Saruni Samburu is surrounded by 240,000 acres of the private Kalama Wildlife Conservancy. From its mountain top location you'll have spectacular 360 degree breath-taking degree views. The lodge is a feat of architectural skill. As well as exciting safaris you'll have time to get to know your Samburu guides, gaining an insight into the traditions, history and culture of these people.
There are six spacious villas offering self-contained, en-suite accommodation, with large viewing decks making the most of the wonderful views. Four of the villas have two en-suite bedrooms making them ideal for families or groups of friends.You can take game drives in the Kalama Copnservancy and Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves, for varied wildlife viewing. There is a high density of leopard and striped hyena, a large population of the endangered Grevy zebra, and all the Northern species such as reticulated giraffe, greater and lesser kudu, gerenuk, oryx are abundant. Nature walks, bush dinners, viewing rock art and visiting Samburu communities are also available. Saruni Samburu offers a 'Warrior for a Week' programme, where you can learn how to track animals and craft tools in Samburu style.
Relaxing at the lodge you'll be able to take advantage of the facilities which include two large swimming pools and the Samburu Wellbeing Space for massage and spa treatments. Meals at Saruni Samburu have a strong Italian influence, so you'll be treated to tasty risottos and pasta dishes as well as local specialities. You'll have the choice of dining with other guests or own your own veranda.
A 2-centre safari with expert Samburu and Masai guides, a superb wildlife and cultural experience.
Saruni Samburu works together with the Northern Rangeland Trust to improve the life conditions for the 2,000 people who own the Kalama Conservation Area, and is providing them with income generated by tourism for the first time in their history. The lodge will eventually be owned by the community and operated by Saruni on a commercial basis. Saruni Samburu is committed to employing most of the staff from this small and impoverished community. At least 90% of the employees are local Samburu men and women and trained by the lodge. The lodge has been built to achieve minimum impact on the environment. Saruni Samburu are providing the Kiltiman Primary School with a new water tank and sponsoring one of their best students for further studies. They are also paying the salaries of 2 Kalama rangers to help the community.
"Amazing place, if somewhat remote. But that meant game drives/walks in the private conservancy were brilliant. Swimming pool was appreciated. Our guides were fantastic."