Stargazing at Saruni Samburu

The night skies above our Saruni Samburu lodge and from the ‘hot rock’ upon which it sits are among some of the brightest and most beautiful in the world. Every evening the night skies provide you with an alternative ‘playground’ in which to explore.

Our amateur but extremely professional and passionate ‘astro-expert’ and lodge manager Johan, is on hand to host our guests for an entertaining evening of stargazing and astronomy under the canopy of Saruni Samburu’s brilliant starry sky.

We use a high-powered spotter scope and laser pointer to guide you around the night sky to take full advantage of viewing the brilliant heavenly objects among the beautiful rocks of the Kalama Conservancy.

You will view Planets, Galaxies, Star Clusters, Constellations, Double Stars and other celestial occurrences every clear night as Kalama Conservancy in which Saruni Samburu is situated, has some of the best observing conditions in Kenya due to virtually no light pollution, no obscurants, high altitude and over 300 dry clear nights each year.

We look forward to take you on a Tour of the Universe under the star filled skies of Saruni Samburu.

Do you know there actually exists a ‘Big Five of the African Sky’? 

Do you know your ‘Milky Way’, ‘Coal Sack’ and ‘Southern Pleiades’, from your ‘eta Carinae Nebula’ and ‘omega Centauri’? 

Wait no more – download the ‘Big Five Of The African Sky’ Observing Handbook below.

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“The amazing stars were a total highlight for me” – guest Sherry McKelvie, whose images are below.

But it’s not just us at Saruni who believe “it’s written in the stars” – read an incredible article about ‘The Ancient Astronomers of Maralal’ HERE.