Sarova Shaba, Shaba Game Reserve | Kenya Safari
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Sarova Shaba

Location: Shaba Game reserve, Kenya Safari

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. 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. Joy raised her adopted animals next door to the current Sarova Shaba Lodge’s site. She first came to Kenya in 1910 with her first husband whom she later divorced. In 1956, George, in his capacity as the game warden was compelled to kill a man-eating lioness, which had three newly born cubs.


  • The lodge is 314 km from Nairobi, a 45 minute’ flight from Nairobi to Shaba or Samburu airstrip
  • A picturesque 5 hour’ drive through the curving roads around Mt. Kenya crossing the equator at Nanyuki.
  • It is set along the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River laid out around the natural springs that flow into the river
  • Shaba National Reserve is 0.8 km
  • Isiolo Town Market is 40 km
  • Ewaso Nyiro River River is 0.1 km

Amenities at Sarova Shaba, Shaba Game Reserve, Kenya Safari

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service

Rooms at Sarova Shaba, Shaba Game Reserve

Sarova Shaba Born Free Suite

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge has one tastefully furnished presidential suite that also encapsulates the Samburu culture in its interior décor. Situated amongst natural springs and lily pools, the suite is a stand-alone unit with a large bedroom, living and dining area and a vast bathroom with a private Jacuzzi. This suite embodies the history of Joy Adamson and is named the “Born Free Suite”.

Sarova Shaba Executive Suites

Are you looking for luxury in the midst of the wild in this oasis of calm and serene demeanor? Sarova Shaba Game Lodge has four executive suites with an elaborate lounge that opens into a large bedroom with breathtaking views of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Features include:

  • Occupancy 2 people
  • Beds are Double bed & Sofa bed
  • Size 79sqm / 855 sqf

Sarova Shaba Standard Room

These eighty chalet style rooms are across two storeys, four rooms to a block, and are designed to incorporate intricate detail, offering amazing views of the Ewaso Nyiro River and the numerous live springs that run across the lodge. The ground floor rooms are suitable for persons with limited mobility. Features include:

  • Occupancy 2 people
  • Beds are Double bed & Sofa bed
  • Size 79sqm / 855 sqf
  • The view includes Ewaso Nyiro River and the numerous live springs

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What to do at Sarova Shaba, Shaba Game Reserve, Kenya Safari

Recreational amenities at the lodge include:

  • An outdoor swimming pool
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bird viewing and ornithology nearby 
  • Game drives nearby 
  • Walking Safaris nearby