Sabuk is an owner run lodge in a private conservancy on the edge of Kenya’s Northern Territories. The lodge has a beautiful location perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Accommodation & Facilities
The lodge is sympathetic to its surroundings with many beautiful personal touches. There are just six rooms at the lodge, and the Eagle Cottage for families. The stone and thatch rooms are all open sided, with en-suite bathrooms, solar powered lighting and spacious verandahs with impressive views across the valley. Each is slightly differently furnished. Eagle Cottage consists of two en-suite bedrooms, an adjoining sitting room and its own private swimming pool. The lodge also has a large dining area and bar, both of which have similarly stunning views to those from the rooms, and a pool.
Wildlife & Activities
Whilst not traditionally associated with big wildlife, the area is home to leopard, buffalo and elephant. Activities at Sabuk include day and night drives, bush breakfasts and sundowners, guided walking safaris, multi-day walking safaris, and horse riding for experienced riders. All of these activities are a good way of seeing the area, and the animals which inhabit it. They can be as long or as short as you want, generally finishing around lunchtime, leaving the warm afternoons for line fishing, swimming or tubing in the river or relaxing by the pool. The longer treks are led by a local guide who is accompanied by a camp team of Laikipia Masai who know the area intimately. The equipment is carried by camels, which are traditionally used in this area as beasts of burden.