Saruni Rhino

Saruni Rhino is situated in the wild and undiscovered northern frontier of Kenya in the Sera Community Conservancy, a vast untouched wilderness of more than 350,000 hectares. The camp offers East Africa's first rhino tracking experience, a uniquely thrilling walking safari that also allows the participants to actively contribute to the protection of the rhinos. Sera is the first community conservancy in Africa to own and operate a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered black rhino. Presently the sanctuary provides state-of-the-art protection for 15 black rhino in total; 10 who were translocated from other areas of Kenya in 2015, and 5 who have since been born in the Sanctuary.

Rhino tracking Pool area at Saruni Rhino Rhino at Saruni Rhino

The camp is comprised of three rustic stone cottages known as 'bandas' - 2 double units and 1 family unit - sleeping a total of 8 guests. There is also a main 'mess' cottage for dining and relaxing. Nestled amidst swaying doum palms dotted along a dry river bed, Saruni Rhino has sweeping views of the nearby waterhole and dramatic landscape that is so typical in the north of Kenya. There is also a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the surrounding landscape. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of wildlife from the comfort of their cottage's sandy veranda where anything from elephant, Grevy's zebra, impala, hyena and a host of birdlife can be spotted drinking from the waterhole. The dry river bed is the camp's evening restaurant where a torch-lit bush dinner is served under the vast African skies.

Whilst staying at the camp is an experience in itself, the main draw is of course the endangered black rhino. Guests of the camp receive a 'thrill-of-a-lifetime' experience tracking the black rhino by vehicle and on foot accompanied by an expert Saruni guide and a highly trained Sera Community Conservancy ranger. Coming in such close proximity to a rhino does not get more thrilling!

The adventure doesn't stop there though, with further plentiful wildlife opportunities and experiences including game drives to spot the Samburu specials (oryx, gerenuk, ostrich, Grevy's Zebra, reticulated giraffe), elephants, antelope, buffalo and a plethora of birdlife.

Getting There

In the Sera Conservancy in northern Kenya there are two private airstrips that can be used by chartered aircrafts and helicopters. For all other internal flights, the nearest airstrip is Kalama which is a 2 hours' game drive from the camp.

Activities

Rhino tracking on foot (payable extra), game drives, waterhole sightings, swimming in natural rock infinity pool, bird watching, guided bush walks, sundowners, nearby singing wells visit, sunset Lugga Walks and visits to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (payable extra).

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