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Sanctuary Tambarare


Nestled amongst fever trees in the shadow of Mount Kenya is Sanctuary Tambarare, a quintessential destination for nature enthusiasts seeking a luxurious and eco-friendly safari experience.

Opened in June 2022, Sanctuary Tambarare is the most exclusive lodge in the award-winning Ol Pejeta Conservancy, with only ten tents and a private villa set deep in 90,000 acres of pristine African plains. Not only will you find the Big Five roaming here, but Ol Pejeta is also the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, as well as home to the two remaining northern white rhinos on earth. A tribute to the region’s conservation efforts, Sanctuary Tambarare echoes this profound respect for nature with thoughtful design that makes a minimal impact on the surrounding flora and fauna, without skimping on wow-factor.

The camp's lounge boasts soaring ceilings offset by low-hanging, Afro-centric chandeliers and elegant portraits of beautiful Samburu women, complete with comfortable sofas and chairs encouraging guests to linger and soak up the sophisticated ambience. With so few guests an intimate experience is guaranteed, complemented by seamless, intuitive service.

Strategically located to face a watering hole and favourite gathering place for an extraordinary variety of game, guests can revel in cinematic views of buffaloes and zebras, rhinos, elands, and other animal species grazing on the plains while they enjoy drinks or dinner.

With 10 spacious and airy tents, and a brand new private villa, expect vibrant décor that reflects local culture, with teak floors and Maasai art. 

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10 Tents
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Private Villa
Game Drives
Game Drives
Night Drive
Night Drive
Walking Safari
Walking Safari
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
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General Manager
Jackson Keiwua
Jackson was born and raised in Narok County, Kenya, he was inspired to go to culinary school to become a chef and through his training ended up working in the bush. Throughout his 16 years at Sanctuary, Jackson has been promoted from Sous-Chef to Sanctuary Tambarare’s new Camp Manager since its opening in June 2022. His dedication to the region and camp has seen him develop a soft spot for it, calling it his "second home’" His love for the bush can be felt in each conversation with guests.
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The best of Sanctuary Tambarare

  • Brand new camp opened in 2022 with new Private Villa opened in July 2023
  • Home to the Big Five, including the last two northern white rhinos
  • Wide range of exclusive activities on offer including game drives, guided bush walks, night drives and lion tracking
  • Ten luxurious, large and airy tents, with private verandas
  • Private villa with two bedrooms, lounge, indoor and outdoor dining, and boma

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Spacious Guest Tents
Spacious and airy, with a private veranda overlooking the grassy plains of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, expect vibrant décor that reflects local culture, with teak floors and Maasai art. Each luxury guest tent offers stunning views of the landscape from the super king beds, with a walk-in shower, double basin and sumptuous towels in the ensuite. After adventurous days of tracking lions or riding horses with rhinos, guests can retire to their secluded tented camp for sundowners and attentive five-star service.
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Private Villa
Discover privacy in the heart of the bush at Sanctuary Tambarare's private villa, opened 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. 
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Extraordinary cuisine at Sanctuary Tambarare

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All Day Dining
At the camp's superb restaurant, expect delicious dishes, fresh salads and freshly baked bread, prepared by the talented chefs right in the middle of the bush. Whether it's a vegetarian meal or a milestone dinner, the friendly team is always happy to accommodate special requests or dietary requirements.
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What to expect
Our kitchen staff have been working incredibly hard to introduce a fresh and vibrant menu for guests staying at our camps and lodges across East Africa. We are committed to bringing an explosion of flavours that will tantalize even the most discerning palates.

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Special Offers

Current offers and packages available

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Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:
  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%
To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.
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