Satao Camp

SATAO CAMP – Tsavo East national park

the Classic African Safari

Set in Tsavo East National Park, one of Kenya’s oldest and largest National Parks, Satao Camp is the ideal choice if you are looking for an authentic ‘Old African’ safari experience.

The location of the camp couldn’t be any better; positioned in a shady spot beneath mature Tamarind trees and just in front of a waterhole, which attracts daily visits from huge herds of elephants throughout most of the year, as well as many other animals.


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Look out for...

  • 'Red' elephants visiting the waterhole at the camp
  • Lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, serval cats, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala, striped hyena, gazelles
  • Spectacular herds of up to 1000 buffalo
  • Some of the largest herds of elephant in Kenya
  • Abundant bird-life (over 300 bird species have been spotted at the camp)
Responsible travel
Satao Camp is dedicated to operating responsibly with the objective of tourism to benefit the environment and local community. The camp itself has been built with careful consideration to have the minimum impact on the environment. It has been constructed using only materials found locally and solar energy is used wherever possible. Any waste from the camp is responsibly disposed to ensure that Tsavo East continues to be a clean and safe environment.

Good combined with...
If you wish to extend your trip, a stay at the Satao Camp would be perfectly coupled with any of our other stunning safari locations in Kenya. Take a look at our Kenya portfolio or contact us for further recommendations.

Tsavo East's proximity to the coast and the more popular beach destinations, such as Diani Beach, also makes Satao Camp ideal for short safari breaks during a beach holiday.


Satao Camp offers 20 classic green canvas tents; all en-suite and equipped with unique African furniture, comfortable beds, electricity and hot showers. Tents have private verandahs that provide the perfect spot from which to enjoy the surroundings and visiting wildlife!

There are four luxury suites for honeymooners (or those looking for a little added luxury), six family tents, ten standard tents and one tent that has been carefully adapted for accessibility.


Game drives
Morning and afternoon game drives within the immense Tsavo East National Park.

Enjoy a glass of champagne at sunset as you take in the atmosphere and listen to the wildlife. A magical experience!

Bird watching
Enjoy a rich diversity of birdlife; over 300 different species of birds have been identified by guests and staff.

Elephant Orphanage visits
Visit and support elephant calves being rehabilitated back to the wild.


  • Satao Camp is located in the heart of the Tsavo East National Park

Guest areas

Guest areas at the camp include a comfortable restaurant lounge area, gift shop and an observation tower, overlooking the very popular waterhole.




  • Restaurant
  • Lounge and bar
  • Gift shop
  • Observation tower
  • Accessible tents and game drive vehicles


Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed in the shade of a beautiful 200-year-old Tamarind tree; the perfect spot to observe the wildlife. Dinner is served in the restaurant where the chef takes complete pride in the quality of the food.



  • Bird and wildlife lovers
  • Honeymooners and couples
  • Guests with disabilities
  • Families


"Yet another excellent stay, lovely tents and very kind staff."
John and Murwa, Mombasa

"A fantastic stay, great food and lovely staff."
Ann and Mick Sewell, England

"We have seen a lot of camps but Satao is the nicest! EVERYTHING! See you again."
Chrisine and Christian, Germany

"A really wonderful setting. Thank you for the birthday cake."
David and Jalqui, England