Sinya / Elerai

Sinya (55,000 acres) is a private concession bordering Kenya at Amboseli National Park. It can visited year round and offers spectacular landscapes with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Longido and Ol Doinya Orok. The area offers excellent game viewing and is home to a Maasai community.

Sinya is one of the few areas in Africa where huge Elephant Bulls, more than 50 years old, carrying tusks of considerable size, are regularly seen. These bulls, some of them living permanently in the area, together with herd of mothers and calves, migrate between Sinya and the swamps of Amboseli National Park in Kenya and the acacia woodlands on the other side of the border up to the forests of Kilimanjaro in search of food and water.

In addition to elephants, there is a range of other wildlife. Visitors can view zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, Maasai giraffe, eland, lesser kudu, Oryx, striped hyena, cheetah, lion and leopard.

Activities at Sinya include game drives on open 4x4s, night game drives, walking safaris with Maasai trackers, and hikes in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Visitors can also experience cultural interactions with the Maasai people and even participate in some ceremonies.

Accommodation at Sinya includes luxury safari lodges, permanent tented camps (such as Lake Masek Tented Camp), mobile camps and classic safari lodges like the Ngorngoro Serena Safari Lodge.