Sayari has been carefully designed to include two lounge and dining areas. Both blend seamlessly with the outdoors with large glass sliding doors that allow for uninterrupted views of the rolling Serengeti plains. Both of the lounge and dining areas provide a spot for you to unwind outside of your bedroom and to enjoy a delicious meal shared with other guests. You can choose to dine indoors or al fresco, depending on the kind of scenic setting you prefer. Framed by natural rock formations, the camp’s beautiful infinity pool boasts impressive views of the Serengeti and is the ideal spot to escape the heat and spend a lazy afternoon gazing at the game-filled plains.
Meals and refreshments
Breakfast can be taken in camp or out in the bush, with a choice between a continental or a full English option. For lunch, we prepare a light buffet with a main course, salads and fresh bread. If you want to stay out on a game drive all day, we can prepare a picnic. Dinner is a three-course meal with a choice of dishes.
Join us for a drink at the Serengeti’s first solar-powered microbrewery. The brewery will produce four unique beers for Asilia – perfect for safari sundowners! It also has the ability to produce soft drinks, as well as purify water and produce sparkling water using solar power. Our brand-new brewery also means that there is no longer a need to bring plastic bottles and aluminium cans into camp, ultimately reducing our plastic waste as well as our transport impact on the environment.
We can cater for most dietary needs. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions prior to arrival.
A typical day on safari
We take advantage of the cooler conditions and head out on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is when animals, especially predators, are more active. If you have booked a private vehicle, you can plan your day with your guide.
Start the day bright and early with a wake-up call and tea or coffee delivered to your tent. Enjoy breakfast before you depart for a morning game drive (or have it packed as a picnic to take with you). You'll arrive back at camp mid-morning, with a chance to freshen up before lunch.
After a leisurely lunch, enjoy siesta time. Take a dip in the pool, unwind with a massage or enjoy some retail therapy in our safari shop. Refuel with afternoon tea, then depart for an afternoon/evening game drive with sundowners. You'll be back in time for drinks at the bar and dinner under the stars.
Spacious and bright, the 15 tented suites at Sayari have mahogany floors and king or twin beds with fine linens and colourful cushions.
The northern Serengeti is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa, and for good reason. This is where the world-famous river crossings take place, as huge herds of migrating wildebeest cross into Kenya between July and September before heading back into Tanzania around October. Crossing the Mara River is one of the most dangerous parts of their journey, with crocodiles and hippos in the water and lions and other predators waiting on land. As the Mara River is just a few minutes from camp, guests can see all the action right from our doorstep.
Once the migrating herds have travelled back to the southern Serengeti in December, guests can experience much more privacy with fewer tourists and vehicles around the national park. This is the period of time when safari veterans like to visit and enjoy having these vast plains to themselves. There is still have plenty of wildlife around, including lions and cheetahs. You might see elephants and rhinos and even leopards lurking in the riverine forests. Birders can spot some of the European migrants that arrive over this season, too.
We welcome families with children over 5 years old. We can make exceptions for younger children, depending on camp occupancy. Please get in touch and we will try our best to accommodate. Sayari has three triple tents that sleep up to three family members each and one family tent that sleeps up to five. Sayari does not have a specific programme for children. For information about booking a private vehicle, please speak to your agent.