Elephant Bedroom

Shaded by doum palms on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, upscale Elephant Bedroom Camp occupies a prime position in the stunning Samburu National Reserve.

The 14 tented guest suites feature soft lighting and plenty of rustic African accents in their décor. Impala are amongst the camp’s many regular visitors, along with monkey and elephant. You can sit back and observe them from the comfort of your private furnished veranda or while soaking in the small but inviting plunge pool.

The spacious dining and lounge tent where meals and drinks are enjoyed has a large sundeck for guests to appreciate their surroundings, while breakfast and lunch are served al fresco whenever the weather permits.

Samburu National Reserve

Game drives take place twice a day in the hot, dry Samburu National Reserve in search of exciting wildlife sightings. The reserve is home to a healthy population of lion and leopard as well as unique desert-adapted species such as the blue-legged Somali ostrich and rare Grevy’s zebra. Vehicles are open-sided, with a maximum capacity of 6 guests.

Guests at Elephant Bedroom also enjoy fascinating interactions with local Samburu warriors, lectures on local culture by the resident naturalist and the ability to participate in guided walks.

  • An intimate tented camp in a beautiful setting
  • Just 12 guest tents featuring rustic African accents
  • A romantic and tranquil atmosphere
  • Private verandas and plunge pools
  • Excellent riverside location with plenty of local wildlife
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Unparalleled wildlife encounters
  • Twice daily open-sided vehicle game drives in the Samburu National Reserve
  • Interactions with local Samburu warriors
  • Sundowners and bush dining
  • Cultural visits
  • Guided bush walks
  • Lectures on Samburu culture by resident naturalists

*Some activities at extra cost

It’s possible to reach this camp by road from Nairobi – the drive takes approximately 5 hours. It is also possible to fly from Nairobi into the Kalama, Oryx or Buffalo airstrips by scheduled flight or charter plane. The transfer from airstrip to camp takes between 30-60 minutes depending on the arrival airport.

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Accommodation in the Samburu

Below are some of our preferred Samburu tented camps and safari lodges. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.

Elephant Bedroom

Shaded by doum palms on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, upscale Elephant Bedroom Camp occupies a prime position in the stunning Samburu National Reserve.

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The Samburu “Special Five” are five rare and unique animals that can be seen in the Samburu National Reserve. These are the beautiful reticulated giraffe, blue-legged Somali Ostrich, the long-necked gerenuk, Besia Oryx and the thinly-striped Grevy’s Zebra.

Kenya Overview

What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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