Perched high up on a hill overlooking the great expanse of the Serengeti is Sayari, Swahili for ‘planet.’ And you definitely do feel as if you are on your own planet. Close to the famous Lamai wedge overlooking the unspoilt plains of the Northern Serengeti and minutes from the mighty Mara River’s most famous wildebeest migration crossing points is this award-winning camp offering only the very best in exclusive game viewing while indulging you in remarkable luxury.
Full of Safari Surprises
“The breathtaking views and our very exciting sunset surprises are what make Sayari something special. It’s luxury as far as the eye can see.” Olivia, Camp Manager. Sayari is intimate and elegant but it’s the little things at this camp that really make it one of Tanzania’s top safari escapes. Not only does it offer the very pinnacle of African hospitality but it also amazes and delights through a host of meaningful personal touches and points of difference. From its sensational hippo pools sunset spot, expertly guided bush walks, to sunrise breakfasts, whole day migration chasing safaris, romantic dinners on your very own patio to the entire staff contingent symphonising at the dinner table; there is just so much to look forward to.
Take a midday dip in the expansive rim flow pool, explore the intricacies of the area in the map room or treat yourself to an indulgent massage in the Sayari Spa. The camp is laid back and runs at nature’s pace. Savour each mealtime for the treat that it is and whether you go for the carrot and cumin soup, the beef fillet or the chocolate fondant you will leave the table fulfilled and smiling. Sit with a tasty nightcap, by the crackling fire, under a blanket of sparkling stars and listen as the African bush comes to life. Chill out, unwind and listen to safari tales of old and new, while making friends with your fellow guests and recounting the day’s adventures.
World-class exclusive game viewing experiences
Sayari is perfectly located to explore the wonders of the Serengeti, one of the world’s most visited and most famous wildlife areas. Specifically tailored for you and what you are looking for, the ‘up close and personal’ game encounters are like no other. Extraordinary sightings of lion, leopard, oribi, elephant, cheetah and of course hoards of wildebeest during migration time await you.
An overwhelming sense of space and decadence
With only twelve spacious suites spread out along the hilltop, Sayari prides itself in an astonishing sense of spaciousness, privacy and seclusion. It has two mess areas, each with its own relaxing lounge, indoor and outdoor dining areas, all designed for extreme comfort and blending in with the surrounding golden savannah. The exquisite wooden finishes and slight pops of green immediately make you feel at ease while the intricate Graham Springer wildlife portraits give you something to gaze at and get lost in for hours. The suites are even more area each with its own wraparound wooden deck. Unwind in your large, white stone bath or under a stream of water in your outdoor shower and watch the topis and impala graze on the grass outside.
In line with Asilia’s ethos of sustain and thrive, they make a concerted effort to economically and ecologically uplift the areas surrounding their camps. Sayari is no different, and the wildlife and the community, benefit from the good the camp brings. Through solar heating, reverse osmosis and many other environmentally conscious installations you can go to sleep knowing you are contributing in your own little way, to the beauty around you.