I stayed here with my wife on our honeymoon in August - I actually couldn't fault a thing. We booked our entire package through Imagine Africa who were incredibly helpful and offered us great tips on how to make the most of our experience in Kenya. Saruni is a magical place in one of the most breath taking settings I've ever been. On arrival we were greeted by the whole camp including the 2 managers Marcus and Hen who were incredibly welcoming. This was the perfect start to our honeymoon and we were able to totally relax. The food was incredible, the room was beautiful and had petals on our bed welcoming us as well as a bottle of bubbly in our room. Our guides Jackson and Jonathan were excellent and very attentive - we simply couldnt have asked for anything more. They even drove around for hours after over hearing my wife loved elephants so she could see them up close.
When we were leaving we actually felt sad! And when we were halfway to the airstrip they drove after us with my wife's flip flops and tablet that she had left in the room. I travel a lot with my job - but I have never come across such an exceptional service and environment! I couldn't it recommend enough!
- Also Known As:
- Saruni Samburu Hotel Kalama Wildlife Conservancy
- Saruni Samburu Hotel
- Saruni Samburu Kenya/Kalama Wildlife Conservancy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the top of the Kalama mountains with an all-round view of Northern Kenya all the way to snow-covered Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu is a design lodge that is introducing a fresh concept to a well-known safari destination. Built on the pristine land owned by the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy in 240,000 acres-large Gir Gir Group Ranch, it is only seven kilometers - and 20 minutes of exciting game drive - away from the Northern border of Samburu National Reserve, a celebrated elephant sanctuary. The lodge offers first-class safari experience in a totally unspoilt environment, far from the beaten tracks but very close to the wildlife. We currently have 6 villas and a capacity of 20 guests. Owned and operated by Saruni in the Masai Mara, Saruni Samburu has been facilitated by the Northern Rangeland (Nrt), an umbrella organization developed by Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to promote tourism and conservation in Northern Kenya. We game drive inside Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, but many activities take place in Kalama, a well-kept secret of Kenya's North. The recent introduction of water means that Kalama is becoming an important attraction to all the Samburu wildlife. Our activities include night and morning game drive in Kalama Conservancy, visits to the caves where in the past the Samburu have painted and carved rock art during meat-eating feasts, professionally-led game walks, bush dinners and star gazing. The traditions and semi-nomadic heritage of the local Samburu people are an important part of the experience. Led by professional Samburu guides, our guests enjoy a new dimension of this rightfully popular region: the feeling of exclusivity, of having an incredibly large area totally to their own, and a high level of comfort and tailor-made service. ... more less