Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge



Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve just east of Samburu, or one can say, in the “Born Free Country“ that Joy and George Adamson called home for many years.


It is set along the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River laid out around the natural springs that flow into the river. The Lodge has a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool.



Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is about 313 km from Nairobi.




5 hr drive from Nairobi, 45 minute flight from Wilson Airport to Shaba or Samburu Airstrip


Sarova Shaba Game Lodge has one tastefully furnished presidential suite that also encapsulates the Samburu culture in its interior décor. Situated amongst natural springs and lily pools, the suite is a stand-alone unit with a large bedroom, living and dining area and a vast bathroom with a private Jacuzzi. This suite embodies the history of Joy Adamson and is named the “Born Free Suite”.

Are you looking for luxury in the midst of the wild in this oasis of calm and serene demeanor? Sarova Shaba Game Lodge has four executive suites with an elaborate lounge that opens into a large bedroom with breathtaking views of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

These eighty chalet style rooms are across two storeys, four rooms to a block, and are designed to incorporate intricate detail, offering amazing views of the Ewaso Nyiro River and the numerous live springs that run across the lodge. The ground floor rooms are suitable for persons with limited mobility.


Sarova Shaba Game Lodge excels in the freshness and quality of its food which is supported by the lodge’s own vegetable and herb garden. The food quality and standards embody those of the renowned Sarova cuisine brand “Kitchens of Sarova”. All meals are served “al fresco” at the Surpelei Restaurant that is raised on stilts offering breathtaking views of the lush gardens and the Ewaso Nyiro River. The restaurant is fitted with elaborate buffet counters unmatched in all lodges and live cooking stations all set to tempt and please your palate. Sarova Shaba’s chefs are readily available to cater for most special dietary requirements and meal preferences.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


SUPERLEI RESTAURANT: The main restaurant is raised on stilts overlooking the river and free-form pool with stunning views of the well-manicured lawns and greenery of the Ewaso Nyiro River and a plethora of bird-life. The restaurant serves buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The sumptuous cuisine includes Pan-African, Pan-European and Pan-Asian. The salad buffet has a wide variety of salads using the freshest ingredients and herbs from the Lodge’s own vegetable and herb garden. The restaurant can accommodate 150 people.


CHEMI CHEMI BAR: The bar is located along the river bank with natural spring water channels where guests can unwind to the soothing sound of water. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge prides itself on an extensive cellar of imported wines, a wide range of premium spirits and other preferred beverages from a well-stocked bar.


CARRALUMA POOLSIDE BAR: The enchanting free-form swimming pool at Sarova Shaba offers a relaxing spot for weary travellers. We further enhance your experience with an elaborate pool bar that serves refreshing fresh juices, a variety of cocktails, beers and light beverages, and all that you need to make you unwind further..


EXPERIENTIAL DINNING:A unique experience of dining on the sand bank along the river. The breakfast includes live cooking against the backdrop of the Ewaso Nyiro River and Shaba game park.


OUTDOOR CATERING:Our Outdoor catering product dubbed “Kitchens of Sarova” specializes Corporate Hospitality….





Swimming Pool


Free Wireless Internet Connection(WIFI)


 Laundry Service


 Bar / Lounge



Shaba National Reserve has a particular place in the history of Kenyan game conservation, as it was in this reserve that the authoress Joy Adamson died. She was greatly known for her efforts in the rehabilitation of the compliant leopard into a wild environment.


Shaba was one of Joy Adamson’s greatest African loves; it was in this tranquil wilderness where she released the first hand-raised lions.


Get to visit the Samburu village and watch the beautifully beaded and decorated Samburu Morans performing cultural dances and songs. A resident culturalist will be there to talk more on the culture and traditions of the Samburu community.


‘Born Free Country’ home to the legend of the great conservation couple, George & Joy Adamson, after whose lives the movies “Born Free” and “To Walk With Lions” were modelled after and dedicated to. Sarova Shaba Lodge is situated in the heart of ‘Born Free Country’ otherwise known as Shaba Game Reserve.


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Sarova Shaba is the only lodge in the Shaba National Reserve, sited in a perfect spot on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. This river attracts a profusion of game – large herds of elephants, the elusive leopard, as well as species particular to the north like the gerenuk (a kind of deer), Beisa oryx and the reticulated giraffe. It is also home to many crocodiles, and our guests can have the thrill of watching them crawl out onto the banks to feed on the food thrown to them by our staff.


Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is built around a natural breathtaking terrain attractively laid out with Chalet style rooms that have views of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Natural spring water has been harnessed to ribbon its way in and out, all around the property creating a beautiful ambiance for the lodge that you have to see to believe it.