Wilderness Basecamp


Laikipia, Kenya

Prices From: $470

Sabuk is remote and beautiful… an alluring haven on the edge of the Northern Frontier District. With six double guest cottages perched on a cliff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro river below, time stands still and the haunting beauty of this wilderness spreads out before you.

Sabuk Lodge is a stunning wilderness destination, perched on the high banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Northern Frontier District, overlooking the Laikipia Plateau and Samburu land. The lodge has 6 beautifully furnished open sided ensuite cottages, plus Eagle Cottage (family cottage) which consists of 2 bedrooms (both en-suite), an adjoining sitting room and it's own private swimming pool.

Both the lodge rooms and the cottage have their own fabulous views. Sabuk was fashioned out of the local landscape, built with local materials, twisted wood and stone boulders incorporated into the architecture. Open walls and private veranda's face out over the river gorge 150 feet below.

Sabuk Fly Camp is perfect for clients spending 3 or more days. Walk with a professional safari guide, a camel train and a team of trained Laikipia Maasai warriors through completely deserted tracts of wilderness: no other tourists, no roads or vehicles, only wildlife and their tracks, breathtaking scenery, the sounds of the bush, Africa.

The region nurtures exceptional wildlife and cultural diversity, home to many communities including the Laikipiak Masai and the Samburu tribes. Around Sabuk the area is wild and hilly, with dense acacia bush, Greater Kudu, Reticulated Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Elephant, Klipspringer, Zebra, Eland, DikDik, Waterbuck, Lion, Leopard, great bird watching and incredible scenery.

Leave your vehicles behind and get back to nature with walks along the river, accompanied by the local Laikipiak Maasai guides, who pass on their knowledge and traditional uses of the flora in the area. Guests enjoy picnics in the shade by the river, a refreshing dip in the natural rock pools below camp or just basking on the main deck overlooking the plains, lulled by the sound of the river which flows all year round.


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Nearest Airport: NBO



All Meals All Meals

Day Tours Day Tours

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Wildlife Wildlife

Fishing Fishing

Family Friendly Family Friendly

General Information

- Sabuk is closed during the month of May.
- 2 Night Minimium Stay.
- A $15 USD fee is added to all safaris for Flying Doctor Society insurance.
- Children under 5 are free.
- Child rates are applicable for children between the ages of 5-16 years, sharing accommodation with an adult.

Included in rates:
- Local Airstrip Transfers
- Full Board Accommodation
- Soft Drinks, Beer, Spirits and House Wines
- Game Drives in 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles
- Night Game Drives
- Guided Bush Walks
- Camel assisted walking safaris
- Transer for Cultural Visits
- River Line Fishing
- Bush Meals
- Swimming pool
- Sundowners
- Laundry Service

Not included in rates:
- Conservation Fees - Adult $60 USD and Child Under 18 $30 USD
- Extra Lunch Per Person $40 USD
- Exclusive Use Of Vehicle Per Day - Per Vehicle $330 USD
- Afternoon Departures: Full Adult 'Per Person, Per Night' Rate.
- Fee for Cultural Visits
- Champagne, Special Wines and Luxury Spirits

Cancellation Policies

Should you cancel your booking this must be done in writing. Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification. If you cancel prior to 8 weeks before the departure your deposit is forfeited. If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare, charges will be levied as a percentage of the tour prices as follows:
- Less than 8 weeks notice 25%
- Less than 5 weeks notice 60%
- Less than 3 weeks notice 100%

Should you fail to join a tour or join it after departure or leave prior to its completion, no tour fare refund can be made. (Please note that if the reason for the cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then the insurance company, subject to the terms of your insurance will normally refund any such charges to you.)