Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Family safaris to Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Book family safaris to the divine Sarova Shaba Game Lodge with Voyage2Africa and head to the dreamy Samburu Game Reserve region for your Kenya holiday. This is one of the most outstanding family safari lodges in Kenya, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge being located in a natural oasis in the heart the “Born Free Country” that Joy and George Adamson called home for many years.

Find this top end safari lodge in the dry north of Shaba National Park, with views across the Ewaso Nyiro River in a landscape where once volcanoes erupted. This river, meaning “Dark River” is constantly muddy and fed by natural streams flowing through the lodge gardens – a beautiful sanctuary of old shady trees, a large swimming pool and a serene fish pond too. 

Look out for rare and endangered animals on game drives into the park, such as Besia Oryx and Gerenuk. Local guides from the surrounding communities show you the lay of the land, the animals and their habits, on camel safaris into the heart of their culture and deep knowledge of the environment. 

Sarova Shaba Lodge is large, with sufficient spacious and elegant accommodation in 80 rooms and 5 suites. Lovely chalets looking out over the Ewaso Nyiro River, your views go on for miles and the wildlife never stops appearing. Enjoy hot showers, double beds and beautiful natural décor with an ethnic flair. 



Find Sarove Shaba Game Lodge settled in the game reserve of the same name, just 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 Mount Kenya crossing the equator at Nanyuki. It’s a family-friendly wildlife game viewing venue for those who want to learn more about the Kenya wilderness through the eyes of the local Samburu people. 

Attractive chalet styled rooms are spread out along the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in gorgeous, lush gardens where natural springs flow into the river. Enjoy the mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool.

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge has one tastefully furnished presidential suite that also encapsulates the Samburu culture in its interior décor. Situated amongst natural springs and lily pools, the suite is a stand-alone unit with a large bedroom, living and dining area and a vast bathroom with a private Jacuzzi. This suite embodies the history of Joy Adamson and is named the “Born Free Suite”. There are a total of 85 modern rooms all featuring natural safari décor and warming mod cons that make life easier in the Kenya bush. Appreciate the extensive views across the river and open plains and embark daily on thrilling game drives into the Sarova Shaba game reserve to see predator-prey interactions and diverse wild animals feeding in herds. 

Fresh foods are served in buffets every meal and come straight from the lodge vegetable and herb garden – a nutritious culinary feast for all. Dine at the main Surpelei Restaurant, raised on stilts to absorb the panoramic views of the Kenyan landscape.  Sample delicious Pan-European, Pan-African, as well as Pan-Asian flavours.

Choose this game reserve for its fascinating history concerning lion conservation – this was the venue where Joy Adamson released her first hand-raised lion. Get on a camel with a Samburu guide and go and seek out wild lions on the prowl.  Enter community villages to hear more about their culture, their cuisine and their crafts. 

Head later for a pampering spa treatment in the lodge’s wellness spa and choose a treatment such as Holistic, Swedish, Indian and Aromatherapy massages. Voyage2Africa can tailor make your tour and safari to Samburuland, to the Samburu Game Reserve and a few days game viewing in this famous Sarova Shaba Game Reserve too. Book your African deal today and head off on safari into Kenya’s greatest wildlife regions.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

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  • Safari drives
  • Camel safaris
  • Shaba Special Five
  • Visit to Traditional Samburu Village
  • Spa treatments.
  • Scenic Views & Ewaso Nyiro


  • Luxury accommodation 
  • All meals
swimming pool area outside the lodge accommodation at Royal Madikwe
that include this property


  • Luxury en suite thatched chalets with bath, shower and river frontage 
  • Mosquito net and overhead fan
  • Mini bars in suites upon request
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck
  • Writing desk
  • Boma
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterhole for wildlife


  • Eating out at the lodge in the main Surpelei Restaurant is all about fresh local ingredients from the lodge vegetable and herb garden, home baked breads and nutritious meals on a vast buffet for all three meals a day.
  • Feel safe and secure with your children at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge with its electric fencing to keep wild animals at bay so walk around and do some bird watching or chilled nature walks in the area. 
  • Go for a much-needed massage at the wellness centre between game drives and drink a cold cocktail at the Swimming Pool bar with light snacks before dinner. 
  • Meet the local people in their Traditional Samburu Village where you can see their arts and crafts, learn their songs and dances and hear about their culture from one of the elders. The Samburu live in tune with nature and are now benefiting from the ecotourism ventures in the reserves.

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