Larsens Camp

Featuring elegantly furnished tents, excellent cuisine, and a stunning bush setting, Larsens Camp is located in Kenya’s famous Samburu National Reserve.

In the Samburu National Reserve, this classic tented camp sits by the languid Uaso Nyiro River – lifeline of Kenya’s arid north. Named after legendary Danish explorer Erik Ole Larsen, the camp has 20 freestanding guest tents, all constructed on stone plinths, with large ensuite bathrooms containing flushing toilets and hot water showers.

A la carte meals can be enjoyed in the central dining tent, on the riverbank or in the shade of fig trees. Sundowners are an integral part of the Larsens experience, served by the campfire or on the deck overlooking a waterhole.

Gameviewing in the reserve takes place in custom-built 4WD vehicles with roof hatches, and all excursions are led by qualified guides certified by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA). Look out for the dry-adapted “Samburu 5”, comprised of Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, gerenuk and reticulated giraffe.

Birders can embark on informative walks in the bush surrounding Larsens Camp accompanied by the resident naturalist. There is also a refreshing pool to pass the hottest hours of the day, as well as a Jacuzzi and day spa where you can treat sore muscles.

  • A classic safari camp within the beautiful Samburu National Reserve
  • Where you can discover the “Samburu 5”
  • 20 comfortable and spacious tented rooms
  • Friendly and casual atmosphere
  • Lovely dining areas with views of the Uaso Nyiro River
  • Early morning and late afternoon game drives in an open 4X4 vehicle
  • Night safaris
  • Local village visits
  • Hot air balloon flights

*Some activities at extra cost

Fly to Samburu airstrip from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport (around 90 minutes) or from another lodge in Kenya or Tanzania. A Land Rover awaits on the airstrip, and you will chauffeured directly to Larsens Camp (30 minutes).

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