Sabache Camp | Samburu National Reserve | Kenya
Sabache Camp Samburu is a community-run budget camp in Samburu at the foot of the sacred O’lolokwe Mountain in Namunyak Conservancy, with lovely views of the Matthews Ranges. The camp is named after the hook of the Samburu woman’s necklace which is a symbol of beauty in their culture. The camp is located 37 km away from Archers Post (40 minutes drive), and about 340 km from Nairobi. Sabache Camp can host up to 50 guests and they can cater to your needs. You can bring your own camping equipment or, if you wish, in stay in a comfortable self-contained dormitory or sleep in one of their 8 spacious en suite classic safari tents.
Activities include overnight camping trips at the summit of O’lolokwe-Sabache, guided game drives, night wildlife safari drives, (which are not available in parks), traditional medicinal plant hikes with Samburu medicine men, bird watching, trekking up Mt Ololokwe (approximate hiking time: 3 hours up and 2 down) with warriors, camel safaris, and visits to cultural villages (enjoy traditional songs and dancing). Nearby attractions include the Samburu Singing Wells, ancient cycad forests, and ceremonial caves sites, volunteer in community projects or conservation programs, and visit Samburu National Reserves and conservancies around Sabache.
Sabache Camp is a traditional African bush camp located on the foothills of the sacred O’lolokwe Mountain in Samburu Land with beautiful views of the Matthews Ranges. The camp borders both Namunyak and Kalama conservancies which are both a 15-minute drive away.
Sabache meaning ‘A Place of Beauty and Reverence’ in the Maa Samburu language is located on a private wildlife reserve and conservancy owned and operated by an indigenous Samburu tribe. The camp is approximately 340 km from Nairobi and 37 km from Archer’s post. It’s a 20-minute drive from the camp to Samburu Game Reserve – approximately 11 km.
Sabache has Private traditional 8 safari-style tented tents (with tree-shaded decks, hand-crafted log furniture, and natural stonework), a campground, and a mobile tented camp for overnight walking or camel safaris.
There is one small-group/ family room with a kitchenette that sleeps 10, one small-group/ family room that sleeps 6-8, and one that sleeps 6 with 2 separate safari tents under one Makuti roof. Each tent has solar power, hot showers, flush toilets, and private stone verandas with stunning mountain views.
Sabache Camp features the Elephant Walk restaurant which serves fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs from our community garden, local free-range chickens supply our eggs and meat, and local organic dairy using the highest processing standards.
The camp restaurant also provides you with cuisine that includes traditional African and safari fare to international specialties such as French pastries, regional Italian specialties, Indian curries, and an array of menus from around the globe.
Meals can be served under the stars by the campfire, on your private veranda, on a safari picnic, or in The Elephant Walk restaurant. Guests join friends at The Flying Rhino pub for refreshments, including a variety of cold sodas, cocktails, and bottled water.
Sabache Camp Activities include sundowners, a picnic breakfast on a mountain ledge at daybreak, exploring the mountain trails where you can often see the rare Grevy zebra, gerenuk, oryx, or watch the incredible feat of elephants ascending the mountain trails on their knees and bellies, Visit the natural springs at the summit or the nearby “Singing Wells” and cultural village visit
Guests can also visit the National Reserves (Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba ), or a day safari to Reteti Elephant Rescue Center or the Sera Rhino Sanctuary.
Sabache Camp Samburu Accommodation Prices
2023 Sabache Camp Samburu Accommodation Prices Per Night Include
Full board Accommodation + unlimited tea and coffee & fireside snacks
Single (1 Guest)
Double (2 Guests)
|5,500 Kenya Shillings||9,000 Kenya Shillings|
|80 US Dollars
130 US Dollars
* Firewood available on site
* Camping is also available at the summit
* Tent rental – 500 Kenya Shillings per night
* Sleeping bag – 300 Kenya Shillings per night
* Meal Package at 1000 Kenya Shillings per person
* Donkey porters – 10,000 Kenya Shillings per day
* Porters – 1,000 Kenya Shillings per porter per day
* Special requirements and fees apply for use of the kitchen
* Full Board rates exclude bar, personal items, and conservation fees
* Hiking Sabache-O’lolokwe – 1,500 Kenya Shillings per person (guide included)
* Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Area conservation fee – (residents – 1,000 Kenya Shillings) & (non – resident- 1, 500 Kenya Shillings)
* Self-catering (Cool box available upon request. On-site outfitting rental shop available for those needing camping supplies such as tents, sleeping bags, or other gear. Water and firewood) available on site