Experience the culture of the Samburu tribe and some excellent game whilst staying in a luxury lodge.

The Samburu National Park is home an area of open bushland home to the Samburu people. This tribe has close links with the Maasai, and their colourful shawls and beautiful jewellery are a distinctive sight as they graze their cattle on the land.

The Ewaso Nyiro River runs through this area, providing a water source for the Samburu’s cattle. It also attracts a large amount of wildlife. There is plenty of the classic game, lions, leopards, elephants, and cheetahs.  You can also find several species unique this part of Kenya including Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra and Gerenuk Antelope.

Samburu National Park is a lovely part of Kenya. Spend the day our on safari spotting the animals amongst the acacia trees and along the banks of the river and then return to your luxury lodge at the end of the day. The presence of the Samburu means that you have an opportunity to understand their fascinating culture and way of life.


Our favourite luxury hotels

Sasaab Camp, Samburu National Park, Kenya

Sasaab Camp 

Sasaab is a spectacular luxury tented camp offering the ultimate safari in Samburu. Perched on the edge of a river valley, the architecture of Sasaab blends Swahili and Moroccan design principals in which the African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine canvas-sided rooms is over 100m² with private plunge pools and breath-taking views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya. Its position above the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe below as well as a host of other wildlife.

Saruni Camp, Samburu National Park, Kenya

Saruni Samburu 

In the heart of the Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, Saruni Samburu is a luxury safari lodge which provides the perfect springboard for you to indulge in Samburu National Paek. All six of the villas are luxuriously unique in their own way. The two single villas are a dream come true for honeymooners with private verandas and sumptuous double beds, whilst the four family villas have beautiful uninterrupted views and feature spacious bedrooms as well as sitting and dining areas perfect for entertaining. The villas provide the perfect exclusive experience for everyone.

Sarara Camp, Samburu National Park, Kenya

Sarara Camp

Perched on a rocky outcrop at the foot of the Matthews Range, Sarara Camp is set in the remote Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, which spans 850,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Sarara Camp’s six spacious and beautifully appointed en-suite tents offer uninterrupted views over the majestic Matthews Range. Each tent has a solar heated outdoor shower. A butler-box allows for the discreet delivery of early morning tea, coffee and cookies. Sarara Camp also has a two bedroom family unit called Sarara House, which includes a beautiful plunge pool, private dining and sitting room.

Reteti House, Samburu National Park, Kenya

Reteti House

Designed to be a platform for conservation, Reteti House is an exclusive offering available to families and groups searching for Africa as seen from an insiders perspective. A 10-minute walk from Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Reteti House is Northern Kenya’s most coveted location, providing guests with a front-row seat to the extraordinary conservation work of Reteti. Four beautiful, standalone rooms, offer uninterrupted views over the conservancy, accommodating 8 – 10 guests. The house features a spectacular central lounge and infinity pool overlooking the elephant waterhole.

Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Elephant Bedroom Camp

A rustic yet stylish Camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in Samburu National Reserve. Located close to several airstrips, it is an easily accessible lodge all year round. The 14 tented rooms are styled with subtle African tones and have beautiful private decks, perfect for sitting and observing life along the riverbed. Guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch al fresco on the banks of the river. Dinner is served in the restaurant or private dining under the stars.