Accommodation in Mount Kenya

Samburu Simba Lodge offers you an exceptional up-close and personal African experience. It is located in Samburu, 300km north of Nairobi. Simba lodge sits in buffalo springs game reserve within Isiolo district. Mid day’s can be well spent in a swimming pool or at the lounge watching wildlife at a watering hole. Evening after dinner at the restaurant, there is entertainment by the Samburu traditional dancers.

Facilities At Samburu Simba Lodge

Samburu Simba Lodge has sevens villas of ten rooms each, six on the ground floor and four on the first floor of which two rooms are interconnected. The rooms are spacious, well furnished with a reading desk. One of the rooms is suitably designed to cater to the physically challenged. All guestrooms are strictly non-smoking but a separate designated room is provided for the smokers. The chef will overwhelm you with a mouth-watering meal during your romantic bush dinner








Accommodation in Mount Kenya

Samburu Serena Lodge is a rustic lodge renowned for the timeless beauty of its landscape and the serene tranquility of its setting – a landscape of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers in the centre of the Samburu Game Reserve.

Samburu Serena Safari Lodge is located in the centre of the Samburu Game Reserve, a semi-arid, open savannah plain broken by small rugged hills.

Samburu Serena is nestled amidst the acacia groves that border the crocodile-infested Ewaso Nyiro River, this safari lodge is ideally placed for visits to the neighboring parks of Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve.

Samburu Serena offers 62 rooms with private shower, fans, telephone & private verandah with uninterrupted vistas of the languid river and the wildlife it attracts, as well as the countless crocodiles that make the waters their home. Accommodations are cooled by breezes off the river and overhead punkah fans. The artistic interior décor of each room is directly inspired by traditions of the Samburu tribe.

Facilities and Activities at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge

The Samburu Serena offers a restaurant with a wide selection of dishes, traditional bush barbecues, lounge, bar, Leisure facilities including a swimming pool, beauty treatments & massage*, nature walks, bird watching, game drives & guided camel treks, lectures on Samburu culture and Samburu animals.

Accommodation in Mount Kenya

Sentrim Samburu Lodge is situated in Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya. The three National Reserves Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba protect a large area along the seasonal Ewaso Nyiro River.

Surrounded by interestingly shaped hills you will fall in love with this region. The semi-arid acacia – comephorid region is inhabited by elephants, buffaloes, cheetahs, lions and leopards. In this region you find the Northern fauna representatives: gerenuk, Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and over 400 bird species.

The accommodation offers the basic features you need in each of its 21 rooms, and also the two-bedroom guest house, well-suited for your shoestring family trip in Samburu National Reserve. Standard amenities in your guest room include a free-standing fan, personal safe, full bathroom with permanent shower and flush toilet, to name a few of the necessary conveniences. The guest house offers a larger space, including kitchen, en-suite bathroom in each bedroom and comfortable lounge area for those late night conversations about your exploratory tour of Samburu. Lighting, hot water and other electrical needs are provided via generator and available at specific times. Hot water is available in evenings and mornings so you should be able to take a refreshing shower before or after your high-pace East African safari activities. Guest rooms are modest, and the elevated design ensures that cool breezes flow freely to keep you comfortable. You also have a private decked balcony for watching traversing wildlife and enjoying the incredible views of the Kenyan bush. Cell phone service is limited, and staff can escort you to a site near the river where service is normally available. For your safety, Sentrim Samburu features an electric fence and security throughout the day.


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 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 animal’s free movement to the water.

Our guest cottages follow the exterior design of centuries-old, traditional Samburu housing, but the similarity stops there. Instead, our structures have much higher ceilings; far larger windows; much more floor space; and en-suite bathrooms.

All our well-spaced cottages have two airy and comfortable, tastefully furnished guest rooms, each with two queen-size beds; a large dressing table; a lavishly appointed bathroom; and an open-air veranda which overlooks the waterhole. The two guest rooms closest to the reception area provide for the physically challenged.

