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Saruni Samburu

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Leave Nairobi using Thika Road, headed North towards Nanyuki on the new "Chinese Highway".

Keep on the Nyeri Karatina highway and turn right at Marwa Town - 12 kms from Karatina town;

Head North, out of Nanyuki, via Timau and towards Isiolo, basically staying on the main road;

From Isiolo keep going North towards Archer's Post;

At Archer's Post stay on the highway and keep North; do not enter the Samburu National Reserve and do not go through the Archer's Post Gate;

At exactly 8km after Archer's Post, down on the left‐hand side, they will see a sign that reads: Kalama Conservancy/Saruni Camp, leave the m

The distance between Kalama Gate and Saruni is 12km, follow the main dirt road, keeping the distinctive "Thumb Rock" as a reference point;

Enter Kalama Gate and take the road veering to the right;

Drive straight down the road and you will soon see a stone signage ‘Saruni. Welcome to Saruni Airstrip’, with a road off to the right. Pass

At the next Junction turn right. There is no sign;

Continue straight down the main road (following our tractor tracks towards the lodge);

A seldom used road will form a crossroads with your road. Ignore this and continue straight;

You will then have to cross a large dry river bed / lugga;

When you come to another junction with a stone signage ‘Saruni. The Loop’ continue straight along the main track (veer LEFT);

You will soon come across a sign saying ‘Saruni 2KM’ at the next junction. Go straight (veer RIGHT);

From here, follow the most used road all the way to the lodge which should appear on a rocky hill, in front of you to the left.

N.B. The drive from Nairobi to Saruni Samburu takes approximately 5-6 hours.

From the lodge, follow the most used road out of the lodge.

You will soon come across a sign saying ‘Saruni 2KM’ at the next junction. Go straight (veer LEFT);

When you come to another junction with a stone signage ‘Saruni. The Loop’ continue straight along the main track (veer RIGHT);

You will then have to cross a large dry river bed / lugga;

A seldom used road will form a crossroads with your road. Ignore this and continue straight;

Continue straight down the main road (following our tractor tracks away from the lodge);

At the next Junction turn left. There is no sign;

Drive straight down the road and you will soon see a stone signage ‘Saruni. Welcome to Saruni Airstrip’, with a road off to the left. Pass

Exit Kalama Gate and take the road to the right onto the "Chinese Highway";

After 8km, you will reach Archer's Post, continue straight.

At Archer's Post stay on the highway and keep South; do not enter the Samburu National Reserve and do not go through the Archer's Post Gate;

From Archer's Post, keep going South towards Isiolo;

Head South, out of Isiolo, past Timau and towards Nanyuki basically staying on the main road all the way;

Keep on the Nyeri Karatina highway and through Karatina;

12kms after Karatina town, turn left at Marwa Town;

Heading south on the Thika Road, re-enter Nairobi

Driving directions
Please select a start location
Leave Nairobi using Thika Road, headed North towards Nanyuki on the new "Chinese Highway".

Keep on the Nyeri Karatina highway and turn right at Marwa Town - 12 kms from Karatina town;

Head North, out of Nanyuki, via Timau and towards Isiolo, basically staying on the main road;

From Isiolo keep going North towards Archer's Post;

At Archer's Post stay on the highway and keep North; do not enter the Samburu National Reserve and do not go through the Archer's Post Gate;

At exactly 8km after Archer's Post, down on the left‐hand side, they will see a sign that reads: Kalama Conservancy/Saruni Camp, leave the m

The distance between Kalama Gate and Saruni is 12km, follow the main dirt road, keeping the distinctive "Thumb Rock" as a reference point;

Enter Kalama Gate and take the road veering to the right;

Drive straight down the road and you will soon see a stone signage ‘Saruni. Welcome to Saruni Airstrip’, with a road off to the right. Pass

At the next Junction turn right. There is no sign;

Continue straight down the main road (following our tractor tracks towards the lodge);

A seldom used road will form a crossroads with your road. Ignore this and continue straight;

You will then have to cross a large dry river bed / lugga;

When you come to another junction with a stone signage ‘Saruni. The Loop’ continue straight along the main track (veer LEFT);

You will soon come across a sign saying ‘Saruni 2KM’ at the next junction. Go straight (veer RIGHT);

From here, follow the most used road all the way to the lodge which should appear on a rocky hill, in front of you to the left.

N.B. The drive from Nairobi to Saruni Samburu takes approximately 5-6 hours.

From the lodge, follow the most used road out of the lodge.

You will soon come across a sign saying ‘Saruni 2KM’ at the next junction. Go straight (veer LEFT);

When you come to another junction with a stone signage ‘Saruni. The Loop’ continue straight along the main track (veer RIGHT);

You will then have to cross a large dry river bed / lugga;

A seldom used road will form a crossroads with your road. Ignore this and continue straight;

Continue straight down the main road (following our tractor tracks away from the lodge);

At the next Junction turn left. There is no sign;

Drive straight down the road and you will soon see a stone signage ‘Saruni. Welcome to Saruni Airstrip’, with a road off to the left. Pass

Exit Kalama Gate and take the road to the right onto the "Chinese Highway";

After 8km, you will reach Archer's Post, continue straight.

At Archer's Post stay on the highway and keep South; do not enter the Samburu National Reserve and do not go through the Archer's Post Gate;

From Archer's Post, keep going South towards Isiolo;

Head South, out of Isiolo, past Timau and towards Nanyuki basically staying on the main road all the way;

Keep on the Nyeri Karatina highway and through Karatina;

12kms after Karatina town, turn left at Marwa Town;

Heading south on the Thika Road, re-enter Nairobi

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