Beautifully designed with stunning views. Very professional team of staff. The single most impressive aspect of staying here was the food,

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Kalama Conservancy, Kenya

Saruni Samburu

  • 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness to explore and enjoy exclusively
  • Two infinity pools and Wellbeing Space overlook several waterholes
  • One of the best lodges in Kenya with incredible 360 panoramic views

Facilities include

WiFi Two infinity swimming pools Wellbeing space Dining and lounge area Laundry

Activities include

  • Swimming
  • Stargazing
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Warrior for a Week
  • Trek Mount Ololokwe
  • Visits to Local Caves
  • Helicopter Excursions
  • Bush Meals & Sundowners
  • Cultural Village Visits
  • Samburu Wellbeing Space
  • Day and Night Game Drives
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About

About Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu is a deluxe, design lodge located in Kenyas wild north. It is the only lodge in Kalama Conservancy, which borders Samburu National Reserve, with 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness to explore and enjoy exclusively.

Perched on a spectacular viewpoint, its six luxury villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kenyas Northern Frontier District and Mount Kenya in the distance. Guests can enjoy the vast panoramas from the dining and lounge area, the two infinity pools and the Wellbeing Space, which overlook several waterholes where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, Reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and Grevys zebra gather to drink.

The lodge is admired for its innovative, eco-chic architecture and interesting design and d├ęcor, as well as its Italian style cuisine. 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 their ancient, local knowledge about the land and the animals a truly authentic experience. The vastness and purity of this landscape, combined with the untouched local culture, elegant comfort and welcoming hospitality makes for an intimate, exceptional and life changing experience.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Saruni Samburu is located at the heart of the Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, about 7 km from the Northern border of the Samburu National Reserve (accessed through the Kalama Gate). It also borders Ngutuk Ongiron to the west, Namunyak Community Conservation Trust to the north and Sera Community Wildlife Conservation to the north east.

Kalama lies in an area of 95,000 hectares of Girgir Group Ranch in Samburu land, west of Archer's Post. With a population of only 2,000, the main livelihood in the area is livestock, mostly camels and goats. Centered around a core conservation area of 3,150 hectares, Kalama represents a crucial migratory corridor between northern and southern conservation areas of this spectacular region of Kenya. Large herds of elephants cross Kalama in their migratory routes between the different conservancies that are under the NRT umbrella.

How to get there

We will help assist with all necessary internal transfers after booking.

BY AIR:
Numerous flights land at the two nearest airstrips daily on Safarilink, Air Kenya and private charters
Kalama Airstrip is just 20 minutes away from the lodge, and Oryx airstrip is 1 hour drive away.

BY CAR:
Driving from Nairobi approximately 5 to 6 hours.

NB. All prices and times are subject to change and availability.

When to go

High Season: July, August, September and 20th December - 2nd January
Mid Season: 3rd January - end February, June, October &1st - 19th December
Low Season: March, April, May & November

Important Information

Saruni Samburu is a low risk area due to low population density and all of the beds have mosquito nets. It is each guest’s personal decision whether to take preventative medication or not, and one should consult their personal GP if uncertain.

For internal flights within Kenya guests are advised to pack in soft bags with a maximum of 15kg per person. Transfers to additional destinations can be arranged and vary in price and duration depending on the length of the journey and the condition of the access roads.

Children

Travelling with children

The lodge is not suited to very young children, due to the position of the lodge and for this reason only children over eight are welcomed.
If there is a family suite available and there are two children sharing with parents, the children will have a second adjoining room at only 50% of the adult rate.
All children are the responsibility of their parents.
Child-carers or ayahs can be organised upon request for $10 per hour payable direct.

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