Fodor's Expert Review Sabuk Lodge

Laikipia Plateau, Laikipia, 10400, Kenya

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

This lodge organically created out of local thatch, stone, and wood clings to a hillside on the conservancy of the same name in the northwest of the Laikipia Plateau. Overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River, the lodge offers spectacular views and great hospitality. In between activities, lie on your uniquely designed handcrafted big bed in your charming open-fronted room and gaze out at the river below. If you can't tear yourself away from the view, then just move into the bathroom, slip in the deep stone bath, flip water over the edge to the rocks below and keep gazing. In the comfortable main open-sided lodge, a roaring log fire keeps you cozy and warm on chilly nights, while there's a swimming pool to cool off on hot days. Food is plentiful, fresh, and delicious with superb breakfasts taken on the viewing deck. Go birding, fishing, and on day and night game drives, or spend a night out under the stars at a fly camp after a day's camel or walking safari. Game is plentiful, and with luck you should see elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe, Grevy's and plains zebra, and much more.


  • excellent Laikipia Maasai guides
  • the camel safaris are highly recommended
  • families can opt for Eagle Cottage with two bedrooms and a plunge pool


  • rooms are fairly rustic, but do have charm
  • no phone reception or Wi-Fi
  • at least a four-hour drive north of Nanyuki so it's best to fly


Green, Romantic, Views, Family
Local Flavor


Phones: 020-266–3397-reservations


8 cottages
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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