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Satao Elerai

“Affordable and comfortable stay with amazing Kilimanjaro views from your tent”

Budget level: Mid-Range
Country
Kenya
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Camp Permanent
Location
Amboseli, Chyulu and Tsavo

Satao Elerai Camp ensures all its guests the opportunity to not only experience the perfect safari, but also receive a level of comfort and luxury that is unique in Africa. With unsurpassed views in every direction and a unique camp designed and built from local materials, where else can you wake up to the soft dawn light illuminating Africa’s rooftop, the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro?

Satao Elerai Camp is situated in its own private wildlife conservancy between Mt. Kilimanjaro and the south eastern sector of the famous Amboseli National Park.

The Camp has five individual cottage rooms and twelve deluxe tents, both designed to ensure that you will be immersed in complete luxury. Large comfortable beds and quality linen combine to ensure a blissful sleep close by the Kilimanjaro massif. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom with hot showers and a “toilet with a view “. Raised cedar wood floors, acacia poles and makuti (thatch) roofing complement the surrounding environment.

Large balconies with relaxing day beds combine to offer the perfect place to lie as you take in the relaxing panorama around you. The elegantly furnished cottage rooms have large sliding doors that open out onto your private veranda, overlooking the plains below and Amboseli National Park. Elephant, giraffe, zebra, eland and waterbuck are seen most days from the comfort of your room. Designed using natural rock and acacia wood, the bathrooms have their own naturally crafted bathtub and shower, unique to Elerai.

Game drives can be taken in both the Elerai Conservation Area and Amboseli National Park. These offer breathtaking views of Kenya, with the majestic snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, providing the ideal backdrop for a great safari experience. Within the surrounding network of protected and unprotected landscapes, Elerai Conservancy broadens the dedicated conservation area, which is key to keeping wildlife habitats from fragmenting, whilst maintaining important wildlife corridors.

At Elerai Camp the safari chefs provide a wide selection of cuisines to satisfy every taste with a choice of vegetarian dishes. The dining room looks out to Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south and down across the resident waterhole to the northwest, where guests can enjoy their meals while watching wildlife bathe and drink.

The camp waterhole is visited by elephant, giraffe, zebra, lesser kudu, eland, cheetah and occasionally lion, as well as a host of other species. For those wishing not to exercise, simply relax in/by the camp’s infinity pool looking out at the waterhole and Kilimanjaro.

Elerai Camp is fortunate enough to be located in one of the most diverse environments in Kenya. To explore the Conservancy to its full potential guests are encouraged to experience as many activities as possible. The trained and experienced Kenya Professional Safari Guides are on hand to help you experience the wildlife and culture of Elerai. These include day and night game drives, bush walks, bush lunches & dinners & sundowners, mountain biking, birding and conservation/community/cultural activities.

Elerai Camp can escort guests on a privileged visit to see the Elerai Cultural village. The local community will perform traditional dances, show guests how to make fire the Maasai way, teach you how to use local trees and plants for medicine, as well as about their way of life. The Elerai Cultural Village is a real traditional Maasai village inhabited by Elerai Community Members. They only allow Elerai Camp guests to visit on invitation basis and so the experience offered is very much non-commercial and authentic.

The camp can be reached by taking a scheduled flight from Nairobi (or Mombasa) arriving into the main Amboseli NP airstrip. The airstrip is a 90-minute drive from camp. For charter flights the camp has its own airstrip which is 15 minutes away. From Nairobi the road journey to camp via EmaIi takes approximately 4 hours.

Why we like it

  • Affordable luxurious stay close to Amboseli.
  • Unsurpassed views of Mt Kilimanjaro!
  • Varied activities including night game drives and mountain biking.
  • Great camp waterhole for the famous Amboseli elephants.
  • Exclusive and authentic Maasai cultural experience.

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