Saruni Samburu’s six luxury villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District, and on a clear day Mount Kenya in the distance. The warm and welcoming hospitality makes for an intimate and exceptional experience. The lodge is revered for its innovative, eco-chic architecture and interesting design and décor, as well as its Italian-inspired cuisine. Guests can enjoy the vast panoramas from the dining and lounge area, the infinity pool and Samburu Wellbeing Space. Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in Kalama Conservancy, which borders Samburu National Reserve, with a vast expanse of unspoiled wilderness to explore and exclusively enjoy. You are guided from start to finish by Samburu warriors who are passionate about their land and their culture, learning first-hand about their fascinating customs and traditions and gaining ancient, local knowledge about the land and the animals – a truly authentic experience.
The lodge is about an hour and a half drive from the river where much of the game is situated, however after a day in the reserve on safari, it is a perfect respite from the heat on top of the hill.
What we love about Saruni Samburu
- Learn the bush and survival skills of world-class warriors, tracking animals, making fire and living at peace with the harsh wilderness in Saruni’s Warrior’s Academy – a unique program for children on safari.
- Experience the elephant-proof, open hide based at a waterhole in front of the lodge. Here both novice and professional photographers can capture animals and elephants at ground level.
- Enjoy communal dining, getting to share stories with other guests over delectable meals.