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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

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Valley Road, Shaba National Reserve 00200, Kenya
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Half Moon Bay, California
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125 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This delightful hotel is on a beautiful river where crocodiles and elephants stroll, and monkeys and baboons play. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the restaurant is a covered outdoor setting that is delightful. It is wonderfully situated convenient to three game reserves. A very comfortable and safe environment, that is still interesting, even when you return from your... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choosing Sarova Shaba for a country getaway was the highlight of my trip. The propoerty is well maintained and secured while being in the middle of the reserve. As we approached the gate, the elephants were eating the shrubs nearby - a spectacular welcome. But it was even better when we got to the lodge and the staff: starting from... More 

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Nanyuki, Kenya
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with a group of friends and our children. Rooms are fairly nice and have good facilities. The staff are very helpful and the food is good. Drinks can be expensive and members of our party found they were being charged for drinks they hadn't had. The views are great, the surroundings are peaceful. It's a good location for game... More 

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Josphat N, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and your friends. We appreciate your feedback and glad to have raised these issues. We strive to ensure our guests get the very best and I apologise on behalf of my team. We will address those issues. Once again apologies and I hope you will consider visiting us again Kind regards More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The humming from the spring waters and river Ewaso Nyiro always calming to the ear and invites an easy siesta. Great game drives at Buffalo springs and Samburu parks. Grevy zebras, Somali Ostrich and Gerenuk easy spotting at the park. Crocodile feeding every evening to prime your appetite for a sumptuous diner. Meet Sospeter, Josphat and Edwin and your stay... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's about a 6 hour drive from Nairobi. we took a break in Nanyuki for breakfast. It's a beautiful drive though, the road is perfect for any car. The lodge is 8kms from the main road and even a saloon can pass comfortably. The staff at Shaba have got to be the best I have ever encountered. Every single one... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I say the accommodation was average, I would at least point out that it's reasonable for the price. The location on the game reserve is gorgeous. Almost jungle like with thatched roof hut style rooms along the river dotted with crocodiles. There was little brooks running through the property down to the river with bridges and footpaths that wind... More 

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Africa
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in this quite arid and remote location. The rooms are nice with good views of the river where elephants frequent to quench thirst and to bathe. The natural springs flowing through the compound and the small forest make you feel as though you are in the real jungle.

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Josphat N, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking time to visit Sarova Shaba. We are glad you enjoyed our environment and service. It will be nice to have you visit again. We welcome you back. Kind regards More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Came here to have business workshops but also had fun, drinks at the bar at the middle of the night watching crocodiles. A bit tough to get there, bumpy roads, airport was far away, but no mosquitos, clean, kind, all great for both family and business.

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Josphat N, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us. We are glad your stay was enjoyable. We are delighted to receive your feedback and we look forward to hosting you again More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Beautiful grounds, good food and very friendly helpful staff. The pool was lovely after a hot day of game drives. We went on 2 game drives per day, morning and late afternoon. On our return, we were greeted by a staff member with moist, eucalyptus scented wash cloths to freshen up after a hot game drive!

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Josphat N, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for those kind remarks. We appreciate that you found time to write about your experience. We look forward to hosting you again. Karibu tena More 

Meru Town, Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

the sarova shaba game lodge was our second part of the honeymoon and we enjoyed the experience immensely.the highlight of the trip was the beautiful rooms the lovely food and the nice swimming pool that is an architectural masterpiece.the cheeky monkeys and the ewaso river .the chefs were particularly involved in the hosting experience and were courteous and the food... More 

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Josphat N, Manager at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at Sarova Shaba. We are glad we were able to add sweet memories to that special day. We look forward to hosting you in your annivesary not only then but in the near future. Karibu sana na asante More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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Additional Information about Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Address: Valley Road, Shaba National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Shaba National Reserve
Price Range: $184 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Shaba Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 85
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Sarova Shaba Game Hotel Shaba National Reserve
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Kenya/Shaba National Reserve
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