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Saruni Samburu

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Osnabruck, Germany
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lodge staff were very nice and helpful. Communication before I arrived was friendly and prompt. I met the CEO Ricardo and his wife, we had a lovely evening. The rooms were spacious and luxurious. And the view just spectacular. A free massage was included. I would love to return. Staying here was one of the best experiences during my...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were so many excellent aspects of the camp but firstly the sheer location is what makes Saruni stand out. Perched on a rocky hill face the view goes on for miles. To be able to sit on a veranda and look onto the vast Samburu lands was truly spectacular. I'm a fussy eater and one of my main concerns...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm probably a little spoilt. Some years ago I went with Nomad on a mobile safari following the annual migration in the Serengeti. I saw just about every key African animal from every conceivable angle. When I decided to go on safari with my eighteen year old son at Easter, weather across East Africa wasn't in our favour. So after...

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Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin. This one of the most memorable vacations my family has ever taken. The level of service, the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the food, the attention to detail, and the amazing guides all added up to a trip that will never be forgotten! I had a hard time writing "Friendliness of the...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 3 night in the beginning of April. There is no place like Saruni and its all because of the people. Nicole, Benson, James, Simon, Moses and many others made us feel like family. This has to be one of the most luxurious places I have ever stayed. It was a refresher to my...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very tranquil place and with a bit of luck you can see good game. The place is on a rock, the views are fantastic. The showers were amazing with an option to enjoy under the stars. The service and hospitality was great. Food was wonderful,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my 60th with a trip to Kenya January this year! it was my first! Started in Mombasa relaxing time meeting new people discovering a new culture saw turtles hatching awesome and then the last week divided between Saruni Samburu and Saruni Rhino! well , when we were met at the Park's Airstrip by our guide Lepayon waiting in...

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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

I felt very privileged to have spent time here with wonderful hosts - Nicole and Benson, plus knowledgeable guides Joseph and James. From fantastic food, accommodation, panoramic views and wild life to a willingness to accommodate guests ideas for adventure, my family and my holiday was wonderful.

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and thank you for your words about our wonderful team (both the guides and the team at the lodge). We look forward to have you back.

Barkway, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 9, 2017

We stayed as a family of 4 for 3 nights the beginning of April. We had Villa number one which was fantastic. The views are breath taking and the room enormous! Beautifully decorated and lovely little personal touches. The food was delicious although 3 courses for lunch and dinner was too much for us! Our Samburu guides Joseph and James...

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for the great feedback about Nicole and her team. I'm sorry about your daughter and I hope you can come back in the future. I have taken note of your point about 3 course meals...

San Diego, California
Reviewed March 31, 2017

This was a mother/daughters first time trip to Africa/Kenya. We were overwhelmed with the sheer beauty of this property, awe-inspiring views of elephants, impeccable service, and a staff who are well trained and wonderful, sincere people. Daily safaris were breath-taking, thanks to a superb guide. A special compliment to Nicole who helped me immensely with her resourcefulness and to Kennedy...

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Samburu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and I'm very glad that our team - especially Kennedy - made you feel so welcome. Kennedy is a very good man! We look forward to have you back in the future.

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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 

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: $1,130 - $2,072 (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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“All the rooms are great”
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Henning_All, yesterday | Read review
“All rooms are unique and amazing. Choose one that fits your group size”
JustinS702, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The expansive vistas from our rooms (family suite) were amazing.”
430globaltraveller, Mar 31, 2017 | Read review
“All are good, if walking is an issue let them know as some rooms are far from the dining area.”
KathyF160, Mar 29, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have excellent views.”
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