Only The Best Samburu & Meru Lodges
The Samburu National Reserve is one of Kenya's newer parks. Located about five hours drive north of Nairobi in a remote, arid and hilly region, that forms part of the Great Rift Valley. This remoteness serves the visitor well as there are fewer tourists in this game-rich and wilderness environment.
There exist here more exotic game species seldom seen in other parks such as gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and the blue legged Somali ostrich, as well as more frequent leopard sightings. Samburu has a permanent water supply fed from Mount Kenya, and consequently, the profusion of the game also produces numerous predator species balancing each other.
Famed conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa, the lion cub here. Elsa became the main character of the popular book and the award-winning movie "Born Free." In recent years, the reserve has gained notoriety as the home of the unusual lioness named Kamunyak, who garnered media attention for adopting and caring for oryx calves.
The Samburu reserve is named after the Samburu tribe, close relations in customs, habits and dress to their southern cousins, the Maasai.
Our expert consultants will guide you as to the choice of the following excellent Samburu & Meru Lodges and safari camps available as part of your bespoke itinerary.
10+ Of The Best Lodges In The Samburu & Meru National Parks
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Rates On RequestSarova Shaba Game Lodge offers a unique experience that extends beyond game drives in the reserve, a plethora of activities to indulge in from bird watching to camel safaris to the viewing deck along the river to feed and watch crocodiles.
From US$ 999.00 per personThe Sasaab Lodge with 9 luxurious rooms is in the midst of a community conservancy, rich in raw Samburu culture and traditions and has been built with wildlife conservation and preservation of the environment foremost in mind.
From US$ 740.00 per personPerched on the top of the Kalama mountains with an all-round view of Northern Kenya all the way to snow-covered Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu is a design lodge that is introducing a fresh concept to a well-known safari destination.
Elephant Bedroom Camp
Rates On RequestElephant Bedroom Camp with 12 magnificent tented suites et on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve offers guests the chance to view huge herds of elephant, prides of lion or the solitary leopard.
From US$ 1 228.00 per personElsa's Kopje is a luxurious oasis in the wilds of Meru National Park. Elsa's Kopje was named after Elsa the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson in the film 'Born Free', released into the wild here in Meru.
Samburu Intrepids Camp
Rates On RequestSamburu Intrepids Camp with 30 tented rooms is located 345 kilometres north of Nairobi, each tent sits on a raised deck overlooking the river where the elephants make an appearance or the crocodiles come out onto the river's banks.
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