RECONSTRUCTION OF SAMBURU SERENA SAFARI LODGE FOLLOWING THE FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE OF 4TH MARCH 2010
Following the flash flood damage of 4th March 2010 in the Samburu area, we wish to inform you that our project consultant team have now completed the due diligence on Samburu Serena Safari Lodge and assessed the extent of the damage.
The team led by our Managing Director, Mahmud Jan Mohamed, and the consultants visited four potential sites in the Isiolo/Buffalo Springs National Reserve, and after thorough research have identified a location on a hill behind our current site, which has impressive rock formations and vegetation and a spectacular backdrop with views of the river and the hills around Samburu.
A design brief for this new lodge has already been provided to our architects who are currently preparing an outline design for a new build lodge. The brief to the project team includes a luxury lodge with a reduced room inventory and excellent leisure and nature activities which will be a significant improvement on what was the old Samburu Serena Safari Lodge.
The exact time frame for the completion of this new lodge will become clearer in the next few weeks; however the new lodge opening should be anticipated for June 2011 at the earliest. We shall obviously do our very best to achieve as early a completion date as possible and will keep you informed as we become clearer on the details of the new lodge construction.
Thank you for your support, and please do not hesitate to contact the Serena team should you require further clarification.