Samburu National Reserve Accommodations

Samburu National Reserve Accommodations : Samburu National Reserve is located in the Northern of Laikipai in Samburu county. Samburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu district in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. Samburu National Reserve covers an area of 165km2 and is located around345km from Nairobi.

Samburu National park has various animal species including the rare northern animals like Gerenuk, Reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Somali ostrich, Grevy zebra and also the three big cats that is lion, cheetah, and the Africa leopard as well as the elephant, also other mammals can be found in the reserve like the olive baboon, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik and waterbuck and with over 360 bird species.

Climate conditions of Samburu National Reserve.

The Reserve lies within ecological zone V-which is classified as arid and semi-arid with moisture index of 42 to 57, which indicate that evapo-transpiration is greater than available moisture. The days are extremely hot while the nights are cool. The annual mean temperatures range between 180 C and 300C, while the mean annual rainfall is 354mm with peaks in November and April. The dry season starts in late May, and goes up to early October during when the large concentration of wildlife is found in the reserve due to availability of lush vegetation along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the main source of water to the reserve and the nearby communities.

Accommodations In Samburu National Reserve.

Accommodation in Samburu national reserve is categorized into the Mid-range, Luxury and budget accommodation in the reserve.

Budget accommodations.

Budget accommodation is normally defined as the place to stay that has low-price and small rooms with basic facilities, a budget conscious individual, here you receive the room and facilities worth the money you pay for it, at a reasonable and competitive price.

Budget accommodations in Samburu national reserve.

1.Samburu Guest House

The Samburu guest house has been designed with a lot of dedication and taste by providing a classy, rustic atmosphere. The location of the guest house is near Maralal is breath taking, there are scenic views all around.

Samburu National Reserve Accommodations
Samburu Guest House

The guest house is an excellent resting point near Maralal, in between travel (such as to and from Nairobi and Lake Turkana), here the guests can relax and recharge in a serene setting before moving on Ngari. Guest house provides good reasons for guests to stay on a few or more days in their particular and beautiful environment through the Crocodile racers adventures limited. Samburu Guest House is atop-class hotel in Maralal, Samburu. The guest house 90 rooms, bar, rooftop terrace, garden, restaurant, housekeeping, designated smoking areas, room service, family rooms and among others.

2.Umoja campsite.

Umoja camp is a budget accommodation found at Nanyuki Masarbit road near the entrance of Samburu national park just 7km away. The camp is an all-female village camp which was built to protect women without resources, widows, victims of violence and many owned and managed by the community.

The camp has 12 self-contained and well serviced spacious and comfortable cottages overlooking the river which reflects the local building style with grass thatched roofs. They also offer camps for camping lovers that is tents hosting maximum 30 people. The rooms are well furnished with private en-situ facilities of clean flushing toilets, separate showers, mosquito nets, wooden chairs and tables. Umoja camp offers services and facilities like buffet breakfast, picnic lunch and different courses of dinner in the main building served b well trained staff, they also serve bush dinners, breakfast as you enjoy the morning sunrise, well storked bar with variety of drinks, local, cocktail, wines, spirits and international beers as you relax on sundeck while overlooking the spectacular view of Samburu wilderness.

Umoja campsite
Umoja campsite

Mid-Range Accommodations.

Mid-range hotels or accommodations often feature bigger rooms than budget hotels, with more amenities.

Mid-range accommodations in Samburu National Reserve.

1.Samburu Game Lodge.

Samburu game lodge is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River; this rustic lodge has a prime position within Samburu Game Reserve. It contains 65 beautiful cottages built in local styles with grass –thatched roofs that are well decorated and furnished with mosquito nets, hair driers and private wooden balconies and sitting area. En situ bathrooms offer flushing toilets, bath tabs/shower with hot and cold water. Rooms are well equipped with queen-sized bath tabs, Tvs, extinguishers and other facilities. Rooms are in different categories single, double, twin and triple/family rooms and rooms cost 300 USD per night and above.

Samburu Game Lodge.
Samburu Game Lodge.

Samburu game lodge provides services and facilities restaurant that provides delicious type of meals both local and international meals breakfast, lunch well storked bar with a variety of drinks beers, cocktail, free parking, laundry services, free bottled water WiFi, healthy fitness like gym, spa, saunas, steam bathe.

2.Samburu Sopa Lodge

The lodge is inside Samburu national reserve in northern Kenya. Samburu Sopa was built atop high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub 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. The lodge has 15 cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public area to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.

Samburu National Reserve Accommodations
Samburu Sopa Lodge

The lodge offers facilities like the bar, lounge, restaurant, out-door dining area, swimming pool, gift shop, WiFi in public areas also offers activities like game drives, bush dining, bird watching, nature walks, board games in Samburu National Reserve.

Luxury Accommodations.

A luxury accommodation or a hotel is the one that provides a luxurious accommodation experience to the guest, forexample the 4 or 5 star hotels describe themselves as luxury

Luxury accommodation in Samburu National Reserve.

1.Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu camp is a luxury tented set in the spectacular backdrop of the Mighty Ol Olokwe mountain fronting Ewaso Nyiro River. The camp has 30 exclusive luxury tents are spread out along the shady bank of the river under a thick stand of doum palms. It features an outdoor swimming pools surrounded by the sun lounges, a garden and a lounge bar offering views of the African savannah.

Samburu National Reserve Accommodations

Each tent features a decked terrace with views of Ewaso Nyiro River, the restaurant offers views of the river and serves variety of menus comprising of oriental, traditional, and international cuisines. Here a range of activities are available on request and comprise of game drives, nature walks, and cultural visit to the Samburu village, bush meals like bush lunch/dinner and sundowners.

2.Elephant Watch Camp Safaris

Elephant watch amp safaris is a luxury tented camp with the highest eco-credentials, located in Samburu National Reserve. Here your dreams of African adventure without compromise come true, you can spend magical days among wild animals with our charming professional guides and meeting leading conservationists in the field.

Elephant watch camp safaris provides amenities like the airport transportation, laundry service, free parking, en suite bathroom with safari shower, tea/coffee in room,220 v charging outlets in a room, laundry, local drinks including house alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks and among others.

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