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Sarova Mara Game Camp, Masai Mara

Sarova Mara Game Camp is ideally located in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya and offers a unique African safari experience for game viewing. The camp is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams.  The luxury safari camps include 20 Club Tents, 30 Deluxe Tents, 19 Standard Tents, 3 Family Tents, the main restaurant, bar and a free form swimming pool that has its own pool bar. All Sarova Mara Game Camp tents include an en-suite bathroom. The Club Tents offer a spectacular view of the rolling plains of the Savannah. The cuisine is exceptional with organic garden and bush dining options available. In addition, the Sarova Mara Game Camp has its own fleet of well-equipped safari vehicles with excellent safari guides.  Come explore the Seventh “New” Wonder of the World, the Masai Mara!

Sarova Mara Game Camp

Kenya Romantic Safari


Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Kenya Coast

Enjoy the Romance of Wildlife and Beach Vacation on the Indian Ocean Coast.

Our Kenya Romantic Safari to the Masai Mara is a private departure flying to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and thence onward to the Kenya Coast. This private journey reminds us that Kenya is home of the safari and romance.

Tour Length: 11 days

Land from $2,995 per person sharing

Kenya Romantic SafariWhen you think about safaris you first think of Kenya – the home of the African safari. Kenya is an amazing land, rich in wildlife and culture. Kenya has game parks filled with an incredible variety of animals year round, including more than a million and a half wildebeest which visit the Masai Mara during the annual migration. The Kenya Romantic Safari game viewing is  in modern 4 x 4 safari vehicles, with each client enjoying a window seat for viewing a panorama of wildlife.

The Kenya Coast all inclusive resorts, Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa or the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, are the perfect finale to a Kenya Romantic Safari experience.

More time to explore? Consider adding a Tanzania extension, or a thrilling gorilla trek in Rwanda.

Kenya Romantic Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Nairobi 

The Kenya Romantic Safari excitement begins when you touchdown in Nairobi, Kenya. On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, after clearing customs and immigration formalities, you are met by a representative of Great Safaris representative and transferred to the Tamarind Tree Hotel for your stay.

Day 2 Nairobi

Kenya Romantic SafariFull day at leisure (with optional activities), overnight at the Tamarind Tree Hotel.

Day 3 Nairobi /  Masai Mara

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Masai Mara enjoying the magnificent scenery on your flight.  Upon arrival, it’s onto the Sentrim Mara Camp (Classic level) or Sarova Mara Game Camp (Luxe level) for lunch and a afternoon shared game drive, followed by dinner and overnight in the Masai Mara full board.

Day 4 – 6 Masai Mara

Set out on early morning game-drives, experiencing breathtaking vistas and panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland, returning for breakfast. Mid-morning is spent at leisure and lunch at the camp.

Enjoy morning and afternoon shared game drives in the Masai Mara, where wildlife is abundant.  Have your camera ready!

Day 7 – 10 Masai Mara / Kenya Coast

Kenya Romantic SafariAfter breakfast transfer, your Kenya Romantic Safari continues as you bid farewell to Masai Mara as you are transferred to the airstrip, with a picnic lunch, for a scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport; connecting with another scheduled flight to Mombasa Ukunda. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Kenya Coast and your beach resort for four nights on all-inclusive basis in a superior ocean front room.

Day 11 Kenya Coast / Nairobi /  Departure

Departure day and transfer to Mombasa Ukunda airstrip for your scheduled  flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport and thence transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight home with warm memories of your Kenya Romantic Safari.

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Located on the world famous Diani Beach, the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean. An oasis of tranquillity and serenity, the resort’s picturesque location is nestled on a coral headland overlooking vast stretches of golden beach. Shaded by indigenous coastal vegetation and exotic coconut palms the resort stretches over 500 metres of golden beach front offering the ultimate luxury beach holiday.

Guestrooms at the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa have been specifically designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all our clients. Guests may utilize leisure facilities across the resort, including 3 swimming pools, dining areas and much more.

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is renowned as Kenya’s leading all-inclusive resort and takes pride in an exemplary level of service and attention to detail. Our staff are on-hand to ensure your stay is both relaxing and unforgettable. We look forward to welcoming you to Baobab Beach Resort and Spa – “In a world of its own”.

