WHERE TO STAY IN SAMBURU RESERVE
As professional safari experts with inside knowledge of Kenya and all that she offers, we can guide you in making a lodging choice that will satisfy your every wish. To begin your journey, AfricanMecca offers the unique Safari Tier System that we have personally developed for our guests.
Each accommodation is independently evaluated on several criteria from a guest perspective, including the quality of the rooms, food, service, location, exclusivity, guided experiences and much more. Choose from the luxury premier Tier 1, mid-range deluxe Tier 2 and value budget Tier 3.
Although your remote safari in Samburu takes you into a pristine wilderness (read more on the best time to go) far from the hustle and bustle of more popular mass presence, you can still enjoy the many qualities of an up-market boutique accommodation in such inaccessibility. We recommend Sasaab, Saruni Samburu and Elephant Bedroom Camp to guests who desire the best location and guides, superb luxurious quarters with elegant design elements, limited number of guest rooms, edible creations to satisfy to most refined palate, just to name some of the exceptional features of these accommodations. Sasaab offers nine guest tents with full en-suite bathrooms.
At the center of your spacious 100-square meter tent is a romantic four-poster bed tastefully complemented with a neutral color palette and touches of deep, rich red and natural wood. Elephant Bedroom Camp features twelve large guest tents nestled within the woodlands along the Ewaso Nyiro River. At both accommodations, you have a private verandah to immerse yourself in nature and wildlife.
Saruni Samburu, a lavish option preferred by AfricanMecca, is sited in the private Kalama Conservancy with six intimate villas, all affording superb views of the rugged outback and its distant hills. Find the perfect balance of quality and price at our two Tier 2 recommendations – Ashnil Samburu Camp and Elephant Watch Camp. Ashnil Samburu Camp features thirty guest tents with almost 360-degree views from inside, as well as open views from your private verandah.
Each guest tent is situated along the Ewaso Nyiro River so you can watch the wildlife drink, bathe and graze. Elephant Watch Camp is also situated along the river and is constructed out of reclaimed logs, thus fashioning a rustic setting within the bush. Each of the six guest tents features an en-suite bathroom built around or close to indigenous trees, and a bucket of water for your shower is heated by solar panels. The flamboyant charm and whimsical touches of the décor ensures that it complements your appreciation of an authentic Kenyan wildlife and cultural safari.
For budget-conscious travelers at Samburu National Reserve, you can opt for Samburu Game Lodge, Samburu Sopa Lodge or Samburu Simba Lodge. The pioneer Samburu Game Lodge features sixty-one en-suite guestrooms on ten acres of land along the Ewaso Nyiro River, and Samburu Sopa Lodge is a celebration of the Samburu culture with its thirty cottages that houses sixty rooms.
The architecture is based on traditional Samburu homes, and the artwork of these indigenous people adorns the walls of the common areas. Samburu Simba Lodge in the nearby Buffalo Springs wilderness is another value option that offers seventy rooms sited in clusters of ten in each of the seven villas.
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Dear Altaf, The itinerary you helped us set up was perfect in showcasing it as it allowed us to experience 3 completely different landscapes (Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara). Thank you...
Wee Siang Neo & John Lau - Singapore
Jambo, Asante Sana! I just wanted to thank you both for a marvellous trip to Africa on our honeymoon. It was everything we hoped for. We saw all of the BIG FIVE. Our favourite place was the Samburu..
Regan and Brad Bewick - Manitoba, Canada
We are writing to tell we really had a great safari experience in Samburu during our Earthwatch Volunteer Project. The Samburu was wonderful and the game drives were a dream come true.
Sabine, Michael and Yana Schwarze - Hamburg, Germany
Dear Raza, I want to thank you and your team in Kenya for enabling my daughter and me to once again experience a series of fantastic game drives, safaris in Samburu, and two locations in the Masai Mara.
Larence Seigford and Laura Stinson - Florida, United States
This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
Christine Milan - MT Carmel Travel - Connecticut, United States
Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
Dear Raza, Wow. Incredible. Amazing. Exhilarating. You planned it to perfection. The places I stayed, the people who worked there, the food, the tours, the parks (Samburu is my favorite).
Madison Hildebrand - New York, United States
EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR SAMBURU IN NORTHERN KENYA
When visiting Samburu National Reserve, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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GUIDE ON SAMBURU RESERVE
The 165-square kilometers Samburu National Reserve is located northeast of Laikipia and is home to some of Africa's rarest flora and fauna with unrestricted access to rugged East African wilderness.
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SAFARI & TOUR IN SAMBURU
Explore the natural beauty at Samburu during your bush trip to Kenya. The reserve offers a high diversity of flora and fauna, both large and small, which you can discover in its striking landscape.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SAMBURU
The long dry season from July to October is the best time to visit Samburu. You enjoy sunny, blue skies with almost no rain. Water sources are limited so the animals congregate along the Ewaso River.
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