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Sanctuary Tambarare

Nestled amongst fever trees in the shadow of Mount Kenya, Sanctuary Tambarare delivers the perfect balance of adventure and serenity. Sanctuary Tambarare looks out across the grassy plateau of the award-winning Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 90,000 acres of unspoilt African landscape, where the Big Five roam, including the last two northern white rhinos on earth.

With just 10 luxurious guest tents and one private two-bedroom villa, Sanctuary Tambarare is a peaceful haven that reflects its surroundings – with a generous helping of indulgence. Inside the spacious and beautifully appointed main tent, inviting sofas and chairs encourage guests to linger. The camp’s colors are inspired by nature, from ‘sun-bleached’ wood and wicker lampshades to intense bursts of color in the exuberant fabrics, like wildflowers dotted around the landscape. The tented ceiling and soft lighting create a sophisticated ambience.
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare
Sanctuary Tambarare

Room Information

Luxury Tent
Each luxury guest tent is large and airy (613 square-feet), with a private veranda overlooking the grassy plains. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling cinematic views of the landscape from the super king beds. The ensuite boasts a walk-in shower, double basin and sumptuous towels.

Tambarare Villa
Discover privacy in the heart of the bush at Sanctuary Tambarare's private villa. 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. 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.

Things To Do

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 Game 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. (Additional Cost).

Rhino Encounter
Get up close and personal with the last two northern white rhino on earth and hear their incredible story. (Additional cost).

Lion Tracking
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. (Additional Cost).
Horse Riding with Rhinos
Enjoy a morning or evening horse ride in the 600-acre endangered species enclosure, alongside northern and southern white rhino, Grevy's zebra and Jackson's hartebeest. (Additional Cost).

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. (Additional Cost).

Guided Bush Walk
Accompanied by an experienced ranger, these interpretive walks bring you up close and personal with the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush. (Additional Cost).

Hippo Hide Nature Trail
Walk through the bush along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, where hippos keep cool in the shallow water. (Additional Cost).

Meet the Neighbors Community Interaction
Visit the local communities and see firsthand the work the Conservancy undertakes in health care services, sustainable energy and community enterprise initiatives. (Additional Cost).

Run the Wild
For fitness and adventure fans, there is no better run than a 3 to 5 miles route across the Ol Pejeta plains. (Additional Cost).

K9 Anti-Poaching Unit
Meet the incredible K9 Unit dogs - from tracking the scent of a poacher, to detecting ammunition, these animals are imperative in anti-poaching efforts. (Additional Cost).

Sweetwaters Chimapnzee Sanctuary
Enjoy a unique opportunity viewing chimpanzees and learn more about the day-to-day care. (Additional Cost).



Laikipia County, Kenya



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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.