Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in the 200,000 acres of wilderness that make up the Kalama conservancy, close to the Samburu National Reserve.
Built amongst a rocky hill formation, the lodge affords expansive views across the conservancy, giving a feeling of living on the top of the world.
Accommodation is provided in stylish and eco-friendly villas that have been built into the rock formations, achieving a quite remarkable design that delivers a real sense of serenity. Of the six villas available, four have been built for families with separate ensuite bedrooms.
Game drives take place in the Kalama conservancy and also in the Samburu National Reserve (although that involves a longer drive). In the conservancy, night drives are possible and the variety of other activities available is excellent. Bush walks with Samburu guides, mountain hikes, cave visits to observe historical rock art, star-gazing, and community visits are all on offer. Observing elephants and other animals from the custom-built photographic hide next to the waterhole is an experience not to be missed.
For those wanting to simply relax, the Saruni Wellbeing Space offers restorative treatments and the views from the infinity pools are an experience in themselves.
A stay at Saruni Samburu is a wonderful way to enjoy the wilds of Northern Kenya and perfectly complements a visit to the wildlife-filled plains of the Masai Mara.
Coral Tree luxury rating
Number of rooms
4 x family villas, 2 x single villas
All ages welcome
Why we love it
“Phenomenal views from superbly designed villas amongst a rocky hill formation, this is a delightful property in the wilderness of Samburuland. The unique and varied activities on offer combine perfectly with a more traditional safari experience in the Masai Mara.”
Mike, Coral Tree founder
Key Highlights & Amenities
- Truly remote - the only lodge in over 200,000 acres of wilderness
- Spectacular location with views that go on forever
- 6 luxury, eco-chic villas, four of which are designed for families
- Varied activities, such as cave walks, hikes, community visits, night drives and more
- Saruni Wellbeing Space
- Game drives in the conservancy and the Samburu National Reserve
- Opportunity to see the ‘Samburu Five’ - Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and gerenuk