Saruni Samburu is located in a 240,000 acre private wildlife conservancy just north of Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve. Perched at the top of the Kalama Mountains, the lodge has a spectacular view all around of northern Kenya and offers a first-class safari experience in a pristine wilderness environment, miles away from any other visitor.

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Saruni Samburu features only six luxury, eco-chic cottages, making it perfect for those looking for quiet luxury accommodations off the beaten path. Each villa at Saruni Samburu embodies its own layout and style, but all come outfitted with private seating and dining areas, spacious en-suite bathrooms with soaking bathtubs, and wall-less boundaries leading out onto expansive viewing decks hanging over the precipice of the natural rock formations. Two single villas are ideal for a couple or group of three traveling together, while two family cottage provide two bedrooms for families or groups of friends. An additional two Family and Single cottages can be converted from a spacious villa for large families or two separate accommodations for two different groups of guests.

At the heart of Saruni Samburu is the main lodge, where two large infinity swimming pools overlook multiple waterholes that are frequented by a variety of wildlife, including the famous Samburu Elephant. There is also an onsite Samburu Wellbeing space where guests can indulge in massage and beauty treatments at the hands of Italian-trained specialists between safari activities. Cuisine at Saruni Samburu is Italian-inspired, but the chef makes every effort to incorporate Kenyan specialties, especially fish and local vegetables. Some of the most memorable experiences at Saruni Samburu take place over meals, whether recounting the day’s adventures over dinner, enjoying a bush dinner in one of the lodge’s “secret spots”, or quieting away for a private picnic lunch for two at the river.

Saruni Samburu stands as the only accommodation in the 200,000-plus acres of unspoiled Samburu National Reserve wilderness. Game drives and bush walks are therefore completely private and intimate, led by professional Samburu guides into the wonders of Samburu, as well as the nearby Buffalo Springs National Reserve, West Gate Conservancy, and Kalama area. Guests can also arrange to visit a traditional village or local caves that feature paintings and rock art. The Saruni Samburu guides are well-versed in the local bird species and flora and will delight in sharing their knowledge with avid bird watchers and nature lovers.

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