Saruni Samburu is a beautiful and exclusive tented lodge built on a hill in the Kalama Conservancy to the north of Samburu Game Reserve.
Upon arrival at Saruni Samburu the first thing you think is ‘wow’. The setting is stunning and the views are pretty spectacular. Many years ago when the property first opened it was a bit soulless – an amazing lodge which lacked the management to bring it all together. Now, it is a slick and well run property, with super food and attentive service and very comfortable accommodation offering a mix of the authentic and contemporary. The villas can still offer a very private experience for those who prefer that, but the lodge now has a more communal atmosphere and a hands on management team. In terms of activities, there is the option of game viewing in Samburu which is classic big game country. However, core game viewing areas are at least a 50 minute drive from the lodge, so this is not a lodge to visit expecting regular morning and afternoon game drives.
The Kalama Conservancy is a little thin on game, and local drives tend to be more focused on visiting nearby communities, taking you to their underground hide overlooking a water hole or to various fantastic sunset spots. Saruni Samburu is a lodge where you can combine some big game with a heavy dose of relaxation, spectacular scenery and interesting cultural experiences.
|Location||Kalama Conservancy, bordering Samburu National Park|
|Access||Scheduled or Charter flight into Kalama (20 minute drive from lodge)|
|Camp Style||Luxury Tented Lodge|
|Focus||Big game / Culture / Scenery / Relaxation|
|Children||No age restriction|
|Activities||Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Warrior’s Academy / Village visit / Mount Ololokwe hiking / Waterhole hide|
|Maximum Guests on Vehicle||6|
|Private Vehicle Options||Yes|
|Number of Rooms||6 villas (including 2 family villas)|
|Family Accommodation||2 two bedroomed family villas|
|Bathroom||Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed indoor and outdoor showers|
|Power for charging||In room|
|Hairdryer||Provided in room|
|Communication in room||Horn|
|Swimming||Two communal pools|
|Wellness||Massages / Spa treatments|
|Drinks Included||House drinks|
|Credit Cards||Visa / Mastercard / AMEX|