Intrepids Samburu tented luxury camp

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Dr. Mitch on September 18, 2005

Wow, what a place! Right out of a Hemingway novel. Hardly roughing it. Driving up it does not look impressive. it is situated right on the banks of the Ewasa Ngiro River. After leaving the vehicle one walks onto a large wooden foundation covered by a tall thatched ceiling. This area houses the reception, a couple of souvenir shops (good selection, and prices), a restaurant, bar, and lounge. Nearby is a nice pool. Large canvas tents are set up on wooden platforms with thatched cover. Tall trees provide plenty of shade in this very hot, arid place. Furnishings are 1930s mahogany replicas of what camping must have been like for rich American and European hunters. Unexpectedly modern and clean bathrooms attach to back of tents. Nice, large shower with plenty of hot water, double sinks and mirrors. There are a lot of electrical outlets. There is a ceiling fan in the tent. Mosquito netting surrounds beds. No TV, no radio, there are phones. Internet ready computers in the main lodge area for a small fee. Dining area looked like Disney had created it. Evening lectures and sometimes educational videos. During the day there are native dances on the property (for a fee). This place is very popular, hard to get reservations. Located in heart of great game viewing area.

My ratings (1-10, 10 best):

Rooms: 9

Grounds: 7

Staff: 6

Dining/Restaurant: 9

Location: 10

Samburu Serena Safari Lodge
Samburu Game Reserve
Nairobi, Kenya

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