Only four hours drive from Nairobi, this hidden gem of an island awaits the discerning tourist, expatriate or Kenyan who seeks a type of exclusivity and wild beauty experienced by relatively few.
Guests driving to Baringo via Nakuru: Follow the main road from Nairobi to Nakuru (2.5 hours). You will reach a highway going into Nakuru. After going under a railway bridge, you will come to a roundabout. Go straight through the roundabout & shortly you will arrive at a second roundabout. Turn right at second roundabout. See signs for the B4. Go over railway lines and turn left at T-junction. It’s a straight road from here for about 125ks. You’ll pass through Mogotio (57ks) and then Marigat (110ks) – watch out for unmarked speed bumps several Kms before and 4 kms after the equator. 17 kms after Marigat take a right (you will see a collection of signs including our own.) About a kilometer or so down the road and after the council barrier you’ll see another sign for Roberts Camp – sign is on the right. Go to Roberts Camp and follow signs to Samatian. You can park here where the boat awaits you for your 20 minute ride to the island.
For the more adventurous, or those coming from Laikipia, there is also a scenic, dirt road winding down to the northern end of the lake from Mugie Ranch on the Rumuritu-Maralal road. This route requires 4 WD. Contact us for more detailed information.
There is also an airstrip at Baringo, close to Roberts’ Camp, where private or chartered aeroplanes can deliver guests.
Baringo National Reserve Fee: (payable to local community at roadside barrier after turning off to Campi ya Samaki)
Resident/citizen: adult – Ksh 50, child – Kshs 10 per day
Non-resident: adult – Ksh 200, child – Ksh 50 per day
All vehicles: Kshs 100 per day