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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shaba National Reserve, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014
Ashleyk1017 York, Pennsylvania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The staff is so courteous and friendly! They do everything they can to make your stay more enjoyable! Located on the edge of a river, animals are constantly viewable around the lodge. The game drives are nice. We saw elephants, giraffes, as well as many other things. Amazing location and atmosphere!! A must see!!

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I think this is Kenya's best kept secret at the middle of. We had a wonderful experience that we will never forget. The charms, feelings and the scenery are un-describable. Interesting facts.. The male lion in this region do not have mane as the Mara and savanna. I was told the lioness do not hunt for the male in samburu... More

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking time to give us feedback on your wonderful stay at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge and I quote ' Best kept secret'. We are delighted to learn that indeed you enjoyed not only your stay but the experience on Safari. We look forward to hosting you once again. Kind regards Ronnie Kithinji More

Dubai
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32 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The location is unreal, the surronding, the forest, the wild life. You just cannot explain it in words. If you love nature, this is a must see venue. Hotel is very good but the beauty of Shaba is spotless and even if they made me sleep in a tent i wouldnt hesitate to visit this place again

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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is always a pleasure to read such positive reviews. Your feedback has inspired the team here and we were very honored by your visit and being of service to you. We appreciate every detail of your experience and look forward to hosting you once again assuring you of detail in service excellence. Asante sana. More

Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We spent three nights at the Sarova Shaba and by the time we were checking out, we felt like adding another night! The hospitality of the staff is one that I am yet to experience in another lodge. The salad bar was fantastic that our 6 year old could not do without the salad at meal times. Kudos! While at... More

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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your encouraging review. We will surely share this with the team. Sarova Shaba is committed to offering the best personalized services to all our clients. It was an honout hosting you. Karibu tena. More

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The lodge is set in an oasis creating a very relaxing atmosphere and it overlooks the Ewaso river with crocs basking in the sun. Quite stunning. There are many pods and stream running in the lodge with fish and turtles. The rooms are very nice and comfortable, tastefully furnished. The beauty of Shaba is unrivaled when compared to buffalo springs... More

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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, It was nice of you to spend christmas holidays with us. Your feedback is highly appreciated as it goes a long way in giving us the drive to always improve. Indeed the unique aspect of being in the region is the advantage of being able to visit the three parks on the same park ticket. Shaba, Buffalo springs... More

Edmonton, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The room was very comfortable, the staff helpful and friendly. The food was good with a nice selection. Our room was at the end of the resort complex & a bit of a walk to the main bldg but we found it pleasant after being in a safari van all day. Chicken George at the Campi, Campi bar was very... More

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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Asante sana for making Sarova shaba your choice during your recent visit to the region. Indeed the choice of three parks on the same park ticket gives you the variety to beat any destination not to mention the Samburu special five! We look forward to your next visit. Thank you. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great service and attention to guests. The food was okay but could do with more variety. Activities and concern for children was pleasant. The visit was during the xmas period and numbers were up but that hardly seemed to dent the spring in the step of fhe staff. Worth a visit.

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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, It was a pleasure hosting you and your family last christmas. Your review is an encouragement to the team as we strive for service excellence. We have noted your feedback on areas you found wanting and we have initiated steps to check on this. Karibu tena Shaba. More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

spent the holiday in this hotel with my kids and my mother, hotel looks beautiful its so hot the swimming pool is inviting only problem was the shower which was very cold until was finally it was repaired all the rooms are located by the river with views of the crocodiles and the relaxing sound of the river could make... More

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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, It was nice of you to chose to stay with us. Kindly accept our sincere apologies for the ommission on your shower. It is our eandevour to ensure that we get attention to detail and thus improve on your satisfaction. Indeed your feedback is encouraging to the team and we hope to host you yet again in this... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Stayed at this lodge for two nights in mid December with a group of friends. Frankly, were a bit disappointed with the service, our rooms hot showers failed and really didn't get any help from the staff on this. The food was bland and below average especially for dinner. However the two things I can strongly vouch for; the massage... More

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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Asante for having chosen Sarova Shaba. Indeed your feedback is very positivly taken with every reason to correct the shortfalls. We would like to assure you that we have instituted measures to improve on the areas you have highlighted. We hope to host you soon. Karibu More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

After reading all the reviews here I was excited to spend my Christmas 2013 at Shaba. The stay started off by finding that our two rooms not ready and to top it off the staff were surprised that I found this improper... It actually only got speedily resolved after I called my tour company. The meals were okay and the... More

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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, It was an honour to host you over the christmas festivities. It was a pleasure to meet with you. Once again please accept my sincere apologies for the unfortunate arrival experience. indeed that is not what we strive for and we have taken measures to curb a repeat of such. My apologies for this delay in response. Looking... More

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Additional Information about Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Also Known As:
Sarova Shaba Game Hotel Shaba National Reserve
Sarova Shaba Game Hotel
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Kenya/Shaba National Reserve
Address: Shaba National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Shaba National Reserve
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Shaba National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Shaba Game Lodge 5*
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