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Samatian Island Lodge

A traditional homestay on a small private island on Lake Baringo

In Kenya's Great Rift Valley, just a four-hour drive from Nairobi

Samatian Island Lodge offers guests the ultimate in relaxation in magical surroundings

The small lodge has breath-taking views across the Lake offering the perfect mid-safari break with its five open-fronted thatched cottages. The beauty of Baringo is legendary, with its spectacular sunsets, dazzling array of bird life, and the Njemps fishermen continuing a traditional lifestyle.

Samatian Lodge accommodation comprises four airy, open-plan, en-suite thatched rooms. The lodge also has two family cottages with two partitioned bedrooms, verandas, and sitting rooms. All rooms have wonderful views over Lake Baringo and beyond, to the dramatic Laikipia escarpment. Samatian is run as a small family homestay, ultimately for self-catered guests, catering can be arranged by special arrangement for a party of six guests or more. The power does not always last through the night, so keep your torches handy – this place for true exploration.

Activities at Samatian island Lodge include water-sports, viewing the vast numbers of flamingos, experiencing the fascinating local culture, maybe with a boat trip to the nearby villages. The lodge will also arrange scenic flights from Samatian Island exploring the Great Rift Valley. The lodge has excellent guides and staff to help make your stay as comfortable as possible, including a qualified masseuse. You can also take advantage of boat rides to explore the lake and view the resident hippo, crocodile, giant monitor lizards, as well as over 450 species of birds: You can feed and photograph the fish eagles, explore this fascinating lake and visit Baringo’s hot springs.

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