Desert Rose Lodge
Northern Most Luxurious Lodge On the Slopes of Mt. Nyiru
near the Southern end of Lake Turkana | Kenya
Rose Lodge is a bush home nestled quietly on the Southern
slopes of Mount Nyiru. The Lodge is on the way from
Maralal to Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, about 350
kilometers from Nairobi. By road it's a 10 hours drive
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Rose Lodge is nestled
on the slopes of Mount Nyiru in the far North of Kenya,
commanding breathtaking views over the vast rugged wilderness
that only the Northern Frontier can offer. Because of
its remoteness, Desert Rose lodge is the only way to
experience, in comfort, the unique & diverse Lake
Turkana & its environs and the peoples & cultures
of the area.
Guests can hire a plane or a helicopter and have the
pilot and plane stay with them there during their stay
to enjoy exploring the Turkana environs by air. Immerse
yourself in the rhythm of the cultures and scenery that
you will never forget in your lifetime. The remote location
ideally requires 3 or 4 days in order to fully appreciate
the tranquil ambience and the multitude of activities
to choose from.
incredible adventures offer a chance to fly low &
explore the Desert, the volcanoes, the Awesome Lake
Turkana & to visit the El Molo & Turkana peoples
and land the plane wherever you like for brunch! Return
each evening to Desert Rose lodge, on the tranquil,
cool green mountain.
Rose lodge has five charismatic cottages all built and
crafted to blend with the surrounding nature. The five
houses accommodating up to twelve people are individually
designed around various natural features. They are all
en-suite with wonderful starlit open air bathrooms,
the swimming pool, dining and lounge areas all over
look the dramatic view into the valley and plains below.
Rose Lodge is a remote bush home, which is both eco-friendly
and culturally integrated with the local Samburu people.
The main lounge and pool area have been hand crafted
to blend with the indigenous gardens, landscaped to
enhance the dramatic views and all the power is solar
lodge serves entirely home-cooked and home-grown produce.
There is also a fully stocked bar.
Rose Lodge Non-Residents
Accommodation Rates Per Night Include: Full
board accommodation + Wines, Beers, Soft drinks + Tea
& Coffee + Transfers to & from the airstrip
+ Airstrip transfers + Bird Watching + Bush Meals +
Sundowners + Cultural visits to Turkana & Samburu
communities & Camel Safaris
602 US Dollars
1,140 US Dollars
127 US Dollars
Check out 1000 Hours
Extra Lunch per person 30 US Dollars per person
Late departure can be arranged but must be pre-booked
through African Spice Safaris and surcharge may apply
for extra lunch, activities& other services
Air safaris to Lake Turkana
Fishing trips to lake Turkana
Scenic drives to further locations
Rose Lodge Residents
Accommodation Rates Per Night Include: Full
750 US Dollars
215 US Dollars
Check out 1000 Hours
Late departure can be arranged but must be pre booked
and a surcharge may apply for extra lunch, activities
& other services
Accommodation Rates Exclude:
Air Safaris to Lake Turkana
Fishing trips to Lake Turkana
Scenic drives to further location
visits to Turkana & Samburu communities
Mode of Payment
Drives & Walks
Desert Rose lodge stunning landscape
and interesting vegetation provides great inspiration
on a variety of our abundant walks. Game in the area
is shy and scattered. Baboon and leopard are often heard
close-by in the granite rock cliffs and the fig trees
that abound with bird life.
very close proximity to the lodge we have an exciting
natural rock slide and a perfect picnic site, a fun
spot to spend the midday hours. There are a multitude
of walks one can take from the lodge in the dry rugged
country on the valley floor or high in the Cedar and
Interactions and Fishing Trips
more than a decade of close cooperation with the local
Samburu community, Desert Rose lodge has become not
only an integral part of local life but a lifeline for
its pastoralist neighbors. As well as employing 30 local
people, Desert Rose has built a small primary school
and a vital medical clinic.
depth of their bond with the community means that Desert
Rose guests are always invited to local celebrations
from circumcisions to colorful wedding parties, granting
the guest a rare insight into Samburu life. There are
also journeys by road, either north to Lake Turkana
for fishing and an adventure into this rugged part of
the world or towards the Ndoto Mountains for some wild
your experience home with you. Desert Rose has a small
wood workshop where we offer the opportunity for our
guests to create their own piece of furniture. Instructed
by our local craftsmen and using fallen wood from the
nearby forest. You can make anything from a simple key
ring to a rocking chair to take home with you.
on Lake Turkana
One hundred kilometers north of Desert
Rose Lodge a mere five hours drive, The jade sea or
Lake Turkana as it is now known lies like a jewel in
the craggy heat of the Saguta Valley, its northern windswept
shores holding testimony to prehistoric life.
the south eastern shores of the lake, is a small house
boat, accommodating up to four people, with an excellently
equipped fishing boat available for the serious to go
for the Nile perch, and winds permitting, some excellent
District Laikipia Samburu and Meru
Kenya Northern Frontier
District consist of Laikipia Samburu and Meru.
This area is wild
and sparsely populated offering a real sense of freedom
and adventure, with far reaching views of Mount Kenya.
Much of this Reserve is covered by large, privately
owned ranches, populated by cattle sharing the land
with free ranging wildlife.
Ewaso Nyiro River links Laikipia to the adjacent Samburu
region where highlights include Shaba National Reserve.
It was here that Joy Adamson spent her final years,
returning Penny the leopard to the wild.
is situated in the more arid region of northern Kenya;
Samburu is an altogether refreshing experience. Not
only is the landscape quite unlike elsewhere in Africa
it also boasts some of the most distinctive and unique
wildlife - from the alarming Vulturine Guinea Fowl and
cartoon-book appearance of the Reticulated Giraffe and
Grevy's Zebra, to the perfectly adapted Gerunuk and
truth the Samburu region encompasses not only the Samburu
but also the Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves
and also includes the adjoining grasslands and thorn
scrub of Laikipia, Loisaba and Lewa Downs extending
to the foothills of Mount Kenya.
the beautiful Ewaso Ngiro river running through the
region and with its characteristic landscape of stunning
acacia forests, doum palms and distant hills, the Samburu
region is more than just well worth a visit.
- once part of Kenya's old Northern Frontier District,
Meru National Park is perhaps the least visited of all
Kenya's parks. Wildlife is not as abundant as in other
places, but this is a spectacular land of kopjes, streams,
baobab trees and riverine forests.
is certainly one of the prettiest parks in Kenya and
boasts many of the same species as Samburu - Grevy Zebra,
Reticulated Giraffe, and Gerenuk - but without the crowds!
To walk with a professional guide through the bush,
stopping en route for 'sundowners' on a rocky outcrop,
is to experience raw wild Africa at its most alluring.
was also the former home of George & Joy Adamson
who helped to return orphaned lion cubs to the wild,
in particular Elsa of Born Free fame.
and Camps in the Northern Frontier District Laikipia
Samburu and Meru
Rhino River Camp
Samburu Serena Safari Lodge
& Reservations for Desert Rose Lodge located on
the way from Maralal to Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya,
about 350 kilometers from Nairobi - Kenya
Office Tel: + 254 (0)
Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya