Sayari camp is based in the north of Serengeti National Park with a prime location to see thousands of wildebeest cross the Mara River as part of their great migration from July to early October every year.
The camp is located in the northern Serengeti National Park
Overlooking the golden plains, Sayari has just 15 bright and spacious suites which have walk-in showers, al fresco tubs and verandas to view the wildlife when in camp.
The camp has been carefully designed to include two lounge and dining areas. Both blend seamlessly with the outdoors with large glass sliding doors that allow for views of the rolling Serengeti plains. You can choose to dine indoors or al fresco depending on the kind of scenic setting you prefer. Framed by natural rock formations, the camp’s beautiful infinity pool boasts impressive views of the Serengeti.
The camp’s latest upgrade includes a library and information centre which incorporates a rich cultural focus on the colourful Kuria tribe who call the northern Serengeti home. Further additions include Asilia Spa offering an array of treatment options and an innovative solar-powered micro-brewery, the first of its kind in the bush. The brewery will produce four unique beers for you to enjoy as well as producing a selection of soft drinks, purifying water, and sparkling water reducing the use of plastic bottles and aluminium cans and reducing plastic waste and transport impact on the environment.
Breakfast can be taken in camp or out in the bush with a choice between a continental or a full English option. For lunch you can enjoy a light buffet with a main course, salads and fresh bread. If you want to stay out on a game drive all day the camp can prepare a picnic. Dinner is a three-course meal with a choice of dishes.
The camp welcomes families with children over 5 years old and can make exceptions for younger children depending on camp occupancy. Sayari has three triple tents that sleep up to three family members each and one family tent that sleeps up to five and please note that the camp does not have a specific programme for children.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
The northern Serengeti is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa - this is where the river crossings take place as huge herds of migrating wildebeest cross into Kenya between July and September before heading back into Tanzania around October. Crossing the Mara River is one of the most dangerous parts of their journey with crocodiles and hippos in the water and lions and other predators waiting on land. As the Mara River is just a few minutes from camp you can see all the action without going too far.
Once the migrating herds have travelled back to the southern Serengeti in December, guests can experience much more privacy with fewer tourists and vehicles around the national park. There is still have plenty of wildlife around including lions and cheetahs and you might see elephants, rhinos and leopards. Birders can spot some of the European migrants that arrive over this season, too.
Game drives - leave early in the morning and again in the late afternoon when the temperatures are cooler and animals are most active. The camp has closed and open-sided game vehicles specially fitted with charging points for your phone or camera, and fridges for drinks.
Walking safaris - one of the best ways to experience the Serengeti is on foot. Learn about the ecosystem, how to identify prints and dung and discover all the little things you miss from a vehicle.
Cultural and community visits - if you are keen to learn more about local Kuria culture you can visit the nearby Merenga village with a stop off at the community vegetable gardens — part of a sustainable development programme managed by Asilia — and collect fresh produce for your dinner.
Hot-air balloon rides - a hot-air balloon safari sees you soaring above the Serengeti plains as the sun rises in the early morning. During migration season, this is a great way to appreciate the full scope of the herds. Hot-air balloon trips are at extra cost and are weather dependent.
Asilia Spa – the camp’s wellness offerings are specially developed to enhance the well-being of both your body and mind, including massages and treatments that are based on the natural healing methods of local traditions. Please note that spa treatments are charged at an additional cost.
Library and Information Centre - Sayari features a library and information centre with a cultural focus on the Kuria tribe. Music is integral to Kuria culture, playing a key role not just in ceremonies and celebrations but also in daily life. There will also be plenty of interesting facts about The Great Migration to be found in our new information centre.
OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
FAMILY FRIENDLY - CHILDREN WELCOME 5 YEARS AND OLDER