Saruni Samburu is a design lodge located on Kalama Conservancy next to Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya’s wild North. Surrounded by a 95,000 hectares private reserve and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint, its villas and its swimming pool overlook waterholes where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe and Grevy zebra gather to drink. The vastness and the purity of this African landscape, combined with the untouched local culture, will make your wildlife safari a different experience.
Perched on the top of the Kalama mountains with an all-round view of Northern Kenya all the way to snow-covered Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu is a design lodge that is introducing a fresh concept to a well-known safari destination. Built on the pristine land owned by the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy in 240,000 acres-large Gir Gir Group Ranch, it is only seven kilo meters - and 20 minutes of exciting game drive - away from the Northern border of Samburu National Reserve, a celebrated elephant sanctuary. The lodge offers first-class safari experience in a totally un-spoilt environment, far from the beaten tracks but very close to the wildlife. Saruni Samburu has been facilitated by the Northern Rangeland Trust to promote tourism and conservation in Northern Kenya.
There are four houses (two of them are large family villas with two separate bedrooms each and two spectacular bathrooms), a large swimming pool with dramatic view over Samburu land, a waterhole that attract elephant, reticulated giraffe, zebra, oryx and all the species that make Kalama so special.
Saruni Samburu has its own private airstrip near the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy headquarters, but it is also easily served by schedule airlines that land at nearby Buffalo Springs airstrip. We game drive inside Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, but many activities take place in Kalama, a well-kept secret of Kenya's North. The recent introduction of water means that Kalama is becoming an important attraction to all the Samburu wildlife. Our activities include night and morning game drive in Kalama Conservancy, visits to the caves where in the past the Samburu have painted and carved rock art during meat-eating feasts, professionally-led game walks, bush dinners and star gazing. The traditions and semi-nomadic heritage of the local Samburu people are an important part of the experience. Led by professional Samburu guides, our guests enjoy a new dimension of this rightfully popular region: the feeling of exclusivity, of having an incredibly large area totally to their own, and a high level of comfort and tailor-made service.
Saruni Samburu Lodge can accommodate up to 12 guests including couples.
- Villa double bedroom with en suite bathroom with dressing room
- Villa double/twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with dressing room
- Family Villa with 2 x double bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Family Villa with 2 x double/twin bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Large swimming pool
- Expert guides and luxury 4x4 safari vehicles
- Spa facilities
- Luxury accommodation at one of the beautiful villas
- Dedicated service from the staff
- Daily breakfast
- Daily lunch & dinner
- An open spirits bar with soft drinks
- Carefully selected house wines
- Pre-arrival menu consultation
- Daily housekeeping
- Laundry service at no extra charge
- All game drives, bush walks, night drives, bush dinners, cultural experiences
- All wildlife viewing activities
- Expert guides
- One treatment, our complimentary "back and neck" massage, is included for free in the regular safari package per cottage
- Transfers to cultural visits
- Samburu main airstrip transfers
- Bird watching safaris
- ‘Warrior for a week’ program for families
- All flights excluded, although you can book through our preferred partners Swiss International
- Departure taxes
- Premium spirits or wines
- Spa treatments additional to the complimentary
- Air transfers
- Wildlife fees
- Conservation fees
- Any items not specifically mentioned
- Famous for having some of the best safari guides in Kenya
- Saruni Samburu is located in tribal lands to the north of Samburu National Reserve, overlooking a vast private game sanctuary, with exclusive use of a 95,000 hectare wildlife conservancy.
- Leopards are already making themselves at home at Saruni Samburu!
- All prices to be reconfirmed at time of booking
- Vaccinations need to be arranged prior to trip
- Drawing safari -there is a supplement cost
- Exclusive use of a vehicle there is an extra charge
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