Reteti House is an exclusive-use eco lodge in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, within the dramatic northern frontier of Kenya. An 850,000 acre area of pristine wilderness this safari experience offers a unique style, intimate encounters at Reteti elephant sanctuary and immersive cultural experiences.
Sustainably built using materials sourced from the local area and completely off-grid, Reteti house’s natural, cool tones blend naturally into the dramatic landscape of the Namunyak Conservancy. Accommodating up to 10 guests with 4 beautiful, standalone en-suite rooms with solar heated outdoor showers overlooking the conservancy. The house is centred around the open thatched lounge and dining area leading on to an infinity swimming pool with 180 degree views over the savannah.
As an Exclusive-use property, guests enjoy a dedicated team including an expert guide, host and chef. Each member of the team at Reteti House are from the local area and are highly attentive to your every need. Menus are tailored to guest’s preferences using produce from the organic garden and inspiration from Samburu culinary recipes.
Activities include day and night games drives, horseback riding, guided walks and cycling trips. There is an optional fly camp, a seasonal water slide, village visits, the giraffe viewing platform, and the most unique of all, visiting the wonderful Reteti elephant orphanage, located only a few minutes from Reteti House. Guests of Reteti House have access to exclusive feeding times, a very energetic and joyous time of the day for all involved!
One of the most authentic cultural experiences to be had in the country is to visit the “Samburu singing wells.” Especially in the dry season, the local Samburu herders visit “wells” they have dug in the dry riverbed, sometimes five men deep and each belonging to a specific family. They then sing to their livestock who recognize the song and know where and in what order to come to drink. In keeping with the whole community and conservation ethos of Reteti House, these same wells are utilised at night by local wildlife, including elephants and leopards.
The savannah plains and lush mountain slopes are home to elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, wild dog and kudu in ever increasing numbers. Reteti House is part of an on-going grass roots conservation project in partnership with the local community.