The dining room is on a slightly higher level than the lounge, and it shares the totally open-air atmosphere to allow you views over both the waterhole and the panoramic landscapes beyond. While artistically positioned wall niches house various forms of natural decorations, and the furniture follows traditional designs, the curvaceous buffet tables and live cooking areas offer a wide selection of delicious fusions of different culinary disciplines coupled with garden fresh fruits and vegetables. Our tastefully decorated main bar is located against the rear wall of the lounge, and is adjacent to the walkway and sunbathing area around the swimming pool with its shaded sunken bar where you can sit and talk to our Samburu barman at will.

The coolness beneath the high ceiling of the circular, grass thatched reception area and its adjacent boutique is a welcome respite from the outdoor heat of the equatorial sun, and its earthen colours and traditional Samburu decorations blend in perfectly with its surroundings. Like all the public areas in the main building, there are no windows and cooling breezes flow freely through the large, amorphous spaces in the walls.

The swimming pool is a pleasure in this arid, semi-desert region with its dry heat and low humidity. Tiled with various shades of blue mosaic tiles, and surrounded by a local flat stone sunbathing area, our large free form pool, with its adjoining children’s pool, outdoor shower, and sunken bar as well as views over the waterhole, provides you with the perfect solution when you want to be outdoors but keep cool at the same time.

Facilities In Samburu Sopa Lodge

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken At Samburu Sopa Lodge

  • English
  • Kiswahili

* Please enquire for further details.

Accommodation in Samburu

Sasaab is a piece of paradise in the midst of the Samburu’s heat. Samburu has a rich diversity and concentration of animals- including the Samburu Five- a collection of species that are rare and endemic to the Samburu ecosystem. Sasaab prides itself in its service, exquisite hospitality and ultimate peacefulness as soon as guests arrive. Spend the morning, evening or day relaxing, taking in the stunning views from the spa, lounge, verandah or your very own private plunge pool!

Sasaab is set on a hillside, passed the western gate out of the Samburu National Reserve, situated on community land. Because of Sasaab’s relationship with the local people, the Samburu cattle do not graze on land surrounding the camp, so over the years, game coming through this area has slowly increased. That in mind, the game is far better and more concentrated inside the national park so game drives take place there, with roughly a 20 minute drive to the western gate entrance.

As you walk in to the grand building, you are immediately struck with the class and quality of Sasaab. With huge high-ceilings and a very open plan feel, the lounge and dining room sit alongside one another, both with a stunning backdrop of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Sasaab has a large pool, surrounded by plenty of day beds and loungers in the shade, even equipped with a bar and a stone oven for special alfresco dinners. Next to the pool is a gym and spa, for ultimate relaxation after your safari. The nine rooms are scattered below and around the main area, with however, quite a walk to a few of them.

Room Types In Sasaab

Sasaab has nine expansive and stylish tents, fit for a king, all with a Moroccan and African infusion of design. The rooms are all very spacious and airy, with a lounge area, a four poster and an enormous open-air bathroom. Making it even more special, each room has a private plunge pool overlooking the river where you can often see families of elephants come to bathe! There is also a family unit, where two tents sit together and share a huge verandah with beautiful views.

Camp Activities At Sasaab

Game drives can be done on the community land or more often, inside Samburu National Reserve as the game is there is a greater density of wildlife. On the community land that Sasaab sits on, guided bush walks, cultural visits to a local Samburu village, camel riding, sundowners with panoramic views on ‘sundowners rock’ and fly camping are also available.

Sasaab Facilities:

  • ROOMS– 9 tents
  • SAFARI ACTIVITIES– driving, walking, camel safaris
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES– camel riding, cultural visits to local Samburu villages, sundowners, fly camping
  • CHILD POLICY– all ages (under 12 must be accompanied)
  • POOL– communal pool and private plunge pool per tent
  • AIRCON– no
  • INTERNET– yes

Accommodation in Samburu

Located inside Samburu National Reserve, along the Ewaso Nyiro River, Elephant Bedroom Camp regularly sees herds of elephant come down to the river, through the camp and even passed your bedroom! Walking through the majestic doum palms, the camp has a real ‘safari feel’ to it, with comfortable canvased tents and a classic candlelit alfresco dining area. The camp is one of our Samburu favourites and is fantastic value for money.

