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Best Samburu lodges and camps

Luxury and Mid-range Samburu lodges and camps

samburu sopa lodge

Among the best Samburu lodges and camps is the Sopa Lodge Samburu. Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground allowing panaromic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond

The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the work force at the lodge.  Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.

Samburu Simba Lodge

Samburu Simba Lodge is a 4-star safari lodge in the Buffalo Springs National Reserve which is adjacent to Samburu National Reserve. The lodge overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River and from the lodge, one can spot wild animals such as elephants.

Samburu Simba Lodge has a total of 70 rooms which are housed in 18 cottages. The rooms are tastefully furnished with the decor drawing inspiration from the local Samburu culture. There are lounge chairs in the rooms as well as reading desks. En-suite bathrooms are standard as well as mosquito nets and overhead fans. One can spot animals from the terraces of the rooms which overlook the Ewaso Nyiro River.

ashnil samburu

Ashnil Samburu Camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the Western end of the reserve. It is separated from samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equallly very attractive. After a gruelling game drive you can take a dip in our pool which is a wonderful viewing deck of the Ewaso Nyiro River and laze around in the calm.

samburu elephant camp

Elephant Bedroom Camp offers luxury in a setting of breathtaking beauty. It is set along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and shaded by doum palms and other trees that make up this green belt of riverine forest in Samburu National Reserve. The surrounding Samburu National Reserve is an area of spectacular scenery; its dry plains bisected by the meandering river, with the backdrop of Africa’s dramatic mountains, including Mt Kenya. The spacious tents have rustic and colourful African touches, offering all the comforts; including a private plunge pool on the deck, hot and cold running water, electricity (and complimentary herbal shower and bath products.)​ 

saruni samburu

perched on the top of the Kalama mountains with an all-round view of Northern Kenya all the way to snow-covered Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu is a design lodge that is introducing a fresh concept to a well-known safari destination. Built on the pristine land owned by the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy in 240,000 acres-large Gir Gir Group Ranch, it is only seven kilometers – and 20 minutes of exciting game drive – away from the Northern border of Samburu National Reserve. The lodge offers first-class safari experience in a totally unspoilt environment, far from the beaten tracks but very close to the wildlife. We currently have 6 villas and a capacity of 20 guests.

Soroi Larsens Camp, Kenya

Welcome to Soroi Larsens Camp, an exquisite boutique luxury retreat nestled in the untamed heart of the Samburu Game Reserve. Embrace the spirit of adventure that once inspired renowned explorer Eric Larsen as you step into a world of unbridled wilderness and indulgent comfort. Our eco-conscious camp expertly blends sustainability and local community support, providing an unparalleled experience for the discerning traveler seeking luxury and a deeper connection with nature. Perched serenely on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Soroi Larsens Camp boasts an intimate selection of twelve opulent tents, two family units, and two deluxe luxury tented suites, each offering private terraces with exclusive riverfrontage.

Budget Samburu lodges and camps

Umoja Camp Samburu

Umoja Campsite sitting on a 14-acre land along Waso River is an economic enterprise of Umoja Uaso Women Group bolstering its economic situation by accruing from the tourism business. It is established with 12 self-contained cottages that can accommodate 30 pax, commodious camping space for an unlimited number of people, bar and restaurant, ample parking, and a well-equipped kitchen. A good deal of budget-friendly rates are offered; it is 1.1 KMS from Archer’s Town/Isiolo-Marsabit tarmac highway.

heshima camp

best located in the east of samburu Archers, located right by the river, Heshima camp is a well know for it’s adventurous outdoor activities. The riverside campsite is a perfect place to pitch a camping tent , relax and indulge yourself in fun activities. Heshima camp offers a scenic surrounding with magnificent landscape. You can pitch your tent next to river Ewaso nyiro River and enjoy variety for yourself.

samburu lion cave

Lion’s Cave Camp is located in Archers Post, just 2 kilometers away from the Isiolo-Moyale Highway. The camp is situated on the scenic banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River, with three cottages and six tents that are all ensuite and face the river. With a total of 18 beds, the tent and cottage design and location provide guests with a peaceful and breezy stay. The camp is owned and managed by a local family, ensuring a homely ambiance and sumptuous cuisine. 

Samburu riverside camp

Located in the heart of the beautiful Samburu National Reserve and close to the mighty Ewaso Ng’iro River, Samburu Riverside Camp offers a natural environment with very little interference to the environment and its inhabitants.  It is home to many birds, mongoose, vervet monkeys, tortoises, and elephants, to name a few.

Samburu Riverside Camp is a small eco-friendly camp offering 3 deluxe tents and 3 standard ones, each one with en-suite bathroom, changing room and outside seating area. 

Sentrim Samburu Lodge

Sentrim Samburu Lodge is situated in Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya. The lodge is on the banks of Ewaso Nyiro river offering scenic views of wildlife as they quench their thirst. The lodge consist of 20 rooms with 1 family house. All rooms are spacious and equipped with coffee making facilities & en-suite bathroom with hot shower. Also, the lodge features swimming pool, meeting room,bar & restaurant. Guests ca enjoy guided nature walks, safaris and cultural talks at a fee.


Situated on Westgate Community Conservancy just outside of Samburu National Reserve, Sasaab is a nine roomed lodge with unparalleled views across the Ewaso Nyiro River towards Mount Kenya. Each room is over 100m², with a private plunge pool and stunning views of the surrounding landscape and wildlife. There’s a main pool with spa facilities and a fantastic range of exciting activities catering to all interests, including game driving, quad biking, camel riding, fly camping, walking, helicopter excursions, Samburu cultural experiences, local community project visits and more.

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