Saruni Samburu - a luxury safari lodge in Samburu land 

Saruni Samburu is located at the heart of the Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, tucked within the Girgir Group Ranch in Samburu land. 

A luxury lodge in the sprawling Samburu wilderness

Roughly seven kilometers from the Northern border of the Samburu National Reserve, this unique region borders other notable areas of outstanding beauty, including Ngutuk Ongiron to the west and the Namunyak Community Conservation Trust to the north. 

Kalama acts as a crucial migratory landscape in Kenya, where herds of wildlife roam between different conservation areas. 

With plenty of families and single villas, Saruni Samburu's family-friendly and relaxed atmosphere is perfect for many different types of travelers. 

Guest spaces melt effortlessly into the rocky landscape, blending modern, luxurious style with warm, traditional Kenyan features.  

There is a wide range of activities allowing you to explore the beautiful, untamed environment, including safari experiences where you can explore the landscape by vehicle or foot. 

Some of the activities on offer include day and night game drives, cultural village visits, helicopter excursions, visits to local caves, and warrior courses, just to name a few. 

Treat yourself to massages and treatments at the well-being space, home to expert therapists and stunning views of grazing animals. Make use of the two luxurious infinity pools, and ask your Samburu warrior guides about Kalama and beyond. 

The lodge is the perfect place for photographers, with an extensive state-of-the-art hide by a watering hole providing the perfect opportunity to photograph elephants and other animals up close.

A heard of elephants are walking in front of a safari vehicle in the bush.

The Lodge

Saruni Samburu offers six luxury villas looking out onto the beautiful Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, and these sumptuous rooms blend effortlessly into the rocky outcrop of clay red and green plains. The Family Villas are truly spectacular, with the ultimate in first-class facilities, including two large en-suite bedrooms, outdoor showers, and a fire-lit veranda with uninterrupted views over the vast plains. Enjoy large living and dining areas and double vanity bathrooms designed to make your stay extra comfortable.  

Single Villas boast the same facilities in a one-bedroom setup. Single Villa Five is the famous honeymoon suite built into the edge of a hillside, with a romantic canopy bed overlooking the striking landscape and just a fence and roof separating you from the environment. Renowned as one of the most incredible rooms in all of Africa, this is the ultimate retreat for honeymooners.  

The Italian-inspired cuisine at Saruni uses fresh, local ingredients with a daily three-course set menu. The lodge offers communal dining hosted by the staff, and you can also request in-room private dining. Picnic breakfasts by the river and bush dinners accompanied by dancers are unique, memorable experiences. 

Facilities & Dining

You can spend your free time in the infinity pools, photographer’s hide, wellbeing space, and the communal area with stunning views. 

Enjoy fresh Italian-inspired cuisine in a range of beautiful locations, and don't miss the spectacular sundowner.

How a stay at this lodge makes your trip more responsible

Saruni Samburu works alongside the Northern Rangelands Trust to improve the welfare of the local Samburu people who own the Kalama Conservation Area, providing them with income generated by tourism for the first time in their history. This additionally encourages conservation efforts, while the lodge itself has a strong commitment to eco-friendly operations.

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