Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu

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5 Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu

Samburu National Reserve and its surrounding reserves such as Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves, offer the best safari camps and lodges in Northern Kenya.

With a wide selection of Safari Camps and Lodges in Samburu, there’s a selection of luxury safari camps and lodges that high-end safari guests can book and stay in. The below article will help you know and understand the various luxury camps and lodges in Samburu.

Discover the amazing luxury safari camps in Samburu, and know their amenities, and activities to do around them. Most of these properties in Samburu offer almost the same safari experiences, such as a visit to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Bush Dinner, Bush breakfasts, Samburu Community visit, and much more.

Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu
Samburu Warriors Dancing – Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu

1. Saruni Luxury Camp

Located at the heart of the Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, Saruni Samburu’s six luxury, eco-friendly villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over the 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.

About Samburu Saruni Luxury Camp

Saruni Samburu’s six luxury villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. They are stone structures with open fronts that are closed at night with canvas and nettings, providing total privacy and safety.

Two are Single Villas (one with a double bed and the other one with a twin that can become double). Both with en-suite bathrooms and dressing rooms, spacious living, and dining areas, and an outdoor verandah.

Two are Family Villas: each containing 2 x en-suite bedrooms with individual dressing rooms and one common large lounge and dining area, as well as several verandahs.

This type of villa has one common entrance and cannot be split out for separate use. Two are Family Villas: they have two separate entrances and can be booked both as a complete unit or individually, guaranteeing each party maximum privacy.

Each villa consists of 2 x en-suite bedrooms with individual dressing rooms, a large shared lounge and dining area, as well as several verandahs. The area that connects them can be open or closed, offering two solutions.

Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu
Samburu Saruni Luxury Camp – Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu

2. Samburu Intrepids Camp

Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest.

The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.

About Samburu Intrepids Camp

Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp set in the Kenyan semi-arid north, offers 28 modern and newly refurbished tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Each tent sits on a raised deck overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.

Guests can choose between game viewing in either Samburu or Buffalo Springs Reserves, immersing themselves in the pristine ways of neighboring Samburu tribesmen, stargazing under clear equatorial night skies, and exploring picturesque mountainous landscapes.

Samburu Intrepids Camp - Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu
Samburu Intrepids Camp – Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu

3. Elephant Bedroom Camp

The surrounding Samburu National Reserve is an area of spectacular scenery; its dry plains are bisected by the meandering river, with the backdrop of Africa’s dramatic mountains, including Mt Kenya.

The 12 spacious tents have rustic and colorful African touches, offering all the comforts; including a private plunge pool on the deck, hot and cold running water, electricity (and complimentary herbal shower and bath products.)​

Elephant Bedroom Camp lounge and dining area is decorated with vibrant safari style, its soft intimate lighting assuring that this is the ultimate place to relax in between exciting game drives.

Elephants, Monkeys, and Impalas are amongst the camp’s many regular wild visitors, whilst Samburu National Reserve has a good number of lions and leopards and offers the opportunity to see many species endemic to northern Kenya.

Elephant Bedroom Camp - Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu
Elephant Bedroom Camp – Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu

4. Samburu Sasaab Lodge

Sasaab Lodge is close to the Buffalo Springs 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 elephants to lions, leopards, and cheetahs and the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope, and Somali ostrich.

Sasaab Lodge prides itself on its hospitality and our friendly and attentive staff strive to make every guest’s 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 elephants that come to bathe. Sasaab can be booked directly with The Safari Collection, through your local agent our tour operator, or as part of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Samburu Sasaab Lodge - Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu
Samburu Sasaab Lodge – Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu

5. Samburu Sopa Lodge

Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa Lodge is built atop high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu shrubland and the hills beyond.

The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the workforce at the lodge. Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.

Samburu Sopa Lodge - Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu
Samburu Sopa Lodge – Luxury Camps and Lodges to Stay in Samburu

 

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In this case, we request our guests booking with us, to bring an extra back of supplies. This can be in terms of books, sports materials, and any other items that would change the lives of these kids. 

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