Samburu Elephant Lodge : Samburu Elephant Lodge is a classic Mid-range accommodation located along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, it consists 4 double villas and 6 family villas, with more on the way- plan.  Fact, the lodge was named for the beautiful   lumbering Elephants that usually visit the river to quench their thirst and have a play in the river.

The lodge is also pride of its wonderfully set swimming pool, where you can swim with uninterrupted views of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

More so, the lodge provides a rustic yet n stylish experience along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve. It is accessible all year round. Visitors can enjoy a short transfer of no longer than an hour, with a game drive en route.

Samburu Elephant Lodge comprises 16 perfect tented rooms which are styled with subtle African tones and have beautiful private decks, suitable for sitting and observing the goings on along the riverbed. The lodge’s location offers a splendid view of majestic mountains such as the white capped Mount Kenya and guests can fall into the rhythm of the African wilderness when staying here during their safari holiday.

Samburu Elephant Lodge Facilities and Amenities;

  • They offer excellent en-suite bathrooms
  • They offer laundry service
  • They offer private plunge pool
  • The lodge has got a wide conference center that holds up to 60 people and can be used for various other functions.
  • They offer spacious restaurant that serves water running meals and meals can be served in different areas for you enjoy your tasty meal.
  • Activities to do at Samburu Elephant Lodge -Samburu National Reserve
  • Activities to do at Samburu Elephant lodge;
  •  They include; Bush dinners, Picnic breakfast, Nature walks and Hikes, Samburu Warrior Hikes, Game drives, Sun downers among others.

    Samburu Elephant Lodge
    Samburu Elephant Lodge Bedroom

Game drive;

This is the main key activity done in the park that allow tourists to see the five Samburu special species such as Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich and other animals can be seen on your special day of your game drive. Other animals to see includes; lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, Nile crocodiles.

The best game viewing in Samburu National Reserve is at the banks of the Ewaso Ng’ro River -this river is the main water source in the area that supplies water for the park’s animals to survive during the dry seasons.

The best time to visit Samburu National Reserve for game drive and other activities is during the dry season which is experienced from June to October and December to March.


While at Samburu Elephant Lodge you can choose to do birding where you expect to have a rewarding view of various bird species such as Black-bellied sunbird, Donaldson -Smith’s sparrow-weaver, Greater Kestrel, Grey Wren-warbler, Hunter’s sunbird, Mariqua sunbird, Northern brownbul, Red-necked falcon, Red-winged lark, Somali Ostrich, Spotted palm -thrush, White-headed mousebird, Yellow-vented eremomela, Von der Decken’s Hornbill among others.

Visit the Samburu People

Well, the park is surrounded with amazing community of Samburu people, where you can visit and enjoy their cultural norms, traditional dance and customs. Your visit to these Nilotic people you will witness the beauty of their circumcision ceremony and traditional marriage.

In general, Samburu National Reserve is a sheer safari destination, located in Kenya’s Samburu County on the banks of Ewaso Ng’iro River just few driving distance to Buffalo Springs National Reserve. From Nairobi to access the Reserve covers about 350 kilometers.

The reserve was established in 1985 covering an area of about 165 square kilometers. More fact, Samburu National Reserve is one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness which made famous in the best-selling book and award-winning movie ‘Bord Free’.

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