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Satao Tented Camp

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#1 of 11 campgrounds in Tsavo National Park East
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4.8
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4.7
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4.7
Value
4.5
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Satao Camp is arguably one of the best locations in Africa for observing elephants from your tent. The atmosphere in the evenings with the Impala and Waterbuck sitting all around you is something quite unique and special. With only 20 tents Satao Camp is small and private. It is located away from the main congested areas of Tsavo so one can enjoy the privacy of being at one with nature. This is a true Safari Experience.
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Lautje245 wrote a review Yesterday
Utrecht, The Netherlands11 contributions1 helpful vote
This camp was the best camp we stayed in of all the Kenyan parks. The camp is not fenced; it’s really great and safe. Guards help you out at night with walking to your tent. The waterhole with look out is great. And there are lots of animals around. The camp is really sustainable like filtered unlimited water and fresh cooked food; even the desserts are daily baked fresh.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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loisvt wrote a review Jan 2024
Lausanne, Switzerland165 contributions36 helpful votes
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Super safarai tents in the middle of Tsavo East. Great location even if far out. Service is excellent, we were safe I did not even close the outer tent to be able to see the sunrise. There were several birthdays and the staff made sure you felt special with cakes and songs Bonfires and impalas roaming through the camp A sheer delight
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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janssencamilla wrote a review Nov 2023
Lymington, United Kingdom3 contributions
I spent 2 magical nights here with my husband and 2 children. The camp is pristine with attention to detail, and very comfortable communal areas, beds with spacious bathrooms, all with direct views out to the stunning natural surrounds and animals. Beautiful day beds to lounge on on the balcony and take in the scenery and a comfy viewing platform to sip drinks on while watching wildlife come and go from the watering hole in abundance. The sounds and sights were all encompassing. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. The ambience is truly magical with nature on the door step and wildlife roaming free outside the tent, impala, zebra, mongoose, monkeys, guineafowl aplenty to name but a few. I would highly recommend the walking tour around the camp with one of the guides looking at birds and fauna. I was torn between going out on a safari drive or spending sun rise and sun set in the serene beauty of the camp. Cheetahs and lions and a wealth of animals seen in the park. I have visited a few safari camps over the years and this was certainly my favourite due to the immersive experience of have the animals and watering hole in such close proximity. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Spend at least 2 nights of more here to get enough time to absorb the beauty
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jazzybird79 wrote a review Sep 2023
Warrington, United Kingdom110 contributions50 helpful votes
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We absolutely loved it here. The tents were beautiful, with a huge bathroom. The food was lovely and the dawa cocktail strong! The staff were attentive and kind. The real stars were the animals though. Straight out of the tent to impala, zebra, monkeys and elephants. The viewing platforms is out of this world. Fantastic, would happily recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rita Hubbard wrote a review Sep 2023
Colchester, United Kingdom19 contributions2 helpful votes
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WOW WOW WOW What an amazing time we had at Satao camp at Tsavo East, we did 2 days and a morning on Safari and 2 nights sleeping at satao camp, the breakfast lunch & dinner was delicious on camp, staff was very friendly and nothing was too trouble, plenty of animal antics around the camp too, you are among nature here
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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G3836TNkarenm wrote a review Sep 2023
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)6 contributions
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From the moment I arrived at Voi station by train, Daniel my driver and guide for my stay was there to welcome me with smile and fantastic professionalism. I then had a great game drive on my way to the camp, when I arrived the staff were welcoming and for the entire stay couldn't do enough to help and make my stay enjoyable. The game drives with Daniel were exceptional, he had eagle eyes that could spot an aminal that I needed binoculars to see. The camp had friendly and professional staff that made my stay even better than I expected, so eager to make you feel at home, and safe. The meals were so tasty, my hat off to the chefs for bringing amazing tastes and experiences, I now need to loose a few kilo as couldn't refuse the delishous meals hehe. The large comfortable tents are great, most overlooking the water hole. I was lucky enough to be in the Simba tent. Fantastic!!! I couldn't recommend highly enough this wonderful camp and the staff. Thankyou David the camp manager fir helping me get to see the elephant I adopted at Voi Sheldrick re-intergration facility in Tsavo National Park and for his kindness that goes a long way. Thankyou Very Much (Asante Sana)
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Make sure you have time, at least 3 to 4 nights minimum.
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arp910 wrote a review Sep 2023
Copthorne, United Kingdom4 contributions
We stayed for one night (way too short), but the local team's experience and hospitality were outstanding. Our game drives were as good as they get, and at the end of the day, Sun Downer in the middle of nowhere was epic. Hamsis was hosting this, and he was SUPERB.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: there is viewing platform, make the most of it - it's a MUST
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ANDREA M wrote a review Aug 2023
Archie, Missouri11 contributions12 helpful votes
Staying here was so wonderful! We stayed here for two nights and every day we saw Gazelle right outside our door step and we saw giraffes, elephants, zebras and hippos at the watering whole. It was so peaceful and like you were really getting the true safari experience. But aside from the amazing view and wild life, the staff really made our stay spectacular! They were so nice and went out of their way to make our stay special! I'm so blessed that I stayed here and got to experience every detail that makes this place so unique.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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caroline5018 wrote a review Aug 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom4 contributions
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I stayed at Satao for two wonderful nights …and very much wish I had stayed longer. I was travelling in Kenya on my own, so it was important that I stayed at places where I felt safe and comfortable. All the staff were so kind and friendly …and the guided trips I had each day were amazing. My safari guide, Paul, was the best! He was knowledgeable, friendly, easy to talk to …and incredibly passionate about nature. I learnt so much from him in just a couple of days. My accommodation was out of this world (far too luxurious for just me 😊) and the sundowner hosted by John was very special! I will be back!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Consider taking the train to Voi (from Nairobi or Mombasa). It’s so easy and the trains are...
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Patricia H wrote a review Jul 2023
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Satao was our first night safari camp. A very nice tent on the edge of a watering hole. Dinner was unique in that we had kebabs done right at our table. Take the time to look at the stars when you go back to your tent area - a truly spectacular night sky
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Date of stay: June 2023
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