in an open vehicle, guided walks, bird watching and star gazing.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Elephants frequently visit the opposite bank. Guests can take a game drive on an open vehicle to spot the ‘Samburu Special Five’, including the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Gerenuk & Somali Ostrich. Guests can also spend a night or two in the further reaches of the conservation fly camping. This fly camping safari starts with a 4–5 hour walk accompanied by camels along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, where bird life and fauna are abundant.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Enjoy guided walks, bird watching, stargazing or a visit to SpaSaab for world-class beauty treatments. For the more adventurous take a game drive, camel ride or spend a night or two in the further reaches of the conservation. Our local Samburu guides speak excellent English and will take children under their wing to teach them how to make of a traditional bow and arrow or a toothbrush from the ‘toothbrush tree’. For a special experience guests can spend a night or two fly-camping under mosquito net tents in the wilderness. This amazing trip starts with a 4–5 hour walk along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this untamed and romantic part of Kenya.

FacilitiesFacilities

  • Each room has its own private plunge pool
  • A central infinity pool with sunbeds and a pizza  oven
  • Wi-Fi in the mess area
  • Award-winning spa with gym and a pool
  • Each room has mosquito nets over the beds
  • All rooms have showers
  • In-room safes
  • Hair dryers available on request
  • Handmade Kenyan toiletries, dressing gowns and slippers provided
  • Cooler in rooms with a selection of drinks
  • Laundry service included (due to cultural reasons hand washing powder is provided for ladies intimates)
  • Gym In A Bag: each bag contains a yoga mat, skipping rope and post-safari stretch card
  • On-site vegetable garden & chicken coup

AccommodationAccommodation

Sasaab has seven individual rooms and one family unit. The lodge can accommodate up to 18 guests. Each room is over 100 m² and has magnificent, elevated views overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. All rooms have private plunge pools and private en-suite open air bathrooms with showers and double sinks.

AccoladesAccolades

Gold Eco Rating Eco Warrior Awards 2013 Andrew Harper Alliance

SeasonSeason

Year round, except for 2 weeks in November where it is closed for maintenance

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From US$750.00 per person per night (exclusive of park and conservation fees).

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children are welcome at Sasaab (those under 3 stay free) and all are allowed on game drives. Extra beds are available on request. We recommend parents book the family suite (rooms 8 & 9), as it has a shared central area and pool where families can enjoy time together. It can also be taken as an exclusive use villa, as it has separate access and meals can be provided. Local Samburu guides speak excellent English and are delighted to teach children about their traditions, such as making a traditional bow and arrow. Baby-sitters and special meals are by prior arrangement.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2017 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Finalist Nominee
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Nominee
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2015 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Winner Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Ecological Safari Property Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property East Africa Nominee
2013 Best Safari Spa Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Property East Africa Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Spa Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari Property East Africa Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Kenya

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property
2016 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2013 Best Ecological Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Property East Africa
2013 Best Safari Spa
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property
2011 Best Safari Property East Africa
2011 Best Safari Spa
2010 Best Safari Property East Africa

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)