Satao Elerai
Satao Elerai Swimming pool View from your tent
Satao Elerai Swimming pool
View from your tent

Satao Elerai

Satao Elerai Camp is located in a quiet, unspoilt, unique setting on a 5000 acre private conservation area 12 kms south east of Amboseli National Park at the foot of Africa’s Largest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. The camp looks down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mt Kilimanjaro in the other direction, giving clients what is arguably the best location of any camp in Amboseli.

The camp currently has 12 luxury en suite mountain facing tents and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites. Both the tents and the suites are en suite with the suites also having luxurious baths. The facilities are supplied with hot running water provided by eco friendly solar units.

The Satao Elerai project is a community project that has been along time in the making. The project has been a concerted effort between the Satao Elerai, The African Wildlife Foundation and The Elerai community. The concept is to provide a sustainable income from tourism for the Masai community in the area and to try and ensure that it is in the communities interest to protect the wildlife for generations to come. Amboseli has been a location where human-wildlife conflict has been an issue for many years, and it is projects like these that can over time ensure that communities start to benefit from wildlife and to ensure they invest in protecting and securing their future for their own benefit.

One of the biggest advantages of Satao Elerai Camp is that being located on its own private conservation area clients have the chance to view wildlife in private surroundings. In addition we also offer clients the chance to enjoy spectacular bush sundowners, night game drives and game walks on the conservancy, activities that are not available to the lodges located within the park.

The rooms at Satao Elerai Camp were built and designed to ensure that your stay will be in complete luxury. Huge beds with top quality mattresses and pillows and a large luxurious duvet ensure that you will sleep through the night in total comfort. Large sliding doors open out onto your own private verandah overlooking the plains below and Amboseli National Park. Each room has its own bathroom with a view, designed using natural rock and acacia wood the bathrooms have a design and feel unique to Elerai.

Dinners at Satao Elerai Camp are served a la carte. Using locally grown vegetables and fruit our chefs prepare a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. On a clear night tables are set out on the terrace where clients can enjoy a meal under the stars. Regularly the Mountain will be clear early evening and can be seen lit up by the moon from your dinner table. If you have any special requests for meals please let us know in advance and our chefs would be happy to meet your requirements.”

Country

Kenya

Highlights

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Gamedrives

During your stay at Satao Elerai you have the option to either enjoy game drives in Amboseli National Park or on the Elerai Conservation area. Amboseli National Park offers the amazing Amboseli swamps with the large herds of elephants and buffalos and the unique aquatic bird species. In contract Elerai conservation area offers grass plains and acacia woodland forest which are home to the large elephant bulls, many giraffe and eland and a host of amazing bird life.

Community Visits

A trip to the Elerai Masai community allows you to experience an authentic Masai experience. Our trips allow you to see the Masai as they live traditionally and not under false circumstances. Enjoy a chance to walk with their cattle as they set out for the days grazing.

Game Walks

Elerai Conservation area is one of the best game walking areas in Kenya with several different options for walks including several walks in the nearby river gorge. For the walks we charge 20 USD per person and allow you to experience the bush and wildlife in a completely different way. Take advantage of this special activity.

Sundowners

A sundowner with Kilimanjaro as the backdrop is something not to be missed. Few locations offer such an amazing chance to take that ideal Africa sunset picture with the bonus of Kilimanjaro in the background.

Night Game Drives

Few places offer the opportunity to see the nocturnal wildlife of Africa. Night game drives give you the opportunity to see Serval Cats, Genet Cats, Civet Cats, Ardwolfs, Owls, Bush babies and many other beautiful species that roam the bush at night. This offers a different experience and is a must for those that have never experienced it.

Need to Know

Satao Elerai has five lodge style suite rooms and nine deluxe Mountain facing tents, both designed to ensure that your stay will be in complete luxury. Large comfortable beds and quality linen combine to ensure that you will sleep through the night in total comfort in front of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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Each tent has its own ensuite bathroom with solar hot showers and a toilet with a view. Raised cedar wood floors, acacia poles and makuti (thatch) roofing complement the surrounding enviroment. Large balcony’s with relaxing day beds combine to offer the perfect place to lie as you take in the ambience when relaxing.

