Saruni in the Media

Your Media London, UK

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February 2017

For the first time ever, Rhino Tracking can be enjoyed by adventurous visitors to East Africa. Kenyan based Saruni Rhino has launched adding to the already impressive Saruni offering in the country, but this offers something a little different. You can head out from the tented camp to track these magnificent beasts on foot with the help of trained experts of course and hopefuly catch a glimpse up close.

Aeroflot Premium On-Board Magazine, Russia

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February 2017

Another, much rarer and thus more valuable type of lodge is “natural”, created and executed in strict accordance with natural balance. Such African hotels include Saruni Samburu project, located on the border of the eponymous national park in the north of Kenya on the territory of more than 200,000 acres. Six eco-chic villas of the lodge (straw roofs, elegant wooden furniture, bright carpets, carved trunks and stands), the main building, the restaurant and even the swimming pool are carved out of red cliffs.

Vacations & Travel, Australia

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January 2017

Samburu warriors will be your guides at the exceptional Saruni Samburu, which has six eco-chic villas with wonderful views over the Kalama Conservancy and Mount Kenya. The safari experience with the Samburu will allow you to see the landscape and the wildlife through their eyes. If this cultural interaction intrigues you, you can sign up for a special Warrior Academy experience, learning to track, about folklore and the wisdom needed to survive here, as well as visiting a Masai village.

Wanderlust Magazine, UK

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16th January 2017

To see the Great Migration across the Mara River. Between August and September, a million or so wildebeest will be taking the plunge to cross its waters – in plain view of lurking crocs. And in northern Kenya, you’ll be able to spot black rhinos in Samburu-land for the first time in 25 years, too, thanks to the opening of Saruni Rhino Camp back in February. Read the article

CNN Travel, USA

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12th January 2017

Located in a dry riverbed, the new Saruni Rhino camp, opening in February 2017, has just two small luxury “bandas:” open, stone cottages with king-size beds and waterhole views. Visitors can take part in a walking safari tracking endangered black rhinos, which have been reintroduced to this part of Kenya after a 25-year absence. Local guides use traditional techniques and electronic transmitters to help intrepid safari-goers get close to these incredible creatures. Read the article

Business Daily, Africa

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January 2017

As tourism trends shift, more Kenyans with disposable income are splurging on fine travel; sailing, sports fishing, jet skiing, kite surfing and even rubbing shoulders with the international billionaire holidaymakers as they dine by the sea. Africa’s elite are developing a taste for the finer things in life and rather than vacation in Dubai or Paris, they are making merry at local five-star destinations or exclusive islands such as Chale frequented by rich Italians. Read the article.

The Week, UK

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January 2017

A new safari lodge is the first in East Africa to let guests track rare black rhinos on foot. The luxury safari company Saruni is inviting intrepid safari enthusiasts to track the black rhino, one of the world’s rarest animals – on foot. Pedestrian game-viewings are growing in popularity in southern Africa, but the Saruni Rhino camp is the first to offer the experience in Kenya. Read the article

Travel Africa Magazine, UK

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January 2017

In Kenya, national parks are owned and managed by the government, while private conservancies are owned and managed by the communities who own the land. In the past 10 years, the ecologically more responsible and conservation-oriented segment of the Kenyan tourism industry has moved away from the parks and has identified itself with the conservancies.

The Luxury Channel, UK

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December 2016

With Africa’s wild animal populations being decimated, it seems unthinkable that the biggest mammals on earth could disappear. Losing such species as elephants and rhinos from Africa is a slow erosion of humanity, leaving an empty world full of people and nothing living wild. Saruni Rhino Camp has subsequently set up the first on-foot black rhino tracking experience, a vision created by conservationists Ian Craig OBE and Riccardo Orizio. Read the article.

Africa Geographic, South Africa

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28th December 2016

Set to open in February 2017, Saruni Rhino promises the unique experience of tracking rhinos in the remote Sera Conservancy, Kenya. The first of its kind, the Sera Rhino Sanctuary is the result of years of hard work by Sera community members and the Northern Rangelands Trust, and has 11 rhinos translocated from the Lewa Conservancy & Nakuru National Park among other parks. Read the article

Geographical, UK

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24th December 2016

As black rhinos return to an area they were once wiped out, conservationist Ian Craig is optimistic about the future for Africa’s wildlife. The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), a community membership organisation in Kenya, has already been touted as the model which people should be adopting worldwide in order to successfully marry the goals of conservation with those of development. Read the article

Financial Times’ How to Spend It, UK

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14th November 2016

In 2015, thanks to the tireless efforts of KENYA’s Northern Rangelands Trust (www.nrt-kenya.org), the 54,000-hectare Sera Rhino Sanctuary was established on the Sera Conservancy – the first such community-owned sanctuary in the country, providing 24-hour security for 11 highly endangered black rhinos. From February, the Saruni portfolio of lodges is offering the only walking safari to track the rhino in east Africa, at new Saruni Rhino (www.sarunisamburu.com; from $630), a tiny two-banda camp two hours’ drive north of the main Saruni Samburu lodge. Guides and rangers with GPS transmitters walk guests to within metres of the animals – a once-in-a-lifetime experience made all the more singular, and poignant, by their extreme vulnerability. Read the article

New York Times, USA

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5th November 2016

Choose small hotels that are locally owned chains and large, splashy properties won’t give you a glimpse into the local culture, but staying at a small hotel owned by locals and situated in a former home, historic building or residential part of town will. Mr. Sanghrajka, for example, recently stayed at Saruni Samburu, a safari camp in northern Kenya that is owned by a couple who live onsite and hire their staff from the local Samburu tribes. Read more

Ndege News, Air Kenya In-Flight Magazine, Kenya

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November 2016

Saruni Samburu can now offer guests access to an elephantproof, open ground level, professional, photographic hide situated at a waterhole. It is a unique experience for Kenya: “hiding” inside it, novice and professional photographers can photograph birds, animals and elephants from ground level. Designed with the needs of photographers in mind, buried underground, and covered with earth on three sides as well as on the roof, located a few steps from our waterhole.

