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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 8 km after Archer’s Post, down on the left‐hand side, you will see a sign that reads: ‘Kalama Conservancy/Saruni Camp’, leave the

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

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 2 km’ 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 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.

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

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

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 towards the lodge);

At the next junction turn RIGHT. 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 right. Pass

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

At exactly 8 km after Archer’s Post, down on the left‐hand side, you will see a sign that reads: ‘Kalama Conservancy/Saruni Camp;

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 8 km after Archer’s Post, down on the left‐hand side, you will see a sign that reads: ‘Kalama Conservancy/Saruni Camp’, leave the

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

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 2 km’ 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 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.

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

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

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 towards the lodge);

At the next junction turn RIGHT. 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 right. Pass

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

At exactly 8 km after Archer’s Post, down on the left‐hand side, you will see a sign that reads: ‘Kalama Conservancy/Saruni Camp;

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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