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The elegantly furnished suite rooms have large sliding doors that open out onto your own private verandah overlooking the plains below and Amboseli National Park. Elephants, giraffe’s and zebra 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 which is unique to Elerai.


SafarisSafaris


Gamedrives

During your stay at Satao Elerai you have the option to either enjoy game drives in Amboseli National Park or on the Elerai Conservation area. Amboseli National Park offers the amazing Amboseli swamps with the large herds of elephants and buffalos and the unique aquatic bird species. In contract Elerai conservation area offers grass plains and acacia woodland forest which are home to the large elephant bulls, many giraffe and eland and a host of amazing bird life.

Community Visits

A trip to the Elerai Masai community allows you to experience an authentic Masai experience. Our trips allow you to see the Masai as they live traditionally and not under false circumstances. Enjoy a chance to walk with their cattle as they set out for the days grazing.

Game Walks

Elerai Conservation area is one of the best game walking areas in Kenya with several different options for walks including several walks in the nearby river gorge. For the walks we charge 20 USD per person and allow you to experience the bush and wildlife in a completely different way. Take advantage of this special activity.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is a flat, semi arid basin lying below the most famous symbol of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro. Rising dramatically out of the savannah to 5,895m (19,340 ft), Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing mountain in the world.

The majestic giant with its snow-clad peak floating in the stark blue African sky forms a dramatic backdrop behind the abundant wildlife that live in the Amboseli National Park.

A large part of the park consists of the alluvial dried-up bed of the seasonal Lake Amboseli, which in the rainy season can transform into a shallow flood whilst the dry season brings strange mirages above the dry shimmering surface.

Towards the centre of the park are a series of swamps, fed by the underground rivers running off the mountain. It is here, closer to the water, that the concentration of wildlife intensifies, from the ever present herds of elephant to the colorful birdlife. This includes a wide variety of water birds such as grey heron, saddle bill stork, Egyptian goose as well as long-toed lapwing., yellow throated sand grouse and up to 6 species of vulture. The rare Madagascar Squacco Heron is a frequent visitor. Other game frequently seen include buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, Masai giraffe, lion and cheetah

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game Walks

Elerai Conservation area is one of the best game walking areas in Kenya with several different options for walks including several walks in the nearby river gorge. For the walks we charge 20 USD per person and allow you to experience the bush and wildlife in a completely different way. Take advantage of this special activity.

Satao Elerai Community And Wildlife Trust - Community

Our focus is to create and support sustainable ways for the Maasai communities to live in harmony with the environment and the wildlife around them. We do this through assisting with education, securing additional lands for conservation efforts and community projects such as the traditional maasai village.

We have been greatly encouraged by our guests interest and willingness to want to assist with these projects. In the interest of the Elerai Community we decided to set up the Satao Elerai Community and Wildlife Trust, a vehicle through which people can make donations to assist communities and wildlife directly. The community themselves are trustees of the trust and all funds received are utilized solely for the benefit of community and wildlife in the area. For more information on the trust please visit www.communityandwildlife.org

FacilitiesFacilities

The camp currently has 12 luxury en suite mountain facing tents and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites. Both the tents and the suites are en suite with the suites also having luxurious baths. The facilities are supplied with hot running water provided by eco friendly solar units

AccommodationAccommodation

The camp currently has 12 luxury en suite mountain facing tents and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites. Both the tents and the suites are en suite with the suites also having luxurious baths. The facilities are supplied with hot running water provided by eco friendly solar units.

