The Lodge

Shaba National Reserve is a protected area in Isiolo County to the east of the Samburu. The park offers breath-taking scenery and a rich diversity of wildlife. Its fame as the land of “Born Free” stems from the heritage of Joy and George Adamson, who nurtured Elsa the lioness on the grounds of Shaba in the 50’s before setting the lioness free on the plains beyond.

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in Shaba National Reserve and offers complete serenity amidst wild and beautiful surroundings. It is a unique safari experience that will fill your every sense with the sights and sounds of nature all around you.

The lodge offers guests an authentic safari experience, providing comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting near the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river. This unique safari lodge stands out for its pioneering spirit and innovative design. The 85 woody rooms all have terraces and all rooms and the restaurant and bar overlook the river.

Relax by our pool or beneath star-studded skies, dine in our restaurant or revel in our Boma or bush dining experiences. The lodge also provides safari vehicles that are available with excellent guides.

An unforgettable safari in Shaba National Reserve awaits you.

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Safari Experience

Shaba National Reserve has a particular place in the history of Kenyan wildlife preservation, as it was home to conservationists Joy and
George Adamson for many years. Joy was the renowned author of the epic “Born Free” and “Living Free” and Sir Richard Harris stayed at this lodge for weeks whilst filming the Adamsons story in “To Walk with Lions”.

Rooms & Suites

Every room and suite overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro river fronted by beautiful gardens filled with trees and native plants. Elephants sometimes make an appearance on the river banks and crocodiles often come out to lounge.

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