Location: Samburu, Northern Frontier, Kenya
The 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, guided by Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture, the safari experience at Saruni Samburu is intimate and truly exceptional.
Uniqueness of this Camp
Open all year round, and the only Lodge in over 200, 000 acres of unspoiled wilderness of Kalama Conservancy. Saruni Samburu is the first and most exclusive design lodge of its kind in Kenya. By visiting Saruni Samburu, you are directly giving back to the community who protects this beautiful land, improving their quality of life, while at the same time encouraging the purpose for conservation.
It uses eco-design in an architecturally fascinating and innovative way, where it is built into and around a giant volcanic rock face, high up with unbelievable views. It is open and spacious, blending in to and becoming a part of the natural surrounding environment. It is bold, dramatic, beautiful and truly unique.
Villa One: is a large family villa with two separate en suite bedrooms joined by a spacious living room and verandah. Fantastic for families with young children, ensuite bathrooms with bath tubs and outdoor showers, open verandah with a fire place to keep away the chill on the cool Samburu nights, spacious sitting and dining area, great for private dinners. Villa 1 is accessible by car and is only a short walk from Kudu House – the main lodge.
Villa Two: (Family Villa, two standard double Villas) is biggest and most spacious villa, perfect for families or for two separate groups of guests and can be used exclusively as a large family villa with two separate en-suite bedrooms. It can be booked as two separate entities for two different groups of guests. The villa has a spacious sitting, dining area for private dinners, a large, open verandah and a fridge stocked with cold refreshments. The beautiful uninterrupted views, outdoor showers and luxurious rooms will not disappoint. Villa 2, a short walk down the main pathway to Kudu House, the main lodge, and to the bottom infinity pool and the Samburu Wellbeing Space. Amenities are same as the Villa 1.
Villa Three (Standard Double Villa) (1 ROOM): is a standard villa with one large, open bedroom, a spectacular en suite bathroom with a bath tub, outdoor shower. A spacious sitting area, dining area for private dinners, a large and open veranda and a fridge stocked with cold refreshments. Perfect for a couple’s romantic escape or group of three, this villa has a unique character and style which blends it into the surroundings.
Villa Four is a large family villa with two separate en-suite bedrooms joined by a spacious living room and verandah. Villa Four is brilliant for families or a group of friends, with incredible views from each room, large bathrooms with private outdoor showers and a wonderful open living area for relaxing and private dinners. This villa is a short walk to both infinity pools – the bottom pool and the Samburu Wellbeing Space, and the top pool with the most unbelievable infinite view. It is further away from Kudu House, the main lodge, than Villa One, Two and Three, but it is still only a short walk down the path.
Villa Five is a single villa with one bedroom and a spacious living area and verandah, and is known as Saruni Samburu’s Honeymoon Suite. Villa Five has been written about in numerous publications as the room with the most beautiful view and the most amazing room in Africa. This villa is built onto the edge of a hillside around the natural rock formations, making you feel as if you are on top of the world and still tucked within the beautiful surroundings.
The panoramic views of the wilderness below are enjoyed from the elegant bedroom and verandah, the luxurious en-suite bathroom and the spacious living and dining area. Villa Five has a special, secluded dining deck for romantic, private meals. It is about a 7 minute walk to Kudu House, the main lodge area, and is very close to the top infinity pool.
Villa Six can be booked exclusively as a family unit, or separately as single villas for two different groups of guests. It has its own, different style and location. It is the furthest room from Kudu House, the main lodge, and the closest to the top infinity pool. It has its own unique and beautiful view, as it is facing the magnificent Mathews Range of northern mountains, unlike the other villas.
The two bedrooms lead on to spectacular bathrooms with indoor and private outdoor showers. Great for families, a group of friends, or as a single villa, the villa has a spacious sitting and dining area for private dinners, a large verandah overlooking the unending view and a fridge stocked with cold refreshments.
Villa Amenities: private verandah, Fridge with refreshments, Private living area, Hairdryer (avail on request), Fan, Free Wi-Fi connectivity in common areas, Organic soaps & lotions , Wake-up service, 24hr security , Hot & cold water, Bathrobes, mosquito net, room safe, bath, sun beds & umbrellas and water dispenser.
Camp Amenities: 24-hour Security, bar, barbeque facilities, battery charging facilities, communal dining, eco-friendly, internet access (Complimentary), kiddies club, laundry service (Complimentary), meal on request, mobile connectivity, pool, private vehicle available, restaurant, secure parking & spa, baby-sitting service, credit card, room service (24hrs).
Lodge Activities: Big 5 game viewing, bird watching, game viewing hide, game walks, gourmet picnic, high Tea, massages, night drives, walks (Guided).
Activities Nearby: Adrenaline Activities, animal encounters, bird watching, child friendly activities, cultural Tours, game viewing drives, helicopter scenic flights, hiking, rock climbing, scenic flights and walks(guided).