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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall an excellent choice for seeing this Kenyan reserve. Good food, rooms with mosquito netting. Nice grounds that you could safely walk. Easy to get out into the reserve to look for mammals and birds. Would return again at a time of year when it was not so dry.

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Thank Randall S
Headley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

My partner and I recently stay in the lodge for two days. We were really thrilled by the tents - the tent was extremely clean, a good size, a massive comfy bed (with a mosquito net) and a great bathroom! We absolutely loved our stay. I liked the evening talks - talking about the local culture and local animals. The... More 

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Thank emma_kristine
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Start of our safari holiday and was highly impressed by the beautiful surroundings, comfortable lodge and attentive staff. Great food and a comfort to find we got escorted to and from the lodge at night. Highly recommend it.

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Thank 500TeresaD
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is a great place to base your safari. Very relaxing but close to the action in the bush. Great pool overlooking the river with views into the distance. We saw elephants, monkeys, baboons, gazelle & even Maasi cows passing through. Great staff everywhere. Good food in the restaurant. Would have liked to stay longer, but lots to see...

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Springville, Utah
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This property is on a river where animals are constantly coming to drink or cool themselves. The pool was warmer than most, and the pool keeper kept your belongings safe from the monkeys that wanted to steal them.

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1 Thank pakabear
Datchet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Very pretty place, the watering hole where the animals come and go is perfectly located and there is so much space for every hotel guests to view the sunrise, watch the animals come and go. Food is good, Serena group always delivers good quality food. Service at the restaurant is up to Serena ethos and the staff are always helpful,... More 

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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Samburu N.R. is a beautiful safari destination and this lodge is a very nice place to stay. Ours was birthday celebration and the staff was very accommodating and enthusiastic in making it a special one for our son. No vast herds, but plenty of unique animal life, some of which we have not seen at other parks. One of our... More 

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Thank Philip2009
Beverly Hills, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

This lodge is situated up on a rock. Literally - to access the lodge you must drive over big boulders and then it feels as if you are on top of the world. The villas are large, spacious and wonderful. Food great, guides knowledgeable. Although there are not herds of animals, we were able to see a lot of action.... More 

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Thank Nancy L
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Very comfortable hotel with all the modcons and a view of the savannah to boot. Good base for exploring the reserve and sited where you can see some from your room balcony and even the bar and dinning room (if they wander by). The water hole below the bar almost guarantees you'll see something. We saw elephants, an elusive jennet... More 

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1 Thank tjw007
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This hotel allows for amazing animal viewing. Staff were friendly, food was decent and overall was a great safari experience. Monkeys are jumping around the gardens and over the fence there were crocodiles in the river - thrilling!

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the fertile banks of the Uaso Nyiro River at an altitude of 700 meters, in the center of the Samburu Game Reserve Kenya, Samburu Serena Safari Lodge echoes the robust rhythms of river front life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samburu Serena Safari Lodge

Address: PO Box 48690, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Samburu District > Samburu National Reserve
Price Range: $114 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Samburu Serena Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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“All rooms have great views, but this was a dirtiest on our safari. I'd avoid, if possible”
 of 5 bubbles pakabear, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms fronting the watering hole are good, it is to the left facing the park. New "tent" rooms are on the right, sparking new and very nice first two are good for wildlife watching.”
 of 5 bubbles jgirl1604, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The website advertised free wifi but it was quite sparse and almost never worked. All of the rooms had fabulous views and were large and spacious. Need to remember that even though the rooms are clean, there are still insects, lizards and mice that can easily access rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles NancyL606, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are grouped in separate lodges: 4 to a floor on two floors. Unless you have trouble with one standard flight of stairs, ask for one on an upper floor for the best views. Staff can carry your bags.”
 of 5 bubbles tjw007, 4 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Ask about rooms with good ventilation - we did not, so that may have been our issue.”
 of 5 bubbles edward19, 27 Oct 2013 | Read review
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