Samburu Intrepids is situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve. The camp 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. Game drives in Samburu will reveal a dramatic wilderness from a world of fascinating perspectives. You can also enjoy escorted nature walks.
A ride on a camel is a biblical affair crossing the Uaso Nyiro to the Samburu villages on the land opposite the reserve. With a high vantage point, you may chance upon the giraffes or the tiny dikdiks of the dry lands or have to cut back your ride when the elephants block your passage. But it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the Samburu villagers whose camels you are riding and by doing so, helping them to raise income for their community projects like building schools and taking their children to school.
The main dining room of the camp 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 a series of specially selected 'bush sites' close to the camp. Buffet luncheons and candlelight dinners are served on an elevated deck amidst the high shade trees. The lounge and bar offers nightly talks and slide shows, plus there is a freeform 'oasis' swimming pool and sunbathing garden.
There are 27 modern tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich riverbanks. Each tent has soft 4 poster beds, mahogany closets and desks, and en-suite bathrooms with steaming hot showers. The bathrooms also offer twin washbasins, flush toilets, and sockets for shavers and battery charging.
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Samburu Intrepids Camp Location
General Information For Guests
The luxury tents are widely spread across a large riverside site to ensure guests the optimum of privacy and peace. Each tent is furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris, with large 4 poster beds and handsome reproduction furniture, offset by modern en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush toilets and all modern amenities.
The camp is secured by an electric fence to ward off animals and has 24 hour security.
Main guest facilities include riverfront dining deck and open-air lounge area, a freeform swimming pool with sunbathing terrace, custom-built 4WD safari vehicles, reliable 240-volt generator electricity supply, safety deposit boxes for all guestsandrsquo; valuables, camp bookshop and guestsandrsquo; reference library, and a souvenir boutique and Safariwear Centre.
A laundry service is available (additional cost).
Camel and walking safaris outside the reserve can be arranged on request, as well as visits to neighbouring Samburu communities and bird walks with experienced ornithologists (additional cost).
Mobile phone reception for GSM phones is good in most parts of the camp.
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