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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A good resort on top of a rocky hill with superb views.Very personalised service where guests are greeted by the couple who manage the property on arrival and after each safari and are encouraged to lunch and dine together.The rooms are excitingly with superb views, but could do with a luggage rack! It would help if the villas were numbered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Review from Spain. A pleasure for your eyes and your ears. Location on the top of the mountain looking straight to the sabannah is priceless. Being in heaven must be similar to this experience. We stayed at the family willa where from we could hear leopards while having a shower outdoors. The owners we kind and very nice always caring... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place, great rooms, great food, really kind staff and amazing guides! A wonderful experience and I would definitely go back. The view from the lodge is incredible and you can enjoy watching Kalama from the best view point. Two beautiful swimming pools if you want to relax between game drives and a relaxing spa.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first safari experience and truly set the bar for any future experiences. We knew our accommodation was pretty special when we booked it but we were unprepared for how truly unique and stunning it really was. I actually got a little emotional when we first stepped into our villa and saw the views!! But it wasn't all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were two families staying at Saruni Samburu and we all agreed that it was an amazing experience. The view was breathtaking, the rooms were fantastic and the staff were truly incredible. Everything felt customized to fit all your needs, even those you didn't know you had!

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Louisville, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can't even begin to describe how incredible the staff are at Saruni. Our guide (and Samburu warrior), Lapayon, made the whole experience that much more special. He is so knowledgable about his people and the game in the Reserve. We didn't come up with a question he couldn't answer. The staff at the lodge are also amazing, willing at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saruni Samburu is located in the Samburu region and is a full luxury lodge. From the moment you are greeted by the staff you realize that you are in a special place. The rooms more like a small villa are very confortable and have everything you need. Our guide Sambara was extremely patient with all our questions. He treated us... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three nights and four days at this amazing Safari Camp in June. Everything was impeccable - the staff, the food, the rooms, the views, the guides, and the game drives - EVERYTHING. I fell in love with the area - just sitting and looking out from the rooms is a magical experience. I went with my mother who... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic review. I agree, just sitting and looking at this amazing landscape is a pleasure. We look forward to have you back to Saruni soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we just finished 5 days/4nights at this incredible place. Part of what enticed us was the Italian cuisine and beautiful lodge and rooms. We were not disappointed. The views are amazing, the hospitality incredible, the animal sightings unbelievable and the staff the highlight! we wanted a place where we could decompress and this was perfect. Johan and Zoey were great... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this fantastic review and I'm very glad that you interacted so well with all our team and had such a great experience. As you rightly say, the hospitality is a big part of the experience on safari. We look forward to have you back one day! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are planning for a honeymoon destination, a place to retreat, to catch up with a friend or introduce family to Africa in style, Saruni is what you are looking for. We spent a memorable week with them in Samburu (our favorite) and Masai Mara. My wife (of 22 years) and I found a new bond and met great... More 

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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: $898 - $3,350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saruni Samburu 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Saruni Samburu Hotel Kalama Wildlife Conservancy
Saruni Samburu Kenya/Samburu National Reserve
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