On safari you will stay at Satao Camp in Tsavo East, Severin Safari Camp in Tsavo West, Satao Elerai in Amboseli and Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara, all part of the excursive The Out of Africa Collection. Each camp is unique in its own way but all share the same goal – to make your safari a once in a lifetime experience.
Satao Camp - Tsavo East National Park
Satao Camp takes you back to the classical Out of Africa safari with green canvas tents, bush style showers and personal and friendly service; evoking a feeling of the true ‘Old African’ experience. Our location is indisputably unique; nestled beneath the shade of the old Tamarind trees, just in front of a very favored waterhole, our guests are ensured breathtaking view to the many elephants coming daily for a drink and a refreshing wash.
Satao Camp consists of 20 classical canvas tents, dining room, reception, gift shop and an observation tower overlooking our waterhole. We have 4 luxury suites for honeymooners or guests who feel for a little extra luxury, 6 family tents and 10 standard tents. 1 tent has been carefully constructed to accommodate guests with physically challenges. The tents are all en-suite with unique African furniture, comfortable beds, electricity and a spacious bathroom with hand wash basins, flush toilets and bush style showers. Every evening or on request our staff will bring you hot water for the most wonderful safari shower experience. The luxury tents have solar heated showers. All tents are carefully positioned and have a private verandah from which one can enjoy the scenery and the many elephants that comes to drink, wash and groom each other during the day and the night.
The dining room overlooks the Satao Oasis and our chefs prepare a delicious selection of international cuisine to satisfy every taste bud that visits us, vegetarian dishes are always on offer. Breakfasts and lunches are easily enjoyed under the shade of our 200 years old Tamarind tree, whereas dinners are served in our cozy and rustic dining room. After dinner, relax around the glow of the campfire, watch the stars and the atmosphere of Tsavo and swap stories of the day’ adventures. Comfort and personal attention in the beautiful African bush ensures your stay with us is one that you will never forget.
Severin Safari Camp is hidden in the remote Kitani Wildlife area of Tsavo West National Park overlooking the Mt. Kilimanjaro. The eco friendly luxury camp offers a unique combination of adventure, wellness and relaxation for the sophisticated traveler who loves romantic pampering and unique wildlife experiences. International awards. The camp has been granted the ‘TUI Environmental Champion Award”, ‘International Spa Standard’ and ‘Service Quality Standard’ by the TÜV Rhineland 2009 and won the “Travelife Gold Award”.
Driving through the hot and dusty landscape with rolling plains, leafles bushes, twisted baobab trees of Tsavo West National Park, the Camp is a small haven with beautifully constructed tents, amazing dining, crystal clear pool and a pleasing spa. After a refreshing swim and a soothing massage, guests are treated with fantastic food at the lovely restaurant, whilst viewing the game coming to drink at the floodlit waterhole.
The Severin Safari Camp is set on 25 hectares of unspoiled bush land and comprises 2 Executive Suites, 4 Junior Suites and 21 Octagon Tents. The executive suite consists of two interconnecting tents with a private terrace and a top deck verandah overlooking the scenic Mt. Kilimanjaro; ideal for relaxing with a good book and a chilled drink. The bathroom is spacious with many exquisite details and has hot water shower, organic bathtub, flush toilet and hand wash basin.
The lodge style Junior Suite has en-suite bathroom with natural lights, flush toilet and hand wash basin. In addition one finds a separate lounge, a sun deck and best of all, a private courtyard with a lovely outdoor hot water shower. The Octagon Tent offers en-suite room with bathroom and a private terrace.
All rooms are furnished with large and comfortable beds, security box and wardrobe, 220V electricity, hairdryer and free wireless internet access. The Severin Safari Camp is moreover ideal for hosting conferences out in the bush. The Baraza Conference Tent is suitable for up to 30 persons and is equipped with W-Lan, DS-TV and modern presentation equipment.
