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Tsavo East, Kenya

Satao Camp – Tsavo

KSh7800
Hotel Type
Reviews 4.8
4.8/5

Description

Safari Splendor at Satao Camp

Immerse yourself in an unparalleled safari adventure at Satao Camp, nestled in the heart of Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, offering both excitement and impeccable service. Overlooking a bustling watering hole, the camp serves as a true sanctuary, attracting numerous animals for their daily routines of drinking and bathing.
Tsavo East, Kenya’s largest protected area, brims with an awe-inspiring abundance of wildlife. Whether you're observing from our open game viewing vehicles or from the privacy of your verandah as herds of elephants play, every moment at Satao promises to etch memories into your heart.

Satao Camp, stands as a beacon of Kenya’s safari excellence, with an overwhelming 96% of reviews rating it as excellent or very good.

Enjoying a unique setting overlooking a watering hole in the heart of Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, Satao Camp delivers the ultimate safari experience: thrilling adventure and impeccable service. The Camp is a true oasis which attracts thousands of animals for their daily drink and bathing.

Tsavo East is Kenya’s largest protected area and the sheer abundance of wildlife is breathtaking. So whether enjoying game viewing from one of our open game viewing vehicles or watching herds of elephant bathe from the privacy of your verandah, your time at Satao Camp will create memories to last a lifetime.

Satao Camp is a luxury tented camp located in Tsavo East National Park, which is one of the largest wildlife reserves in Kenya. The camp is situated on the banks of the Athi River and offers stunning views of the surrounding wilderness.

The camp has 20 spacious tents, each with en-suite facilities, hot water showers, and a private veranda overlooking the river. The tents are decorated in an elegant and comfortable style, with hand-carved furniture and African-inspired decor.

Satao Camp offers a wide range of activities for guests, including game drives, guided nature walks, and birdwatching. Tsavo East National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, and buffalo, as well as over 500 species of birds.

In addition to game viewing, guests can also relax and unwind in the camp's swimming pool, which overlooks the river and provides a refreshing respite from the heat of the African sun. The camp also offers a range of spa treatments, including massages and facials, to help guests relax and rejuvenate.

Tsavo East covers an immense 11,750 square kilometres and yet is home to a few tourism properties which ensures a unique and exclusive experience. The Park is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions: bushy grassland and open plains alternate with semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands and the Galana River gives rise to lush vegetation.

Accommodation: Safari Chic

Experience the timeless allure of the 'Out of Africa' ambiance at Satao Camp. Spacious tented accommodations are paired with exquisite cuisine and genuine hospitality. Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, our attentive team ensures your every need is met, welcoming you into the Satao family.

The camp offers 20 safari-style en-suite tents nestled among tamarind trees, each with private verandahs providing uninterrupted views of visiting wildlife. Carefully positioned, these tents offer both luxury and privacy, with four suites positioned closest to the watering hole. Satao Camp also caters to guests with disabilities, ensuring an inclusive experience.

More Than a Camp

Escape the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in nature's embrace at Satao Camp. Guests from around the globe praise the spacious tents and humble yet impeccable customer service, making it the go-to destination for a memorable wildlife retreat.

Culinary Delights

Indulge in a culinary journey amidst the African bush at Satao Camp. From sumptuous breakfasts with eggs cooked to order after a morning game drive, to 'al-fresco' lunches under a 200-year-old Tamarind tree overlooking the watering hole, and dinners served in the restaurant area, each meal is a feast for the senses. Private dining and bush dinners are also available upon request, ensuring a tailored experience for every guest.

Discover the Authentic Africa

Explore the diverse landscapes of Tsavo East, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. From the legendary Big Five to over 500 bird species, the park offers an unparalleled safari experience. Satao Camp's watering hole attracts up to 1,000 elephants daily, while large prides of lions roam the plains, ensuring every moment is filled with wonder.

Embark on Game Drives

Experience the thrill of a morning or afternoon game drive within Tsavo East National Park. Equipped with open 4x4s, our qualified Professional Safari Guides lead you on an unforgettable journey through the park's rich biodiversity, sharing their passion and knowledge along the way.

