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Maralal Safari Lodge

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Maralal Safari Lodge Welcome to Maralal Safari Lodge and Wildlife Reserve, the most historic Colonial Era safari lodges in northern Kenya located in the unique Maralal National Sanctuary: the very heart of Samburu County, Kenya. Fully renovated in 2015. Owned and operated by AFRICALITY, a UK registered charity, all proceeds from your visit support the wildlife. We are 100% not-for-profit. Guests enjoy free high speed satellite based WIFI, a big screen television in the lounge with international news and sports channels, swimming and much more including a modern kitchen offering both local and international cuisine. Experience wildlife as you've never seen it before as the animals approach within a few meters of the cabins, monkeys clamber on the roofs and more. Guests love opening their doors and seeing zebra, eland and impala grazing on the lawns, or hearing the leopards and lions roar in the night. We offer 18 luxurious Swiss chalet style rooms, each equipped with a fireplace and a private balcony. With our conference facilities too, we are the perfect choice for pleasure or business travellers who seek tranquility. Maralal, just 1.5Km down the road, is the seat of government for Samburu County. This bustling town of 15,000 people offers many local crafts and a variety of lively places for both modern and traditional night life. The lodge is built of cedar and stone, and sits on the hillside overlooking Maralal. Here, in the heart of the National Sanctuary, the wildlife reserve thrives as the animals roam freely from the forests on three sides to the lowlands to the south. Five square kilometers of lush woodland and pasture straddle the hillside, with leopards and other mammals living in the natural caves. Within the lodge, the AFRICALITY bar is, perhaps, the best stocked bar in northern Kenya, boasting no less than 15 famous malt whiskeys, 15 types of vodka and much more ... Oh, and a full range of cold beers too. One of the most appealing aspects of Maralal Safari Lodge is that it's a meeting point for the local people too. Above all, Maralal Safari Lodge exists to support the wildlife. All profits are devoted to the employment of Game Rangers to protect the wildlife from poachers, and to find the wildlife orphanage. So now, your visit to Kenya can really make a difference! Karibu (Swahili for 'welcome')
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Samburu Airport118 km
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Maralal Lodge is situated in the wildlife reserve of the same name, and consists of extensive grounds – partly tended and partly wild – with wooden cottages dotted around the grounds, reminiscent of ski chalets. Green trees and flowering plants were a very welcome sight...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank GreteHoward
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Absolutely beautiful serene place... loved dining with animals in full view... The quiet in the rooms with full view of the African bush is just amazing... The staff are polite and helpful. Drive into the lodge adds to the anticipation and lots of different animals...

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Stl K
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Me my brother and my dad all had an incredible stay. The food there was amazing and the service was great. We felt very welcome and comfortable. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable and i sleep very well. My brother and I even got...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Traveling solo, as a younger female, was a daunting experience. Maralal, a place with hidden charm, was still a huge culture shock and I was very apprehensive of finding safe and comfortable lodging once I had wound my way through the dusty streets. My expectations...More

Date of stay: July 2015
3  Thank raivien
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Fabulously newly renovated lodge. Wonderful old building surrounded by animals. Camping possible at normal rates. Swimming pool. Friendly and helpful hosts. Great food. Animal rehabilitation. A fabulous new address. Don't miss it in your way up to Lake Turkana

Date of stay: June 2015
2  Thank Louisa S
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"furthest end if you want to be closer to the forest"
rupiNairobi
2 Jun 2015
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LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceSamburu DistrictMaralal
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