Samburu Lodge is located in Samburu National Reserve in the Samburu District of the Rift Valley Province in Kenya, with geographic coordinate systems of 0°37?5?N 37°31?48?E. The total area engulfed by the national reserve is a total of 165 square kilometers or 63 square miles. The reserve was established in 1985 and is managed by the Samburu people.
Samburu Lodge has a total of 61 accommodations that include some cottage types, room types, and suite types. The lodge amenities includes a Dining Room, a Crocodile Bar, a Crocodile Lounge, a Swimming Pool, Night Wildlife Viewing, and Samburu Dancers for entertainment. Samburu lodge also offers laundry and dry cleaning services, gift shop service, and telephone and fax services.
Most travelers find Samburu Lodge accommodation to be comfortable and they never fail noticing the special set up for a good view to the river. The buffet style meals were varied and interesting, with a good bar area. Most travelers also appreciated the availability of coffee and tea from early morning throughout the end of the day before guests retire. The staff were also an interesting team for travelers as travelers find them very friendly and hospitable. The pool was a very convenient feature for travelers who were in for the game drives. The lodge also made it a point that in their landscape and architectural set up, the view to wildlife is not compromised at all. Thus, besides the comfortable accommodation is the convenience of a view to wildlife like crocodiles, storks, elephants, giraffe, gerenuks, leopards, zebras, etc.
Samburu Lodge is set in a rugged landscape, against a backdrop of jagged mountains, and on the bank of the beautiful Uaso Nyiro River. Thus, offering a natural scenery of mountains and a river. Samburu Lodge also offers an intimate encounter with the crocodiles through its Crocodile Bar and Lounge. The Crocodile Lounge is open from 6:00 AM and closes until guests retire for the night. The lounge offers a sight to the Uaso Nyiro River and its rich wildlife. The Crocodile Bar opens between 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM and allows travelers to enjoy the site of crocodiles at night. Samburu Lodge is located inside the Samburu National Reserve which is home to Elsa the Lioness of conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson and Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves. The national reserve also hosts the banks of Uaso Nyiro River flowing through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests that attracts a wide variety of animal and bird life. There is a wide variety of animal and bird life seen at Samburu National Reserve. Aside from the big cats like the lion, cheetah and leopard, elephants, buffalo, hippos, gerenuk, warthogs, reticulated giraffes, Grant’s gazelle, impala, Kirk’s dik-dik, Grevy’s zebra, waterbuck, and Beisa oryx. The reserve also boasts of a rich birdlife with approximately 350 species including palm nut vulture, Somali ostrich, yellow throated spurfowl, vulturine guineafowl, red-billed hornbill, yellow-billed hornbill, bee-eaters, tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, sunbirds, grey-headed kingfisher, marabou stork, bateleur, lilac-breasted roller, secretary bird, superb starling, etc. The famous game drive is also a conventional way to explore the great landscapes and wildlife in the reserve. The Samburu Lodge is one of the most recommended accomodations for a Samburu Safari.