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Samburu, Buffalo Springs & Shaba Game Reserves

Samburu Game Reserve is situated in the hot and arid fringes of Kenya's vast Northern Frontier District and covers an area of 104 square kms on the northern bank of Ewaso Nyiro river. Buffalo Springs Reserve covers 194 squared km on the southern bank of the Uaso Nyiro river, linked by a bridge to the Samburu Reserve on the northern bank. Shaba game Reserve lies to the east of Buffalo Springs Reserve, just across the Great North Road.
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Saruni Samburu is a ‘design’ lodge located 7km north of Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya’s wild north. Surrounded by 95,000 hectares of private wildlife conservancy, and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint, its six rooms,a fusion of large spacious cottages with bold and dramatic African details, and large swimming pool overlook several waterholes where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, Oryx and Grevy’s zebra gather to drink.

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Samburu Intrepids Club- This luxurious tented lodge offers 30 modern and newly refurbished tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich riverbanks of the Ewaso Nyiro river in Samburu Game Reserve. All the tents are large and spacious under palm-thatched roofs with netted screens to allow for the river breeze to keep them cool and give you stunning views of the land that is Samburu.

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Samburu Simba Lodge- Located in the Buffalo springs Game Reserve, Simba lodge is situated 300 km north of Nairobi, within Isiolo District. Samburu Simba lodge overlooks the Buffalo springs and the Uaso Nyiro River. From your room you have a fantastic view over the stunning plains, where elephants are grazing. Nearby rare game – reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa orynx and long-necked gerunuk can be seen.

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Samburu Lodge is situated on the northern banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, which attracts a multitude of wildlife to it's banks. The Samburu Game Reserve. is the home of elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo and leopard, as well as many species unique to this area such as Grevy zebra, Gerenuk, Reticulated giraffe and the Beisa oryx. A special feature at Samburu lodge is the daily crocodile feeding.

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Sasaab Camp- Sasaab is on Samburu community land, on the Ngutuk Ongiron Group Ranch, known as the West Gate Conservancy. Sasaab is situated above the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the arid heart of Samburu land, its tranquil setting offers views towards the Laikipia plateau and of Mount Kenya. The main area sits on a high rocky ridge allowing one to enjoy the spectacular views through the Moroccan interior and courtyard.

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Larsens Camp, Samburu is a luxury permanent tented camp discreetly situated on the northern banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River which forms the southern boundary of Samburu Game Reserve. The opposite bank of the river lies in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve. The 20 spacious airy tents, all raised on wooden platforms, nestle between acacia trees and doum palms and cool green lawns stretch between the tents. This is camping in style!

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Joy's Camp, Shaba- An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu; Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book. The 10 chic canvas bedrooms are set on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. Each tent has its own private deck, ideal for private game viewing as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environs offered by Shaba.

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Sarova Shaba Lodge is set just beside a natural spring on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Shaba Game Reserve, in the arid north of the country. Built in an oasis around the natural terrain of volcanic desert, the Lodge is attractively laid out with chalet style rooms overlooking the Uaso Nyiro River. Natural spring water has been harnessed to ribbon its way in and out, all around the property creating a beautiful landscape.

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Kauro Guest House in the Sera Conservancy, Samburu is a self-catering facility with 2 en-suite bandas each with a double bed, central dining area and separate kitchen. The guest house is serviced by a cook, housekeeper and security is provided by the Conservancy scouts. Visitors must bring all food and drinks. The Guest House is hidden amongst Doum Palms on the edge of the Kauro lugga, a perfect oasis amidst the arid rangelands of the north.

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Samburu Sopa Lodge is built overlooking the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, and is comprised of 60 en-suite rooms, all with balconies from which to view the hills, plains and river surrounding the lodge.