Nestled among the trees and overlooking a watering hole lays Satao Camp, a definite oasis in the vast shrub land of Tsavo East National Park. The camp provides tranquillity and relaxation in the “Eden of East Africa”. The front of the tents have their own patio with table and chairs.
The tents are all attractively furnished with locally made beds and unique African designs. Satao has its own all weather airfield and 4×4 safari vehicles for game drives, making this an ideal location for fly in safaris.
There are 20 spacious guest tents – all en-suite – and arranged in a semi circle ensuring each has a front row view of the watering hole. The tents are constructed from eco friendly materials – sisal and boriti poles topped with a makuti roof – and each has a private bathroom with running water. The bathrooms are very spacious and have slate floors, wash basins and flush w.c.
The suites have authentic antique writing desks and beautiful African beds and soft furnishings. A tent with wheel chair access is available.
A typical day at Satao starts with an early morning game drive; you are woken up at 6 am to coffee and tea in the restaurant. At 6:30 you set off in search of the big cats – Lion, Leopard, Cheetah – or your other favourite flora and fauna perhaps. Upon return to the camp at approximately 8:30 for breakfast you find a selection of “Full English”, “Continental” and fresh fruits in season.
During the day you may relax in your tent or go up to the observation tower and study the animals who have wandered into camp as you await lunch, served under a 200 year old tamarind tree.
Another game drive follows at 3.30 till sunset, just when the animals are coming out, after the heat of the midday sun. Have a “bush shower” in your tent and relax at the bar or swap stories of your day’s adventure round the camp fire.
There is also an optional extra at Satao Camp of a “Sundowner in the Bush”. This option is magnificent: you are taken out into the bush where a camp fire is lit, snacks and champagne are served as you watch the blazing red sun sink into the night, making it a truly wonderful experience.