Savor Sundowners

Witness the breathtaking sunset over the Tsavo plains during our iconic 'sundowner' experience. Relax by the campfire with delicious bitings and chilled drinks as the sun dips behind the horizon, creating a picturesque backdrop for unforgettable memories.

Birdwatching Paradise

With over 300 bird species calling Satao Camp's oasis home, birdwatchers are in for a treat. Wander the camp's grounds to observe the vibrant avian life, from hornbills to colorful guinea fowl, creating a symphony of sights and sounds.

Explore Nearby Attractions

Discover the natural wonders of Tsavo East, from the striking Mudanda Rock to the majestic Lugard Falls on the Galana River. Opt for a full-day game drive to witness these marvels up close, ensuring a truly unforgettable safari experience.

A Safari to Remember

Experience the magic of Satao Camp, where every moment is infused with adventure and luxury. From encountering the Big Five to indulging in gourmet cuisine, our guests leave with cherished memories and a longing to return.

There is an incredible variety of wildlife and birdlife to be seen in the Park: lion, leopard, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval cats, genet cats, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala, striped hyena, gazelles, buffalos and elephants. Some 500 bird species have been recorded in the area, including ostrich and migratory kestrels, while buzzards stop by during their long flight South.

Of course, Tsavo is world-famous for its vast herds of elephants, which often glow red after a dust bath, and Satao’s watering hole can attract up to 1,000 elephants a day. Large prides of lion are also sighted regularly. Satao Camp’s contributions to wildlife habitat is to ensure that our waterhole never dries up.

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Highlights
  • Stunning Wild Location
  • Full Board accommodation
  • Luxury Tented Camp
  • Ideal for Families
  • Game Drives opportunities

What are the 2024 Prices for Satao Camp – Tsavo?

Here are Satao Camp – Tsavo Resident Rates:

Satao Camp Tsavo East Rates

Satao Camp Full Board Prices Satao Camp Ground Package Prices
Standard Room Sharing Single
Sharing Single
1st Feb 2024 – 29th Feb 2024 KES 10,700/- PPS KES 16,000/- PP KES 15,500/- PPS KES 20,900/- PP
1st Mar 2024 – 31st Mar 2024 KES 9,700/- PPS KES 15,000/- PP KES 15,000/- PPS KES 19,900/- PP
1st Apr 2024 – 30th Jun 2024 KES 7,800/- PPS KES 7,800/- PP KES 11,200/- PPS KES 11,200/- PP
1st Jul 2024 – 31st Oct 2024 KES 10,700/- PPS KES 16,000/- PP KES 15,500/- PPS KES 20,900/- PP
1st Nov 2024 – 15th Dec 2024 KES 9,700/- PPS KES 15,000/- PP KES 15,000/- PPS KES 19,900/- PP

Satao Camp (Tsavo East) are in KES, Per Person, Per Night
3rd Adult: 80% of PPS

Satao Camp Child Policy/Rates:

0 – 1.9 years, Sharing with Adults: FREE
2 – 12 years, Sharing with Adults: 50% of PPS

Satao Camp Full Board Prices include:

Full board accommodation only
Bottled water in rooms only

Excluded from Full Board Rates:
KWS Tsavo East Park Fees Park Fees
All drinks & Laundry
Game Drives
Transfers from Satao Airstrip
Bush Sundowner

Satao Camp Ground Package Prices Include:

Bottled Water in the rooms
Local airstrip transfers
2 Extended Game Drives per day
Full Board Accommodation
One Bush Sundowner – If sharing 2 nights or more

Excluded from Satao Camp Ground Package Rates:
Park Fees
All drinks & Laundry
Champagne & Luxury spirits & wines

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Which Hotel facilities are available for guests at Satao Camp – Tsavo?

Satao Camp offers a range of facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for guests. Here are some of the main facilities available at the camp:

  1. Accommodation: Satao Camp has 20 spacious tents, each with en-suite facilities, hot water showers, and a private veranda overlooking the river. The tents are elegantly decorated with hand-carved furniture and African-inspired decor.
  2. Dining: The camp has a large dining area where guests can enjoy delicious meals, including local and international cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the accommodation rate, and the camp can cater to special dietary requirements upon request.
  3. Lounge and bonfire: There is a comfortable lounge area at the camp where guests can relax and socialize. The lounge is equipped with comfortable seating, a fireplace, and a bar.
  4. Game drives: Satao Camp offers game drives in open 4x4 vehicles with experienced guides. Guests can explore the vast wilderness of Tsavo East National Park and see a wide range of wildlife.
  5. Guided nature walks: Guests can also go on guided nature walks with experienced guides to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area.
  6. Birdwatching: Tsavo East National Park is home to over 500 species of birds, and guests can go on birdwatching walks with experienced guides.
  7. Cultural visits: Guests can visit nearby Maasai villages to learn more about the local culture and way of life.

