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Nanyuki, Kenya

Sanctuary Tambarare Ol Pejeta

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Sanctuary Tambarare is a luxury safari camp nestled in the heart of the stunning Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Spanning 90,000 acres of unspoiled African landscapes, the conservancy is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five, as well as the last two remaining northern white rhinos on the planet. The camp's location offers guests a breathtaking view of the grassy plateau of the conservancy, providing an unparalleled experience of Africa's natural beauty.

Nestled amidst the towering fever trees and the shadow of Mount Kenya, the sanctuary provides a unique blend of adventure and tranquility. The camp comprises just ten luxurious guest tents, creating an exclusive and peaceful haven that reflects its surroundings and offers guests an indulgent experience.

At Sanctuary Tambarare, visitors can spend their days engaging in various adventurous activities such as tracking lions, horseback riding with rhinos, or spotting gazelles, zebras, and giraffes in the stunning wildlife retreat. In the evenings, guests can retire to the secluded tented camp for sundowners, relaxation, and attentive five-star service, allowing them to unwind and bask in the beauty of the African wilderness.

The camp itself is a peaceful haven, blending seamlessly with its surroundings and reflecting the natural environment in which it is situated. With just ten luxurious guest tents, each exquisitely furnished and thoughtfully designed, guests can enjoy a secluded and exclusive experience amidst the towering fever trees and the shadow of Mount Kenya.

Sanctuary Tambarare offers guests an extensive range of activities, allowing them to immerse themselves in the African wilderness fully. The camp's expert guides lead thrilling game drives, where visitors can witness the majesty of the Big Five and other wildlife up close. Guests can also engage in horseback riding, a unique and unforgettable experience that allows them to ride alongside the magnificent rhinos of the conservancy.

The Camp also offers an array of other activities, including guided bush walks, birdwatching, and visits to the chimpanzee sanctuary, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. After a day of exciting activities, guests can retire to their secluded tents for a relaxing evening, indulging in the five-star service provided by the camp's attentive staff.

Sanctuary Tambarare's dining experience is an essential part of the camp's offering, with world-class chefs preparing delicious, freshly made meals using locally sourced ingredients. Guests can choose to enjoy their meals in the dining tent, under the stars by a campfire, or in the privacy of their own tent, offering a truly bespoke and intimate dining experience.

Sanctuary Tambarare provides an exclusive and unforgettable safari experience, combining adventure, luxury, and tranquility in one of Africa's most beautiful wilderness areas. With its stunning location, luxurious accommodations, and unparalleled range of activities, Sanctuary Tambarare offers visitors an unforgettable taste of the African wilderness.

Why Stay at Sanctuary Tambarare

  • Brand new camp opened June 2022
  • Located in the award winning 90,000 acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Home to the Big Five, including the last two northern white rhinos
  • Easily accessible from Nairobi
  • Ten luxurious, large and airy tents (57sqm) with private verandas
  • Wide range of exclusive activities on offer including game drives, guided bush walks, night drives, lion tracking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

How to Get to Sanctuary Tambarare

Sanctuary Tambarare is set within the award-winning Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to 90,000 acres of unspoilt African landscape. By Flight • Nairobi Wilson Airport NBO (WIL) to Nanyuki Airstrip (NYK) – 30 – 40 minutes • Nairobi Wilson Airport NBO (WIL) to Kamok Airstrip (KLK) – 30 – 40 minutes PLEASE NOTE: The luggage restriction for light aircrafts is 15kg / 33lbs per person in a soft-sided bag By Road • Nanyuki Airstrip to Sanctuary Tambarare – 45 minutes • Kamok Airstrip to Sanctuary Tambarare – 30 minutes By Road from Nairobi: • 4 – 5 hours from Nairobi

  • Easily accessible by road or air.
  • Picturesque serene location.
  • The perfect experience for adventurers!
  • Great Dining options local cuisine and international cuisine.
  • Explore enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing.
  • 5* Hospitality

What are the 2024 Prices for Sanctuary Tambarare?

