Located in Northern Kenya, Samburu is one of many tourist destinations rich in wildlife. With species unique to the region such as the Gerenuk, Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as the Samburu Special) these conjoined with the vast scenic landscape making nature in the wild a delightful surprise. During your stay, you will get the chance to interact with the Samburu community and learn more of their nomadic culture. They are known to be the best ambassadors in the region as they have a better understanding of the landscape and animals making the whole experience worthwhile. Here are 5 Luxury spots you can stay and experience the beauty that nature has to offer.
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.
Built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve on an elegant oasis in the spectacular arid landscape of Samburu, Joy’s Camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephants and lions jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra an arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky gorges and home to unique and rare wildlife species.
Within the Westgate Community Conservancy in Samburu in the northern part of Kenya, Sasaab is a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals. The architecture follows a strong Moroccan design principle, in which African heat is of primary consideration. From 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 elephant that come to bathe.
Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground allowing panaromic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land 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 work force 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 Game Lodge
Set in a 10 acres of pristine riverine forest on the western bank of the Uaso Nyiro River within the Samburu National Reserve,The Samburu Game Lodge is home to varieties of animals such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles and birds rarely seen in other parts of the country, a seeming anomaly given the harsh climate, but then nature in the wild is always full of delightful surprises. The sun baked landscape is breathtaking with surrounding mountains shimmering on the horizon as temperatures rise. To the west, the sheer sided slopes of majestic Ol Olokwe Mountain form a perfect backdrop to any photograph.