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Sayari Lodge

Sayari camp is a seasonal camp that moves at certain set dates throughout the year to follow the great migration. It is located in the Gol Mountains (Piaya concession, just outside Serengeti ) for December 10 to March 31 and at the Mara River (northern Serengeti) for June 1 to November 20 (the camp is closed during April and May, the season of the long rains).

The locations of the camp are all near the border of the national park (Mara just inside the park and Piaya and Soit Sambu just outside the park), to allow for the superior combination of top wildlife viewing and walking safaris and interaction with local cultures. While the lodge locations do not guarantee that you will see the migration, the seasonal moves do give you a good chance of seeing excellent game.

Sayari Camp is an intimate seasonal tented camp of 8 guest tents equipped with fully en-suite bathroom facilities. Guest tents are very originally designed, spacious and each tent has its own spacious private verandah with a very comfortable couch and chairs, overlooking the vast Serengeti that is spread out before you.

Inside the tent, very comfortable king-size beds with beautiful cloth and contemporary furniture give the tent a very stylish yet homely feel. Lighting in the tent can be made both atmospheric and at reading strength. The spacious bathroom has a shower, double sinks and a ceramic flush toilet that is environmentally friendly.

The showers, sinks and flush toilets are linked to an outside bucketing system. Warm showers can be requested with your tent attendant at any moment of the day; water for toilet flushing and for sinks are available continuously.

Central to the camp are two stylish common tents. When the camp is occupied by multiple small groups, one tent will serve as a dining tent and the other one as a lounge, where drinks are served and safari stories are shared. When a somewhat larger group (e.g., 8 people) visits in the camp, one of the common tents can be made the exclusive lounging/dining tent for that group. The other tent will then be set up as a lounging/dining tent for the other guests of Sayari Camp.

The lounge tent welcomes you to completely relax, sipping on your drink while looking out over the Serengeti, reading a book or discussing the adventures of the day. A sea of cushions, a wide range of quality drinks & snacks and a wealth of books on nature & wildlife in the area make this a place where you can easily loose track of time. Dining is intimate in the dining area, but can also be enjoyed privately under the millions of stars in the Serengeti sky.

Either way, our amicable staff will prepare you a meal you wouldn’t dream possible in the middle of the camp’s remote wilderness locations. At night, be overwhelmed by the many stars whilst sitting next to the camp fire. Sayari’s shop offers local artifacts and camp gadgets: presents for the ones staying behind or reminders for an unforgettable time in the middle of one of the world’s natural wonders.

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