Sabuk is remote and beautiful…an exclusive wilderness on the edge of the Northern Laikipia Plateau; perched on a cliff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River, which cascades beneath the lodge all year round. Furthermore, this lodge is all about the adventure; fabulous camel walks and safaris with fly camps together with a rich cultural experience, majestic nights spent out under starry skies, rolling hills and adventures, moments of anticipation, excitement shared with your guides and safari team- the list is endless. Sabuk have also been running camel safaris in this area for the past 25 years.
Wildlife such as the Greater Kudu, lion, elephant, buffalo and the elusive African Wild dog are inhabitants of Sabuk, and there is fabulous birding to be had too. The best safari experience is one where you allow the bush to completely envelop you, accompanied by your seasoned and experienced local guides eager to share their deep knowledge with you. Activities on offer at Sabuk including guided walks, day and night game drives by 4-wheel drive vehicles, bush breakfasts & picnic lunches on the river banks, hilltop sundowners, cultural visits, line fishing, river swimming, tubing the rapids & rock jumping (seasonal).
Sabuk Lodge and Camel Safari has re-opened under the management of Adrian Hughes.
Refreshed lodge, innovative and delicious new menus, extended new walking trails, creative cultural experiences, fly camping and camel assisted walking safaris and 3 kms of river frontage for exciting fishing experiences, barbell and catfish, rock climbing, simply stunning sundowner spots… are just part of what makes a safari on Sabuk so special!
For those of you who don’t know Adrian, (owner Speke’s Camp and Maasai Trails), his passion for culture, conservation, adventure, cuisine and African nature as a whole results in a ‘every journey can be done’ philosophy. He is at his happiest when he is off walking, exploring or motor biking unexplored, un-trodden trail or adventure, Adrian is exceptional at creating experiences and adventures coupled with his background in setting up and managing camps all over East Africa, he’s definitely ‘the man for the job’. We are delighted to embark on this new creative adventure together with Adrian, sharing the great experiences and safaris with all those future guests and we are overjoyed to keep Sabuk close to our hearts and minds where it belongs!
Sabuk offers pristine wilderness and stunning views of the Laikipia plains towards Mount Kenya, as well as the Karisa Hills and Mathews Mountains in the North. An exclusive wilderness on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Sabuk offers an adventure and a genuine cultural immersion for the whole family. River tubing, fishing, fly-camping, camel safaris, guided walks, rock climbing, tracking, bush meals and gorgeous sundowners!
Six spacious (double or twin) en-suite open fronted stone & thatched cottages with private verandahs and stunning views are available at Sabuk. Two gorgeous, larger family rooms and Eagle Cottage, a private, exclusive cottages, with its own exclusive ‘mess area’ and plunge pool.
The nearest airstrip is Loisaba, a 30 minute game drive from Sabuk, daily scheduled flights from Nairobi are available. Driving is approximately two hours from Nanyuki on a dirt road or approximately six hours from Nairobi via Nanyuki.