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.
Saruni Samburu boasts 360-degree views of the dramatic northern Kenyan landscape, and on a cloud-free day you can clearly see the snow-covered peak of Mount Kenya from your room. This eco-friendly lodge consists of luxury villas that offer a private and comfortable wilderness escape.
The design of the villas is inspired by the raw, natural surroundings and incorporates rustic elements such as local stone into the decor. Each villa is unique and based on innovative structural design – some even extend over several levels. The spacious living areas deliver stylish comfort while the en suite bathrooms are a mix of tubs, indoor showers and outdoor showers with unbelievable views.
A large swimming pool overlooks a waterhole where elephant, giraffe and zebra are often seen drinking in the morning and late afternoon. There is a second pool further up the cliff, also enveloped in the ancient rock and catching the full-day sun.
The tranquil spa 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. There is also a private hide for keen photographers and birders. Families with children will enjoy visiting an authentic nearby village as well as taking part in animal tracking and other adventures that form part of the ‘Warriors’ programme. WiFi is also available.
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 al fresco 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.
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
- All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
- Single supplements may apply.
- Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
Per Person Sharing
- 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