SAMBURU SERENA Safari Lodge****

Situated on the fertile banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the center of the Samburu Game Reserve in Kenya's rugged, semi-arid Northern Province, Samburu Serena Lodge echoes the robust rhythms of riverfront life.  The rustic yet convivial lodge blends with the environment by making full use of native materials.  All guest-rooms have private verandas that overlook the river where crocodiles feed in full view.  The surrounding terrain is renowned for rare game; long-necked Gerunuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa Oryx.  Leopards are frequent passers by.   The accommodation is in 62 deluxe rooms, including 8 family rooms.  A swimming pool is also centrally located to allow clients to cool off from the tropical heat.