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Sabuk Lodge

A charming lodge overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River

Sabuk Lodge - Bath and view
Sabuk Lodge - Bath and view

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Formed from Mount Kenya, the Ewaso Nyiro River that flows all year round, is a central feature in Sabuk Lodge. The rooms are a novel design, open and free to the wilderness. And as if these rooms aren’t fun enough, the owner and manager Verity, one of the first female guides in Kenya, will definitely make the stay even more fun with a huge amount of energy and passion!


In Western Laikipia, Sabuk Lodge is situated above the Ewaso Nyiro River. Perched on a 50 metre gorge, the lodge and all of the rooms have a direct view of the flowing river and small rapids. The area has relatively low density game, hence Sabuk have a range of activities that offer alternatives.


The main lodge has a grand entrance with a high stone ceiling and an open walkway onto the wooden verandah. The lounge is very cosy with a number of sofas, cushions, little library and hammocks calling your name after a fun-filled day. Under the same high ceiling is the communal dining area, where a huge fig table features... perfect for sharing bush stories and meeting new people. From the main lodge and the small shop, the rooms are generously spread along a stony pathway in a line.



Sabuk has six en-suite stone and thatched cottages and Eagle Cottage that has two rooms, ideally for families. The Sabuk cottages are all slightly different but have the same natural design as they are all partially open to the wilderness (the family cottage has a safety netting). There is a centrepiece open air bath in each of the rooms with views across the gorge.


Activities include game drives, both day and night, walking safaris, hiking, camel safaris, fishing and river swimming. Because of the low density of game, the focus of Sabuk is less about the intense wildlife viewing, and more to appreciate the setting of the river, the unique landscape and trying new or alternative activities. For example, fly camping in a remote setting of Laikipia is very popular, accompanied by a professional guide and camels.


The rooms are very open to the wilderness... you couldn't get closer to nature if you tried!

Pretty secluded area and a low density of wildlife

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