Location: Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, Matthews Mountain Range, Kenya.
Nestled in a forest glade at the foot of Uarges Mountain, the Sarara Treehouses emerge from the ancient forest canopy, the 8 tents, built on a platform in the tree canopy give a unique experience of wildlife walking underneath. Established in August 2016 in Namunyak Community Conservancy within the 850,000-acre – now Ngilai, Kalepo, and Nalowuon Conservancies, home to some of the largest elephant populations in the region.
This truly unique tree lodge encompasses the atmosphere and vibrancy that Sarara has become renowned for, whilst offering an incredible platform to experience the abundance of wildlife and rich Samburu culture of the Matthews Range. This conservancy is home to over 450 reticulated giraffes, the critically endangered Grévy Zebra, and a host of other species, including the fabled Gerenuk.
Accessible via Private charters into Namunyak airstrip, Scheduled flight with Safarilink or Air Kenya to Kalama and from Kalama, approx. 1.5 hrs. drive to Sarara. This all-inclusive Eco lodge is the perfect hideaway for anyone seeking an extraordinary African escape.
Opened in 2018, the camp is approx. 800 meters above sea level, perched among hundreds of indigenous trees, Sarara Treehouses, a bird and wildlife enthusiast’s dream – not to mention the fauna and flora! Sarara Treehouses was built using natural materials from the area, the Treehouses are off-the-grid, a solar-powered lodge that is single-use-plastic free, and entirely eco-friendly, with every precaution and expense taken to preserve the natural habitat surrounding it.
Total of 8 luxury tents, 2 of which are close together (not interconnected) making a Family Unit. Sarara Tree has six tents (all of which can be configured to be either double or twin) with an ensuite bathroom (lavatory and hand basin) and an adjacent shower open to the skies within Sarara-style walls. Every tent has a deck with a seating area by day that can also be a stunning star bed by night. Raised walkways through the canopy connect the tents to the reception area.
The family tents at Sarara Tree comprise two tents that are close together (not interconnected) and work well for families with younger children (8 years and above). One tent is a double and the other a twin which is a slightly smaller tent. Both are ensuite (lavatory and hand basin) with an outside shower open to the skies within Sarara-style walls.
Lodge Terrain’s not suitable for people with limited mobility, Dining can be private or communal, camp is closed in November. Fresh, healthy meals are prepared to meet every dietary need, showcasing regional produce blended with Samburu flair, and honey is sourced from the Samburu honey gatherers who live in the Matthews Range.
Uniqueness of this Camp
- Unrestricted game drives exploring the 850,000 acres of pristine wildlife habitat accompanied by a Samburu guide.
- Experience the Singing Wells and honour an ancient, Samburu tradition.
- Discover the trails and views of the Matthews on a guided hike and see the Guareza Colobus monkey.
- Experience safari on horseback with our bush ponies and Lenewalla, our Samburu Cowboy as your guide.
- Visit Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and watch the keepers bottle feed the herd.
- Enjoy sundowners and bush dinner under the African stars.
- Guided trail runs with our Samburu running guides.
- Visit our Nomadic Montessori Schools and Nomadic Healthcare Programs.
All meals and beverages are included during your stay and meet every dietary need, Soft drinks, local beers, non-premium wines, and spirits are included, eight tented rooms with indoor toilets and outdoor, solar-heated showers, one family room with joined walkway, catering for a family of 4 and children aged 6 years and older are welcome, No mosquito nets, No hair dryers.
Accommodation includes all meals and beverages, Phone signal: Intermittent, Wi-Fi: In main areas, Daily laundry service, Local airstrip transfers (Namunyak airstrip), fully stocked bar in the lounge area with soft drinks, local beers, and non-premium wines and spirits, Infinity Pool, Power – Solar power (220V), Exercise Equipment of Yoga mats provided on request, Swimming pool, No Wi-Fi.
24-hour solar-powered electricity with state-of-the-art Tesla power walls, water from the mountain spring, eliminating all single-use plastic from our camps, charging points in the room (3 pin square) at floor level and in the main area. No adapters are provided, Payment Options – Visa, MasterCard, Closed Toyota Land cruisers with big windows and rooftop seats, open Land rovers -Vehicles Shared, Driver guide, Refreshments – Water, soft drinks, Reference Books, No charging points and no binoculars.
Unrestricted game drives exploring the 850,000 acres of pristine wildlife habitat accompanied by a Samburu guide, Visit the Singing Wells and honour an ancient, Samburu tradition, Hike along the trails and views of the Matthews on a guided hike and see the Guareza Colobus monkey, Guided walking safari and packed breakfast, horseback safari, some activities may be at extras charge like Fly Camping.
Visit Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and watch the keeper’s bottle feed the herd, Sundowners, and bush dinner under the African stars, Guided trail runs with our Samburu running guides, Visit beading with the Samburu ladies or fashion your own jewellery with Samburu Ironmongers, visit a Samburu manyatta (homestead) as well as our Nomadic Montessori Schools and Healthcare Program; to learn about the impact of ecotourism.