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Kenya Hotels


  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Sumptuous, spacious rooms
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Beautifully designed common areas


  • Some rooms are far from the dining lodge
  • Long, bumpy drive to and from local airstrip

Updated 11/26/2012

Fodor's Review

It's not just where Sasaab is located but how it's situated that makes it a popular place to stay in Samburu. Because it's in a conservancy rather than a game reserve, you can explore the surroundings without a vehicle; and because it spreads across a hillside high above the Ewaso Nyiro river, there are spectacular views from every vantage. You can go on a morning bird walk, take an afternoon hike over kopjes (hills) to a spectacular sundowner, or ride a camel through

a dry riverbed. Sasaab balances opulence, characterized by oversize rooms and fine Moroccan architecture, with environmental consciousness, exhibited by solar-powered electricity and community outreach. They actively support local villages and collaborate with Ewaso Lions, a lion conservation-study program. Every room is a palatial, split-level affair with four-poster beds, personal plunge pools, and grand sitting rooms that quite possibly have the longest couches you've ever seen.

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Hotel Information


Samburu National Reserve Laikipia Plateau, Kenya


/731–914–732; 020-502–0888


Hotel Details:

  • 9 tents
  • All meals

Updated 11/26/2012


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