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Saruni Samburu

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic trip stayed 4 nights. Well looked after and Yohan the manager was there sending us off on our game drive and also when we returned a really nice touch. Our Guide Andrew was a real attribute to our trip and made such a difference with good knowledge and friendly. We saw a fair bit of game although...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last word when it comes to a view that will make you inhale quickly and exhale slowly! If you are looking for a happy place in Africa, you can stop looking... this might just be possibly the best view from any room in east Africa. Perched atop a hill overlooking the Kalama community conservancy, this five-star safari lodge resort...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saruni Samburu is an exceptional and different lodge. The drive up the granite rock is unusual and brings one to the Moroccan style Reception where the Manager and his wife greet you. Johan and Zöe are outstanding hosts. The rooms are large and elegantly appointed, the view over the Kalama Conservancy being the outstanding feature. The food is tasty Italian...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a solo traveler and was first time flying to Africa, but I didn't feel insecure or lonely at all. I am glad that I have stayed at Saruni Samburu. Staff there was always with great smile and reachable when in need. I also heard lot of good things about Saruni from other guests who've been to different lodges...

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge has a magnificent setting atop a ridge with great views to the west. Each cabin is located right on the edge of the cliff. Our rooms were spacious with a sitting room, a deck, a bedroom, and a bathroom, all with super views. The staff is very good; courteous and efficient. Benson, Kennedy, and company do a great...

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Tanzania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Samburu Saruni is a beautiful lodge in stunning northern Kenya. While our tent was nice, we felt the lodge lacked friendly service, there was little attention to detail and we were very disappointed in the meals. We went out two morning into the park and both mornings, we were served the same packed breakfast - simple, lacking in creativity and...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second stay here, and once again, we were blown away by the stunning location, and the sheer set up of the lodge. Hands down, it would have to be one of my favourite lodges in Kenya, if not Africa. Each room is so unique, but sharing the same feature - incredible views. January is a hot time to be...

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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Such nice staff, stunning views, rooms built into the mountains. Our guides Sami and Ben were amazing, unfortunately we were unlucky that day with game but we still saw 4 cheetahs and many elephants. I highly recommend combing this hotel with Saruni Mara.

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

First off, the best thing about Saruni Samburu is the staff! What a lovely, professional, attentive and caring group of people, they were very informed in their etiquette and always had the biggest, sweetest smiles on their faces! Moreover, the food was excellent, a familiar Italian cuisine with a delightful East African/Kenyan twist. The rooms are out of this world,...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Saruni Samburu not only has the best views, their food and service is exceptional. The management and staff are there to meet every need usually before you think of it. Saruni must have the best training program for their employees, as their service is the best I have ever experienced. Don't miss this place!

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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 

Additional Information about Saruni Samburu

Address: 1 Kalama Road | Kalama Area, Samburu National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Samburu District > Samburu National Reserve
Price Range: $864 - $1,489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Saruni Samburu 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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Saruni Samburu Hotel Kalama Wildlife Conservancy
Saruni Samburu Kenya/Samburu National Reserve
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“Room 5 Was fantastic but I think all rooms offer the beautiful view of Africa”
 of 5 bubbles leighcat, 3 days ago | Read review
“All rooms are exceptional!”
  • Sundeck
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 of 5 bubbles Upepo71, 1 week ago | Read review
“I spotted an elephant from villa 5. Also friendly leopard called Ugari sometimes may show up near by the SPA or villa 5.”
 of 5 bubbles Masayo1208, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“the best room with an incredible view is at the top near the swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles Tanzania_10, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“6 faces East - so cooler. 3 & 5 are doubles. All the others are 2 Bdrm, with a shared lounge area. 1 & 2 are closest to the mess area.”
 of 5 bubbles roadwarriorafrica, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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