Saruni Samburu

Be guided on your safari by Samburu warriors

Luxuriate in the two infinity pools

Combine with it's sister lodges for an amazing Kenyan circuit safari

Facilities at Saruni Samburu

Boutique Shop
Game Drives
Swimming Pool

When to go to Saruni Samburu


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The camp is made up of just 6 villas. Some of these are single villas, other two-bedroom villas. Some of the two-bedroom villas can also be split to accommodate two sets of guests entirely separately. Each of the villas has a private lounge area and wraparound terrace from which guests can enjoy the phenomenal views over the surrounding wilderness.

The camp is set on a hillside and has been built to really make the most of the spectacular panoramic views it enjoys from every angle. It is almost built into the smooth rock face and blends in perfectly with the scenery. The villas are spaced out to provide utmost privacy, and there are two swimming pools where you can relax and cool off during the heat of the day. There is a Samburu Wellbeing Space offering a range of massages and spa treatments for you to enjoy in your down time. There is a big focus on the camp being set in Samburu land and the guides are professional Samburu guides who belong to the Kalama community and know their land and wildlife intimately. Their passion and knowledge is shared with the guests in a way that gives lasting memories and a fantastic safari experience.

Saruni Samburu has three sister camps, Saruni Mara in the Mara North Conservancy, adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Park; Saruni Wild, a tented camp on the border of the Mara North and Lemek Conservancies, and Saruni Rhino, the first rhino tracking experience in East Africa, set in the Sera Community Conservancy of Northern Kenya. Combined with a Kenyan beachfront property – you can enjoy an entire Kenyan circuit, experiencing the very different parts and landscapes of this wonderful country.

Saruni Samburu is found in the heart of the Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, just 7km from the Northern border of the Samburu National Reserve. The Kalama Conservancy covers around 3,150 hectares and is an important migratory corridor between the northern and southern conservation areas of Kenya. This is one of Africa’s last true wilderness areas, with hugely diverse landscapes and free movement of the wildlife.

Saruni Samburu is such a special place, not only for the staff and guides who create such a happy environment, but for the influence that this exceptional part of Kenya plays on day to day life in the camp. Guests here have the amazing opportunity of looking for the rare Samburu Five, animals entirely endemic to the Samburu ecosystem. There is also an abundance of other rare species such as leopard and wild dog, and it’s an incredible game viewing opportunity. For any guests keen on their photography the underground hide here by the water hole will provide them with the chance to get some amazing photos.

Saruni Samburu can be reached by car or charter flight. The drive from Nairobi takes around 5-6 hours. Alternatively there are numerous daily flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport. 


Saruni Samburu runs on solar power and electronics can be charged in the villas and in the main areas. There is complimentary Wifi available in the common areas. Mobile signal is limited. 

Day and night game drives
Guided bush walks
Trekking excursions up Mount Ololokwe
Helicopter and bi-plane flights (additional cost)
Visit local cave to see prehistoric rock art
Warriors Academy programmy
Cultural village visits
Bush picnics
Spa treatments