This thatched oasis sits in the shade of acacia trees on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
With a location inside the reserve, Samburu Intrepids almost guarantees close encounters with wildlife including elephant, monkeys, crocodile and leopard as well as Samburu’s own rare species, the ‘special five’. Stunning views, a main dining room opening onto a breezy terrace where buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served, and a shady sunbathing area make for a great camp.
You’ll go on long early morning and late afternoon game drives in the Samburu reserve and neighbouring Buffalo Springs reserve, leaving the hot middle of the day free for you to spend as the local animals do – in the shade, submerged in water, or taking a nap. In the evenings, Samburu warriors will treat you to colourful displays, and the relaxing lounge and bar hosts nature talks and slide shows. The excellent Adventurers’ Club offers children plenty of fun and educational activities, hosted by Samburu naturalists specialising in plants, wildlife and survival skills. Sample activities include bow and arrow lessons, beaded jewellery making, footprint tracking and obstacle courses.
Stylish tents sit on stilts with wooden decking overlooking the river, and are shielded with thatched roofs. All tents have wooden floors, a mahogany desk, four-poster bed and handcrafted furnishings with splashes of colour, reflecting Samburu’s landscape. Each tent also has a minibar, overhead fan and modern en-suite bathroom. Tented suites are ideal for families – two tents joined together with living area in between.
Riverside in the heart of the arid Samburu National ReserveAirport transfer time:1-hour flight from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to the Samburu airstrip followed by a 20-minute drive through the reserve Rooms:27
27 tents including 2 family tents
• Enjoy breakfast in the bush* • Join a guided nature walk* • Enjoy a sundowner in the bush* • Go stargazing with the resident naturalist • Visit a Samburu village*.
Dining room, lounge/bar
Lodge Package • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room or outdoors • 2 daily game drives • Airstrip transfers • Park fees.