SAMBURU & NORTHERN KENYA

Far away up in the North, Kenya is expansive, unexplored but rich in color. Every day, the sun seems to be smiling down on this part of Kenya. It brings forth light and heat that revitalizes the sights and sounds of Northern Kenya.With a variety of accommodations in the Conservancies, Parks & Reserves of Northern Kenya, below are our selected places that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Sarara

Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Sarara
Sarara means “meeting place” in the Samburu language. Here, the mountains meet the desert, providing vital water sources to the indigenous people and the wild creatures that inhabit the land—elephants, leopards, giraffes, and dik-dik, to name a few. Near camp, an ancient watering site known as the singing wells draws Samburu families, who meet during the dry season to dig wells for their cattle. Sarara Camp represents a collaborative venture with the local community, and the Samburu are an integral part of daily life here, serving as guides on game drives, bush walks, and village visits. And when you’re not exploring the bush with these knowledgeable guides, the lodge beckons with its infinity pool and cozy terraces, where you can gaze out at the great amphitheater of the Mathews and soak up the timeless beauty of East Africa.

Saruni Samburu

Kalama Conservancy

Saruni Samburu
Saruni Samburu’s six luxury, eco-chic villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kalama Conservancy and Mount Kenya. As the only lodge in over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness teeming with wildlife to explore exclusively, and guided by Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture, the safari experience at Saruni Samburu is intimate and truly exceptional.

Sasaab

Samburu Reserve

Sasaab
Sasaab is close to the Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserves, in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. It’s a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals from huge majestic elephant to lion, leopard and cheetah and the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich. Sasaab prides itself on its hospitality and our friendly and attentive staff strive to make every guests’ experience unforgettable. The architecture of Sasaab follows strong Moroccan design principles, in which African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine Moroccan-styled rooms is over 100m² with an enormous open-air bathroom and private plunge pool. From the veranda, guests can take in the remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. Its position on the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe.

Elephant Watch Camp

Samburu Reserve

Elephant Watch Camp
Elephant Watch Camp is a luxury tented camp with the highest eco-credentials, located in Samburu National Reserve. A favourite haunt of wildlife enthusiasts, filmmakers, and opinion-shapers, it’s one of the few places where wild elephants slide so close by to the side of your vehicle that you can reach out and touch them.

Elephant Bedroom Camp

Samburu Reserve

Elephant Bedroom Camp
Situated along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River, Elephant Bedroom Camp - Samburu is located in Samburu Game Reserve. Offering luxurious tents, the property features a spa and pool. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.Surrounded by nature, each tent is equipped with a seating area and electric kettle. Free toiletries and shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom.
Guests can enjoy guided walking tour. Other services such as an airport shuttle or laundry can be arranged upon request at a charge. Free private parking is possible on site. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes at the restaurant. Room service can also be arranged upon request.

Samburu Intrepids

Samburu Reserve

Samburu Intrepids
Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Samburu offers fully furnished, thatched-roof tents. It has an outdoor pool, and guided safari drives are offered twice a day. The spacious tents at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp come with a 4-poster bed with a mosquito net. Each has mahogany furniture and wooden floors. All have a modern, private bathroom with a double vanity and a flush toilet.
Buffet-style meals are served at the camp’s restaurant, which opens onto a river-facing terrace. Afternoon tea is also available.
Guests can join guided bush walks in the morning. Relaxing massage treatments can be scheduled, and there is a playground for younger guests.

Sasaab

Samburu Reserve

Sasaab
Sasaab is close to the Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserves, in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. It’s a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals from huge majestic elephant to lion, leopard and cheetah and the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich. Sasaab prides itself on its hospitality and our friendly and attentive staff strive to make every guests’ experience unforgettable. The architecture of Sasaab follows strong Moroccan design principles, in which African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine Moroccan-styled rooms is over 100m² with an enormous open-air bathroom and private plunge pool. From the veranda, guests can take in the remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. Its position on the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Samburu Reserve

Ashnil Samburu Camp
Ashnil Samburu Camp is located within the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve. It features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers, a garden and a lounge bar offering views of the African savannah.The modern tents are fitted with parquet floors, a mosquito net, wardrobe and a seating area. Each tent features a decked terrace with views of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Ashnil Samburu’s restaurant offers a view of the river and serves a variety of menus comprising of oriental, traditional and international cuisines. A bush breakfast or picnic lunch box is available upon request.A range of activities are available upon request and comprise of game drives, nature walks and a cultural visit to the Samburu Village. Guest may relax and enjoy a massage at a fee.
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