Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu is one of our favourite camps in Africa – we have the best rates/specials and best connections at this lodge and cannot recommend it highly enough – contact us now.

Location: Kalama Conservancy, Samburu, Northern Kenya
No of rooms: 4 (including two family villas which sleep 4/5)
Style: Magical villa style rooms built into the rock, with sensational views, outdoor showers, huge sitting rooms, the ultimate in Kenyan luxury
Highlights: Game drives in Samburu, meeting the Samburu tribe, swimming pool, massages, exceptional hosting
Dining: Flexible dining options, but usually three course meals served in main area, although private dinners in room, and bush dinners are also available
What’s the difference: The most hilarious charming Samburu staff and guides in Kenya, not to mention the best view in Kenya. Between the infinity pool, your enormous ultra luxurious room and the wonderful elephant and cat experiences in Samburu National Park this lodge is one of our favourites.
The Luxury Safari Company Award for: Overall best lodge in Kenya.

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Saruni Samburu is surrounded by 95,000 hectares of private reserve and wild bush land, all of which can be surveyed from the lodge, which is elevated and built into flat rocks. The water hole is situated just below the lodge, and to watch elephant, leopard and gerenuk come and go from the comfort of the swimming pool, with a drink in hand, is magical.  The view even extends to Mount Kenya. This is a first-class unrivalled safari experience in a truly untouched and wild part of Kenya.

The food is Italian influenced, and better than any Italian restaurant – served by the charming Samburu, who all come from a village not far from the lodge, within Kalama. Their charm, charisma and obvious passion for the lodge and surrounding area, cannot fail to make a lasting impression, and together with their fantastic host the lodge never fails to feel homely and welcoming.

The guides at Saruni Samburu have also been hand picked, and are knowledgeable, kind, and specialize in a number of different areas for those more discerning of wildlife enthusiasts.

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