Samburu game Lodge is set in 10 acres of pristine riverine forest on the western bank of the Uaso Nyiro River within the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya at an altitude of 857 meters above sea level.
The sun baked landscape is breathtaking with surrounding mountains shimmering on the horizon as temperatures rise. To the west, the sheer sided slopes of majestic Ol Olokwe Mountain form a perfect back drop to any photograph.
Large herds of elephant are seen along the river’s banks which are much favoured by crocodiles and there are sightings of lion, cheetah, leopard and much else besides. Bird life abounds, a seeming a nomaly given the harsh climate, but then nature in the wild is always full of delightful surprises.
All cottages, rooms and suites numbering 61 in total, are decorated using the finest materials and fabrics. All accommodations have en suite bathrooms, some with baths, and all have private balconies overlooking the river.
There are several family rooms. One room has been custom designed to accommodate the special needs of physically challenged persons.
The restaurant is designed in distinct African style overlooking the Uaso Nyiro river and can accommodate 120 guests. Diners are entertained by a Samburu flute player.
This bar is on the level of the river bank to allow close viewing of crocodile, monitor lizards and sometimes elephant and leopard on the opposite bank. Towards sunset each day, bait is put out to attract crocodiles to within feet of watchers, but in conditions of perfect safety.
The bar is a reflection of Samburu's abundant and unique bird life and is opened through out the day and evening over looking the river.