We serve breakfasts, lunches and dinners in our a la carte restaurant. Guests are welcome to choose between a selection of delicious and carefully prepared meals accompanied by the finest South African wines. Our specialty is meat from the Kenyan highlands served on a hot stone or as fondue
accompanied with locally grown vegetables, salads and herbs.
Around the campfire one swap safari stories or simply enjoy the romantic feel of the African bush with its sounds and smells. Great varieties of wild animals seek the floodlit waterhole at night and provide amazing wildlife experiences.
Wake up in the coolness of the early morning and watch the first few rays of the sun hit the blue Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s greatest mountain. Satao Elerai is an eco friendly luxury camp tugged away in the corner of the famous Amboseli Ecosystem, close to the famous Amboseli National Park.
Satao Elerai represents 5 luxury suites and 9 charming canvas tents. The gorgeous lodge style suites feature gently sloping organic walls, built with natural rocks, acacia wood and a carefully constructed thatched roof; large sliding doors opens up to a private verandah overlooking the plains of Elerai Conservancy and the Amboseli National Park. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with private view of the surroundings, hand crafted bathtub, shower, flush toilet and hand wash basin.
The large elegant canvas tents are set on raised wood platforms with a thatched roof, each completed with a balcony with a daybed for the prefect relaxation. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and have shower, flush toilet and hand wash basin. Water for both suites and tents is heated by solar whereas electricity powered by generator. To ensure the night is spent in absolute comfort our suites and tents are furnished with large comfortable beds and high quality duvets, pillows and linen.
Guests visiting Satao Elerai will enjoy their breakfasts, lunches and dinners in our dining room or at our outdoor terrace; enjoying the morning view to the Mt. Kilimanjaro. On clear and starlit nights the moon will cast its light on the mountain giving the perfect settings for a romantic dinner. Our chefs prepare a wide variety of international dishes to suit all tastes; using locally grown vegetables and fruits. Dinners are served a la carte and we are always happy to meet any special requirements. For guests going on a long morning or a full day game drive picnic baskets are provided. Satao Elerai arranges bush dinners at carefully selected areas.
The camp has its own waterhole frequently visited by elephants, giraffes, zebra, lesser kudu, eland and the big cats.
Karen Blixen Camp offers an authentic ‘yesteryear’ experience for visitors wishing to gain that little extra from their safari. One truly gets a feeling of the early 1920’s era when Masai Mara was seldom visited, and elaborate and comfortable camps were set up providing a luxurious and stylish retreat after each day’s adventure.
Karen Blixen Camp is an eco friendly luxury camp set on the banks of the Mara River. The location is spectacular; throughout the day elephants, giraffes, buffalos, zebras and impalas come for a drink, while crocodiles and a large resident hippo pod rest lazily in the river. Even lions and leopards occasionally come to this favored drinking spot.
The Camp comprises 22 luxurious en-suite tents; each set on a beautiful mahogany platform with a spacious veranda completed with cushion daybed from which one can enjoy an afternoon siesta, taking in the wonderful surroundings.
All 22 tents are placed along the river with a huge veranda at the front. Each tent has a private bathroom with WC, twin washbasins and an outdoor shower with view to the sky. The water is heated by gas and there is 24 hour electricity in all tents provided by solar panels. Our family unit consists of two tents with a shared veranda.
Camp facilities also include a restaurant, a bar, a lounge, a gift shop with wireless internet and a swimming pool. Our resident masseuse offers a wide range of wellness treatments.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant or bush garden from where one has an incredible close view of the Mara River and the wild animals coming to drink.
One can also enjoy a romantic bush dinner set beneath the starlit African night. Bush breakfast is the perfect surprise after an exciting morning game drive with astonishing view over the Mara plains.
Karen Blixen was passionate about cooking and our chefs have found many of her original recipes. Dining at the Camp captures the taste of these long gone colonial days with classical cooking from the French, English, Italian and Danish kitchens. Modern day’s love for cosmopolitan food with clear notes from the Far East, India or Kenya’s own traditional cooking is also served alongside the African continent’s finest wines.
