OUT&ABOUT: A serene world deep in the wild

The stone-clad rooms at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. PHOTO | JAN FOX

What you need to know:

  • The landscape is stunning. Like its neighbours, the palm-fringed Ewaso Nyiro River is a defining feature of the reserve, as well as the jagged peak of Mount Bodich, and the rounded top of Mount Shaba.
  • To the northwest, the blue hue of Ololokwe looms over the horizon like the crest of a giant wave.
  • Across the reserve, natural springs provide splashes of green to Shaba’s dry and chalky complexion.

Tales of riverside campsites, crystal-clear springs and waterfalls had recently elevated Shaba Game Reserve to the top of my list of places to visit in Kenya.

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