Saruni Samburu

From: $450 p. p. n. sharing

The luxury Saruni Samburu lodge consists of only 2 Cottages and 3 Villas. The 3 Villas function as large family villas with 2 en suite bedrooms, and a big living area. The cottages and villas all feature magnificent 360 degree views of the Kenyan landscape: Guests can see the snow-capped Mount Kenya clearly from their rooms. All rooms also have an en suite bath and shower plus an outdoor area.

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Saruni Samburu is situated in the 9500 hectare Kalama Community Conservancy in the pristine wilderness of Northern Kenya. The conservancy is only 7 km from the northern border of the Samburu National Reserve.

The lodge is located far from roads and buildings and offers no signs of human civilization. This is a wilderness escape like no other; the only lodge in this conservancy, Samburu offers guests a true sense of space and isolation.

It is perched on the summit of a granite hill, offering truly incredible views of the sweeping rangelands and mountains of Samburuland. The lodge also looks out over waterholes that attracts a variety of game including giraffe, zebra and large herds of elephant.

There are no commercial roads in the conservancy, which has aided in the expansion of an already dense leopard population. The area stands out for the abundance of northern species that cannot be found in other areas of Kenya. These include the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Grevy zebra, Beira oryx, the lesser Kudu and also the greater kudu .

Why Stay at Saruni Samburu:

  • Truly remote location with unparalleled views
  • All rooms look onto majestic Mount Kenya
  • Big cat and elephant tracking

Staying at Saruni Samburu:

The limited accommodation provides guests with a feeling of exclusivity and isolation, and the design is open to the landscape, incorporating the surrounding rock into the living spaces.


Saruni Samburu’s menu has a keen Italian influence, using only the freshest herbs and ingredients. The chefs pride themselves on accommodating special dietary requirements, and they serve up great vegetarian meals. Afternoon picnics are available on request.

Evening meals are served either in the dining areas of each cottage and villa, or on the verandas with breathtaking views. The staff go the extra mile with bush dinners, as they set up tables at spots they have chosen themselves.


  • Day and night game drives, allowing you to see nocturnal wildlife in action
  • Guided bush walks
  • Big cat and elephant tracking safaris
  • Excursions to the ancient Rock Art sites
  • Cultural visits
  • Bush meals
  • Drawing safaris
  • Warrior for a Week program; a special course in bush skills, survival, tracking and guiding
  • Fly camping at Lion’s Rock
  • Star gazing


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