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Sayari Camp,

Serengeti, North
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Sayari Camp

Sayari Camp: What we think

Sayari is one of the best camps in the north of the Serengeti. It is a beautifully stylish and well furnished camp that combines luxury with a fantastic point for game viewing.  The food is impressive and the all round service is of a very high standard.  The north of the Serengeti offers a very private experience.  It’s a once in a life time opportunity to see the great migration without huge numbers of other vehicles ruining your picture!

A lovely camp and definitely up there with the best, but a bit too pricey for our liking. You get just as good value for much cheaper at its sister, mobile camp, Olakira which is also in a better location on the river. Sayari gets a good 4 paws.
Guide Price: $945 per person
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Sayari Camp: Interesting Facts

  • 15 luxury tents
  • Amazing location for wildebeest river crossings
  • Welcomes the great migration from July to November
  • Walking safaris (costs extra)
  • SPECIAL OFFER: 3 for 2 (call to check dates)

Sayari Camp: In depth

Sayari is located in the Kogatende area in the north of the Serengeti.  It’s about a 10 minute drive from the airstrip to camp and a 2 hour flight from Arusha.  The area is spectacularly beautiful.  You really do get the feeling that it must have been the region that inspired Disney’s Lion King!  The rolling hills of the Lamai Wedge are lush green and teeming with game.  The landscape is occasionally interrupted by a group of towering boulders or tree that gives shade to the big cats or anything else escaping the African sun.  It is an incredible landscape and you can only imagine what the first explorers thought as they reached this land of such beauty and magnitude.
The camp itself offers a splendidly luxurious retirement from this golden landscape, which makes it very popular with honeymooners.  The permanent tented camp and is close to the banks of the river Mara, making it a gem for the river crossings.  It's an old school Serengeti safari luxury option.
The tents are particularly large and well furnished.  They are raised up on wooden platforms giving them a real sense of security.  They are sleek and stylish in design with the bathroom offering guests the choice between a scented bath or a shower – not many tents can boast both!

Sayari Camp: Client Reviews

   100% based on 3 customer reviews
I am composing a much longer email, so this is just a quick note to let you know that our trip to Africa was marvelous!!!! Sayari was the hit of the trip, and I wish we had stayed there an extra night. I will be sending more details, but in the meantime, I wanted you to know that everything went off without a hiccup and we were delighted with your service. Take care, and many thanks for a wonderful vacation!!!!
Best regards,
S Brown
   5 stars

Everything went very smoothly indeed and your suggestions were bang on in terms of Onsea, the timing between places, the Crater Lodge and Sayari.  The 1.5 days of game viewing at the Crater was absolutely perfect (no need to do any more there whatsoever), and I can’t say enough about Sayari, the position its in geographically and the game viewing itself.  Absolutely spectacular through and through and the staff / food were so great.  As an aside, in speaking to a number of people there too, it seems like it is a great place to go outside of the peak migration time too as the area has a lot of local wildlife that stays in the area throughout the year (if you are looking for reco’s for clients in the future).
D. Belchers
   5 stars

The highlight was the entire time spent in the North. Everything was terrific: the game drives, the wildebeest crossing the river, the accommodation at Sayari Camp, the hospitality of Joe, Barbara and Ken and their team, our driver (“Prim”). Even the weather was perfect (warm days and rain showers in the evenings).
E. Frechette
   5 stars
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