Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve just east of Samburu, or one can say, in the “Born Free Country” that Joy and George Adamson called home for many years. Built in an oasis around the natural terrain of this breathtaking volcanic desert, the Lodge is attractively laid out with chalet style rooms overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Natural spring water has been harnessed to ribbon its way in and out all around the property creating a beautiful landscape. Coupled with the large free-form swimming pool that flows around the lush gardens and tall trees, all this refreshing water lends an almost magical feel to this natural oasis.
The lodge is 314 km from Nairobi, a 45 minute flight from Nairobi to Shaba or Samburu airstrip or a picturesque 5 hour drive through the curving roads around Mt. Kenya crossing the equator at Nanyuki.
The lodge offers Kenyan safari accommodation in elegant, chalet-style en-suite rooms, divided into three categories:
Standard Rooms are across two storeys (four rooms to a block), designed with intricate detail and offering beautiful views of the Ewaso Nyiro River and numerous springs that run across the lodge.
Executive Suites provide luxury amid the wild, with an elaborate lounge that opens into a large bedroom and breath-taking views of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
The Born Free Suite is a stylish presidential suite that encapsulates the Samburu culture in its interior décor. Situated amongst natural springs and lily pools, the suite has a large bedroom, living and dining area and a large bathroom with a private Jacuzzi.
It is set along the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River laid out around the natural springs that flow into the river. The Lodge has a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge offers a unique experience that extends beyond game drives in the reserve. The lodge has a plethora of activities to indulge in, from bird watching to camel safaris, the viewing deck along the river, and feeding and watching crocodiles, making it a destination in itself.