Samburu Intrepids is situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve. Samburu Intrepids looks out over riverbanks where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink – together with the rarer ‘northern species’ of reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and long-necked gerenuk antelope.
Samburu Intrepids is renowned as a pioneer of luxury camping in one of the world’s last truly great wilderness areas and guests can view this dramatic wilderness from many fascinating perspectives. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where often elephants are seen and crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.
Samburu Intrepids offers 28 modern and newly refurbished tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Each tent sits on a raised deck overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.
The tents are spacious, measuring 26 sq. meters have either a 150cmx190cm queen size bed or two twin beds of 90cmX190cm. The roofing is made of palm-thatched roof and the tents also have netted screens on the sides to allow for the river breeze to keep them cool and offer stunning views of the Samburu landscape. The tents boasts of soft beds; handsome mahogany closets and a writing desk; as well as an en-suite bathroom with a steaming hot shower; twin washbasins; a flush toilet; and sockets for shavers and battery charging. Other amenities include
- Air Conditioning
- Wake up calls
- Housekeeping (daily) & Complimentary toiletries including bathrobes
- Balcony with amazing views
- Slippers, Tea and Coffee making facilities
The main dining room opens onto an outdoor dining terrace where buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served overlooking the river. (Meals can also be enjoyed on your private verandah or at one of the specially selected ‘bush sites’ close to the camp.) Buffet lunches and candlelight dinners are served on an elevated deck amidst the high shade trees.
Facilities include: dining areas overlooking the river, lounge and bar, freeform ‘oasis’ swimming pool and sunbathing garden, small conference room with television/VCR facilities, boutique with souvenirs and safari essentials, telephone, e-mail, fax and postal services and professional health and beauty treatments.
As well as game drives to view the surrounding wilderness, the camp also offers escorted nature walks, memorable bush breakfasts and starlit dinners, sundowners, tours of Samburu villages and lectures and slide shows on culture and wildlife.
As a member of the Heritage Hotels group of properties, Samburu Intrepids features the renowned Adventurers’ Club for the kids. For children aged under 12 years The Adventurers’ Club includes activities such as:
- Build your own mini Maasai homestead
- Have a close brush with a toothbrush tree
- Learn to make a fire with a pair of sticks
- Catch and study the brightest butterflies
- Plant a tree and help bring back the rains
- Cast big cat tracks from the real thing
- Make friends quiver with your own bow
- Learn how to identify birds of all feathers
- Stalk victory in the bush treasure hunts
- Star gazing
And for older children (aged 12-17 years) there is:
- Bush orienteering
- First aid
- Snake and bird identification
- Tree identification
- Mammal behaviour studies
- Guided bush walks