The safari lodges spacious en-suite tents overlook the Uaaso Nyiro River, where the reserves rich game population comes to quench their thirst. The lodge is located in a shady acacia grove, covered with palm-thatch roofs and raised on stilts to allow a cooling breeze to blow freely through the camp. Inside, they are furnished with plush four-poster beds, mahogany cupboards and desks, while bathrooms are fitted with dual washbasins, hot-water showers, and power sockets. Wide wooden terraces adjoin each tent and are great places to relax and view the scenic surrounds.
The local wildlife is diverse, and can be viewed on morning, evening or night drives. Guided walks by local Samburu tribesmen are also available for the more adventurous. Resident animals include lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffalos, antelopes and warthogs.
Hippos and Nile crocodiles wallow in the rivers and pools. Species unique to the region – known as the “Samburu Five” – are the gerenuk (giraffe gazelle), Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, blue necked Somali ostrich and Grevys zebra.
In addition to game viewing, guests have the opportunity to visit local Samburu villages. When you are not out on safari exploring the untamed beauty of the African bush, the swimming pool is a great leisure alternative, surrounded by a large terrace shaded by acacia trees. A small on-site boutique offers locally crafted curios and mementos, as well as holiday essentials.
To access the safari camp, guests must take a 50-minute flight from Nairobi to the Samburu airstrip. From the airstrip it is a 20 minute drive through the reserve to the camp.