• Location: Kenya, Samburu
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Luxury


Adjoining the Samburu National Reserve and set in the mountains of the Kalama Conservancy, Saruni Samburu Safari Lodge offers an unspoilt natural environment far removed from roads, buildings or crowds of people. It is ideal for both nature-loving families and romantic couples who want to enjoy the northern Kenya wilderness in a comfortable, stylish atmosphere.

Go on morning and evening game drives to look for classic African animals in three of the surrounding reserves. Spend the afternoon at the river with a picnic or walk with Samburu warriors and explore the Kalama mountains and rock art on foot. And after the day's packed programme, relax and revive at the Wellbeing Space overlooking the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Eco Tourism Kenya - Silver Eco-Rated


  • Bordering Samburu National Reserve with views to Mount Kenya
  • Big cat tracking & elephant safaris
  • Samburu rock art & cultural interaction
  • Excellent bird watching & photography
  • Riverside picnics & bush dinners
  • Junior rangers programme for children & knowledgable guides
  • Fully inclusive safari with complimentary massage

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The large swimming pool overlooks a waterhole where elephant, giraffe and zebra are often seen drinking in the morning and late afternoon.

The Maasai Wellbeing Space offers an opportunity for relaxation and pampering, and blends traditional Samburu treatments with modern techniques.

The lodge has its own private airstrip making it easily accessible on a fly-in itinerary.

Families with children will enjoy visiting to an authentic nearby village as well as taking part in animal tracking and other adventures that form part of the junior rangers programme.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Beauty or wellness therapist


The blend of local and international flavours means that meals at Saruni Samburu are always something to look forward to. There is a strong Italian feel to the menu, and vegetarians and special dietary requirements are easily incorporated.

Lunchtime and afternoon picnics are also available on request. Enjoy your evening meal with a view from the veranda or, even better, under the stars alfresco bush dinners are a wonderful way to absorb the atmosphere of an African evening and the staff will take you to a quiet spot that they have picked out themselves.


Saruni Samburu Safari Lodge boasts 360-degree views of the dramatic northern Kenyan landscape and you can clearly see the snow-covered peak of Mount Kenya from your room.

This remote lodge consists of only two cottages and three villas, making it a private yet comfortable wilderness escape. The design of the cottages is inspired by the raw, natural surroundings and incorporates rustic elements such as local stone into the decor. Each cottage is unique and it based on innovative structural design.

Having a choice between a cottage with a double bed or one with two twin beds makes this a perfect retreat for both couples and friends.


    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor area

Other Room Types

Three of the five houses at the lodge function as large family villas, making Saruni Samburu perfect for a family with children or private group of friends. Both houses have a spacious living area for sharing stories in the evening and the two en suite bedrooms are designed to combine a wilderness feel with stylish elegance.

For the more adventurous, Samburu Wild will bring you even closer to the pulse of Africa. This private camp consists of only three luxury tented rooms and is built in a hidden valley in the wildlife paradise that is the Masai Mara.


  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Bird watching
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $780 Game Package
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $630 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $460 Game Package
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $630 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 02 Jan 2018 $780 Game Package
  • 03 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 $630 Game Package
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018 $460 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $630 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $780 Game Package
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $630 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $460 Game Package
  • 01 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $630 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 02 Jan 2019 $780 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Villa Request a quote for rate detail

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.

Traveller Reviews

  • Saruni Samburu is extremely comfortable. The landscape is fabulous and so is the quantity of birds. The director, Thomas Harding, was very friendly and active.

    Beatrice Thiollier, February 2016
  • We saw every animal imaginable! The staff at Saruni Samburu were great.

    Mark Armstrong, October 2015
  • The trip to Kenya was beyond amazing and the lodge surpassed our initial expectations. There isn't anything negative we can say about the trip at all!

    Rick Hood, June 2015
  • Samburo Saruni was probably my favourite so unique with breath taking views and unusual accommodation and our own butler Benson - what more can you ask for. The service was excellent and the safari guides all very knowledgeable and entertaining.

    Jacqueline Quamina, August 2014
  • Accommodations were superior! It was immaculately clean. I loved the outdoor shower. The views from our rooms were breathtaking. The food was great. Our driver/guide, Christophe Letur, had exceptional knowledge of the wildlife, trees and plants. We saw numerous animals but the highlight was a family of elephants with two very small babies playing in the river very close to our vehicle.

    Maureen Bent, October 2010
  • Upon arrival at Saruni, we were greeting by the managers and several members of the staff. Everyone was friendly and courteous and did their best to make our stay pleasant and memorable. We were given the last lodge which had amazing views. The chef was very accomodating as I had dietary restrictions. I cannot say enough about how beautiful this place was and how much at home we were made to feel. We truly hated to leave and wished we could have stayed an extra day or two. And, yes, the game drive was wonderful, except that it was very dusty.

    Pia Flanagan, September 2010

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Emma Hill

Emma Hill

Africa Safari Expert

"Saruni Samburu has some of the best views in the Samburu region, I could have spent all day just in my huge room enjoying the outside shower, lounging on the deck enjoying a G&T looking over the Kalama conservancy. Food here was really good and the staff were excellent!"



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Saruni Samburu is extremely comfortable. The landscape is fabulous and so is the quantity of birds. The director, Thomas Harding, was very friendly and active.

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