Sayari Camp – All Inclusive
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
You’ll be in Serengeti National Park (Kogatende) with a stay at Sayari Camp – All Inclusive.
Make yourself at home in one of the 15 guestrooms. Rooms have private furnished patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool. Additional amenities at this tentalow include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
This tentalow is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the tentalow’s 2 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a library, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This camp is delightful. The staff is well trained and skilled. The guides are experts in all things flora and fauna. The accomodations are well appointed and private. It was a bit exciting when the hippo decided to graze just outside the tent walls. Little touches like a hot water bottle and blanket for the early game drives. Getting so close to the animals was thrilling and a bit of a surprise. You don't need a long lense to get great photo's. The meals are excellent, well presented and festive, lots of singing! Could not give this a higher recommendation.
Flying up from Lake Manyara in a 12 seater plane gave us a good view of the Serengeti & I was a little worried as it looked like there was just loads of flat open space. How would there be any animals here?
Sayari is about 20 minutes from the tiny airport & it was clear once we set off that this bit of the Serengeti was not just flat & open.
We received a wonderfully warm welcome from the team when we arrived. They were all so smiley & warm. We were one of only 2 couples staying, so were thoroughly spoiled.
The camp is beautiful - our accommodation was a permanent tent with wooden floors but canvas walls & ceiling. The most luxurious tent I've ever stayed in. Just amazing.
Food & service, help & chatting were first rate.
Our drives out from the camp were enhanced by our wonderful guide who was from the locality & a Masai. Very knowledgeable & made sure we had the most amazing time each drive. We saw a fabulous variety of animals including a leopard, which we followed as it stalked a herd of wildebeest.
The terrain varied hugely. There were some open spaces with sparse vegetation, but that was by no means all. Close by the camp were the most amazing rocks & boulders. It was almost other-worldly. We found them fascinating & would have done so even if there were no animals. There was also some river/water locations so we got to see loads of hippos too.
This was our 3rd of a 3-centre, 6-night safari experience as a special trip for our 30th wedding anniversary, so we had pushed the boat out. This place exceeded our expectations & was AMAZING. The staff made it so special for us, giving us a romantic dinner on the 2nd night set up in a separate area.
I would so go back here! If you can afford it, it's a must.
The camp was beautiful. The main tent was spectacular with plenty of room to relax, the food was incredible, and the tent was spacious and had all the amenities. The only comment is the beds were small, two singles. The staff was amazing, and very friendly. The pool was beautiful and created out of the natural rocks. The camp itself was also very close to the Mara River, with lots of animal activity right outside the tents!
This was our second visit to Sayari Camp. The management at Sayari is amazing. We asked if we could have the same guide we had on our first visit, and we were very pleased that our friend Said, and Angel, (the apprentice guide that Said is training), were waiting for us at the airstrip when we landed.
Said is a genius when it comes to thinking like the animals we were there to see. We saw two wildebeest river crossings on subsequent days. There were about 2000 wildebeest in each crossing, as well as a number of the famously huge crocodiles that live in the Mara River. Several of the other guides at the other camps in the area knew that the herd was getting ready to cross, but it was Said who kept watching and moving the vehicle from spot to spot, until he was in the perfect position when the animals finally made their move. The other guides got there later, and were stuck with viewing positions that were not quite as perfect as ours.
We saw multiple leopards while at Sayari, including a mother leopard (escorted by her three cubs) dragging a freshly killed wildebeest back to a rocky area very close to the Sayari Camp We had a chance to see the mother and cubs feasting on the kill for the next two days.
We saw multiple prides of lions on multiple occasions. We saw hunting lions, feeding lions, lion cubs nursing, lion cubs playing (and gnawing) on a zebra kill, and lions mating. We saw cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, baboons, monkeys, antelopes of every description, elephants, buffalo and an amazing variety of birds. We also saw smaller but equally interesting animals such as mongoose and elephant shrews. We spent almost an hour within a few meters of a very inquisitive bunch of baby hyenas, who were taking turns nursing. The number of wildebeest covering the Savannah as far as the eye could see is a sight I will never forget.
The accommodations were terrific as well. The tents were beautiful and extremely comfortable, and the animals were literally right in the camp. One of the mornings the other couple in our group saw a lioness chasing a wildebeest right through the camp in front of the tents at sunrise.
The food was terrific. Lots of local dishes such as curries and stews, as well as seafood from the coast, and fish from Lake Victoria.
I can't say enough about the staff. I have to relate a specific kindness. My sleep deprived wife (after those early morning game drives) left her iPhone behind the bed in the tent. Unfortunately, she didn't notice the phone was missing (this being a vacation). The housekeeping staff found it a couple of days later, but by that time we were already in Istanbul on the way home. For anyone who has ever tried, shipping things back and forth from East Africa to the USA is not easy. The moment that the housekeeper at Sayari found the iPhone, they may contact, and arranged to bring the phone with one of their people to their headquarters in Cape Town, where it could be turned over to people who work for my company in South Africa (who routinely send things back and forth from the States). After an experience like this, it's easy to see why I am so happy with our experiences with Asilia!
After two visits we really feel like Said, Angel, Saidi and all of the others at Sayari are personal friends.
This was my first experience in Africa. Wow, every expectation was exceeded. First night I heard something chewing just outside my tent. Next morning at breakfast I was assured it was a hippo grazing! Thought I was being pranked until the hippo was in the path back to the tent after dinner the next night. We saw the big 5 in one day! The wildebeest crossing the Mara was great. daily bush breakfasts were perfect. The guides, Leverd, Ebenezer and Emanuel were skilled at tracking and know everything about the animals, birds and flora. They can also drive in the dark with no head lights and slow for every pothole!