Saruni Samburu


Set high in the Kalama Mountains, the designer Saruni Samburu Lodge commands breathtaking views of Northern Kenya including the snow-capped Mount Kenya. Let your eyes roam across the Kalama Protected Reserve, vast 95000 hectares large – the size of the Seychelles and Malta put together.


Riccardo Orizo, proud owner of the Saruni Lodge, has poured Italian passion, excellent taste and a great lust for life into the designer lodge, creating a masterpiece. Look forward to supreme comforts and individual read more » service.


And then, of course, the Saruni Samburu Lodge’s location at the heart of the pristine wilderness, far from the beaten path, guarantees superb safari adventures. Samburu tribesmen take you on the exciting game drives or guided bush hikes. Experience the wildlife in all its diversity and learn more about the Samburu tribe’s culture and traditions.


The Saruni Designer Lodge is highly exclusive: Only six guest villas accommodate the distinguished guests and promise absolute privacy. Two large pools look out over the painted Samburu landscapes, including the private landing strip for quick and easy charter flights.


The guest villas and rooms are exceedingly comfortable and grant a magnificent view of several waterholes that attract elephants, leopards, antelopes, zebras and giraffes.


The lodge’s management has implemented cutting-edge sustainability practises and technology. Only natural and local materials were used for the construction of the lodge. Electricity is provided by solar panels and rainwater is collected and recycled. Unavoidable waste is responsibly disposed of and regional products are generally preferred over imported ones.


Last but not least, there is nothing more relaxing than a professional massage at the end of a long and wonderful day. The lodge’s spa offers both massages and beauty treatments – all in harmony with nature! « show less


The Saruni Samburu Lodge offers its distinguished guests a total of six luxurious and spacious guest villas. Four units are designed for couples or individual travellers, two villas easily accommodate read more » a family or group of friends.


Designed in a graceful colonial style, the villas have been fitted with antiques, precious carpets and comfortable furniture. The bedrooms are equipped with either a cosy double bed or two twin beds with an adjoining dressing room.


There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the spectacular surroundings: Put the feet up on your private veranda and savour the late afternoon sun. Even while enjoying a shower, you may gaze out over the surrounding wilderness: just perfect!


Larger, but equally comfortable, the two Family Villas each feature two ensuite bedrooms with a dressing room. A spacious and welcoming living room is the perfect place to come together. Moreover, several verandas invite you to sip a sundowner.


Should the necessity arise, the family villas can be easily converted into standard units. Look forward to a luxurious and memorable stay at the Saruni Samburu Lodge at the heart of Kenya’s wild flora and fauna! « show less


The exclusive Saruni Samburu Lodge offers a highly diverse activities’ programme including exciting game drives, both day and night, in the Samburu National Park, the Buffalo Springs Reserve and the read more » West Gate Nature Sanctuary.


Guided bush hikes take you deep into the pristine wilderness and into close contact with the exotic fauna. Both game drives and bush hikes are accompanied by experienced Samburu warriors that do not only know the land like the palm of their hand but have also been certified by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association.


The Kalama Reserve is yet another option for superb safaris. Perfect organisation and detailed information are the Kalama’s trademark. Sumoro Lecharkole, one of the most experienced guides, is the first Samburu warrior to have received Kenya’s KPSGA Silver Qualification.


And then, you may decide to become deeply involved: “Warriors for a Week” is a training progamme organised by the Samburu warriors that prepares you for survival in the wild. Like a young Samburu you will be instructed to read wildlife tracks and to build a shelter. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!


Yet another great option is a climbing course in the Kalama Mountains. Scale the heights and discover ancient rock paintings, an important part of the Samburu people’s culture.


High time for a relaxing spell: In cooperation with the Italian Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees and its world-famous Spa – Centro Benessere Stresa, the Samburu Wellbeing Space Spa offers professional spa services and sweet relaxation on the highest level – unparalleled in Kenya!


In a quiet setting, the highly qualified spa professionals offer a large variety of relaxing massages and wellness treatments. A successful fusion of two philosophies are at the heart of it all: the tried and tested Centro Benessere Stresa’s methods and the age-old Samburu knowledge.


And then, as day slowly fades to night, settle down to a romantic dinner beneath Africa’s blinking night sky, savouring culinary masterpieces served with a flourish. Bon appetite! « show less