The rooms at Satao Elerai Camp were built and designed to ensure that your stay will be in complete luxury. Huge beds with top quality mattresses and pillows and a large luxurious duvet ensure that you will sleep through the night in total comfort. Large sliding doors open out onto your own private verandah overlooking the plains below and Amboseli National Park. Each room has its own bathroom with a view, designed using natural rock and acacia wood the bathrooms have a design and feel unique to Elerai.

Dinners at Satao Elerai Camp are served a la carte. Using locally grown vegetables and fruit our chefs prepare a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. On a clear night tables are set out on the terrace where clients can enjoy a meal under the stars. Regularly the Mountain will be clear early evening and can be seen lit up by the moon from your dinner table. If you have any special requests for meals please let us know in advance and our chefs would be happy to meet your requirement.

AccoladesAccolades

Satao Elerai was nominated in the “Good Safari Guide Awards” in 2011,2010 and 2009:-

2011: Nominated “Best Camp”

2010: Nominated “Best Camp”

2009: Nominated “Best new safari camp”

2009: Nominated “Best ecological safari camp”

 

SeasonSeason

2016 Seasons for fly in packages:

Peak Season

High Season

Low Season

Dec 16 – Jan 5

Jan 6 – Jan 31

Apr 1 – Jun 30

Feb 1 – Feb 28

Mar 1 – Mar 31

 

Jul 1 – Oct 31

Nov 1 – Dec 12
 

 

Average StayAverage Stay

All are welcome to stay as long as they wish

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Rates & Terms


Per adult sharing per night

Single room per night

 

 

Tent

Suite

Tent

Suite

Package

Peak Season

410

410

545

545

 

High Season

375

375

510

510

 

Low Season

320

320

320

320

 

 

 

Per adult sharing per night

Single room per night

 

 

Tent

Suite

Tent

Suite

Non Package

Peak Season

273

273

408

408

 

High Season

230

230

365

365

 

Low Season

183

183

183

183

 

2016 Seasons for fly in packages:

Peak Season

High Season

Low Season

Dec 16 – Jan 5

Jan 6 – Jan 31

Apr 1 – Jun 30

Feb 1 – Feb 28

Mar 1 – Mar 31

 

Jul 1 – Oct 31

Nov 1 – Dec 12
 

 

 

Above listed Prices are for FLY IN PACKAGE ONLY and include

  • Bottled Water in the rooms
  • Full board accommodation
  • Local airstrip transfers
  • 2 Extended game drives per day
  • Guided Walks
  • Night Game drives on conservation
  • One Bush sundowner
  • Transfer to/from Elerai Cultural Boma
  • Water, Soft drinks, beer & house wine

Prices do not include

  • Park fees: Adult 90USD, Child( under 18) 45USD per person per day
  • Elerai Conservation Fee: Adult/ Child: 18USD per person per night
  • Entrance fees for Cultural Boma visit – 20 USD per person

Additional Beds & Sharing

  • Children 2-12 years sharing with 2 adults would pay 50% of adult rates
  • Children 2-12 years sharing with other child would pay 75% of adult rate
  • Additional third bed adult – 20% reduction

Extra (or packed) lunch USD 24 per person.

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

  • Cancellations or reduced no of guests: 90 – 76 days, 20% of the total cost will be charged
  • Cancellations or reduced no of guests: 75 – 66 days, 50% of the total cost will be charged
  • Cancellations or reduced no of guests: 65 – 0, 100% of the total cost will be charged
  • During peak season a non refundable 30% deposit must be made to confirm booking and balance is payable 90 days prior to arrival
  • For Drive in only rates or resident rates please get in touch with us

Children PolicyChild Policy

All children are welcome.

  • Children 2-12 years sharing with 2 adults would pay 50% of adult rates
  • Children 2-12 years sharing with other child would pay 75% of adult rate
  • Additional third bed adult – 20% reduction

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

Voting is currently closed

Voting has now closed for the 2018 Safari Awards. We will be announcing finalists over the next few weeks, before announcing the winners in November.

On behalf of all the lodges, guides and organisations who have received your votes, we would like to say a huge thank you!