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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Larsens Camp

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


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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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