Escape the Samburu heat in your private plunge pool
“Wow!” That’s the reaction from our guests when we take them through an itinerary for a trip to Sasaab in Samburu. Picture an early morning camel ride against the backdrop of the rising sun and breakfast by Ewaso Ngiro River. Imagine riding quad bikes through the expansive plains. An afternoon lazing around in your Moroccan styled cottage tent or cooling off in your private pool. Pictures of Sasaab create the most sensational wanderlust!
Remote, yet luxurious, Sasaab promises an exclusive safari. Here, you are likely to drive around for hours without spotting another tourist. And while the reserve is devoid of crowds, you will enjoy seeing the big five as well as the Beisa Oryx which is considered a Samburu special. Plan to spend at least three nights here to fully experience the magic of Sasaab and explore the wilderness that surrounds it. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or with children, you will especially enjoy having a private plunge pool all to yourselves.
For the road-trip lovers who don’t mind the 6hr drive from Nairobi, spending the night in Nanyuki, or Meru en-route is a great way to break up the trip. The roads from Nairobi to the Samburu National Reserve are in excellent condition. However, during the rainy season, roads inside the park can get treacherous. If a muddy off-road adventure is what you’re looking for, then Samburu in the rainy season will not disspaoint.
We prefer to get there without much fuss and in the shortest time possible. That way, we can quickly kick off our Samburu holiday. A flight from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to this less frequented game reserve will take about 45 minutes. Once at the airstrip, a driver from Sasaab will be waiting, with cold towels, and champagne.