Laikipia Conservancy Areas, Kenya
Offering a unique community experience, Sabuk Lodge celebrates both the culture and nature of Laikipia. Head out on camel rides through wilderness inaccessible by road, wander through vibrant bushland, and lose yourself in a world untouched by time.
This isn’t a classic safari destination, although you will encounter lots of wildlife on the plains, including many impressive sets of horns and tusks. Instead, the experience provides a genuine glimpse into a world untamed, with local Masai guides leading you on exhilarating walks and camel treks, their red blankets flowing on the breeze. You don’t visit a community when you stay at Sabuk Lodge. You become part of a community.
We love the wilderness atmosphere and after a couple of days you won’t want to return to the ‘real world.’ Masai teach animal tracking techniques and medicinal plant use, all within a conservancy that’s rich in four-legged mammals. The lodge itself has a sublime location, standing on a cliff, high above the famous Ewaso Nyiro River. There are only four open-fronted stone and thatch cottages, each individually designed using local materials.
The clifftop infinity pool is very special and the staff are extremely warm and welcoming. While we’d also recommend Sabuk as a standalone, the lodge works best as a complement to one of Kenya’s big-game destinations like the Masai Mara. This way you explore two distinctive sides to the country.
- Four en-suite open-sided rooms plus a two-bedroom cottage; all have fabulous views
- Full board food and drink
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Walking safaris
- Option for overnight fly camping and horseback safari
- Variety of activities that offer an immersion in local Masai lifestyles
- Clifftop infinity pool
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £385 / €435 / $495