Saruni Samburu can be found in tribal lands to the north of Samburu National Reserve. The lodge overlooks an enormous private wildlife sanctuary called Kalama Conservancy and has restricted access to the surrounding 200,000 acres of pristine protected wilderness. Saruni Samburu uses environmentally friendly design in an aesthetically intriguing and imaginative way, where it is built into and round a giant volcanic rock face, high up with unthinkable views.
The area around Saruni Samburu is overflowing with wildlife- from the enormous herds of Samburu elephant coming to drink at the waterholes, leopard causing their lairs on rocky outcrops nearby, to endangered packs of Africa wild dog seen traversing the plains below the lodge.
The area is also the location to rare endemic species, the Samburu Five: Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Somali ostrich and gerenuk that makes your Kenya safari stunning.
Saruni Samburu’s six luxury villas are open and large, signaling breathtaking views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District and Mount Kenya in the distance. The eco-chic architecture and intriguing design of the lodges are impressive. The villas come in different sizes and are ideal for families because they are roomy, have stunning views that never stop, outdoor bathrooms, and opulent rooms that will not let you down. The infinity pool, which allows you to unwind while admiring the breathtaking views and makes your Kenya safari at the lodge the most memorable, is just a short stroll from each villa.
Visitors may engage in thrilling soothing, and unusual excursions. Game drives and night drives, guided bush walks and visits to the local caves, lounging at the infinity pools or having a massage at the Samburu Wellbeing Space. The warrior’s academy is great for all ages and is a special interactive experience, you will get to enjoy and understand the Samburu warriors and see the Kenyan wilderness from a different perspective. The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is another option. If you’re up for it, you may also climb Mount Ololokwe, the sacred mountain of the Samburu tribe. The ascent and descent take about six hours.
This is the merely lodge in Kalama Conservancy, and the only source of income for the communities found in the area. Since the beginning, Saruni Samburu has offered jobs, income, training, and guidance for the local Samburu people in the area. Tourism directly supports conservation -by visiting Saruni Samburu, you are directly giving back to the community who protects this beautiful land, improving their quality of life, while at the same time encouraging the purpose for conservation.
Once the sun sets, you can join our knowledgeable guides for a quick 30-minute tour around the resort if you’re interested in Scorpions. The scorpions are illuminated by a specialized ultraviolet torch.
Take a plane or helicopter journey to see various sites and areas of natural beauty if you’d like a picturesque flying adventure across Kenya’s isolated north.
To make their adventure even more amazing, there’s a photographic hide and waterhole for people who love taking pictures and watching birds.
A really amazing lodge that has something to offer everyone. Explore it you will not get disappointed.