Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is a luxury lodge accommodation built near a natural spring which feeds into a multitude of streams and pools throughout the grounds creating an oasis of lush tropical vegetation. Sarova Shaba Lodge décor is thatched roof, stone and timber, tastefully combining local materials and architectural style. Located in the semi-desert Shaba Game Reserve in the Central Kenya the Sarova Shaba Lodge offers the guests a chance to see the bounty of unique wildlife made famous by the film “Born Free”.
In March 1998, the lodge played host to the cast and crew of the ” Born Free”, true-life story of George and Joy Adamson and starred both Kenya actors and International film stars. The majority of the filming took place in the game reserve but some of the scenes were actually shot in the Shaba Sarova lodge Hotel.
Accommodation and Meals
The Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is outstanding . Each room has en-suite facilities, mosquito netting and fans. The open air restaurant overlooks the pool, river and lodge grounds. Shaba Sarova lodge Hotel is a deluxe Kenya accommodation set in “Born Free” country, where the glories of nature are concentrated in this semi-desert oasis of Shaba National Reserve in Kenya.
The food is great all around; all meals and service are impeccable in their open air, tree house like restaurant. The main part of the hotel is like a tree house absolutely amazing.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is the only lodge in the Shaba National Game Reserve and features 85 luxury en suite rooms in thatched, river-facing chalets. There is a deck for viewing the crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River, as well as a restaurant, 2 bars and a swimming pool.
Accommodation comprises of several family rooms; There are 80 luxury thatch-roofed chalet style rooms all tastefully furnished with local materials of Mazera Stone and timber, off cut walls, facing the river, with bathrooms en suite, 4 junior suites and 1 honeymoon suite.
All bathrooms are attached with running hot water and electricity. Surpelei Restaurant overlooking the Uaso Nyiro River, serves local delicacies and international cuisine. Spend your day relaxing by the beautiful free-form swimming pool.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge has natural spring water that flows throughout to form beautiful water cascades and sparkle into the Uaso Nyiro River, the habitat for crocodiles. Unique to this area are reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, beisa Oryx and the Somali ostrich.
The Shaba Game Lodge basks in a legacy bequeathed by Joy Adamson of the ‘Born Free’ fame. Joy Adamson was wife of a prominent conservationist, George Adamson, who was a senior game warden of the area.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Activities
- Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Game Drives
- Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Camel Safaris
- Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Traditional Samburu Village visits
- Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Bird watching and Nature Walks
- Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Games (Table Tennis, Badminton, Water Volleyball, Darts, Pool & Board Games.)
- Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Wellness
- Samburu Culture and Cultural Talks
3 Days 2 Nights Shaba Air Safari to Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Day 1. Shaba – Depart Nairobi Wilson airport in the morning flight for Samburu Game Reserve afternoon game drive. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Day 2. Shaba – Early morning and afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Day 3. Departure – Early morning game, breakfast and depart to the airstrip for flight to Nairobi arriving at approximately 1200hrs.