Saruni Samburu is a ‘designer’ lodge located 7km north of Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya’s wild north.

Surrounded by 240,000 acres of private wildlife conservancy, and perched on a spectacular viewpoint, its five villas, lounge, dining room and large swimming pool overlook several waterholes where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, Oryx and Grevy’s zebra gather to drink.

The vastness and purity of this African landscape, combined with the untouched local culture, make your safari a unique experience and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy all the  wonders that Samburu has to offer, but without sharing them with others.

As well as game drives that combine Kalama Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo Springs National Reserve and West Gate Conservancy, the traditions and semi-nomadic heritage of the local Samburu people are an important part of the experience. Walking safaris are conducted by Saruni’s professional Samburu guides and night game drives (which are not allowed inside the National Reserve) offer unique viewings of leopard, striped hyena, and many other animals. The conservation area has no commercial roads (apart from safari tracks), no human settlements and no cattle grazing: it’s pure Africa.

Led by professional guides from the Samburu community, guests enjoy a feeling of exclusivity and of having an incredibly large area to themselves but all combined with elegant comfort and personalised service.