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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shaba National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Great overall experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My wife and I had a great time here.
Friendly and helpful staff, efficient service, clean facilities and surroundings ... great experience overall.
We especially enjoyed the Bush Dinner, coupled with game drives to the nearby reserves (once you pay the conservation fees at Shaba, you have access to Samburu & Buffalo Springs).
Travelling here by road accords you the privilege of enjoying breathtaking scenery along the way!
We will be back!

Room Tip: The rooms on first floor are definitely a better choice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Dear Guests,
Many thanks for taking time to give us feedback. We are glad we put a smile on you both.
Am happy to note you do realize the infrastructure to Shaba is perfect and the scenery is amazing.
The road to the lodge is so easily accessible hence an opportunity to come see what we offer.
I hope we shall have the opportunity of hosting you and friends in the near future.
Asante sana!

Best regards
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

During 18 days in Keyna I stayed at 5 x Sarova hotels. All are unique in their style but have consistent staff commitment and efficiency. Had a wonderful stay at this hotel: Rooms are superb.....a great introduction to safari living with style! All members of staff exuded genuine professionalism and excellent customer interaction and service. Thank-you to everyone!

Room Tip: Rooms are superb lodges - I was glad to be on the first floor [better for those who are a bit squeam...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking time to give us feedback.
We are delighted to note that your holiday was more than memorable and enjoyable.
It is good to note our staff exceeded your expectations, the rooms and general ambience which you found unique.
We appreciate your feedback and will definitely share with my team.
I look forward to hosting you once again to Sarova Shaba.
Kind regards
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Sarova Shaba was lovely and the staff was so hospitable.Thanks to Bonfire Adventures ,our travel Agent,the whole package was beyond our expectations. Sarova is definitely a first!Make Samburu your next destination!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Ms Nduta,
The Shaba team takes this opportunity to thank you for your feedback.
We are glad to have hosted you and look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind regards
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York, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 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!!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Dear Guests,
Thank you for your valuable feedback and visiting us at Shaba.
Am glad to note that our staff meet and exceeded your expectations. I take note that your game drives were refreshing whilst having seen most of the game in plenty.
We trust that we shall have the opportunity to host you again in the near future.

Kwaheri and Best regards
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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 – unlike Mara and savanna. Due to heat , seating, the lion scratches all the time and the mane fall off. Please make sure you go for an excursion at the gorge for extraordinary experience. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RonnieKithinji, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
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
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Dubai
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26 helpful votes 26 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

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
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.
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Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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8 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 the lodge, you have several options for game drives. We enjoyed a relaxed and comfortable drive using the Sarova Shaba Safari vehicle and a driver who served as our guide. We had an amazing experience viewing giraffes; zebras in the Samburu national park at close range. Our guide made every effort to get us close to elephants and lions! It was an experience to remember.

I recommend rooms 53/54 for families. The rooms have a good view of the river. Add a nature walk with the resident naturalist to experience the flora and fauna and learn about medicinal plants growing in the area.

Unwind at the pool and enjoy the fruit cocktails!

I recommend Sarova Shaba for those who enjoy nature and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anthony K, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
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.
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Additional Information about Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

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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