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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

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Valley Road, Shaba National Reserve 00200, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to stay. It is located within the Shaba National reserve with easy access to The Samburu and Buffalo Springs reserves. The location right on the river bank with views across to the hills was really pleasant. The grounds were beautifully maintained with little streams flowing in and around the main buildings. Food was excellent with... More 

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Ostfold, Norway
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with my familyfor two nights. Nicely situated, friendly staff, loved the fact that there was a nature guide availiable to tell about wildlife in the garden. We had a lovely candlelight dinner in the garden one of the nights . You should bring a torch to be able to look for animals which are hiding in the dark. At... More 

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Rocky Mountain House
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a beautiful lodge along a river. The food was delicious. Close to Samburu National Park. Keep windows closed to keep out monkeys. Nice swimming pool. Very clean! Mosquito nets are hung from sealing around bed area to keep out any Mosquitos. Laundry service is available for a charge. Porter service available as well as turn Dow service at night.... More 

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Nakuru, Kenya
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed my visits and stays at this awesome lodge. Its location by the banks of the River Ewaso Nyiro make the environment incredibly beautiful, but also very peaceful for someone wanting to have a really quiet time. The rooms are spacious and the beds comfortable.

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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Sarova Shaba Game Lodge during your recent stay and for taking time to share your feedback. We are glad to note the general ambiance, spacious rooms and bed comfort exceeded your expectations thus made your stay memorable. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Sarova Shaba for the Lewa half marathon and it was perfect. They accommodated our special requests beautifully (4am breakfast!) and went above and beyond in all areas of service. We discovered a flat tire when we were heading out and they helped us fix it on the spot so we didn't even have to use our spare.... More 

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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time to visit us at Sarova Shaba. My appreciation for giving us your feedback. My team and i are glad to note that you enjoyed your stay, early breakfast was refreshing. Am glad my staff were of assistance to ensure your vehicle puncture was sorted within no... More 

nairobi
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Sarova Shaba Lodge situated in Shaba National Reserve Samburu County is an enjoyable place to stay. The lodge has a great view of the surrounding in undulating mountains and river frontage. Rooms are spacious and very clean while the food like in most Sarova properties is great. Using the lodge as abase one can access the other game reserves i.e... More 

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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to visit us at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. We are indeed happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the rooms, scenery and general ambiance culminated your overall stay. We look forward to hosting you once again. Kind Regards More 

Minnesota
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were only here one night. Not enough time. Very nice place. The property is very well maintained. There was no tv but they did have internet. Meals are buffet style and is very good. Right on the river even has a place to see crocodile's. Staff very nice. I can't say anything bad about this place.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share with us your memorable experience at the Sarova Shaba Game lodge. We are glad that your stay with us was great and that you appreciated the general ambiance, food, service and rooms. Am happy to note that you like the service of the staff. I look forward to welcoming you back.... More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Had the wonderful opportunity to stay here for a couple of nights whilst touring Africa. This is a very lovely reserve that is surrounded by amazing wildlife and noises. The rooms are sumptuous and the bar life was fantastic. An eclectic mix of businessmen and woman, tourists, backpackers and guides all made for some good storytelling over the beers. Amazing... More 

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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to visit us and give us feedback. We are glad you had the opportunity to enjoy the serenity, wildlife, flora and fauna Shaba has to offer. I also note you commented well on our rooms and bar ambiance. I look forward to hosting you once again. Kind regards. More 

Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The staff here go above and beyond the call of duty. My group was met with an aromatic hot towel upon arrival from each game drive. I had a headache going on 4 days and the massage therapist was able to eliminate it so well, I got another massage the next day. They feed the crocodiles at night so the... More 

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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to come visit us at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. We appreciate your taking time off to give us feedback. Am glad the massage services were of great help and overall services extended to you were well above your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards More 

nairobi
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our first time to this part of the country and it was awesome. From the time we walked in, to the checking out time, there was never a dull moment. The rain botched dinner in the wild plans but it was a nice effort for the team to put it together, hope the weather will be favorable next time and... More 

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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, May i take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback on your stay at our Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. I appreciate your taking time to give us your feedback. My team and I are glad that your stay was memorable, my staff as mentioned took very good care of you and your toddler's special needs. My apologies... More 

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