Samburu Intrepids is situated in the heart of the Samburu National Reserve on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, where crocodiles bask in the sun and herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra can occasionally come to drink.
Game drives in Samburu or the neighbouring Buffalo Springs Reserve will reveal a dramatic wilderness and guests can enjoy close encounters with wildlife including elephant, leopard and Samburu’s famous ‘Special Five’ - the rare reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk antelope, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, and the majestic Beisa oryx.
The camp has a close relationship with the local Samburu community who live just outside the reserve, and it is from these villages that some 30 percent of the camp employees hail. It is also here where guests can pay an additional fee to go on an escorted nature walk with a local Samburu guide or even head off on a camel ride where you may meet a giraffe or a tiny dik-dik or have to turn back when an elephant blocks your path. But it is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Samburu villagers and immerse yourself in their culture for a few hours.
The camp itself is run on strict eco-principles, with water heating by solar power. There are 28 modern tents. all with views over the riverbanks. Each tent has a 4 poster bed, handsome mahogany closets and a writing desk, and an en-suite bathroom with steaming hot showers. The bathrooms also offer twin washbasins, flush toilets, and sockets for shavers and battery charging. For families with children wanting more space, the family tents are ideal - an ensemble of two tents with a spacious lounge and a wide deck complete with lounging chairs and tables, ideal for relaxing and private meals.
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 a specially selected 'bush site' close to the camp. The lounge and bar offers nightly talks and slide shows, and for relaxing in between game drives and activities, there is a freeform 'oasis' swimming pool and garden area.
Full Board Package: Samburu Reserve fees; breakfast; early morning tea/coffee; lunch and dinner are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.
Game Package: Samburu Reserve fees; all meals; early morning tea/coffee; 2 shared game drives per day with a Samburu Intrepids Camp guide; and return airstrip transfers are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Samburu Intrepids Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
A Week of Wildlife
Satao Elerai Camp
Amboseli National Park
Samburu Intrepids Camp
Mara Intrepids Camp
On this 7 night break, you can enjoy sundowners looking at Mount Kilimanjaro, explore the remoteness of the Samburu National Reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle and drive across the sun-baked plains of the Masai Mara where every game drive will give you an exciting wildlife encounter. It is a week filled with wildlife from start to end.
This is a 7 night itinerary including Amboseli National Park, Samburu Eco-System and Masai Mara.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
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 is good in most parts of the camp.
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