This small and exclusive, luxury safari camp is located within the Samburu National Reserve right on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. The safari camp has a lovely setting amongst the many varieties of indigenous trees and shrubs. With just 12 luxury tents and attractive public areas – including elegant lounge and dining tents – Elephant Bedroom Camp provides the perfect accommodation for any Samburu safari. Guests are truly at one with nature as the camp is regularly visited by elephant and game which shelter under the trees.
Elephant Bedroom Luxury Tented Camp, have recently completed the commissioning of two new spacious, luxury suites, bringing the total number of guest tents to fourteen. In addition to these two, Guests at Elephant Bedroom Camp are accommodated within another 12 spacious safari tents – each is nicely furnished in a rustic African style while offering every comfort expected of a luxury safari camp.
The guest tents are each set on a raised wooden deck with a small plunge pool – ideal for cooling down after a morning on safari. Each tent has either one king-size double bed or twin queen-size beds as well as a sofa, coffee table, dressing table and attractive soft furnishings. All tents have electricity and en suite facilities (showers / double basins with hot and cold running water and w.c).
In addition, the 02 new suites, named Lapa and Lakira (meaning Moon and Star in the Maa language), have a bathtub, an external shower and a larger deck area which has a double sunbed and a larger plunge pool. The new suites are fitted out with safes and two-way radios to ease communication with the camp staff.
ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
The food and service at Elephant Bedroom Camp are of a high standard. A generous breakfast and lunch (three courses) are served outside when possible. The four course evening meal is either taken by candle-light in the open-front dining area or al fresco.
Activities at Elephant Bedroom Camp are geared around introducing guests to the flora and fauna of Samburu National Reserve. Guests have plenty of opportunity to see a wide variety of Kenya’s wildlife – the lesser-known species as well as the Big Five – on the high quality game drives. These are taken in open sided 4×4 safari vehicles for the best possible game-viewing experience.
The safari camp has a resident naturalist who imparts a wealth of knowledge. The educational guided bush walks take guests as close as possible to the indigenous plants and animals to learn how the local people use the surroundings in their everyday routine. The camp also has regular visits to a local village where guests can learn more about Samburu culture and witness a little of Samburu life.
The early morning game drive may end with an unforgettable breakfast in the bush, surrounded by the stunning landscape and distant rolling hills. In the evening the drive will take in a scenic point in order to stop for sundowners to observe the sun setting over the African plains.
Elephant Bedroom Camp has many perfect places to unwind after a busy day on safari. There is an elegant open-front lounge tent with comfortable armchairs and sofas and a beautiful view of the river. There are hammocks slung between the trees on the riverbank and a riverside seating area around a campfire – an ideal spot for sharing the day’s adventures over a drink when the sun has gone down.