The very first time i came across Samatian Island was on twitter and as i re tweeted the post i couldn’t help but admire her beauty. At no particular time did i imagine it was in Kenya (clearly i under estimated my country’s beauty). Of course the adventurer in me wanted to visit the island,not as soon as it happened though.
The small and exclusive Samatian is set on a private Island on Lake Baringo in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley roughly 5hrs from Nairobi. With its breath-taking views across the waters of the lake to the imposing backdrop of the Laikipia Escarpment, the island offers the perfect getaway. The beauty of Baringo, and i kid you not, is legendary, with its spectacular sunsets, dazzling array of bird life, and the Njemps fishermen continuing a traditional lifestyle. Samatian Island offers guests the ultimate in relaxation in magical surroundings. Accommodation comprises 5 airy, open-plan, en suite thatched rooms. 2 rooms are family units with a partitioned bedroom, verandah, sitting room and bathroom. Samatian is run as a small family homestay, ideally for 12 or less self catered guests, catering can be arranged by special arrangement for a party of 6 guests or more.
My experience in photos
There are a couple of things you can do while at Samatian. You can visit Ol kokwe island for a view of Ol kokwe hot springs.
You can also visit Giraffe island
We were quite unlucky. The pool as a result of the floods had been submerged into the lake,it has been for a while and if you noticed from some shots above you’ll see that one structure is partly in the water too. As a result we had to go swimming elsewhere, Soi safari lodge
Samatian was a blast. It’s been a long day am not sure my eyes can take it any more but i do hope this post gives you a reason to add the island to your bucket list.
Thank you for reading Travel By Ray,till next time,cheers
6 thoughts on “Samatian Island”
Ray, you have made me know this hidden pearl as well.
I have visited Lake Bogoria three times but it has never crossed my mind to just explore a few to the neighboring Lake Baringo and surburbs.
If I may, from your experience, which should I start with: Mambrui or Samaitan?
You are welcome. I really can’t choose😄
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Hahaha its lake Baringo not Bogoria. You can do both in whichever order,non will disappoint,that i can assure you. Happy travels
Wow, doesn’t even seem we were at the same place. Quite an insight into the Samaitan excursion.
Thank you Eric