Overall, Satao Camp offers a range of facilities and activities to ensure an unforgettable safari experience for guests.

Which Rooms Types are in Satao Camp – Tsavo?

Satao Camp – Accommodation

Satao Camp boasts 20 authentic safari style en-suite tents, each with private verandahs, nestled among the tamarind trees surrounding the camp’s very own watering hole. The tents are carefully positioned to allow uninterrupted views of the visiting wildlife whilst ensuring total privacy.

There are 16 tents and 4 suites at Satao Camp Tsavo. The tents interiors are simply exquisite. All are attractively furnished to a unique African design. The suites are larger and positioned closest to the water hole. Satao Camp tents are suitably designed & adapted to cater for guests with disabilities.

Satao Camp tents are large enough to accommodate extra beds.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Satao Camp – Tsavo?

When it comes to wining and dining, you would never believe you are in the African bush. Satao Camp’s chefs prepare a tasty range of dishes all prepared with the freshest ingredients. After your early morning game drive, enjoy breakfast with eggs cooked to order. Lunch is served ‘al-fresco’ under a 200-year old Tamarind tree where you can enjoy watching the elephants at the watering hole. And dinner is served in the restaurant area, usually followed by nightcaps around the campfire. Private dining and bush dinners can also be arranged in Satao Camp Tsavo.

For guests with special dietary requirements, please let us know when booking and our chefs will ensure your needs are catered for.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Satao Camp – Tsavo?

Game drives

Satao Camp offers morning and afternoon game drives within the Park. If you’re looking for the legendary Big Five, you won’t be disappointed.

All Satao Camp safari vehicles are open 4×4s equipped with everything you need for the perfect game drive. We provide binoculars, guide books about African birds and mammals and even a cool box with chilled drinks at the ready.

Satao Camp guides are qualified Professional Safari Guides and have worked for many years in Tsavo. Their passion and understanding of the environment and the rich biodiversity of Tsavo are unequalled and they will be delighted to share their knowledge with you.

Sundowners

Sunset over the Tsavo plains is a sight to behold and the ‘sundowner’ experience is a must for all our guests at Satao. At the end of a leisurely late-afternoon game drive, your driver/guide will take you to “our” special sundowner spot. The fire is lit, delicious bitings are served and the chilled sparkling wine or the famous ‘dawa’ cocktails are poured. Sit back and relax, watch the sun slip behind the Sagala Hills and listen to the sounds of the wild. It’s an experience you will treasure forever.

For aspiring photographers, the hour before the sun goes down is blessed with what the professionals call ‘magic light’ – a time of soft golden light that displays the Kenyan wilderness to optimum advantage.

To book your sundowner experience, please ask the camp manager on arrival.

Birding

Satao Camp’s oasis is a favourite habitat for a great variety of birds: over 300 different species have been identified. Birders can safely walk around the Camp’s grounds and watch the many beautiful birds coming to nest or take a bath in the waterhole. Hornbills, barbits, starlings, guinea fowls and pearl spotted owls are very common to see. Our resident flock of colorful guinea fowl are a pleasure to watch.

Nearby attractions

As well as teeming with wildlife, Tsavo East offers visitors some spectacular scenery. Some notable sights include:

The Mudanda Rock is a 1.6 km inselberg of stratified rock that acts as a water catchment that supplies a natural dam below. It offers an excellent vantage point for the hundreds of elephants and other wildlife that come to drink during the dry season.

On the Galana River, Lugard Falls is a series of white water rapids running between some remarkable rock formations. On request, clients can book a full day game drive with a picnic lunch to see both the falls and also Yatta Plateau, the world’s longest lava flow. Its incredible 290 km length was formed by lava from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain.

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