“Sayari, which is Swahili for universe or planet, is a beautiful camp that arguably has the best location of any Serengeti camp. Set in the far north of the park on the edge of the Mara River, this tented camp blends into a truly majestic landscape. This is the Serengeti of river crossings, copious big game and large prides. Most importantly though, it offers the best of the Serengeti, but in seclusion. ”
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Sayari Camp is regarded by many as the finest safari camp in East Africa due to a combination of superb location, elegant design, excellent facilities and a truly intimate atmosphere. Almost every feature of Sayari Camp overlooks the untouched landscape of the Serengeti – the spacious tents, the huge beds, the large verandas, the swimming pool and even the baths. The line that separates this unique camp from the Serengeti outside is hard to distinguish.
The camp is split into two separate wings, one wing has nine tents and the other has six. Each has their own facilities, sharing a beautifully appointed swimming pool, allowing guests to truly immerse themselves in the Serengeti.
In addition to game drives led by expert guides, Sayari Camp offers the rare opportunity to experience the Serengeti on foot – for an unmatched sense of freedom and an exhilarating connection to the sights and sounds of the bush surrounding you.
The Great Migration typically camps in this area from mid July to early November. Not only do guests of Sayari Camp witness the spectacle of the Mara River crossing, their experience is enhanced by the exclusivity of this
remote area. Outside of the Migration season, the camp offers what is arguably an even greater experience: a private concession-like, completely uninterrupted encounter with the Serengeti and all its non-Migratory
inhabitants: big cats, elephants, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, rhino, groups of numerous large antelopes and many other exceptional animals.
The camp itself is a wonderful place to spend time. Even the most enthusiastic safari-goers might end up taking a day off from busy game drive schedules to simply read or relax by the poolside, absorbing the marvelous vista in front of the camp.
What is there to do in the area?
PIONEERING THE SPECTACULAR, un-spoilt northern Serengeti area, the award-winning Sayari Camp has become synonymous with some of the most dramatic sights that Africa has to offer: The Great Migration crossing the Mara River, incredible crocodile and hippo action, along with the undisturbed wildlife viewing that the northern Serengeti has in abundance.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Continental Breakfast Buffet and English Breakfast cooked to order
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Rates include: Full board accommodation, all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits), TANAPA camping fees
($60 ppp 24 hrs, subject to change), laundry service, scheduled open vehicle game drives (shared), short walking safaris, transfers to/from nearest airstrip (Kogatende)
Rates exclude: Park entry fees ($60 ppp 24 hrs, subject to change), TDL $1.50 per person per night), champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, transfers
other than to/from nearest airstrip, flying doctors/medical evacuation insurance, flights & airport taxes, gratuities, items of personal nature
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The Honeymoon Suite - equipped with personal service and a private outside bath overlooking the Serengeti plains.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Set close to the banks of the Mara River, and boasting dramatic views out across the wide plains of the northern Serengeti, Sayari Camp offers an exclusive window and unparalleled access to the greatest migration on the planet.
And it does it all in remarkable luxury, with 15 tasteful hillside suites to retire to after a day of safari adventure. Intimate, stylish and elegant, it’s no surprise that this luxury Serengeti lodge is regularly voted one of the top safari escapes on the planet.
This is the Africa you’ve always dreamed of.”