Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve surrounded by doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs sits this small and exclusive camp of 12 luxury tents - all furnished in rustic African style while offering all the comforts expected of a luxury Camp (hot & cold running water, electricity and herbal products).
The lounge and dining area offer vibrant safari colours with original oil paintings, soft intimate lighting designed to relax guests returning from an exciting game drive. Huge herds of elephant, prides of lion or the solitary leopard amongst other game are regular visitors around the camp providing excellent game viewing in spectacular scenic background of rugged rolling hills.
Dining is a culinary experience with al-fresco breakfast, 3 course lunch and 4 course candle lit gourmet dinner set either under the African sky or inside the well appointed dining area.
Located north of Nairobi, Larsen's is a small luxurious tented camp set in lush lawns on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. 17 tents are shaded by palm trees and have en suite bathrooms. All face the river. You can view birds and monkeys from your room while an animal-viewing platform in the trees lets you scan the vast Samburu plain. Relax on your private deck listening to the wild sounds while the monkeys play in the trees around you.
This is camping in style with colonial elegance; hot showers and towelling gowns in your tent add a high degree of comfort. The dining tent is open on three sides so you can look out over the river while you enjoy a first class dinner served by candlelight. Get taken back in time in the bar where historical artefacts add to the ambience while you play backgammon or chess. After dinner you can sit around a campfire and chat with other guests or gaze at the Milky Way and see the galaxy as never before.
This safari lodge is situated on the fertile banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the centre of the Samburu Game Reserve in Kenya's rugged, semi-arid Northern Province. Samburu Serena Lodge echoes the robust rhythms of riverfront life and the rustic yet convivial lodge blends well with the environment.
There are 62 standard rooms with shower only facilities, this includes the eight family rooms that have bath and shower facilities. All the rooms have ceiling fans, direct dial telephones and private verandahs that overlook the river where crocodiles feed in full view of the guests. The main area of the lodge has a dining area, bar, lounge, curio shop, beauty salon, library and swimming pool.
The surrounding terrain is renowned for its rare game. Morning, afternoon game drives and bird watching safaris are the ideal way to experience the wildlife. A qualified naturalist gives slide shows and lectures every evening. Champagne breakfasts overlooking the aptly named Crocodile River are offered at an extra charge, as are moonlit dinners in the bush and beside the pool. Other services offered, for an additional cost, include camel rides, traditional Samburu dancing, nature walks and bird walks by the resident naturalist. Beauty therapy is available and includes massages, aromatherapy, manicure and other treatments.
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.
Samburu Lodge is situated on the Uaso Nyiro River bank with a backdrop of mountains and indigenous animals unique to the region. Samburu Lodge offers a wide choice of accommodation spread up and down the river in cottages, bandas and single or twin rooms. All rooms face the river and are complete with a four poster mosquito net.
The dining room is open on the riverside with long tables and large buffets. The Crocodile Bar overhangs the water and is a great vantage point for the nightly feeding of the crocodiles. Enjoy a full day's drive viewing a whole range of animals including the grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and beisa oryx, rarely found elsewhere. Birding is also excellent.
During the day you can splash out in the pool and enjoy sundowners as the sun sets while watching the traditional dances of the Samburu warriors. The nocturnal leopard may silently arrive, attracted to the fresh meat baited in a tree across the river, giving you a great sight for your stay.
Located in the Samburu National Park is Sarova Shaba. The park is home to a host of wildlife unique to the area, including the reticulated giraffe, grevy's zebra, gerenuk, oryx and ostrich. Sarova Shaba is an oasis of flora and fauna with sparkling spring water flowing and cascading through the grounds.
The lodge facilities include 80 thatched roof bedrooms and four luxury suites, all including private toilet and bathroom with shower and hot and cold running water. Mosquito nets, fans and electricity are also standard. The superior suite has a Jacuzzi for you to relax in style after a day of game viewing.
There is also a restaurant, two bars, and a swimming pool featuring a waterfall, laundry service, and curio gift shop. Game drives in four-wheel drive vehicles, conference facilities for up to 100 people, camel safaris and a medical clinic add to the facilities you can make use of. If you'd like to explore the Samburu wilderness, this lodge is an ideal base for those with a sense of adventure.
Samburu Intrepids is set in the semi-arid desert in the quiet western section of Samburu National Reserve. The luxury-tented camp is shaded by acacias at the Uaso Nyiro River which forms a cool oasis and creates a romantic setting.
25 tents are elevated on individual decks overlooking the river and are reminiscent of fantasy tree houses set on stilts, with thatched roofs and wooden terraces. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, and are furnished with hand-crafted mahogany furniture, oversized four poster beds, en suite bathrooms with showers, twin hand basins, running hot and cold water, flush toilets and electricity.
You will be woken for tea or coffee served to you in your tent before a morning game drive where you will spot a wide range of wildlife. After a late breakfast you can laze by the swimming pool or take a guided camel safari across the river. From the elevated deck across the river you can do some bird watching. A formal candlelit dinner is served under the airy thatched roof of the main dining room.
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