Elephant Watch Camp

Elephant Watch Camp

Elephant Watch Camp is set on the sand banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River, beneath Kigelia trees and Acacia Elatiors. It is home to some of the largest bull elephants in Samburu who can often be spotted in the river, resting under an acacia tree or picking pods beside the tents. The trees are filled with a multitude of birds and monkeys.

Accommodation is in six specially designed netted tents made for maximum coolness, breeze, privacy and protection. Each tent hangs under a wide thatched roof with its own verandah and has large beds, a 'bush' cupboard for clothes and bath robes.

The bathrooms are built around a tree giving guests a novel washing experience with painted buckets filled with sun-heated water (from the camp well). Elephants are never far away, Samburu warriors escort guests after dark and keep watch throughout the night.

Elephant watching begins on arrival. The specialised guides meet guests at the airfield and drive them through the Reserve spending time with many of the well known elephant families as well as introducing them to some of the particular Northern inhabitants - the slim necked Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy Zebras, Beisa Oryx, over 350 resident birds with an extra 70 different migrant species. Spotting a leopard or a lion is equally exciting and days in the bush are carefully worked out so that guests can absorb and enjoy these rare moments.

  • Small tented camp
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Expert Samburu guides
  • Fantastic elephant watching

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