Chui Lodge is situated just above the shores of Lake Naivasha within the Great Rift Valley –one of the true Natural Wonders of the World-, set in the privately owned 20.000 acre Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole with the dramatic Mau Escarpment as a back drop. The Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary plays host to a diverse number of mammalian & avian species including White Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Giraffe, Cheetah, Grevy Zebra, Oryx and a large number of plains game.
Chui Lodge was built in 1998 by Hans and June Zwager and is now still owned and cared for by the family, who live at the stunning Djinn Palace nearby. History runs through this area from the days of the early settlers and from within the Moorish domes and castellations of the Palace came a family commited to supporting wildlife and conservation in the area.
There are eight individual well-spaced luxurious cottages, each with an en-suite bathroom and delightful verandah with views of the Sanctuary and the Rift escarpment stretching into the horizon. Magnificent four-poster olive wood king-sized beds, roaring log fires, artistically decorated windows and handcrafted furniture ensure the essential touch of luxury.
The dining room, lounge and bar area is simply unique and features pillars and murals with intricate African carvings, African antiques and ochre-coloured earth walls creating the feel of an artist’s gallery. Meals can be taken outside (weather permitting) within the grounds of the lodge and menus feature an array of international cuisine.
Often bush breakfasts and sundowners are a Sanctuary or lake shore affair since the day’s timetable for guests is completely flexible. A short walk from the main building is the delightful heated swimming pool with great views of a variety of wildlife visiting the waterhole and the Escarpment.
Chui Lodge boasts a wealth of activities. Professional local guides will tailor the daily activities to guest’s wishes and interests to include day & night game drives, guided bush walks, boat trips on the Lake filled with hippo’s, horse riding or a visit to the Oserian Flower Farm, one of the largest growers and producers of ‘cut flowers’ in the world! Here nearly every colour, hue, scent and size of rose is carefully and environmentally nurtured for export to international markets.
Kiangazi meaning ‘hot and dry season’ is a beautiful country house situated on a hill set amongst delightful lush gardens and rolling lawns with unsurpassed scenery of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley. Kiangazi House lies in the Wildlife corridor adjacent to the private 20,000 acre Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary complete with a fascinating diversity of wildlife including White Rhino, Leopard, Cheetah, Buffalo, Giraffe, Grevy Zebra, Oryx and many species of antelope.
Naivasha and the colonial homesteads around the lake were made famous in the decadent 1920’s by Lord Errol and his bohemian friends. The fabled Djinn Palace on the lake shore is a historical reminder of this era and is now the home of the Zwager family, owners of the Oserian Group of which Kiangazi House is a part. Breathtaking views from the verandah have changed little from those bygone days and with inviting waterholes below the main house it’s possible to view a procession of thirsty big game at close quarters.
Built in the old traditional style of local stone & timber, Kiangazi House has three double bedrooms within the main house and four additional double bedrooms just beyond the swimming pool, all en-suite. Luxurious features like fourposter beds, romantic turndowns and freshly cut roses, all enhance the personal touch. Within the house, private lounges, a bar and library all with fireplaces are the perfect places to curl up on a couch with a glass of exquisite wine.
The restaurant offers the highest standards of services and of course delicious international cuisine. Spectacular sundowners across the Rift escarpments can be organized and early morning bush breakfasts in the lakeside forests often give guests the chance to view the ubiquitous wildlife that abounds in this dramatic area.
With so much space and privacy, time here moves slowly and one can immerse oneself in the African bush without disturbance. However, you can also partake in a multitude of activities such as day & night game drives, guided bush walks along the lakeshore, tennis, horse riding, or boat trips on the hippo filled Lake. Alternatively and very close to the House it’s possible to visit the Oserian Flower farm, where roses and carnations to name but a few, are exported in their millions to international markets.