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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 1 week ago
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  • Location
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took my dad and father in law two nights for a fathers day treat and this was the right place. They had an owe some experience, the staff were very welcoming, and the buffet was great we loved everything. I also appreciate the bush dinner whereby I will visit this place again..

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

Dear Guest, On behalf of the team at Sarova Shaba, we thank you for taking time to give us feedback on your stay with us. It's worthwhile to note it's was indeed a memorable vacation considering both your dads were vacationing with you. We are happy to learn that our services and hospitality exceeded your expectations. The Sarova Shaba team... More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very fantastic place, imagine an 8km drive into the desert and all over a sudden you come to a hidden lodge in the green woods,the birds, monkeys and not forgetting the view of the nearby river...then the staff make everything soo homely...Mr.Mathenge,Mr.mwanzia,Ashley,you guys are the set pacers in this service industry. exellent!!

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking time to share your experience during your recent stay with us. On behalf of the entire team at Sarova Shaba, we are pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and pleased with our services. It's encouraging to note and I applaud some of my team members who you have mentioned as stars... More

Wimbish, Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great destination, personally i would stay a weekend and immerse yourself in the nature and wildlife in and around the lodge. Service was excellent from all staff. Food was great with a wide selection of choice, drinks prices were fair too. After a long day out the pool and surroundings would completely unwind and relax you. Would i go again... More

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

Dear Guest, Allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. My team is happy to hear that your stay was outstanding within the serenity of nature and wildlife. I note our food, service and pricing was to your expectations. Am glad we made your stay more than memorable and look forward... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was fantastic, it is on the river and the lodge grounds are teeming with wildlife before you even go to the reserve. The restaurant was on the first floor with lovely views, the staff are amazing. The food is unbelievably varied and delicious even for us veggies. The staff are amazing, the pool was lovely, Kenya is the best... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubbie and I stayed here two nights while with a "Trips" group doing a Kenyan Safari. The property itself is lush... like an oasis that appears in the middle of a rocky desert. It has a wonderful meandering pool, and a great buffet .... and the best thing about the buffet is the cheerful "Magic Salad Chef, Stephen" who... More

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

Dear. Guest, We are humbled to note that your stay at Shaba was more than memorable. Shaba is a hidden secret on an Oasis with natural springs meandering through the lodge serenity. We do appreciate your recognition on Stephen who was able to charm you with his salads throughout your stay. The Management and I take this opportunity to thank... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Sarova Shaba is great. However I would recommend anyone who is big on service to go during the off peak season. Having visited the beautiful Sarova Shaba when it was low season I could tell that the staff were really struggling over the Madaraka day break to make all their guests comfortable. At one point our waiter forgot that she... More

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

Dear Guest, We take this opportunity to thank you for taking time off to visit us during the Madaraka weekend celebrations. We appreciate your feedback and note your concerns where we fell short of our service delivery hence my team has since addressed the same. We are delighted to note your room experience and the opportunity to see the crocodiles... More

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a problem with our booking when we got to the lodge, but one kind and ever smiling gentleman, Mr. Moses, took care of us in a matter of minutes. He would walk around greeting guests and enquiring on their wellbeing. His professionalism in customer care with a smile is what would have me visit Sarova Shaba again. Remember,... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for having visited us and taking time to give us feedback. My apologies for your booking reservations though I note our very own Moses was at hand to meet you and resolve the issue promptly. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Shaba and Hope to host you again in the not so distant future.... More

Redlands, California
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38 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After driving through small towns in northern Kenya with nothing that appeared habitable, then driving a number of miles down a so-so dirt road in what appeared to be a nearly lifeless desert, we arrived at an oasis called the Sarova Shaba Lodge and it is almost unbelievable what is there, compared to anything else around it. The area is... More

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

Dear Sir, My team and I take are glad to note that your entire stay was hospitable and refreshing. Despite the location being semi arid, we appreciate there is a lot to offer in game and the ever inquisitive monkeys. Am happy to note that Stanley did exceed your expectations. We take great pride in our staff and shall recognize... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

visited this place in Christmas 2012. as soon as we walked the receptionist and the concierge welcome you warmly. i loved the cottage like rooms right by the river and so calm. i had the rooms on the upper floor which was better as the view is undisturbed. food buffet had a lot of variety.. i loved the massage areas... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments on our hospitality, ambience, food service. Am glad that my entire team made your stay memorable and we shall have the opportunity to host you again during this festive season 2014. Thank you. Best regards More

mpls
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I stayed at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge for 2 nights while on a trip to the area in May 2014. Unfortunately, tourism in down in Kenya for a variety of reasons so the lodge was not full. However, we had friendly staff and great service at the Sarova. I have stayed here a few times before and it is... More

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

Dear Guest, My team and I take this opportunity to thank you for taking time again to visit your preferred Lodge Shaba. We feel honored that we do make a difference in ensuring our guests are delighted more so yourself where your experience was exceptional. We note your valuable good feedback on Food, service, room ambience and general atmosphere- Asante... More

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Address: Shaba National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Shaba National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Shaba Game Lodge 5*
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