- Game drives and guided bush walks
- The dining area, with its expansive views
- Samburu warriors and cultural excursions
- Sundowners and bush dinners
- Located on a volcanic rock face
- Helicopter safaris over Samburu land
- Two stunning swimming pools
- Family villas and family-friendly activities
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Lodge
- Location; Samburu Kalama Conservancy
- Lodge size; 6 Eco-Chic Villas
- Recommended stay; 5-7 nights
Saruni lodge With Some Of The Best Views In The Kalama Conservancy And Samburu Region Of Kenya
Perched on top of the Kalama Mountains with some of the best views in the whole of Kenya, Saruni Samburu Lodge is a uniquely designed lodge that offers a fresh concept into all six safari villas and the central guest area.
Saruni is located in the privately-owned 240 000 acre Kalama Conservancy that borders the famed Samburu National Reserve, known for its large herds of elephants and exceptional year-round wildlife sightings.
Unique species of wildlife found only in this area of Kenya include; gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, grevy’s zebra and the beisa oryx. In addition, leopards, striped hyenas, African civets and African wild dogs or painted hunting dogs are also commonly sighted near the safari lodge.
Each day, guests can explore the rugged terrain in open 4x4 safari vehicles with a knowledgeable guide at the helm. With day and night game drives available in Samburu land, you can experience the thrill of spotting majestic wildlife as they roam around their natural habitat.
The safari experience at Saruni Samburu is intimate and truly exceptional.
Saruni Samburu offers up to six large luxurious villas with exciting design, decor and innovative eco-chic architecture. All six villas have unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape, private verandahs, spacious live areas, king or twin bedding and en-suite bathrooms and dressing rooms.
Four of the six Saruni villas are perfect for families and offer up two en-suite bedrooms.
Family villa No. 4 has one of the most amazing bathtubs in Kenya with exceptional views out over the Samburu.
The cuisine has a strong Italian flavour, while the chef and their staff love to experiment with some of the fantastic ingredients found in Kenya, in particular beef, fish and vegetables.
The wine selection at Saruni Samburu is excellent, with a wide variety of red, white and sparkling wines on offer. There is something to suit all tastes and budgets, and knowledgeable sommeliers are always on hand to help guests make a perfect choice.
Advanced notice is required should further dietary requests be required (there are no shops in the Samburu area of Kenya)
The tented central guest area offers guests dramatic views out over Samburuland, so whether one is sitting in the indoor lounge or dining room, outside on the verandah or at the side of the swimming pool, those views are stunning.
Facilities at Saruni Samburu include;
- 2 x large swimming infinity pools
- Samburu Wellbeing Space (for massages and spa treatments)
- Saruni gift shop with unique local artefacts and crafts
WiFi is, of course, available throughout the central guest area.
Saruni Samburu offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the Samburu National Reserve and Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy while enjoying some of the most exclusive safari activities available.
The Samburu safari activities available at Saruni include day and night guided game drives, guided bush walks, birdwatching, stargazing, a scorpion torch safari, and a warriors academy (a unique child-friendly programme in bush skills and animal tracking).
There is also the opportunity to visit local Samburu caves featuring ancient rock art, hike up Mount Ololokwe, and go on a cultural visit to a local village and community.
The Saruni lodge's photographic hide provides a perfect vantage point for observing the wildlife that comes to drink at the nearby waterhole, while bush meals and sundowners offer an up-close and personal encounter with the natural world.
Lastly, helicopter excursions over the Samburu are available on request; if your budget allows, this is highly recommended.
There is no age limit whatsoever for children at Saruni Samburu; families are most welcome year-round.
'Samburu Warriors Academy', an interactive experience designed with children in mind, is available for kids of all ages, emphasising education, fun, and exploration.
Meals can be tailor-made to suit one's family's requirements, such as early dinners or particular meal choices. This is based purely on what your requirements are when on safari.
A Babysitting option is available on request.
Located in an intimate, private and relaxing environment away from the central guest area, the spa at Saruni Samburu is something to behold. One of the most inspiring spas and wellness centres in Kenya, with views that seemingly stretch out forever.
Full body and foot massages, manicures, pedicures and facials are just a few of the many treatments on offer by a team of skilled and professional therapists, with times ranging from 30 minutes all the way up to 105 minutes.
Saruni Samburu lodge offers an intimate and unique safari experience in the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy of Kenya.
With luxurious accommodations, stunning views, and excellent Samburu game viewing opportunities, this is a perfect destination for those looking to get up close and personal with some of Africa's most iconic wildlife.
Whether you're interested in taking guided safari drives or hikes, observing wildlife from a photographic hide, or experiencing local culture, Saruni has something for everyone.
So if you're looking for an unforgettable African safari adventure, be sure to put Saruni Samburu on your list!
From US$ 740.00 per person
Saruni Samburu Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollars
*Rates may vary according to season
Rates form part of a Kenya Safari itinerary
- Full board
- Limited laundry service
- Soft drinks, house wines, beers & select non-luxury spirits
- Shared day & night game drives in 4x4 vehicles
- Guided bush walks
- Bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions
- One complimentary Back & Neck massage (30 min.) per room per stay
- VAT & taxes
- Conservation fees (indicated above)
- Exclusive use of vehicle
- Premium drinks (champagne, luxury spirits and special wines)
- Additional Wellbeing Space treatments
- Gratuities to staff & guides and anything of a personal nature
- Temporary flying Doctors cover
- Entry fees to cultural visits
- Any payable extra activities
- All statutory increases beyond our control
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