Samburu Serena Lodge
Situated on the fertile banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the center of the Samburu Game Reserve in Kenya's
rugged, semi-arid Northern Province, Samburu Serena
Safari Lodge echoes the robust rhythms of riverfront life.
This bucolic and serene lodge was inspired by the
architecture of the indigenous Samburu tribe and blends
into the verdant environment by making full use of native
materials. Thatched cabins built using exotic African
woods create an escapist atmosphere.
The undisturbed wilderness of the Samburu Game
Reserve is an austere semi-desert of thornbush flats, dry
grassland and open acacia woodland. This rugged
landscape is the home of several rare species of birds
and animals including the exotic reticulated giraffe, Beisa
oryx, the gerenuk (a gazelle that stands up on its hind
legs), Grevy's zebra, the blue-flushed Somali ostrich and
the bristle-crowned starling. The Lodge's experienced
safari leaders will also track the more common African
animals like lesser kudus, elephants, lions, cheetahs and
The languid Uaso Nyiro River which stretches at a safe
distance in front of the lodge is home to many Nile
Crocodiles which can reach up to twelve feet long. No
trip to the Samburu lodge would be complete without a
visit to the hippo pools where large numbers of these
enormous creatures wallow in the cooling muds of the
River. Leopard can frequently be seen from the Lodge.
The lodge has a spacious swimming pool for cooling down in
the heat of the day and a special game-viewing verandah.
Overlooking the outdoor swimming pool and the
meandering Uaso Nyiro River, the open air dining room
serves guests sumptuous international menus, buffets and
barbecues alongside authentic African dishes. The
gracious dining and lounge areas are enhanced by
Samburu details and murals depicting local nature.
The Kiboko Bar - located next to the dining room -
serves fresh fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee,
cocktails, wines, spirits and liqueurs. The Pool Bar, with
upper and lower terraces, offers the same drink
Every afternoon, in a special native amphitheater,
members of a local Samburu tribe perform
traditional tribal dances.
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