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

overview

Adjoining the Samburu National Reserve and set in the Kalama mountains, 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

  •  Runner up as the Best New Safari Camp in Africa at the Good Safari Guide Awards 2011
  •  Silver Eco-Rating by Ecotourism Kenya 2012

highlights

  • Bordering Samburu National Reserve
  • Big cat tracking & elephant safaris
  • Samburu rock art & cultural interaction
  • Excellent bird watching & photography
  • Riverside picnics & bush dinners
  • Ideal for families & friends
  • Fully inclusive safari with complimentary massage

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Facilities

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.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Internet facilities
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    Beauty or wellness therapist

Dining

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.

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Saruni Samburu Safari Lodge boasts 360 degree views of the dramatic northern Kenya 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.

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.

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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.

Activities

  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tour
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Night drives
  • Birding
 

Traveller Reviews

  • 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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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Having no rigid daily schedule, one can really get to enjoy all that is on offer from cultural visits to bush dinners and walks - perfect in every way."

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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 >View more reviews