Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu Tented Camp
Known for its excellent sightings of lion and leopard, the Samburu National Reserve offers a wealth of unusual fauna and flora. Elephant Bedroom Camp is perfectly located to get the best of all the sightings this reserve has to offer, especially of the rarer northern species.
* Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu Highlights
- ∞Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River
- ∞Elephants literally walk through the camp
- ∞Small and intimate tented camp with all the luxuries
- ∞12 en-suite luxury tents with private verandas
- ∞Chance to see the rare northern species like gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra
- ∞Superb position for great game viewing
- ∞Private plunge pools
More about this accommodation
Samburu is one of the most remote, quiet and unspoiled safari destinations of Kenya, and Elephant Bedroom Camp is located in a prime position within the private reserve with daily visits from elephants – even those looking for a place to have a quick nap.
There are only 12 luxury tents at Elephant Bedroom Camp; each spacious tent is insect-proof, en-suite and with its own veranda and plunge pool overlooking the surrounding rivers and plains of Samburu.
Excellent game viewing
Besides the elephants that wander daily through camp, the area is known for its common sightings of lion and leopard. You’ll also have every opportunity to see the “Samburu Special Six” species - Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk, Guenther's dik-dik and the beisa oryx – which are far less common and only endemic to the northern areas of Kenya. Comfortable open safari vehicles with excellent guides will take you on game drives to see these and many other species. At night, kerosene lamps are lit and Samburu warriors will escort you to your tent, from where you can often hear the elephant and other wildlife moving about.
Relaxing and dining at camp
Cuisine is simple but excellent and freshly-prepared at Elephant Bedroom Camp. Meals are served al fresco wherever possible, especially gourmet dinners by candlelight below the star-studded African skies.
Elephant Bedroom Camp is environmentally sensitive and responsible towards its environment. The camp employs members from the local community and contributes towards the education of its members.
By air: there are several scheduled daily flights from Nairobi to Samburu Airstrip which is a 25-minute game drive away from Elephant Bedroom Camp. Charter flights are easily arranged.
By road: it’s about a 5-hour drive from Nairobi. Road transfers are available.
Our take on Elephant Bedroom Camp
Very well positioned, the Camp is beautiful and the tents are spacious and luxurious with all the little personal extras. The staff is wonderful – from the knowledgeable guides to the Samburu staff and friendly managers. No wonder so many of its guests return again and again and again …
- ∞Full board accommodation
- ∞Local airstrip transfer
- ∞2 Shared game drives
- xPark entry fees & flight costs
- xHealth insurance
- xVisit to Samburu Village
- xExclusive use of safari vehicle
- xBush breakfast
- xBush dinner
- xPremium-branded drinks, laundry & gratuities
- xNB: Daily US$ supplement per person per day for soft drinks, house wine, mineral Water and local beers
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Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
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Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.