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa

The Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa is set in a beautiful tropical garden and was totally renovated in 2016. The 92 rooms are in makuti roofed cottages bungalows, with only 4 rooms per unit; giving you a relaxing and quiet holiday. Restaurants and bars form a perfect match between hotel and nature and offer a real African atmosphere.  The resort is located at the South Coast at the famous Diani Beach.

At the Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa there is a refreshing fresh water swimming pool. The water sports center is located on the beach. The kids club, pool table, table tennis, darts, mini golf (putting), aqua-gym, water volley ball and beach volley ball are shared with Neptune Village Beach Resort & Spa as well as the 2 flood-lit tennis courts. Nearby there is golf course with 18 holes (Leisure Lodge Club).

Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa

Sentrim Mara Camp

Sentrim Mara is located in Masai Mara Game Reserve, 3 km after the Sekenani gate.  The entire 10 tents are spread out in serene surroundings amongst acacia trees that surround the camp.  The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar.

The Masai Mara is a large park reserve in south-western Kenya. Named for the Maasai people and the Mara River, which divides it, it is famous for its exceptional population of game.

Balloon Safaris can be organized on request, at additional cost.

Sentrim Mara Camp

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Ideally located just 5 kms southwest of Nairobi, within the spacious Carnivore grounds and its iconic Carnivore Restaurant, Tamarind Tree Hotel has easy access to Nairobi, its national park, and the country’s diverse attractions via the neighboring Wilson Airport and Southern Bypass. The nearby Langata and Karen suburbs are among Nairobi’s liveliest and most popular with world-class shopping malls and excellent restaurants.

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Safari and Seaside: East African Romance

Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Zanzibar

Tour Length: 10 days

From $6,495 per person sharing

For many people, a safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and East Africa is the perfect choice for the ultimate romantic getaway, whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary, or simply the joy of spending quality time together. Africa is made for romance and for romantics.

The sounds of the African bush are all around you while, above you, a kaleidoscope of stars lights up the night sky with their ethereal light.  Come morning, don’t miss the chance to take an optional hot-air balloon ride and float above the vast, game-rich plains and enjoying a beautiful sunrise, followed by a champagne breakfast in the heart of the bush – an experience you and a loved one are sure never to forget

And after your time on safari, it’s time to move on to the sea and Zanzibar is the perfect destination for post-safari relaxation.  An incredible mix of culture, history, white sand beaches, sapphire blue waters and hidden rainforests, Zanzibar offers the ideal island getaway.  Indulge in a relaxing couples massage, explore the winding alleys of Stone Town and watch a beautiful sunset sitting on a serene beach while sipping ice-cold champagne – it  never gets old and boring.

Safari and Seaside: East African Romance Itinerary

Day 1 (Daily)  Arrive Nairobi 
The safari excitement begins when you touchdown in Nairobi, Kenya. On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a representative of Great Safaris and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Nairobi
A day of private sightseeing in and around Nairobi includes the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Center and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a visit with the orphaned elephants and rhinos.

Days 3 -5  Nairobi /  Masai Mara
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Wilson airport and enjoy the magnificent scenery on your flight to the famed Masai Mara. Arrive in time for lunch and your first afternoon gamedrive.

Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south.  The Mara is noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black maned males. You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, and if you’re lucky leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents.

Your three days here are filled with morning and afternoon gamedrives while the middle of the day allows for time to relax by the pool or join an escorted nature walk to observe some of the area’s smaller resident. Your time here also includes a private bush breakfast.  For the non-acrophobic,  an optional sunrise hot air balloon excursion offers a different perspective from which to enjoy the Masai Mara, soaring soundlessly above the early morning wildlife as the skies continue to lighten as the sun rises.

Day 6 – 9  Masai Mara / Nairobi / Zanzibar
Fly back to Nairobi Wilson Airport, where you’ll complete Customs formalities before boarding your onward flight to Zanzibar, Tanzania. You will be warmly welcomes by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

During the four days you have on this exotic island paradise, you’ll enjoy an escorted exploration of historic Stone Town, a sunset dinner cruise aboard a dhow, a visit to a local village, a tropical garden filled with numerous indigenous butterfly species and the Jozania Forest, home of the red Colobus monkey.  All this while still having time to soak up the sun while lounging on the white sands or around the pool and a relaxing couples massage.

