Elephant Bedroom Camp is perfectly situated in Samburu National Reserve to get the best lion, leopard and rare northern species sightings the park is well-known for. There is also a wealth of unusual flora to look forward to.
- 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
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 ones 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, has an en-suite bathroom and a private deck with its own plunge pool overlooking the surrounding rivers and plains of Samburu.
Excellent game viewing
Besides the elephants that wander through camp daily, the area is known for its common sightings of lion and leopard. You'll also have every opportunity to see the Samburu Special Six; Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk, Guenther's dik-dik and the beisa oryx, which are endemic to the northern areas of Kenya. Comfortable open safari vehicles with excellent guides will take you on game drives to see the Samburu Special Six 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. Whenever possible, meals are served al fresco by candlelight beneath the star-studded African night sky.
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
- Local airstrip transfer
- 2 shared game drives
- Park entry fees and flight costs
- Health insurance
- Visit to Samburu Village
- Exclusive use of safari vehicle
- Bush breakfast
- Bush dinner
- Premium branded drinks, laundry and gratuities
- NB: Daily US$ supplement per person per day for soft drinks, house wine, mineral water and local beers
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