With stunning views of the mountains of the Mathews Ranges in northern Kenya, Sarara House is a wonderful bush home. The house is part of a small eco-lodge nestled into the lower slopes of Uarges, the highest peak in the range. Owned by the local Samburu community, the lodge is run by Piers and Hilary Bastard, who have many years of safari experience. Located in a truly remote wilderness area, the house is part of the only lodge in more than 1,300 square miles. Here, the Samburu water their cattle at the extraordinary seasonal "singing" wells. Profits from the lodge are divided among the local community and help to support local households, schools, school bursaries and other group ranch community operations. Sarara House in northern Kenya is a uniquely magical place.
Accommodation & Facilities
Constructed from locally sourced materials, Sarara House is a beautiful, open-fronted bush home. The house offers two large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a big, luxurious sitting room/dining area. The house shares the facilities of the main camp, Sarara Camp, which include a spacious mess area that overlooks the natural rock swimming pool. Just below the pool is a water hole where many animals come to drink. Meals, which incorporate ingredients grown in the camp’s garden, can be eaten in private in the house or at the main camp mess.
Wildlife & Activities
The Namunyak Conservancy, or ‘place of peace’ in the Samburu language, is one of Kenya’s greatest community conservation and development success stories. Large herds of elephant gather here on their migration north from Laikipia to the south. Wild dog are found in the area, general game is good and leopard are regularly sighted. Enjoy day and night game drives, walk in the mountains and the on the plains, relish bush breakfasts and dinners, sundowners, fly-camping, visits to the "singing" wells, and take day trips to Samburu or Shaba Game Reserves and climbs up the sacred Lolokwe Mountain, which is covered with cedar forest and exotic plants endemic to the area.