The Samburu Serena Safari Lodge is located in the centre of the Samburu Game Reserve, a semi-arid, open savannah plain broken by small rugged hills in Kenya’s Northern Province. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River with its crocodiles and leopards, the lodge is rustic yet sophisticated and captures the robust rhythms of riverside life.
Making full use of native materials and artwork, blending in perfectly with the environment, all guest rooms are located in wooden thatched cottages surrounded by lush gardens. Each cottage has a private verandah overlooking the river so that the crocodiles can be seen feeding.
Game drives and bird-watching safaris are extra special at Samburu as the nature reserve is renowned for a range of rare game – Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, the long-necked gerenuk and the Beisa oryx. There are also over a hundred species of birds including the Somali ostrich.
The hotel boasts 62 rooms, including eight family rooms and a superb swimming pool surrounded by thatched umbrellas and native trees.
Activities on offer include camel safaris, champagne breakfasts and cocktail parties overlooking Crocodile Point, moonlit dinners in the bush or beside the river, tribal dance performances, bird-watching walks with a qualified naturalist and expert slide shows and lectures on the surrounding area.