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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is very rare to find quiet beautiful island, views to die for, and wonderful staff to unobtrusively care for you. The main open plan lake side room is wonderfully comfortable, big flopping chairs and sun beds. After severe lake flooding, the pool is not really useable. Take all your own food and the wonderful cook will prepare everything. The...

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Nanyuki Town, Kenya
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very delayed review as we stayed more than a year ago but one which can't be missed- Samatian Island cannot be put into words, it is so special , homely, beautiful, unique and such fun! One arrives by a little boat and then you have your own island- the rooms are perfect, the food was made beautifully,...

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Roberts Camp M, Owner at Samatian Island, responded to this review

Hello, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Samatian is our family home where i spent much of my childhood and its a huge pleasure to share it with people who enjoy its uniqueness like we do. Thanks for coming and for taking the time to review us. We hope to have you back some day!

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed two nights at Samatian island lodge.Very good place for enjoying weekends.The rooms are very spacious and comfortable.Bathrooms are clean.All staffs are very friendly and helpful.Super lake view from all rooms.I enjoyed a lot.

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5yswm, Owner at Samatian Island, responded to this review

Hello We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time for giving us a review. We hope to see you back some day.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2016

A very quiet Lodge on it's own island - surrounded by Lake Baringo - was great as our group of around 12 were the only ones there. Need to be taken by boat across the Lake and when you arrive you can appreciate the solitude. Rooms are large and comfortable, but very open which is great in good weather -...

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5yswm, Owner at Samatian Island, responded to this review

Hello We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Samatian. Unfortunately our lovely horizon swimming pool will have to be used as a plunge pool until the lake level recedes. We shall keep our guests updated with our developments & progress via our website & facebook page. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review and we do...

Nairobi
Reviewed 27 February 2012

This out-of-this-world property in a private island, in the middle of a lake, without any other trace of civilization, has been something worth to write about. I simply could not get enough of it in 3 days, believe me. If you are looking to spend some days for yourself, with your partner, or with your friends, this is definitely the...

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Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2012

A private island is something dreams are made of, but you get it here. Our party of 6 took over the island for two nights. After a long day overland we arrived to an awaiting boat for a moonlight crossing to 'our' island. Caro and Ross are generous hosts, creating a relaxed environment that immediately embraces you. The accommodation is...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We went with some friends and had such a good time. We had the Island to ourselves and self catered. The cottages are privately located overlooking Lake Baringo and very nice furnished! We played lots of games, waterskiied, played in the pool and just relaxed on the sunbed reading. It is a very good place to go with a few...

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Nairobi
Reviewed 31 March 2011

My husband and I stayed on the island for three days in January 2011 - the island itself is a stunning setting, and the lodge has been designed and maintained beautifully. We didn't need to get out of bed to watch the sun rise over the lake, and outdoor bathroom and shower were a fabulous bonus! The food and service...

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  • Hot Tub
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samatian Island Lodge is situated on a beautiful island in Lake Baringo which is in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. With dramatic surroundings all around, and a feeling of raw wilderness, Samatian is an oasis of calm and luxury amidst the harsh beauty of Africa. Activities in the area include exceptional bird watching, walks, cultural visits, boat rides, canoeing, visits to Giraffe island to meet the endangered Rothschild giraffe and other animals, sundowners on neighbouring beaches & fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samatian Island

Address: Samatian Island | P. O. Box 3041 Nanyuki, 10400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Baringo District
Number of rooms: 4
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“Any, as all with lake views. If you don't want a climb, particularly ask for cottage nearest sitting area.”
 of 5 bubbles Janpye, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
  • This room looks out on to the lake. Very open but plenty of netting for the beds.
 of 5 bubbles Lozfromoz98, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the outdoor tub and bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles mktnairobi, 31 Mar 2011 | Read review
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