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Saruni Samburu

Certificate of Excellence
1 Kalama Road | Kalama Area, Samburu National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Saruni Samburu
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I returned to Saruni at Samburu this April 2015 for when I stayed there the first time in 2013, I had only the 2 nights and it truly was not enough time to see this breathtakingly beautiful part of Kenya. I have never seen such exquisite country side and this hotel gives you the most incredible experiences whilst staying in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent my mum's 50th bday at saruni samburu in March 2014 and it was truly beyond memorable! All the staff went out of their way to make it super special for her everyday. They truly provide exceptional service that is flexible and tailored to your needs! The highlight was the service also received from the cook who prepared amazing... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Dear Davina, I'm very grateful for your wonderful review and particularly for having underlined the "service oriented" attitude that is intrinsic in the Sarunity Experience. We look forward to have you back! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We've just spent 3 nights at Saruni Waterhole Lodge and it was a truly wonderful experience. The design of the hotel and its location are amazing and I especially loved the room I was in. I cannot speak highly enough about the staff and their professionalism, competence, cheerfulness and willingness to help at all times. Our driver, Chris, was very... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review, we love to hear that we make our guests so happy. We look forward to have you back to Kenya one day soon and Chris says hello! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Having visited Saruni Mara before we knew that Saruni Samburu would be something special - and indeed it is. The amazing location, literally on top of a rocky hill, affords fantastic views of the plains below and distant mountain range. Just 6 cottages and a wonderful main house are nestled discreetly among the rocks. The level of comfort, the gorgeous... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic review. You are a Saruni Fan now... and I'm very please to know that we made your safari in the North a memorable experience. And thank you for your kind words: believe me, it is a team effort. We look forward to have you back in the future. More 

Oslo, Norway
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It takes some courage to establish a place like this. Logistics must be crazy – but it works perfect. Looking for a spectacular experience on safari – this is a place to go. I spent Christmas with my family at Saruni Samburu and we had a very good experience. The lodge is located on top of a small mountain with... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. yes, it took some "vision' to build Saruni on what we call "the hot rock" of Kalama, but we are very happy that this has been done. We look forward to have you and your family back to Saruni and to Kenya in the future! More 

Leicestershire
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25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

The approach to the accomodation & the last section of the drive will blow you away! A staggering feat of engineering - quite remarkable. Beautifully designed with stunning views. Very professional team of staff. The single most impressive aspect of staying here was the food, all credit to the chef & team & Ricarrdo's relentless drive for perfection & quality... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. The "drive to perfection" never ends and we hope to have you back to Saruni and to Kenya soon to sample the innovations that we have in mind. Thank you for your good wishes for Saruni Ocean, our sister property at the beach. More 

Yorkshire
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stayed here with a friend at the end of October and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were very helpful , the food was mostly good, the rooms are large and well furnished and the views are just wonderful. While it was quite a drive to the river where most of the animals could be seen , the... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I'm glad you managed to see so much wildlife but also that you and the time to appreciate our lodge and its facilities. You are right, this time of the year can be very hot and we recommend using the fan that is in each room to increase the ventilation. if you... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This lodge had been on my wishlist for the longest time and finally I had an opportunity to stay here between 18th and 20th Oct 2014. We had the best time of our lives. The lodge is exactly as the photos show on the net. We flew there from Wilson Airport and Landed at Kalama Airstrip at about Midday. On... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such an enthusiastic review. I'm very glad that we gave you such a fantastic experience and we look forward to have you back once a year! More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thank you to the wonderful staff for the amazing hospitality at your spectacular lodge! We absolutely LOVED every minute of being there, from the luxury accomodation, fantastic meals, breathtaking views and amazing game drives, we cannot thank you enough. It was truly a holiday of a life time and we will most definately be back!

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for finding the time to write about us so enthusiastically and we all look forward to have you back. Say hello to wonderful Cape Town! More 

Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It was our first time in Africa and this lodge fully lives up to its reputation. From the rush-hour journey across Nairobi, through the light aircraft flight over dramatic landscapes, to our first ride with our wonderful guide Joseph on the exciting journey from the airstrip to a rocky hilltop in the middle of nowhere, we could tell that we... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

I agree with you: outdoors shower with the elephants is one of the most magical moments on safari, not to mention the warm climate and the breathtaking landscape. Glad you love the "palatial suite"! We look forward to have you back with us. More 

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