Adjoining the Samburu National Reserve and set in the mountains of the Kalama Conservancy where it is serviced by the Oryx and Kalama airstrips, as well as private one, 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. The architecture immediately evokes north Africa, with an open-air cliff-top reception and dining area that looks down on Samburu below. It is dotted with brass and other artefacts, and includes a magnificent fire it on the edge of the escarpment.
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 or take in a dip in one of the two swimming pools, which have amazing views.
Saruni Samburu is a breath-taking property that is spread out at altitude and there are fairly long distances to walk between communal areas, the rooms, the spa, the swimming pools and reception. Be sure to look out for shy and tiny Aders's duiker (among the smallest antelope in the world) as well a monogamous pairs of klipspringers that makes their homes among the huge boulders.