Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River, which tumbles down over giant boulders beneath the lodge all year round, Sabuk Lodge is a remote romantic hideaway built out of knobbly wood, thatch and stone. Here on the edge of the Northern Frontier District are six double guest cottages and an intimate fun atmosphere where you can experience the wilderness, excitement and beauty of the Kenyan bush far from the madding crowd.
The Lodge sits in the Laikipia Plateau and as this huge tranche of land is either all privately or communally owned, it is unbound by the rules and regulations of national parks. Thus there is much more freedom to explore and stepping out with the Maasai, either on foot or with one of the lodge’s camels and having the chance to see Africa and its game up close and personal is an absolute highlight.
The lodge itself is still a family home and inside is comfortably, elegant and rustically stylish, there are sofas with colourful cushions to throw yourself onto, woven rugs and through it all runs gnarled wood, stone boulders and makuti thatch. This is the kind of place that will make you want to adopt the Kenya safari lifestyle; wake up at dawn for tea and a game drive, indulge in a lazy bush breakfast and escape the midday heat by splashing in the river or the stunning, cliff-top infinity pool, take a little siesta before a late afternoon bush walk and tracking lesson from your Samburu guide and then return to the lamp lit lodge for dinner and later bed, to be lulled to sleep by the non-stop quiet thunder of the river below….
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