Day 10  Depart Zanzibar
After breakfast, bid farewell to the tropical island life as you transfer to the airport for your departing international homebound flight.

Leopard Hill

Leopard Hill is set in a small clearing in the beautiful Naboisho Conservancy. With only six smart tents it offers good quality accommodation and the fantastic wildlife-viewing opportunities of the Naboisho Conservancy.

The guest tents are well spaced out for privacy and set on raised wooden decks with a verandah our front, each overlooking one of three waterholes where animals frequently come to drink. Each deck area has a small firepit and your room attendant will light a fire in the evening to accompany your sundowner drinks.

Inside, the tents are surprisingly spacious and attractive, with wooden floors, double bed or twin beds, coffee table and a daybed. The décor draws its inspiration from East Africa and India, using traditional wooden carvings and cow hides sitting alongside tapestries, Indian elephant cushions and oriental fabrics.  A unique tent feature is the retractable roof. At the press of a button the fabric roof retracts to reveal the sky, leaving just a thin mosquito net for protection. At the back of each tent, the good-sized bathroom has twin washbasins, indoor and outdoor plumbed showers, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Leopard Hill has a spacious lounge tent adjacent to the dining area. The lounge houses a bar and library with interesting safari books. The lounge tent is built on leveled terraces, offering cozy spots by the fire to enjoy the vastness of African wilderness. Dinner is a memorable time of the day, and the option of where to dine is up to you. You can join your safari companions for a meal and an evening of stories and laughter at the dining tent, or dine outdoors in the privacy of your own tent, alone with your loved one. The choice is yours.

Loisaba Tented Camp

Perched on the edge on an escarpment offering uninterrupted views all the way to snow-capped Mount Kenya, Loisaba has twelve spacious tents with wide verandahs and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the enjoyment of the sweeping vista. The bathrooms are luxurious with flush toilets, double-basin vanity and solar-heated hot water cascading from a rainfall shower to deliver a revitalizing cleanse after an action-packed day.

The main areas of Loisaba Tented Camp include a large open dining area, separate open lounge and bar, a large wooden decking area for outside dining, relaxing and enjoying the view, and one of Africa’s most picturesque infinity pools.

Loisaba is a functioning ranch and a conservation success story; it is a prime example of successful collaboration between conservation, communities, ranching and tourism.

Zanzibar Blue Bay Resort & Spa

The Blue Bay Beach Resort & Spa is located on the east coast of the Zanzibar Island, in an area known as Kiwengwa. less than a leisurely hour’s drive from the airport. The Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is set in 30 acres of tropical gardens and caters for the tastes and interests of both those who prefer whiling away on the beach and those who like their holidays filled with activity.

BLUE BAY (Garden Room)
All rooms at Bluebay are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style with hand-carved furniture. The Garden Rooms are comprised of six bungalows, each with four en-suite rooms and have their own verandah or balcony which overlook the resort’s beautiful landscaped gardens. The Garden Rooms share their own private pool.

Dining at the Bluebay Beach Resort showcases Zanzibar’s celebrated local ingredients with an emphasis on fresh seafood and contemporary cuisine. The Makuti Restaurant enjoys magnificent views over the swimming pool to the ocean beyond and offers breakfast, lunch and themed evening meals with live entertainment. If you prefer an exclusive dining experience, the beachfront Bahari Grill is famous on Zanzibar for its fresh seafood and Italian specialties – the perfect setting for a romantic meal. The Blue Marlin Restaurant offers beach barbecues and the Pool Bar boasts an enticing selection of wines and spirits. Your arrangements include breakfast and dinner daily.

Mara Basecamp Explorer

Mara Basecamp Explorer offers guests seventeen Double Riverside Tents, all built along the banks of the Talek River, the natural border to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The dense riverbed foliage allows for maximum privacy and comfort, without compromising the view of the Masai Mara National Reserve. With more than 286 identified bird species, you are certain to wake to a symphony of birdsong while staying at Mara Basecamp Explorer.

