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ReviewerKG
 
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FromIowa, United States
Visit date11 Sep 2011
Visit duration2 nights
Review Date10 Apr 2012
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Magestical views
The camp, the views and the service here is simply excellent. The camp itself looks like a fairly new build and each individual room has a stunning view right over Kalama Conservancy and on into the Samburu Game Reserve. Our choice to stay here was to try and avoid the traffic and congestion associated at times of the year within the Samburu Game Reserve which by and large we managed to achieve with a little help from our driver James. Whilst there's still plenty of game to be spotted en route to the Samburu, James took a different approach once in the park and opted for opposite routes to that of the mainstream vehicles which worked extremely well. We were treated with lion, hyena, cheetah and eventually a leopard sighting all in a morning's work.

The staff are very committed to the success of the camp, that much is evident in their constant helpfulness and passion towards the place. Whilst we have only travelled to a few lodges/camps in Kenya i would imagine it hard pressed to find somewhere else with such a magical view. Meal times here were always a very intimate affair as my wife and i would always be joined by the other guests, the staff and the management which really added to the family and close nit feeling the camp has.
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ReviewerRobJ
 
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FromOttawa, Canada
Visit date6 Aug 2011
Visit duration3 nights
Review Date25 Aug 2011
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great safari experience
Saruni Samburu....is in a conservancy that is about 45 minutes from Samburu National Park. Because of the drought in northern Kenya, most of the game viewing happens in and around Samburu National Park. At times the park can be a little congested, but our guide, Sumaro did an excellent job of steering us clear of most of the clutter. Since he is an actual guide and knows how to track, he would take us down paths most wouldn't be on. We would get stopped on a regular basis by mini van drivers looking for information about wildlife sitings....I couldn't tell what he would tell them, but I don't think he would help them too much. Out of the 6 camps we visited, some of the best action we saw was here! We saw a pack of wild dogs, a wild cat, 2 separate cheetah kills and we experienced watching 2 lionesses try a hunt that failed. so overall I would say this was a successful safari stop. The accommodations are huge and spectacular. I think I calculated our lodge to be between 1400 - 1600 sq.ft. !!! The view....well you will not get a view like this anywhere else. The meals were excellent and had an Italian influence...since the owner is Italian. I would recommend Saruni Samburu as one of the stops on your safari.
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