This is a list of the best hotels in Samburu. Samburu is one of the prime tourism destinations in Kenya with exceptional sites and attractions that draw tourists from all walks of life. Some of the notable attractions are; Samburu National Reserve, Maralal Wildlife Sanctuary, West Gate Conservancy and Samburu House.
Such attractions have led to the influx of stylish hotels and lodges within Samburu to cater for the needs of discerning travellers and tourists. This article will therefore focus on the best hotel options for those planning a trip to Samburu and its environs.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best hotels in Samburu.
1. Ashnil Samburu Camp
Ashnil Samburu is a luxury tented camp set in the spectacular backdrop of Ol Olokwe Mountain. It features 30 exclusive luxury tents, an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges, a garden and a lounge bar offering views of the African savannah and a restaurant that serves a variety of oriental, traditional and international cuisines.
Contact: 0768 795 492, 0796 753 409, 0738 442 172.
2. Saruni Samburu
Saruni Samburu offers an intimate and truly exceptional safari experience in luxury, eco-chic villas that are open and spacious and offer spectacular views of the surrounding environment. It offers bush meals and sundowners, a gift shop, guided game drives and bush walks.
Contacts: 0735 950 903, 0202 180 497.
3. Sasaab Lodge
It is a stunning luxury tented camp located in the heart of the Samburu wilderness, just outside Samburu National Reserve. It prides itself on offering exceptional hospitality and unforgettable moments. The lodge features nine canvas sided rooms with private plunge pools and breathtaking views of the surrounding environment.
Contacts: 0725 675 830, 0716 149 036.
4. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
The lodge is located in a natural oasis in Shaba National Reserve, east of Samburu. It features 85 woody rooms all with terraces, a restaurant and a bar that overlook the Ewaso Nyiro River. It offers boma and riverbed dining before or after game drives and standby safari vehicles with excellent guides.
Contact: 0709 111 000.
5. Elephant Bedroom Camp
It is an intimate luxury tented camp set in breathtaking beauty along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. It provides an astonishing safari experience with amenities such as; spacious dining and lounge tent, breakfast and lunch served on the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River, continental style cuisine and a range of safari activities.
Contacts: 0702 692 648, 0704 418 651.
6. Sarara Camp
Sarara Camp comprises three unique eco-lodges that provide world travellers with access to one of the world’s last truly intact wildernesses while blending authentic cultural access with world-class game viewing. The camps are sustainably built and community managed.
Contact: 0725 302 727.
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7. Elephant Watch Camp
Elephant Watch Camp is a luxury tented camp with the highest eco-credentials, located in Samburu National Reserve. It offers luxury accommodation in wide and breezy desert style tents, bush breakfasts, bush walks and an onsite restaurant that serves local and international cuisine.
Contact: 0731 596 437.
8. Samburu Intrepids Lodge
Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis in Samburu Game Reserve. It offers luxury accommodation in refurbished tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich banks of Ewaso Nyiro River. It features other facilities such as breezy thatched dining areas, state of the art swimming pools, a bar and lounge and modern conference facilities.
Contact: 0722 205 894.
9. Samburu Game Lodge
Samburu Game Lodge is situated in the Samburu National Reserve, with luxury cottages, bandas, single and twin rooms spread out along the stunning banks of Ewaso Nyiro River. It offers other facilities and services such as game drives, spa, state of the art swimming pool, crocodile bar and vulturine bar.
Contact: 020 210 8795.
10. Samburu Sopa Lodge
Samburu Sopa Lodge is located inside the Samburu National Reserve. It is built on a high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond. The lodge’s facilities include an onsite restaurant, bar, lounge, outdoor dining area, swimming pool and gift shop. It offers game drives, bush dining, bird watching, nature walks and board games.
Contacts: 0722 206 328, 0733 610 060.
11. Larsens Camp
Larsens Camp is a 5-star camp set in a rugged landscape in Samburu National Reserve. The camp offers luxurious accommodation in 20 freestanding tents with a private balcony. It also features superb dining facilities, conference facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa.
Contact: 020 210 8795.