• Location: Kenya, Samburu
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable

overview

Nestled among the swaying doum palms of Samburu in northern Kenya, Saruni Rhino offers one-of-a-kind rhino tracking safaris. This unique experience allows you to track endangered black rhino on foot, and your participation contributes to the conservation and protection of this iconic species. The rhinos are located in a 350 000-hectare wilderness region known as the Sera Community Conservancy, which is the first community conservancy in Africa to own and operate a sanctuary for black rhino, providing state-of-the-art protection, and allowing the species to roam its natural habitat in northern Kenya for the first time in decades.

Guided by highly trained rangers, you are able to get very close of these giant browsing mammals. The rhino sanctuary has been expertly fenced to offer maximum protection, and the use of a GPS transmitter to track the rhinos can only be used at certain times of the day for security reasons. After locating a rhino in your vehicle, you will disembark and approach on foot, advancing very close but never giving away your presence. Although rhinos’ eyesight is very poor, their hearing is exceptional and your guide will ensure that the animal is never frightened by your presence.

In addition to rhino, the area is home to antelope, zebra, reticulated giraffe, buffalo, elephant and a plethora of birdlife. The Retiti Elephant Sanctuary is located close by, and a visit provides insight into the conservation of orphaned baby elephants, as well as their rehabilitation back into the wild. For a unique cultural experience, take a drive to the Singing Wells where local pastoralists call their cattle to drink by singing songs recognisable only by their own herd. 

highlights

  • Track black rhino in Samburu
  • Visit the Retiti Elephant Sanctuary
  • See the Singing Wells cattle waterhole
  • Contribute to rhino conservation in East Africa
  • Private airstrips for fly-in safaris
  • Dinners in the old riverbed

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Facilities

This luxury lodge consists of open-sided stone and thatch structures that look over a nearby watering hole visited by elephant, impala, zebra, oryx and even spotted hyena. This intimate and exclusive camp is alongside the lodge a dry riverbed provides the perfect spot for hosting lantern-lit bush dinners under the twinkling night sky. There are two private airstrips nearby for flying in via a light aircraft. 

General Facilities

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    Private chef

Dining

Saruni Rhino has a main cottage where you will dine together with other guests, and candlelit dinners can also be enjoyed in scenic wilderness locations around the campfire. Your chef will ensure you are treated to the best local ingredients, freshest bakes and delectable, wholesome dishes. 

Banda

Saruni Rhino has two stone and thatch bandas that can accommodate up to six people. Bedrooms are down-to-earth and authentic, while open sides allow you to feel totally immersed in Kenya’s pristine wilderness throughout your stay. 

Banda AMENITIES

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    Mosquito net

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Sundowners
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $780 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $630 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 02 Jan 2018 $780 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 03 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $630 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $780 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $630 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 02 Jan 2019 $780 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Im all about unique experiences in Africa and you are not going to find better than this… to track black rhino on foot, visit the nearby Singing wells, to learn of conservation efforts for rare species – this is what Africa is about. Saruni Rhino offers unique insights into Africa. The Saruni brand is known for fantastic guides and of course the camps are an absolute delight…. Be one of the rare few to visit this special area and walk away with an experience of a lifetime."

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