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Sabuk Lodge
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

I just wanted to say that the review by the person who thought it was terrible because the water in the bath was brown tells you a lot more about the reviewer's expectations than the lodge, which is impeccable. We took our grandchildren to Kenya because we wanted them to enjoy a genuine safari experience. We first went to a tented camp with canvas bucket showers and then to Sabuk for a bit of luxury before going back to the wild. It was perfect and Verity adapted the activities to suit our needs. The children went jumping in the rock pools [very brown water] and caught fish with the guides and then they gave me a mud bath. Great fun.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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NewAfriTerr, Guest Relations Manager at Sabuk Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

Dear Ginger,
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences about Sabuk Lodge - and we have to admit your response did make us chuckle too - thank you for adding your personal thoughts. We believe in providing an authentic and real experience that throws you into the heart of Africa, it's a different kind of 'luxury', and we are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Sabuk. We hope you visit Kenya, and Sabuk Lodge, again soon...
Thanks again and all the best wishes for 2014,
Kirsty (New African Territories) Verity and the team at Sabuk

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Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stayed at Sabuk in September 2011. The lodge is beautiful and we were lucky enough to experience this part of laikipia in the rain. The lodge primarily offers walking, camel safaris and cultural experiences. Because we are from Kenya we did not do the cultural side but lots of walking and a camel safari. The whole experience was fantastic. Verity and het team are great. The walking is mind blowing - views forever of a very unspoilt part of Kenya. The food was lovely as well. The final day was a real highlight with a day by the river and picnic lunch - hammocks had been set out for us to relax in after/before lunch. Then as it got cooler we headed back to thte lodge on camel back. Very very fun. Truly recommended to anyone....

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 26, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Sabuk in September 2010 as part of our honeymoon on safari in Kenya. We absolutely loved Kenya and the experience of being on safari (both walking safari at Sabuk and driving safari in the Masai Mara) and we loved staying at Sabuk. We have never before come to the end of our stay anywhere in the world and truly felt sad to be leaving and moving on. We felt that the day we left Sabuk. Verity is a wonderful hostess and her hospitality is fantastic. The food and drinks were also truly fantastic. Our guides - Robert and Kumbau were amazing and we loved walking with them each morning and evening coming across elephants or tracking a lioness and her cubs. We are looking into our trip back there again next year!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2010

Ann and I spent five memorable days and nights in this remarkable lodge which uniquely combines rusticity and 1st class luxury and cuisine. We loved the extraordinary units perched on cliff edge high above the river canyon and wide open to the rising sun, the pools, great wildlife hikes, camel treks, full scale English grilled breakfasts in the bush, camel treks, diverse and delicious cuisine, wonderful guides (Lucas and Gus in our case) and the unsurpassed, gracious English-African hospitality proffered by Verity Williams. Before arriving, we wondered if five days would be too much. As it turned out, we regretted having to leave.

Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

We stayed at Sabuk at the beginning of August 2010 - thats me and my wife and our two children aged 14 and 12 and we had a wonderful time during our 3 night stay. Its quite remote as we had about an hours flight from Nairobi to loisaba then an hours jeep transfer.

The lodge is set in lovely rolling hills with a river in the valley bottom which you could hear from all the rooms. There are 8 rooms i think - our family had two rooms. Ours opened straight out onto the hillside so basically we had a mosquito net over our beds then nothing else between us and the outside world - its important to bear that in mind as one of our kids was a bit frightened by that initially (it being our first ever safari) but got used to it by the end. The rooms have a stunning location and of course are reasonably basic to reflect the remote location. Ours had plenty of space though and waking each morning as the sun rose and hearing the river was a briliant experience.

Verity Williams runs the show and is a wonderful lady. what she doesnt know about that part of the world isnt worth knowing and she and her staff looked after us really well.

This area doesnt have the quantity of game like the Mara and its more difficult to spot but its somehow more intimate. We did two camel safari's which were wonderful plus walking safari's and fishing in the river. I would definitely recommend the camel safaris - our kids loved them. We didnt see anyone else during our time there which was nice when compared to the multitude of jeeps at the Mara. There were only 10 guests staying when we were there which included us 4. The food is amazing, some of the best that we had on our trip to africa and the seychelles. We also liked the little touches - verity waved us off and welcomed us back after each drive, the breakfasts set up in the bush, the whole staff welcoming us when we arrived and left, delivering wine and drinks down to the riverside while we fished and our trip to the local Samburu village when we met the family of some of our guides.

Our two guides looked after us amazingly well during our time there and most of the staff have worked with Verity for 30 or 40 years which says a lot. Even when our guides dropped us off at the airstrip for our flight t the Mara they still waited and waved us off even though they didnt have to. Its those small personal touches that make Sabuk and its people stand out. We were really sad to leave at the end of our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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