Hi all !,
This is my most favorite Lodge and reserve !
We have stayed here twice, as the first time wasn´t enough,(mind it still isn´t ) ! We stayed here for 2 nights again, 2 safari drives each day,( inclusive of the 1on our arrival)Plus a long 1 on the day that we left !
The Lodge is great in every way, we have stayed as 2 people and a group of 3 people, the rooms were big enough for the 3 of us with no problems.
The lodges had single beds ,wardrobe of sorts,nice size bathroom, and still a good amount of space left for all your things.
The lodges were all decorated nicely and were comfortable,even out on the veranda.
The mossy nets pulled down every night for us and the rooms were kept spotless by the staff each day.
The views from the lodges, over looking the river and up to the mountains are fantastic, you feel that you are out there, in the middle of know where with out a soul around you,(free as a bird.)
I wish i was back there again now !
The staff here catered for your every need, they can not do enough for you, if you need anything or ask for help for anything, it is done there and then ! You could not ask for more!
Again, the staff really look after the children, they love having them there, I did notice, My 12 yr old son had all the drinks and food first from the staff before we could even order our drinks! (it felt good to have 5 mins,just for someone else to play mam for a bit) !
They do try to encourage the children ( on the parents OK first) to get involved with feeding the birds in the morning, to watch the wild life( from the safety of the wall) over looking the river and for anything else that they think the children would like to do of interest for them !
I can not praise the staff enough here for everything that they do.
I love to hear Jambo first thing in the morning, from any member of staff, it puts a smile on your face first thing, and it lasts all day(Jambos as well) ! lol
The Safari drives here are out of this world,We saw more here on each occasion, than on all the other locations on our Safari´s,inclusive of the Masi Mara !
I know this reserve is smaller than allot of the others, but then it does condense the wildlife in that smaller area, getting to view more in your time span.
The animals seem to be on every bend in every direction, and in greater numbers, plus you get to see animals like the Reticulated Giraffe,Oryx, Genuk and the Grevys Zebra, I know you can see these animals in most places, but the different species are great !
The roads to the reserve are bad,from which ever direction you come from, but it is definitely worth it !
On my next safari i will add Samburu again,as i can´t get enough of this place, mind you can´t go wrong either !
I hope this helps in trying to arrange your next safari !!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the fertile banks of the Uaso Nyiro River at an altitude of 700 meters, in the center of the Samburu Game Reserve Kenya, Samburu Serena Safari Lodge echoes the robust rhythms of river front life. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Samburu Serena Safari Hotel Samburu National Reserve
- Samburu Serena Safari Lodge Kenya/Samburu National Reserve