A “Sambuk” is a type of dhow typical of East African traditional wooden sailing vessels, often with a distinctive keel design with a sharp curve right below the top of the prow.
And so Kenya’s brand new 2-bedroomed Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika pays homage to the Swahili culture and language component found in this East African region.
The design is characteristic of its flowing canvas roofs and welcoming space for guests to relax in. This Réserve-Collection Suite rings with the romance of the vast open plains of East Africa from a time when light canvas flapped in the light breeze across those great plains (Nyika) as wildebeest and zebras call to each other and, at twilight, “Simba,” the great lion’s roar reverberated across the Nyika.
The design is also a homage to the influences from the Swahili culture right across Kenya.