Saruni Samburu

Samburu N.P., Kenya


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

6 Villas

Child Policy

Children of all ages


2 Infinity pools, lounge, spa and curio shop


Bush Walks, Game Drives, Hiking and Climbing


About This Accommodation

Saruni Samburu, located in the Kalama Community Conservancy, next to the Samburu National Park, is all about the views. Built into the rocky hillside in a remote area, wild land and animals are abundant for as far as the eye can see.

Saruni Samburu’s six rooms are private and very well-appointed. They are open-facing with breathtaking views that can be appreciated from your bed. We particularly recommend booking room 5 for its views in two different directions-the bedroom looks over Mount Kenya and and the living area towards the bush. The accommodation feels genuinely African with enough modern touches to keep the feeling light and focused on the views.

There are two infitity pools boasting panoramic views in different directions and sundowners on a rocky outcrop are a real treat.

Delicious Italian-style meals are served in the dining area, but for those looking for extra privacy, meals can be catered in your room. Game drives in both the totally private Kalama Conservancy, Buffalo Springs (shared with Sasaab) and Samburu National Park with expert Samburu guides. Bush walks and cultural visits with the local Samburu community are all part of a stay at this very special place.

Saruni Samburu’s family room is closest to the main areas, as it can be a walk to get to the rooms further out. In general, though, the camp is not best for small children - the whole camp is set quite high, there are steep drop-offs and barriers are at a minimum. Although not best for small children, for slightly older kids the Saruni Samburu Warrior for a Week program is lots of fun and Saruni Samburu is always a great choice for couples and honeymooners.

We love Saruni Samburu for its incredible panoramas, the game-viewing and the warm staff interaction.

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Videos from Saruni Samburu

  • All the magic of Samburu, northern Kenya and the beauty of Saruni Samburu safari lodge captured by Andreas Knausenberger’s in this epic film of what happened when Pangolin Photo Safaris ( met Saruni!
  • From sunrise to sunset, this video will take you on a journey of incredible views, fascinating culture, teeming wildlife, breath-taking landscapes and magical encounters that are all part of a Saruni safari.
  • The lazy, hazy days of the Saruni safari experience awaiting you in our lodges & camps across Kenya. Wallowing hippos, crossing zebras, snacking hyenas, playful ellies and charming, local guides, this evocative film from talented @PhilipDickenson of @yogafornature/#yogafornature, has it all. Sit back and let us take you there.
  • Thumb Rock in Kalama Conservancy is the landmark that guides you home to the lodge after a day's game drive. Watch how this iconic point of reference changes light throughout the day in this time lapse video from our lodge manager.
  • Re-live the excitement of arriving at the 'hot rock' - Saruni Samburu - for the first time. Is this a road or a cliff edge? This film by past guest Jeff Wendorff won the 2016 #WhyILoveSaruni Competition for its creativeness.
  • In this evocative compilation of photos and video created by a guest for our exclusive use, discover the magic of Saruni Samburu, its staff, the community, the wildlife and its surroundings - the Kalama Conservancy. Immerse yourself in this iconic northern Kenya landscape.
  • Samburu, northern Kenya is famous for its gentle elephant herds which gives any guest visiting Saruni Samburu ( on safari plenty of chances to get up close and personal with our resident ele families. Check out this adorable baby elephant getting to grips, literally, in this amazing technicolour landscape it is lucky enough to call ‘home’. Video credit: Philip Dickenson of Yoga for Nature #yogafornature.
  • Saruni Samburu luxury safari lodge in the Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, including a close look inside the romantic honeymoon suite, villa 5 as shared by Heather and Pete Cole of the Conversant Traveller (
  • Join our recent Saruni Samburu guests - Heather & Pete Cole's of The Conversant Traveller ( as they explore Kalama Conservancy and Samburu National Reserve. Find out what it's like to go on safari, what you'll see, and just how beautiful this African landscape is. Keep an eye out for the cool cat lions, the cute cubs, and the dancing giraffes.
  • Taken by guest Lisa Kaplowitz and entered into Saruni's #WhyILoveSaruni competition this video brilliantly shows the cultural immersion on a safari with Saruni. Get to the know the Samburu firsthand.
  • Taken by guest Will Axtell and entered into Saruni's #WhyILoveSaruni's annual competition - this video features a Saruni safari staying at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild.
  • You’ve heard the expression – “happy as pigs in muck”, but what about “happy as ellies in the river following much-needed rains”?. After months of drought, there’s happiness in every moment of these contented ellies in an abundant Ewaso Nyiro River in a green and lush Samburu, northern Kenya. Check out the little ones!
  • Explore the expansive savannahs, watch the magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat, meet the local tribes and relax in the luxurious lodges. For a safari that combines adventure with luxury, stay at Saruni lodges and take part in black rhino tracking; an experience enjoyed by very few safari travelers.

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What Our Clients Think

Wow! I would definitely come back to Saruni Samburu. Great place to relax and unwind, fabulous place for a honeymoon too! Loved everything."

The tent is a cave on a mountain top and was unlike anything I'd experienced. The fire pit outside was great as was the communal dining. Andrea and the staff (Peter, our "butler") went above and beyond expectations accommodating our requests."

Amazing place and views. Wonderful staff!"

Excellent view. The meals were awesome! The local staff was incredible. We loved Joseph, our guide. He was very sweet and kind."

Stunning lodging on top of a hill in a harsh environment. Food was excellent."

Just can't say enough about the view. Every villa has a breathtaking view. We didn't meet anyone in the camp who didn't have the same impression as we did. Camp Manager, Zoe Wilson and guide, Lepaiyon were great!"

We enjoyed Saruni Samburu Lodge so much. The staff was lovely staff. Their hospitality went above and beyond."

We enjoyed Saruni Samburu and compliment Elizabeth and her staff for their great hospitality."

Saruni Samburu was fabulous...the view is fabulous."

— Ann Cutignola

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