Saruni Samburu


Adjoining the Samburu National Reserve and the only lodge set in the scenic mountains of the Kalama Conservancy, Saruni Samburu 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 an endless valley. It is dotted with brass and other artefacts, and includes a magnificent fire pit on the edge of a cliff.

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 programme, relax and revive at the spa overlooking the Kalama Conservancy or take 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 with ample distances between communal areas, the rooms, the spa, the swimming pools and reception – ideal for guests looking for privacy. 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 klipspringer antelope that live among the huge boulders.



  • Built into and around a giant volcanic rock face with unbelievable views
  • Nature walks with excellent Samburu guides
  • Interesting Samburu rock art and cultural interactions
  • Excellent bird watching and photography from the private hide by a waterhole
  • Riverside picnics and bush dinners (by arrangement)
  • ‘Warriors’ programme for children
  • Fully inclusive safari with complimentary 30-minute massage