The Samburu National Reserve falls within a semi arid region, but the big Ewaso Nyiro River attracts lots of wildlife including huge herds of elephants. Large predators like the lion, leopard, cheetah and other classical savanna animals can be found in this area. The reserve is also home to Kamunyak “The miracle lioness” that adopted the baby oryx.
The Reserve is home to the Samburu Tribes people who are semi-nomadic pastoralists. One of the highlight to SaSaab Lodge is to take a trip to local Samburu markets where guests get to experience their colorful customs. SaSaab Lodge can arrange special visits to blessing rituals and traditional weddings, but this takes place by appointment and by invitation only.
Guests are also encouraged to combine a Kenyan safari with a Kenyan beach holiday. The Kenyan beaches have warm Indian Ocean waters and is still mostly untouched by the ravages of large tourist crowds.
SaSaab Lodge breaks with the traditional African- themed lodges to bring a fresh and unique Moroccan style lodge. The lodge has 9 spacious, open- faced tents. Tents 8 and 9 are interconnected for family use. These tents are just over a 100 square meters in size, making them some of the largest safari tents on offer.
Each tent features a private swimming pool, en suite shower, ceiling fan, outside area, WiFi and a sitting area. All the tents also have fantastic views of the landscape.
- Swimming Pool
- Raised terrace
- Laundry service
- ‘Souk’ style mess
SaSaab Camp stick with the Moroccan theme throughout, and as such the menu has a distinct Moroccan influence. Meals are either served alfresco under the stars, or in different areas of the mess tent.
SaSaab Lodge has a wide range of activities on offer: The Samburu people have ensured that the area remains culturally rich, so cultural visits and village tours are highly recommendable. Other activities include:
- Game Drives
- Night Drives
- Guided Walks
- Specialist guides
- Star gazing
- Camel rides
- Camping trips
- Special children’s activities