Satao Elerai Camp

Satao elerai CAMP – Amboseli national park

game viewing at the foot of mount Kilimanjaro

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Satao Elerai Camp is a luxurious and eco-friendly camp in a beautiful private conservation area on the outskirts of the renowned Amboseli National Park.

The camp is in a unique location; 12kms south east of Amboseli National Park and a big advantage of its position is that guests can enjoy viewing the wildlife in private surroundings, as well as taking longer game drives into Amboseli.

The camp is committed to responsible travel and together with The African Wildlife Foundation and the local Elerai Maasai community has set up the Satao Elerai Project, the concept of which is to provide a sustainable income from tourism for the Maasai community. Fundamentally, the aim is to ensure that conservation of the environment is within the community’s interest.



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Look out for...

  • Elephants, giraffes, zebra, lesser kudu, eland and big cats, which all frequently visit the camp’s own waterhole
  • Intriguing nocturnal wildlife including bush babies, aardvarks and aardwolves
Responsible travel

Satao Elerai uses solar water heaters, windmills and energy saving light sources in its mission to minimise its carbon footprint and impact on the beautiful Elerai ecosystem.

The camp is also heavily involved within the local Maasai community. The Satao Elerai Trust, of which members of the local Maasai community are Trustees, focuses on feeding malnourished children and providing them with warm clothing, improved educational facilities and access to safe water.

Positive contributions to the environment are also made through wildlife programmes committed to conservation, anti-poaching and reducing human-wildlife conflicts.

Good combined with...
Extend your safari adventure in Kenya. A visit to the Satao Elerai Camp would combine perfectly with any of our other carefully selected locations in Kenya. Take a look at our other Kenya camps or contact us for recommendations.


The luxurious accommodation at Satao Elerai Camp consists of 12 mountain-facing tents and five large lodge-style suites.

All rooms are fully equipped with comfortable beds, deluxe bedding, spacious en-suite facilities (the suites also have hand-crafted bath tubs) and a private verandah from which to enjoy some of the best views in the area – Amboseli National Park in one direction and Mount Kilimanjaro in the other!



Game drives
Early morning, afternoon and full day game drives within the private conservation area and also in the Amboseli National Park.

Night drives
An exciting experience and the chance to spot some nocturnal wildlife, including bush babies, aardvarks, servals and genet cats.

Game walks
Stretch your legs and enjoy a walk through the African bush.

Bird watching
Over 200 species of birds have been spotted around the camp.

Masaai cultural experience
Meet the Elerai Maasai community who are proud to share their bush survival skills and knowledge as part of an authentic cultural experience.

Relax by the fire and enjoy the sunset with a gin and tonic or special Elerai cocktail, possibly gazing at the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro!

Balloon safaris
With Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, Amboseli is one of the most stunning locations for a hot air balloon safari.



  • Satao Elerai Camp is located 12kms south east of the Amboseli National Park, on the private Elerai Conservancy, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Guest areas

Guest areas at Satao Elerai Camp include an a la carte restaurant, smart terrace and raised deck area with views out across the waterhole, Mount Kilimanjaro and Amboseli National Park.

Enjoy a refreshing dip, overlooking the private conservation area, at the infinity pool.




  • Restaurant
  • Terrace and deck area with dramatic views
  • Swimming pool
  • Cosy lounge area with open fireplace
  • Luxurious en-suite accommodation


Using local produce as much as possible, the camp chefs proudly prepare a varied a la carte menu.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served either in the dining room or outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy enjoying uninterrupted views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. On clear nights, guests can enjoy dinner under the stars!

Picnic baskets are offered to guests embarking on long morning or a full-day game drives. Bush dinners can be arranged and guests with special dietary requirements are happily catered for.



  • Wildlife lovers
  • Couples
  • Families


"Wonderful Kili, marvellous tent!! Thank you for being do warm-hearted! We felt welcome at the first second."
Vandyke, Berlin Germany

"Unique experience! Fantastic tent with this amazing view of Kili! Thank you for welcoming us and for being so friendly! I hope I'll come again!"
Cecelia Mauro, Darar Senegal

"The place is a unique experience, really unexpected and wonderful place. In simple words, an unexpected journey. Thanks to the entire staff for giving us the best service."
Moreno and Canacho family, Sentigo Chile