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 un-spoilt environment, far from the beaten tracks but very close to the wildlife. Owned and operated by Saruni in the Masai Mara, Saruni Samburu has been facilitated by the Northern Rangeland Trust (Nrt), an umbrella organization developed by Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to promote tourism and conservation in Northern Kenya.
There are six villas (four of them are large family villas with two separate bedrooms each and two spectacular bathrooms), two large swimming pools with dramatic views over Samburuland, a waterhole that attract elephant, reticulated giraffe, zebra, oryx and all the species that make Kalama so special.
Saruni Samburu’s villas offer a unique panoramic view over looking the vast Samburuland, our Saruni waterhole or the magnificent Mathews Range. Each villa has a spacious sitting area and dining area for private dinners, a large and open verandah and a fridge stocked with cold refreshments. Enjoy an outdoor shower whilst gazing at the stars or soak up your safari memories in our bathtubs with a view.
At Saruni we believe in the importance of good, healthy and tasty meals. Our cuisine has a strong Italian flavor, but we also love to experiment with the great ingredients that are found in Kenya, especially fish and vegetables. We can easily accommodate vegetarians and guests who have special requests. Kudu House is the large common dining area.