The camp is sat in a prime location inside Samburu National Park. Each room has a spectacular view of the Ewaso Nyiro River, as it meanders through the dry plains of the park, providing water for a diversity of animals. Elephant sightings in particular, are incredible, as huge herds cross through the elephant corridors from the park to Mount Kenya daily.

The main mess area gives an immediate African and safari feel, with a perfect balance of comfort, design and natural lighting. Whilst dinner is served on the verandah of the main mess tent under the stars, breakfast and lunch are served on the stunning river bank. On either side of the mess tent, there are 12 tents positioned in a row, all raised on individual wooden platforms and all directly facing the river.

Room Types In Elephant Bedroom Camp.

The spacious, en-suite tents are comfortable and traditional. The large beds and furniture are simple and rustic and the hanging beads, separating the bedroom and bathroom, are a beautiful African touch, reflecting the traditional outfits of the Samburu people. Offering further comforts, each tent has its own private plunge pool on the deck, electricity all day and night, hot and cold running water and complimentary herbal shower and bath products.

Activities In Elephant Bedroom Camp.

The camp is sat in the heart of the game in Samburu National Park so the safari starts from the minute you step foot in the safari vehicle. There are a range of activities including game drives, guided bush walks, cultural visits, and lectures on Samburu culture, entertainment by local Samburu warriors, bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and sundowners.

Elephant Bedroom Camp Facilities:

  • ROOMS– 12 tents
  • SAFARI ACTIVITIES– game drives
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES– cultural visits, bush breakfasts and sundowners
  • CHILD POLICY– all ages
  • POOL– each tent has a private plunge pool, no communal pool
  • AIRCON– no
  • INTERNET– yes in main area

Accommodation in Samburu

Perched on an incredible cliff top with panoramic views, Saruni Samburu offers a very unique and memorable stay in an untouched environment off the beaten track. Sat in the Kalama Conservancy, the lodge prides itself on its views, luxury and serenity, attracting nature-loving families, honeymooners and couples to this unaffected area of Kenya… the best place to stay for a ‘wow factor’

Saruni Samburu is situated in the heart of the Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy. Although this conservancy sees huge herds of elephants crossing between the different conservancies, it generally does not have a great density of game, so game drives are done inside the Samburu National Reserve which is roughly a one hour drive

The main area of the lodge is completely open, offering panoramic views over the vast conservancy plains. It has a range of cosy seating areas, with beanbags on the rock face and armchairs around an evening bush campfire. There are two infinity pools, one more secluded and private at the top of the lodge and the other closer to the main area, offering shade and access to the spa next to it… where the most amazing masseuse gives a complimentary 30-minute massage per villa.

Rooms  Types At Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu has six enormous and luxurious villas which are all spread across the rock face, each facing the stunning view. They are partially canvased tents, built in and around the rock face which is visible inside, giving a natural and unique design. The bathrooms are enormous, with bath tubs and outdoor showers for a cool down under the African sky. The king size beds are extremely comfortable, and in the evenings, a little fact about Africa is left on your pillow when you return from dinner… it’s the smallest of touches that make places like these so memorable.

Activities At Saruni Samburu

Game drives from Saruni Samburu can be done in the Kalama Conservancy, Buffalo Springs National Park or the most popular, Samburu National Reserve. The benefit of being in the Kalama Conservancy is that a variety of activities are available which are exclusive to the conservancies, including night game drives, guided bush walks, trekking excursions, visiting the local Samburu caves full of historical rock art, cultural village visits and warriors academy. The lodge have recently built a photographic hide down by the waterhole for guests to have sundowners in and watch the wildlife in its most natural form.

Saruni Samburu Facilities:

  • ROOMS– 6 luxurious villas
  • SAFARI ACTIVITIES– game drives (day and night), game walks
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES– trekking excursions, cultural visits to local Samburu people, Samburu warriors academy
  • CHILD POLICY– all ages
  • POOL– yes, 2 infinity pools
  • PRIVATE DINING– communal dining or request otherwise
  • AIRCON– no
  • INTERNET– yes at main area