Asilia’s acclaimed Sayari Camp wins the Tanzania Tourism Board Sustainable Camp of the Year Award


Asilia’s latest addition to its Tanzanian portfolio, Sayari Camp, not only offers the chance to witness the famous Great Migration crossing the Mara River but has also been awarded by the Tanzania Tourism Board for its service offering in regards to sustainable tourism and has recently been added to Conde Nast’s 2010 Hot List for Best New Hotels in the World.

(Arusha, Tanzania, May 31st 2010) It was announced that Asilia’s luxury safari camp, Sayari Camp, won the coveted Tanzania Tourism Tour Operator Sustainable Tourism /Lodges and Camps Award. The prestigious Tanzania Tourist Board’s (TTB) annual tourism awards – now in their tenth year- were presented at the ATA Congress on May 20th in Gambia by the Hon. Shamsa S. Mwangunga, MP, and Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism.

In addition to this award, Sayari Camp has recently been listed in Conde Nast’s “Hot List” of Best New Hotels in the world.

Sayari Camp, the most prestigious and luxurious of Asilia Lodges & Camps properties, is located on the banks of the Mara River in the remote Northern Serengeti. This location was home to Asilia’s first Northern Serengeti camp, the seasonal Sayari Camp that moved between the Northern and Southern Serengeti and first opened its doors in June 2005 after successful collaboration with Tanzanian National Parks in efforts to curb the poaching in the area. The numbers of elephant, lion and plains game are all increasing and nowadays there even are regular sightings of Black Rhino.

Sayari Camp as it stands today- with 15 luxury ensuite tents on wooden platforms which also features a large rock pool to lie in while watching the wildebeest migration walk past, was opened on the 1st of June 2009.



The Tanzania Tourism Board established the Tanzania Tourism Awards in 2001 to express its support and appreciation to the travel professionals and media who have worked hard promoting and selling Tanzania to the world tourism market, and as an incentive to increase the numbers of people enjoying a safari in Tanzania even more in the coming years.


Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Hot List lists the newest and most innovative hotels worldwide. Conde Nast’s editors traversed the globe to handpick the top 134 hotels that offer fabulous amenities. For more on the top hotel picks, check out the 14th annual Hot List at in the May 2010 issue of Condé Nast Traveler or visit .


Sayari Camp is a luxurious 15-tented camp located right on the Mara River, ideally located to witness the famous wildebeest river crossings in the months between July and October and experience the Serengeti’s prime wildlife in the months November–June. It can be combined with some other of Tanzania’s best properties in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and Zanzibar. For more information, send an email to: .


Asilia Lodges & Camps run an exclusive portfolio of upmarket tented camps and lodges in Northern Tanzania (Tarangire and Serengeti) and Zanzibar. See and .