Here are Sanctuary Tambarare Resident Rates:

What Does PPS Mean? PPS (Per Person Sharing) means cost Per Adult when sharing the Room with another. Example KES 10,000/- PPS means, 2 Adults in 1 Room pay KES 20,000/-

Sanctuary Tambarare Rates

Resident Rates
For Stays WITHIN 60 Days
(at the time of Booking)
Full Board Game Package
Tented Rooms Sharing Single Sharing Single
1st Mar 2024 – 31st Mar 2024 USD 350/- PPS USD 520/- PP USD 390/- PPS USD 580/- PP
1st Apr 2024 – 31st May 2024 USD 250/- PPS USD 380/- PP USD 290/- PPS USD 440/- PP
1st Jun 2023 – 31st Oct 2024 USD 350/- PPS USD 520/- PP USD 390/- PPS USD 580/- PP
1st Nov 2024 – 20th Dec 2024 USD 250/- PPS USD 380/- PP USD 290/- PPS USD 440/- PP
21st Dec 2024 – 2nd Jan 2025 USD 350/- PPS USD 520/- PP USD 390/- PPS USD 580/- PP

Sanctuary Tambarare – Ol Pejeta Rates/Prices are in USD, Per Person, Per Night
Rates Exclude: Ol Pejeta Conservancy Fees, Drinks and other Extras

Sanctuary Tambarare Full Board Rates include:
Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast, Laundry services and Non-alcoholic Beverages

Sanctuary Tambarare Game Package Rates include:
Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast, 2 Game Drives (Max) per Day, Airstrip Transfers, Laundry services and Non-alcoholic beverages

Sanctuary Tambarare Game Package Rates Exclude:
Any Alcoholic Drinks, Park/Conservancy Fees, Flights, Road Transfers to and from other Camps/Lodges, Travel Insurance, Boutique Purchases, Gratuities, Spa Treatments and all other items of a personal nature

Sanctuary Tambarare Children Policy/Rates:

Children of all ages are welcome at Sanctuary Tambarare.
Up to 15 years: required to share with Adults
Up to 5 yrs: Private Vehicle must be Booked for Game Drives
Up to 6 years Sharing with Adults: FREE
7 – 15 years Sharing with 2 Adults: 50% of PPS
1 Child (7 years – 15 years) Sharing with 1 Adult: PPS Rate for the Child
2 Children (7 years – 15 years) Sharing with 1 Adult: 1 Child: PPS, 2nd Child: 50% of PPS

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Which Hotel Facilites are available for guests at Sanctuary Tambarare?

Sanctuary Tambarare offers a range of facilities to ensure that guests have a comfortable and memorable stay. Here are some of the facilities available:

  1. Dining: Guests can indulge in delicious meals prepared by the camp's talented chefs, who use fresh and locally sourced ingredients to create a variety of mouth-watering dishes. Guests can enjoy their meals in the main tent or out in the bush, under the stars.
  2. Lounge: The main tent serves as a lounge where guests can relax and unwind, read a book or socialize with other guests. The lounge is furnished with comfortable sofas, armchairs, and coffee tables, and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  3. Bar: The bar is well stocked with a variety of local and international drinks, including wines, spirits, and beers. Guests can enjoy their favorite drinks while taking in the stunning views of the conservancy.
  4. Safari activities: The camp offers a range of safari activities, including game drives, guided walks, and horseback riding. Guests can explore the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and spot the Big Five, including the last two northern white rhinos on earth.
  5. Wi-Fi: The camp offers Wi-Fi in the main tent, allowing guests to stay connected with the outside world if needed.
  6. Gift shop: The camp's gift shop offers a range of souvenirs, including locally made crafts and jewelry, as well as safari essentials such as hats, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Sanctuary Tambarare?

Game Drives:

At Sanctuary Tambarare, guests can explore Ol Pejeta Conservancy with daily game drives, where expert guides enrich the experience. In addition to the Big Five and many other animals (from cheetahs and jackal to hippos and hyena), the conservancy is home to over 130 black rhinos.

Thrilling Night Games Drives:

The plains come alive at night, with nocturnal animals such as aardvark, white-tailed mongoose, zorilla (striped polecat), bat-eared fox and perhaps even lions and leopard. This nighttime adventure is very special as it’s not possible in most of Kenya’s national parks and reserves.

Rhino Encounter:

Get up close and personal with the last two northern white rhino on earth and hear their incredible story. Lion Tracking: Guests can accompany a ranger and actively help protect these big cats. They’ll take notes on specific lions spotted, then report to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department.

Cycling Safari:

This all-day adventure through the Laikipia landscape includes animal spotting, lunch and climbing at the Big Rock.

Horse Riding with Rhinos:

Guests can take morning or evening horse rides in the 600-acre endangered species enclosure, alongside northern and southern white rhino, Grevy’s zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest.

Ride the Wild:

Riding on horseback across the Ol Pejeta plains gives you a unique perspective of the landscape and allows you to get closer to wildlife.

Guided Bush Walks:

Accompanied by an experienced ranger, these interpretive walks bring you up close and personal with the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush.

Hippo Hide Nature Trail:

Guests walk through the bush along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, where hippos keep cool in the shallow water.

