This property is nestled in a landscape of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers. This rustic lodge is famous for its beautiful landscape and the serene tranquility of its setting and comprises of 62 luxury rooms.
It is a large safari-style hotel situated in the heart of Samburu and it is also very popular with large groups and families.
The lodge is perched on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River, habitant of many crocodiles and leopards which always go there to drink water. The lodge offers rustic luxury with elegant rooms.
The rooms’ interior reflects a strong ‘’Khaki and Canvas’’ safari influence enriched by a vibrant selection of age-old Samburu masks, spears and ceremonial treasures. Each room is accommodated in a prettily shingled timber cottage with its own blossomed veranda looking out over the river.
It is tucked amidst the acacia groves that border the crocodile-filled reaches of the Ewaso Ng’iro River and the lodge stands centre-stage to miles of lion-stalked grasslands, elephant-studded plains and wildlife-teeming bush.
It is conveniently placed for visits to the neighboring parks of Buffalo Springs reserve, Shaba National Reserve, and Samburu National Reserve.
The breeze-cooled bar and dining area overlooks the flood-lit expanses of the river and game viewing arena where lumbering herds of elephant gather nightly and shy leopards are lured to the forked branch of an acacia tree where a haunch of meat has been laid out for them.
The activities on offer at Samburu Serena Safari Lodge include; nature walks, bird watching and game drives; the option of a magical, moon-lit, bush dinner looking out over the meandering reaches of the Ewaso Ng’iro River; Samburu-guided camel treks across the shimmering scrub-desert to a nearby vantage point offering panoramic views; Sundowners around the campfire or watching as the elephant gather by the river, the shy leopard arrives for his meat and the riverine wildlife theatre begins;.
Guests can also head to the swimming pool for a cooling dip or an afternoon of leisure in the lounge chairs and sun-beds around it.
Other features include; a dining area, bar, and the reception which is adorned by carved Samburu traditional forms and everywhere you look, painted art patterns on the walls and relics, masks and spears in every nook fill you with wonder at their beauty.