Saruni Rhino, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
A Luxury Lodge or Hotel in Kenya
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Per Person Per Night
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In February 2017, Saruni was proud to expand its luxury collection of lodges and tented camps with the opening of ‘Saruni Rhino’. Located in Sera Community Conservancy, in the wild, undiscovered northern frontier of Kenya, the camp is a little over 1.5 hours’ drive from our Saruni Samburu lodge in nearby Kalama Conservancy. Saruni Rhino offers the first rhino tracking experience in East Africa: an amazing walking safari that provides a uniquely thrilling adventure, but also allows our guests to actively contribute to the protection of this iconic species.
Comprised of two elegant ‘bandas’ (open stone cottages, previously known as ‘Kauro Guesthouse’) sleeping 4-6 initially and a main ‘mess’ cottage for dining and relaxing, Saruni Rhino is nestled amidst swaying doum palms dotted along a dry river bed (the Kauro ‘lugga’, in the heart of the conservancy) with sweeping views of a nearby waterhole and dramatic landscape so typical of the north. The waterhole is a popular watering stop-off for a diverse range of wildlife: elephant, impala, birdlife, hyena, oryx, Grevy’s zebra and much more, making it great ‘bush TV’ from the comfort of your cottage’s sandy verandah at any time. The dry river bed proves the quintessential torch-lit bush dinner location under the vast African skies.
WHY CHOOSE SARUNI RHINO?
- Whilst staying at Saruni Rhino is an experience in itself; echoing the origins of safari – exploring remote areas of a yet largely undiscovered terrain, the main draw to the area is the reason for our camp’s name sake – the endangered black Rhino.
- Saruni is delighted to be able to offer our guests a scintillating, ‘thrill-of-a-lifetime’ experience: a walking safari tracking black rhino on foot, accompanied by an expert Saruni guide and a highly-trained Sera Community Conservancy ranger, equipped with a transmitter correlating to the GPS whereabouts of the 11 rhinos throughout the 54,000 hectares-large sanctuary.
- The Singing Wells are also a driving distance away and can be visited with some notice – a rare treat to see the local community singing proprietary songs recognizable only by their own cattle, to encourage them to come to the wells to drink.
Saruni Rhino Rates, Activities & Amenities
|2020||July; August; September; 20 December 2020 - 02 January 2021||–||US $ 860|
|2020||03 January; February; June; October; 01 - 19 December; March; April; May; November||–||US $ 700|
Rates are Per Person Per Night unless otherwise specified.
Saruni Rhino rates include:
- Full board accommodation& limited laundry service
- Soft drinks, house wines, beers & select non-luxury spirits
- Return transfers to and from Saruni Samburu & local airstrip
- One Rhino tracking session per day
- Shared day & night game drives in 4×4 vehicles and guided bush walks
- Bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions
- Warriors Academy (upon request in advance)
- VAT & taxes
Children of age 16 years and older are welcome at Saruni Rhino.
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Saruni Rhino, Samburu County, Kenya
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