Meet the Neighbours Community Interaction:

Ol Pejeta Conservancy aims to positively impact the surrounding communities through education, agriculture and livestock enterprise. Visit local communities and see first hand the work the Conservancy undertakes in health care services, sustainable energy and community enterprise initiatives.

Run in the Wild:

For fitness and adventure fans, there is no better run than a 5 to 7km route across the Ol Pejeta plains.

K9 Unit Dogs:

Meet the incredible K9 Unit dogs – from tracking the scent of a poacher, to detecting ammunition, these animals are imperative in anti-poaching efforts. Interact with the dog keepers and learn what it takes to look afer the specially trained canine team. *Additional cost applies and subject to availability at the time of booking.

Which Rooms Types are in Sanctuary Tambarare?

Sanctuary Tambarare boasts of two luxurious accommodations options that provide guests with an exclusive and indulgent safari experience. The canvas tents, which are individually decorated with a boutique-meets-bush style, offer lashings of luxury, creating a sense of nostalgia that harks back to the golden age of safaris while updated with contemporary style. From teak floors to unique touches that reflect the local culture, every detail has been thoughtfully considered to ensure guests feel completely immersed in the natural environment around them.

Luxury guest tents

Each of the spacious guest tents (57sqm) is large and airy, with a private veranda overlooking the grassy plains. The gently billowing white curtains add to the romantic ambiance, and Masai-inspired art in traditional blue – representing the sky and precious rainwater – adorn the walls. Guests can enjoy floor-to-ceiling cinematic views of the landscape from the comfort of their super king beds. The ensuite bathrooms boast a walk-in shower, double basin, hairdryer, and sumptuous towels, providing the ultimate indulgence for guests.

The luxury tents at Sanctuary Tambarare offer an ideal blend of modern comfort and traditional African charm. The attention to detail is evident throughout, from the soft lighting to the unique touches that reflect the local culture, providing a sense of place that is both authentic and indulgent.

Sanctuary Tambarare's accommodations provide a serene and peaceful retreat, allowing guests to relax and recharge after an exhilarating day of exploring the conservancy's wildlife and natural landscapes. The combination of luxury and authenticity creates an unforgettable experience that allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of Kenya's wilderness.

Private Villa

Discover privacy in the heart of the bush at Sanctuary Tambarare's private villa, opening July 2023. Contemporary style meets characterful interiors in the villa's two bedrooms, indoor and outdoor lounge and dining area, bar, private deck and boma.

The sophisticated free-flowing space contains two bedrooms, each fully ensuite and decorated in a boutique-meets-bush design. Inside the spacious and beautifully appointed private lounge and dining area, inviting sofas and chairs encourage you to relax. With indoor and outdoor space, immerse yourself in the dramatic landscape and experience a strong connection of place. Meals are prepared by a private chef and can be served in the tented dining area or al fresco under the vast African sky.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Sanctuary Tambarare?

Breakfast, lunch, snacks during activities and dinners are all included in your stay. Breakfast is served before the morning game activity. Lunch will be enjoyed back at the camp. After evening game drives, guests will return to the camp for pre- dinner drinks and dinner. Romantic private dinners on your room deck can be arranged upon request.

With prior notice, our camps are able to arrange halaal meals, however, please note our kitchens aren’t strictly halaal and our chefs are not trained in halaal food preparation. Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange kosher meals. Sanctuary Tambarare prides itself on its personalised services. Please let us know if you have any special requests, dietary requirements, allergies or medical conditions

Honeymoon at Sanctuary Tambarare

Sanctuary Tambarare is an ideal destination for honeymooners seeking an unforgettable African safari experience. The camp's luxurious tents, serene ambiance, and stunning natural surroundings provide the perfect setting for a romantic and intimate getaway.

Here are some reasons why Sanctuary Tambarare is a great choice for a honeymoon:

  1. Romantic accommodations: The camp's spacious and beautifully appointed guest tents provide a luxurious and romantic setting for couples. The private verandas overlooking the grassy plains offer breathtaking views and provide the perfect spot for a romantic breakfast or sundowners.
  2. Privacy: With just 10 guest tents, Sanctuary Tambarare is an intimate and private camp that allows couples to enjoy each other's company without the distraction of crowds.
  3. Romantic activities: The camp offers a range of activities that are perfect for honeymooners, including game drives, guided walks, and horseback riding. Couples can explore the stunning natural surroundings and spot the Big Five, including the last two northern white rhinos on earth. They can also enjoy a romantic bush dinner under the stars or a hot air balloon ride at sunrise.
  4. Personalized service: The camp's attentive and friendly staff provides personalized service to ensure that honeymooners have a memorable and enjoyable stay. The staff can arrange special romantic touches, such as candlelit dinners or champagne on ice, to make the honeymoon even more special.
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