Saruni Samburu - Samburu, Kenya

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Samburu warriors by photographer Dirk Rees

Have you ever wondered what the word ‘Saruni’ actually means? What makes Saruni Samburu eco-friendly? Or, what you should wear on safari? Well, wonder no more……

We have compiled a list of ‘frequently-asked questions’ relating to Saruni and each lodge. Please find answers to each of the questions below in the downloadable PDF at the end of the list. Happy reading!

  1. What does the word 'Saruni' mean?
  2. What is the difference between a private conservancy and the Samburu National Reserve?
  3. How many lodges/camps are there in the Kalama Conservancy?
  4. What makes Saruni Samburu and the area so special?
  5. When is it the best time to visit?
  6. Do I need a visa?
  7. What should I wear?
  8. What equipment should I bring?
  9. Do you have telephone network and Wi-Fi at the lodge?
  10. Can children come on safari?
  11. Can my food requirements be accommodated?
  12. Is Kenya safe?
  13. I love animals and wildlife, but I am keen to learn about the local people too. How can you accommodate it?
  14. How do the Maasai and Samburu tribes differ?
  15. What makes Saruni Samburu eco-friendly?
  16. How do I get to Saruni Samburu?
  17. Do you have a private airstrip?
  18. What health precautions should I take?
  19. What if there is an emergency and I need to be evacuated for health reasons? Is Saruni isolated?
  20. What else can I do at Saruni Samburu in addition to going on a game drive watching wildlife?
  21. What about snakes, insects, bugs etc.?
  22. How long should a safari be?
  23. What cars do you have? Am I safe in the car? Can we have exclusive use?
  24. What are conservation fees – and why do I need to pay them?
  25. How much does a safari cost?
  26. Are you allowed to hunt animals in Kenya?
  27. How do you support the local community?
  28. What other properties does Saruni have in Kenya?
  29. Can I ask you a question that is not listed here?
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