Lodging Type: Safari Camp
Dining: Full board
Safari: Game Drives, 4WD Vehicles, Open-sided Vehicles
Facilities: Disabled Facilities, Laundry, Showers - Bucket / Bush
Eco & Green: ESOK Bronze, Solar Power
Built in a semicircle around a waterhole, Satao looks out on the multitude of wildlife that frequents the water. There are 20 en-suite tents, made up of 16 family tents and 4 suites. All tents are constructed of sisal and timber, with thatched roofs, to blend in with their environment. The tents are furnished with locally made beds and African fabrics; the bathrooms have safari showers. The suites have authentic antique writing desks and African style beds and cushions. Each tent has a veranda with a view of the waterhole. The camp welcomes guests with disabilities. It has been refurbished extensively to accommodate those with disabilities, and the vehicles have been redesigned to accommodate wheelchair users.
Lunch is served under a 200-year-old tamarind tree, with a view of the waterhole. Dinner is served in the restaurant. The camp also has a campfire and an observation tower. Each day, 2 game drives are offered, with local guides in well equipped vehicles. Sundowners at a scenic spot near the camp are also available. Tsavo East National Park has a wide variety of wildlife; 500 species of birds have been recorded. From Nairobi, enter the park through Voi Gate; from Mombasa, enter the park through Bachuma Gate. The camp was built using local materials with minimal impact on the environment and has attained Ecotourism Kenya’s bronze award.