Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located at Shaba National Reserve on the northern arid part of Kenya. Shaba National Reserve is a protected reserve in Isiolo County of Northern Kenya and next to it are Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs National Reserve.
Shaba National Reserve is unique in the sense that it was the setting for 3 popular worldwide movies. It was the setting for the Born Free book and film, Out of Africa film and the reality show Survivor. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is the only luxury game lodge in this reserve.
The lodge has 85 chalet style rooms that overlook River Ewaso Ngiro. River Ewaso Ngiro crosses 7 arid to semi-arid landscapes and one of the areas the river passes through is Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.
Each of the lodge’s rooms has a private balcony, en-suite bathrooms with views of the reserve and the river. The beds are fitted with mosquito nets, a duvet and overhead fans. The rooms also have a working space table, chair, tea and coffee making dishes.
Sarova Game Lodge has a large swimming pool that’s built in a way that flows around lush gardens making a beautiful oasis. A viewing deck is available where guests a can view, feed and watch crocodiles coming from River Ewaso Ngiro.
The lodge has a restaurant called Surpelei Restaurant. It serves African, European and Asian menus catered to the guests’ preferences and desires. The restaurant is located just above part of the pool on the first floor where you can see stunning views of the river.
The highlight of your trip would be going for game drives where you will see the endangered grevy zebra and the rare Williams bird. If you are coming from Nairobi without a tour guide, the lodge offers the services of a tour guide and van at an extra cost.
You can also tour a Samburu Village and experience their way of life and culture. Here you will learn their history, told to you by the village elders, their distinguishing differences between their community and the Masaai community, you can also tour their traditional homes, and watch them as they entertain you to their traditional dances.