Travel Weekly, UK

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26th October 2016

Saruni, the portfolio of luxury properties in Kenya, is launching what it said will be the first opportunity in east Africa to track black rhinos on foot at its new tented camp, Saruni Rhino. The camp is located in the Sera Community Conservancy, a vast wildlife reserve nearly 1,400 square miles situated in northern Kenya. Saruni Rhino will provide a walking safari experience tracking black rhino on foot, accompanied by expert Saruni guides and highly trained Sera Community Conservancy rangers. Read article

Metro, UK

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24th October 2016

Conservation groups and park rangers face a relentless – and potentially deadly -battle to save these magnificent creatures from extinction. But travellers can now learn about their plight on a new walking safari that enables brave ramblers to track black rhinos on foot. Accompanied by expert guides, the once-in-a-lifetime experience is available at the newly opened Saruni Rhino camp (packages from $505, saruni.com) in the Samburu region, where the animals have been reintroduced after an absence of 25 years.

DWHA, UK

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August 2016

Ultimately, the best way to experience the cultural heritage of the Samburu people is through staying at camps in the local area. Saruni Samburu has a great relationship with the tribes and offers opportunities to visit the communities and witness their tribal dancing. Consisting of six luxury villas and flaunting spectacular views over Kalama Conservancy and Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness. A truly intimate and exceptional place, Saruini Samburu is perfect for the safari honeymoon of your dreams.

Huffington Post, USA

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July 2016

You know the game drives will be exciting, but you don’t expect some of the most incredible wildlife sightings to happen while you’re taking a bath. Covered in soap, I ran naked through my open-air villa at Saruni Samburu to grab my binoculars so that I could spy on a herd of elephants, a dazzle of zebra and a tower of giraffes – from the bathtub. Read the article

Ndege News Air Kenya Inflight Magazine, Kenya

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10th June 2016

The patio of the tent at Saruni Wild is large enough to roll out a yoga mat. Tall yellow stalks sway away uninterrupted to the skyline. Red Oat Grass. The Zebra have moved on. Yesterday, these plains were zig-zagged with their black and white stripes as they frolicked amidst their grazing. Last night the hyenas were having a party, all night whoops and white, digested bone droppings may have cleared the space. It’s fresh and serenely beautiful but it’s not quiet. A breeze whooshes between flutters, chirps, buzzes and bug stridulations.

Living Magazine, Italy

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February 2016

l così detto Mal d’Africa esiste, eccome. Io neho le prove. Un viaggio in Kenya, in quello più vero e selvaggio, è un’esperienza unica. Mare e coste a parte, si trovano luoghi immersi in una natura silenziosa e pressoché inabitata, almeno umanamente parlando, cher egalano emozioni uniche ed intense. Il safari, in Kenya, è la quintessenza della scoperta. Un viaggio su strade impervie, in 4×4, con partenze all’alba, lunghi e silenti appostamenti, per ammirare la fauna selvaggia nel loro habitat naturale è un viaggio da vivere, almeno una volta nella vita. Laikipia Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve e Shaba sono parchi.

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Il Giornale, Italy

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12th January 2016

Il Kenya è mistico, selvaggio, è il paradiso dei fotografi, il Valhalla di ch sogna l’avventura in una natura incontaminata. E per i turisti è la quintessenza dell’Africa: spazi sconfinati di savana dove il tono rosso della terra si contrappone all’intenso blu del cielo. Il Kenya è, per eccellenza, la terra dei safari e un viaggio nei parchi del nord, dal Lewa Wildlife Conservancy allo Shaba fino al Samburu significa essere conquistati dai movimenti eleganti degli animali della savana, immergersi in antiche culture, abbandonarsi alla magia di spazi scontinati che toccano nel profondo e infondono un senso di armonia e di libertà.

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Die Zeit, Germany

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8th October 2015

Weil ich aber ja eigentlich lernen soll, wie es ist, Krieger zu sein, und nicht den Untergang der Samburu bedauern, ziehen einige der jungen Männer an jenem Tag nicht mit der Herde, son-dern klettern in unseren Wagen. Aufgabe eins an diesem Tag: Speerwerfen. Als wir über die Asphalt-straße vom Dorf wieder zurück in den National-park zockeln, ist unser Wagen mit sieben bunt ge-kleideten, schmuckbeladenen Jungs besetzt, die alsbald zu singen anfangen. »Ein Kriegerlied«, sagt Jose und übersetzt: Wie schwer ist ein Leben ohne Wasser und Gras? Wie weit müssen wir die Herde treiben, wie tapfer muss ein Krieger sein? Wie lang sind die Nächte in der Savanne? Wie tapfer muss ein Krieger sein? Das Lied dauert eine Viertelstun-de, aber Jose                                               will nicht mehr übersetzen, warum ein Krieger noch tapfer sein muss.                                                                                                                                                                                         DOWNLOAD PDF

Private Departures, South Africa

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October 2015

Saruni Samburu Lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in the country and draws increasing numbers of discerning visitors who are looking for something beyond the often crowded Big Five sightings of Kenya’s southern safari hotspots. They come north for the spectacularly arid landscapes and for the so called ‘Samburu Special Five’ – rare reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grévy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, and gerenuk, the most elegant of all gazelles. Saruni’s expert trackers had shown me all of these in the last few days, along with unforgettable sightings of countless lion, three leopards and a pack                                                 of a dozen wild dogs.

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