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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shaba National Reserve, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011
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Vienna
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

This lodge is located directly on the river bank and the fat crocodiles that inhabit the river are fed every evening with what seems to be fried chicken. Also, monkeys of all sizes roam the grounds in search of an easy meal - guard your plates well. Monkey business is fun to watch. The food at the restaurant is decent... More

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LODGEMANAGER2010, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you most sincerely for chosing Sarova Shaba during your recent visit to Shaba National Park. We are honoured by your visit and by your encouraging remarks. We would like to assure you that your observations on the internet have been noted and are happy to inform our clients that we are in the process of installing... More

gloucester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We have now stayed at The Sarova Shaba Game Lodge four times and have found it agreat place to stay at.The staff are very well trained and are only too happy to help you nothing is too much trouble as long as you are happy.The accomadation is first class as is the food,and elevated restaurant where you can watch the... More

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LODGEMANAGER2010, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you for the very positive and encouraging remarks. Indeed it goes a long way in building our confidence in being of service to you. Your repeat visits are testimony to your support and belief in the Sarova Shaba team and we are proud to have you as part of the Sarova family. More

Albrightsville
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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in June to begin our 5 night safari. We had emailed prior to arrival and had asked for a quiet room, and we got it! It was a bit of a walk, but well worth it. Lovely view of the river, croc's sunbathing on the rocks, and a large group of baboons playing outside of our... More

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LODGEMANAGER2010, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are pleased that you chose Sarova Shaba to begin your safari and even more so that we made your stay in Shaba National park worth your encouraging remarks. We do appreciate your feedback as it goes a long way in enhancement of our desire to be at your service. We would like to inform you that we... More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

The lodge was very nice and the service was excellent. However, not many animals in Shaba compared to Samburu and Buffalo Springs. If you stay, ask your driver to visit the other reserves which are not too far away. You'll see many more animals.

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LODGEMANAGER2010, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you for choosing Sarova Shaba during your visit to Shaba National Game Reserve. Your very positive feedback is indeed very encouraging to the team and goes a long way in our quest to raise the bar in service delivery. The three parks namely Shaba, Buffalo springs and Samburu being so close together provide the advantage of... More

Larnaka, Cyprus
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Stayed here for one night with work, clean, nice grounds overlooking a crocodile infested river with a viewing point. There croc feeding at 2000hrs nightly. The resturant is buffet style good quality. Pool is nice however a few weeks ago a croc sneeked into it during the night when the electric fence was switched off(at mid-nightly) waiting for the guests... More

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

Dear guest, It was a pleasure hosting you though a while back. Your positive feedback was indeed very encouraging and we are pleased to inform you that we have made a number of upgrades in the property that you most definately should visit Sarova Shaba once again. A state of the art buffet layout that meets the highest in hygiene... More

San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

The lodge is a very beautiful and a wonderful place to stay although it's a part of the Sarova Lodges chain. They have a very nice view of Uaso Nyiro River and it's located in the middle of the desert of the extinct Mt. Shaba. I really enjoyed my 2 nights here. There is a very nice pool and the... More

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LODGEMANAGER2010, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sarova Shaba Game Lodge during your visit to Shaba National Reserve. Your positive feedback is highly appreciated and goes a long way in encouraging our team to raise the bar. We have also noted the shortfalls and every effort to improve on your comfort will be looked into. We look forward to hosting you... More

shoreham-by-sea
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

Good food, friendly staff, nice big rooms, nice pool to relax in during the middle of the day. Lovely view of the river.

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

Dear guest, It was a pleasure hosting you though a while back. Your positive feedback was indeed very encouraging and we are pleased to inform you that we have made a number of upgrades in the property that you most definately should visit Sarova Shaba once again. A state of the art buffet layout that meets the highest in hygiene... More

maui, hi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 hotel reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

We stayed at 4 different Sarova hotels on our recent safari and thought each was superb and unique. Shaba lodge was amazing--fantastic, huge pool, rooms spacious enough for a family with excellent beds and linens, gorgeous grounds (large enough to walk around in, which is unusual for most game lodges), delicious, 5-star quality food, and very kind , attentive staff... More

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

Dear Guest, Greetings, we are delighted to note your positive experience at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge as posted on Tripadvisor. On behalf of Sarova Hotels, I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. We regret to note your experience with the security guard; your comments have been... More

Kettering, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

The road into the game lodge is rough, but well worth the effort. The game drives in Samburu are why you travel but the Shaba game lodge is where you'd want to be to relax and recharge. The rooms are spacious, clean, and very comfortable. The cabins, restaurant and lounge are all spread out in a forested area near the... More

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

Dear guest, It was pleasure hosting you. Please accept this late response as it was beyond our control. The three parks located next to each other in this eco system are indeed a gem and unmatched in many ways. A number of positive developments have been undertaken since your last visit and thus a good reason for you to sample... More

Bossier City, Louisiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

I went with a mission to Kenya for two weeks, and we ended our trip at this lodge. The rooms were inexpensive and comfortable, but after the work we had done, anything would have seemed luxurious! The food at the buffet was fantastic, and the staff was so friendly. Also, the pool was breathtaking. One word of warning though... LOCK... More

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

Dear guest, Greetings from Sarova Shaba.It was a pleasure hosting you in 2010. Your positive feedback was indeed very encouraging and we are pleased to inform you that we have made a number of upgrades in the property that you most definately should visit Sarova Shaba once again. A state of the art buffet layout that meets the highest in... 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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