Sasaab Lodge is close to Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserves, in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. It’s a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals from huge majestic elephant to lion, leopard and cheetah and the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich.
A Moroccan influence at Sasaab Lodge
Sasaab Lodge prides itself on its hospitality, and friendly and attentive staff strive to make every guests’ experience unforgettable. The architecture of Sasaab follows strong Moroccan design principles, in which African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine Moroccan-styled rooms is over 100m² with an enormous open-air bathroom and private plunge pool. From the veranda, guests can take in the remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. Its position on the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe.
The Samburu community
The lodge sits at the heart of a community conservancy, rich in raw Samburu culture and traditions. It has been built with wildlife conservation and preservation of the environment foremost in mind. The lodge was established in association with the local community who benefit directly from your stay.
Activities to enjoy at Sasaab Lodge
Sasaab offers invigorating walks through the wilderness, game watching, alfresco dining, a unique cultural experience, and opportunities to get involved with the local community. It is the ultimate place to relax and unwind. Other activities on-site include bird watching, fine dining, scenic helicopter flights, massages, and quad biking.
Sasaab Lodge is comprised of eight individual rooms with huge thatched roofs, canvas sides and sensational views down the river, over the bush and beyond. Each room is uniquely styled with a private pool and open veranda. Attention to detail is evident throughout the lodge, from personal service and incredible food, through to the elegant interiors styled with a contemporary North African design.
Luxury Suite – 7 Rooms
The luxury suites are incredibly spacious and designed to act as a private sanctuary. Each has a private plunge pool, chill out space (either a veranda or mini-garden), and large open-air bathrooms. Every room is intensely private. The lodge is situated on quite a steep bank, so it is recommended that anyone with walking difficulties requests a room near to the mess, which is easily accessible.
Family Suite – 1 Room
Sasaab has a family unit with two interconnecting rooms which is ideal for two couples travelling together as well as families. The family unit also has one private plunge pool.