- Stunning panoramic views
- Excellent Game viewing
- Unique, luxury lodge
Saruni Samburu is situated on a hill just North of Samburu National Park in Kenya. One of the best options in the area, this unique lodge has lots of character and a really high standard of safari.
The main areas are chic and contemporary with incredible views. From an elevated position guests can enjoy panoramic views over the plains which really are something special. The lounge, dining and bar areas are spacious and luxurious and two swimming pools are available to all the guests. A ‘Well being Space’ offers a range of spa treatments including a complimentary back and neck massage. Italian owned, expect some fantastic Italian cuisine too!
Saruni Samburu offers a range of different activities. Game drives are the focus of the lodge with some excellent guides who take guests through rich conservation areas and plan well to avoid the heavy traffic sometimes seen in Samburu National Park. Night drives and guided bush walks are also led as well as cultural village visits and visits to local caves.
Six luxury villas are a mix of one and two bedrooms and include both a family and an exceptional honeymoon suite. Each villa is unique in its design and style and built into the rock at various locations. All have private lounge/dining areas and terraces to enjoy those incredible views.
Children over five are welcome at Saruni and a special ‘Warriors Academy’ teaches bush skills and animal tracking that is a great activity for families. It is worth noting the unfenced nature of the camp means for small children this location will require constant supervision.
Saruni Samburu manages to be one of the most unique lodges we have seen with a culturally rich offering. An intimate and personal lodge with great safari opportunities and in a fantastic location this is one not to miss.
Service rating : Best family holiday ever - and we're fortunate to have had a few. Excellent organisation; very friendly and careful driver/guide. This holiday was itself re-booked after we cancelled two years ago; Tourdust were very supportive during the previous cancellation.
Product : We did Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara and Zanzibar; a superb combination.
verified review for Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari on 13 September 2016
The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.
Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.
pauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015
Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.
Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.
Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.
The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).
Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.
Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.
Tim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014