Ashnil Samburu Camp is located in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from the Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally very attractive.
The river attracts a plethra of wildlife, drawn by their thirst to visit for a drink. Game drives in the reserve or in the neighbouring Samburu Reserve offer the opportunity to see lion, cheetah and leopard, as well as elephant, hippo, and buffalo. Giraffe, waterbuck and zebra wander the open plains, alongside gerenuks - rather odd looking members of the gazelle family, who are easily distinguishable by their extremely long necks, and their ability to stand on their hind legs to reach high into bushes in order to skim the leaves off the branches with their rough tongue.
Back at camp, the main guest area, shaded by a canopy of acacia trees, consists of the reception, lounge area, dining area, bar and veranda deck with a view of the river. The open sitting restaurant overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River and serves set buffets featuring international, oriental and traditional African cuisine.
After an amazing game drive you can take a dip in the swimming pool or simply relax by the pool which has a wonderful viewing deck of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Evening entertainment at Samburu includes cultural talks and dances, giving you a special opportunity to gain an insight into the traditional lifestyle of the Samburu people. There is also the opportunity to visit local Samburu villages and buy their unique handicrafts.
There are a total number of 30 luxury tents, including some triple tents. Each of the exclusive comfortable deluxe tents provides a perfect view of the Ewaso Nyiro River and beautiful surrounding landscape.
Every spacious tent consists of a dressing area, sitting area, luggage rack and en-suite facilities to provide a memorable stay close to nature.
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Full Board Package: All meals and Reserve fees are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.
Game Package: All meals; Reserve fees; airstrip transfers; and 2 game drives per day are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
Each tent is en-suite with a hot water shower and features a decked terrace, complimentary Wi-Fi, a hairdryer and sun bed.
The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges, a garden and a lounge bar offering views of the African savannah.
The lounge is located in the main building away from the main dining area.
The restaurant offers views of the river and serves a variety of menus comprising of oriental, traditional and international cuisines.
Activities that are available at Ashnil Samburu include game drives, nature walks, cultural visits to the samburu village, bush meals and sundowners (additional cost).
All rooms are non-smoking.