Surana Buffalo Springs Camp - Buffalo Springs National Game Reserve, Kenya
Surana Buffalo Springs Camp Samburu is a luxury safari lodge located in Buffalo Springs National Reserve – a protected area in Isiolo County in northern Kenya, 85 km North of Mount Kenya and about 355 km from Nairobi (approximately 5 to 6 hours by road). The camp has 16 Tents each with individual plunge pools which offer breathtaking views of the Ewaso Nyiro river and in the backdrop, Mt Ololokwe – Sacred Mountain for the Samburu people.
The camp has an eagle-view terrace perched above the main lounge and dining, where you can take in some of the most beautiful sunsets. There is an airy bar, a lounge, and a restaurant serving delicately prepared meals. The main infinity pool and spa offer an oasis for guests cooling off after an exciting game drive.
Surana Camp activities include game drives to spot gerenuk, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Somali ostrich – the Samburu Special 5 in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Shaba National Game Reserve, and Kalama Conservancy. Guests can visit Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and Sera Rhino Sanctuary. Other activities include Samburu village visits, nature walks, and bird watching – at least 450 recorded bird species.
Surana Buffalo Springs Camp is an excellent base from which to explore the Buffalo Springs part of Samburu. Surana camp is located in Buffalo Springs National Reserve which lies in the Samburu County of Kenya, on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Northern Kenya.
The camp has 16 tents each with individual plunge pools all enjoying views of the undulating Ewaso River and in the backdrop, Mt Ololokwe, and is about 350 km north of the vibrant city of Nairobi.
Syrana Buffalo has an eagle-view terrace perched above the main lounge and dining, where you can take in some of the most beautiful sunsets and continue the journey into the night, stargazing at the myriad of celestial constellations. There is also an airy bar & lounge leading to a cosmopolitan restaurant serving delicately prepared meals.
The lodge’s main infinity pool and spa is carefully bedded into a natural ridge and offers an oasis for guests to cool off after an exciting game drive, lounging, sipping on your favorite cocktail, or being pampered by a masseuse.
Buffalo Springs game park is one of Kenya’s three northern parks (including Shaba and Buffalo Springs), is part of the spectacular Great Rift Valley, and reaches altitudes of between 800 and 1230 meters above sea level in some places.
The game park is centered around the permanent water source of the Ewaso Nyiro River that lazily winds through the length of the park, giving rise to doum palm groves and thick riverine forests which attract a wide variety of animals, big and small. These include gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, oryx, and reticulated giraffe.
All three big cats, the lion, cheetah, and African leopard can also be found here, as well as the elephant, Cape buffalo, hippopotamus, olive baboon, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, impala, Nile crocodile, and waterbuck.
There are over 350 species of bird. These include grey-headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee-eaters, Marabou stork, tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, yellow-necked spurfowl, lilac-breasted roller, secretary bird, superb starling, and various vultures including the palm-nut vulture.
Surana Buffalo Springs Camp activities include game drives to spot gerenuk, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Somali ostrich – the Samburu Special 5. Other activities include visiting Samburu villages to learn the way of life that differs from the Maasai, and bird watching – ticking off at least 450 recorded bird species, nature walks.
Surana Buffalo Springs Camp Samburu Accommodation Rates
Surana Buffalo Springs Camp Samburu Non-Resident Accommodation Rates Include;
Accommodation on a Full-Board Basis
|Dates To||Single Room
3rd Jan 2024
|28th Mar 2024||340 US Dollars||470 US Dollars||680 US Dollars|
|29th Mar 2024||1st Apr 2024||450 US Dollars||620 US Dollars||
880 US Dollars
2nd Apr 2024
|15th Jun 2024||180 US Dollars||350 US Dollars||460 US Dollars|
|16th Jun 2024||14th Jul 2024||450 US Dollars||620 US Dollars||
880 US Dollars
15th Jul 2024
|30th Sep 2024||560 US Dollars||770 US Dollars||1,100 US Dollars|
|1st Oct 2024||20th Dec 2024||340 US Dollars||470 US Dollars||
680 US Dollars
21st Dec 2024
|2nd Jan 2025||450 US Dollars||620 US Dollars||
880 US Dollars
* Family tent supplement 80 US Dollars per family per night
* Family tent allocation will apply to a minimum of 4 paying guests. Children sharing – 75% of adult rate
* All Inclusive Drinks Supplements – 50 US Dollars Per Person Per Night and includes Local Beers, House Wine, Softs Drinks, and Water
* Child up to 3 years of age – Free of charge
* Three children in own room – Pay full double room rate
* Children aged 4-12 sharing with adults – 50% of adult rate
* Two children in their own room – pay 75% of the adult rate each
* One adult sharing with one child: Adult single room rate & child 50% of half twin rate
* Supplement Per Night – 100 US Dollars per Adult & 80 US Dollars per Child
* Include return airstrip transfers and two shared game drives in 4×4 Safari Vehicles
* Lunch (Extra) – 20 US Dollars Per Person
* Lunch (Packed) – 25 US Dollars Per Person
* Half Board Reduction – 5 US Dollars Per Person
Accommodation Rates Exclude:
* Park Fees
* Game drive
* Alcoholic drinks
* Gratuities/ Tips
* Domestic Flights
* Excursions from the camp
* Medical/ Travel insurance
* Items of a personal nature
* Transfer to and from the camp
* Medical evacuation and flying doctor insurance