Saruni Samburu

Located north of Samburu National Reserve in Kenya's wild north, Saruni Samburu is a 'design' lodge surrounded by 240,000 acres of private wildlife conservancy. Perched on a spectacular viewpoint with an all-round view of Northern Kenya all the way to the snow-covered Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu has 6 villas, a lounge, dining room and two infinity pools, with the lodge overlooking a waterhole where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, Oryx and Grevy's zebra gather to drink.

Breakfast at Mount Ololokwe excursion Samburu elephant Dancing with the Samburu

Game drives take place in the Kalama Conservancy and Samburu National Reserve, and cultural immersion programs offer genuine insight into the ways of the Samburu people.

Saruni Samburu offers 6 villas (4 of which are large family villas) with luxurious interiors, open-sided walls and canvas-shaded decks. Saruni Samburu is renowned for delicious cuisine and each villa has its own dining area, offering self-contained privacy and magnificent views.

Getting There

Kalama Airstrip is a 30 minute drive from the lodge.


Day & night game drives, guided bush walks, cultural visits, bush meals, sundowners, visit to Elephant Sanctuary (payable extra), bird watching, stargazing, photographic hide in front of waterhole, visits to caves with historic Rock Art, tracking excursions up Mt.Ololokwe (payable extra), and Warriors Academy (special course in bush skills, animal tracking and guiding).

Read what our previous clients thought of Saruni Samburu

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Cameron Lloyd and Stacey Humphrey

Unique setting with excellent service

02/10/2019 Read full trip review

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Robert & Susan Conway

Again a wonderful & beautiful lodge with amazing views from the mountain top. Private reserve was very dry & hot (38 c), so we travelled to the main Samburu reserve. Again excellent guide in John, with the highlight of tracking 4 cheetahs for 2.5 hours; witnessing a grants gazelle kill with no other vehicles around. Great food & staff. Only downside was the difficult climb/ walk to our room for my…

25/02/2019 Read full trip review

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