Sasaab, Westgate

A stunning lodge in the heart of Samburu land offering adventure, culture and a tranquil escape in the wilderness.

Sasaab is close to the Buffalo Springs and Samburu 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. Sasaab can be booked directly with The Safari Collection, through your local agent or tour operator, or as part of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Sasaab has nine luxury canvas sided rooms perched high above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, each offering a serene escape in the heart of the Samburu wilderness. Each room was designed to maximise the spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and offer a cooling retreat from the African heat. The bedrooms and bathrooms are enormous and the entire front of each tent can open up to let in a breeze. Every room has a delightful private veranda with a plunge pool and sun loungers, perfect for gazing out at the majestic views and passing wildlife below.

• nine luxury rooms
• private plunge pools
• infinity pool
• spa
• professional guides
• 4 x 4 safari vehicles
• pizza oven
• gym
• gift shop
• bar and restaurant



Sasaab is a place where opportunities for adventure in the wilderness abound. From thrilling games drives to see species unique to the area, to authentic cultural experiences and adrenalin filled fun, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy cook-out bush breakfasts in Samburu National Reserve and encounter the majestic herds of elephants for which Samburu is renowned. Learn about the myriad of birdlife on a nature walk and take in the incredible scenery from the top of ‘sundowner rock’, a magical place where you can watch the sun sink low and contemplate your safari sightings of the day.

• game drives
• bush breakfasts
• sundowners
• camel rides
• quad bikes
• fly camping
• nature walks
• spa treatments
• helicopter tours
• cultural experiences



Sasaab is located in Westgate Conservancy, just outside of Samburu National Reserve.
Air: Sasaab is easily reached by air. Fly with Safarilink from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport into Sasaab Airstrip which is a short drive away from the lodge. Helicopters are able to land at Sasaab.
Road: It is also possible to drive to Sasaab. The journey is 350 kilometres from Nairobi and takes approximately eight hours, traffic dependant. Please contact the lodge for directions beforehand.



Sasaab prices start at US$ 825 per person per night.
Our rates are fully inclusive. All guests enjoy full-board accommodation during their stay, which includes delicious three-course meals, drinks and alcohol, excluding champagne and premium wines/spirits. Game drives, bush breakfasts and sundowners are all included, as are nature walks and camel rides. Guests have use of an infinity pool and gym as well as their private plunge pool. Children are welcome and under threes stay free. A ‘baby-listening’ service is available and special meals are by prior arrangement.



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