Where We Are
Saruni Samburu is located inside Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, a large, privately-owned reserve bordering with Samburu National Reserve (‘SNR’). Since the lodge is only 7 km away from the border between Kalama and SNR, our safaris cover both reserves. Kalama also borders Namunyak Community Conservation Trust to the North (where Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is located) and Sera Community Wildlife Conservation to the North East (where Saruni Rhino is located).
Kalama lies in an area of 95,000 hectares of Girgir Group Ranch in Samburu land, west of Archer’s Post. With a population of only 2,000, the main livelihood in the area is livestock, mostly camels and goats. Centered around a core conservation area of 3,150 hectares, Kalama represents a crucial migratory corridor between northern and southern conservation areas of this spectacular region of Kenya. Large herds of elephants cross Kalama in their migratory routes between the different conservancies that are under the NRT umbrella.
Kalama members have coexisted with the Samburu National Reserve for over 40 years, sharing revenues and wildlife. Access to Saruni Samburu is through the Kalama airstrip, where several airlines land every day with flights from Nairobi (Wilson Airport). Northern Kenya is one of Africa’s last true wilderness areas. The absence of fences makes it one of the few places left that allows for the free movement of wildlife across a vast area. A red landscape dominated by acacia-grassland mosaic, with dramatic dry upland/montane forests rising from its plains, it is home to a wide diversity of species. Inhabited by pastoral tribes with rich traditional histories that are collectively striving both to protect its ecological integrity and their own livelihoods there is no better way for visitors to experience the real Africa.
SARUNI SAMBURU LODGE & AIRSTRIP COORDINATES
LODGE – GPS COORDINATES
|N 0°42’21”, 37°31’52” E|
|LODGE – GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES||00.705275, 037.531111|
|LODGE – ELEVATION||993m|
|NEAREST AIRSTRIP||Samburu Kalama airstrip|
|NEAREST AIRSTRIP – DISTANCE FROM LODGE||30-40 min’ game drive|
|NEAREST AIRSTRIP – GPS COORDINATES||N 0°41’39”, 37°36’45” E|
|NEAREST AIRSTRIP – GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES||00.6941667, 037.61250|
|NEAREST AIRSTRIP – ELEVATION||875m|
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