At Mara Basecamp Explorer, each tent offers a king-size double or twin beds, bathroom featuring bio-flush toilets and two showers, one inside and one open-air safari shower, and a private deck with a direct view towards the river bed and Masai Mara National Reserve.

Mara Basecamp Explorer

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure

Kenya & Tanzania

Ensuring an unbelievable wildlife experience, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari travels by 4 x 4, 7-seater Safari Cruiser to the best highlights of East Africa. A must for anyone who wants the widest experience of wildlife viewing in Africa.

Tour Length: 13 days

Nairobi | Aberdares | Lake Nakuru | Lake Naivasha | Masai Mara | Amboseli | Lake Manyara  | Serengeti | Ngorongoro

Departures weekly with arrivals Nairobi on Fridays

Land cost from: $5,395 per person

Explore the plains of East Africa on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari. Wildebeest, zebra and a host of other migratory wildlife await you in the amazing Serengeti – Mara ecosystem, stretching from Kenya’s Masai Mara in the north, south across great rivers, and into Tanzania’s great Serengeti plains.  And, where the herds go, so do the predators… and you on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Lake NakuruCovering a diverse number of locales, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland  Adventure aims to showcase what these places have to offer. Starting in Nairobi, Kenya, we travel to the Aberdares National Park.   The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Next, it’s off to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands.  Crowds of flamingos famously line these lakes’ shores and are often joined by other larger wildlife, attracted to the cooling breezes of the lakes.

Next up, decamp and continue on to the world famous Masai Mara, home to the Maasai people and the Big Five game; be ready for some truly incredible game drives.   After this, it’s on to Amboseli National Park for more fantastic, up-close game viewing and thence it’s off to Tanzania.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure tree-climbing lionOur first stop in Tanzania is Lake Manyara National Park, located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park.

In addition to the lions, Lake Manyara National Park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of these primates.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Next up, enjoy a true “Out of Africa” experience on the plains of the Serengeti. The fabled Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game, wildebeest and zebra, in Africa. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

Continuing your experience, see the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa at Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a descent into the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa for wildlife viewing and a picnic lunch.  Complete your Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure as you depart for Arusha and thence onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Itinerary

Day 1  (Fri) Arrive Nairobi 

On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a representative of Great Safaris and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2  (Sat) Nairobi  /  Aberdares  National Park

Depart after breakfast from your hotel in Nairobi. drive to Mount Kenya region, arriving for lunch and check in at Outspan Hotel with a later transfer to  Treetops Lodge.  Rest of the day game viewing from the balcony, floodlit by night. Dinner  at the lodge.

Day 3 (Sun)  Aberdares / Lake Nakuru National Park /  Lake Naivasha

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Afternoon game drive as you exit the park and onwards to Lake Naivasha where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 4 (Mon)  Lake Naivasha  / Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Masai Mara National reserve. Afternoon game drive in the reserve with inner and overnight in your luxurious tented accommodations.

Day 5 (Tue) Masai Mara National Reserve 

Full day spent in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and activities included.

Day 6 (Wed)  Masai Mara National Reserve / Lake Naivasha

Following breakfast in camp, drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch.   Enjoy an afternoon boat ride, followed by dinner at your resort.

Day 7 (The) Lake Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

Breakfast at the lodge, then depart on the overland journey to scenic  Amboseli National Park. After lunch, depart on an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 (Fri) Amboseli National Park 

Full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. If the weather is fair, you may see Mt. Kilimanjario!

Day 9 (Sat) Amboseli / Namanga / Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Namanga border and pass through customs and immigration, meet your Tanzania driver-guide and drive to Arusha for lunch. This afternoon drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive.

Day 10 (Sun)  Laka Manyara / Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at your Manyara Lodge, then depart on a drive to the incomparable Serengeti – spotting wildlife along the way.

Day 11 (Sat) Serengeti National Park 

Enjoy a full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. This is home to the famed wildebeest migration!

Day 12 (Sun)  Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area 

Farewell to the Serengeti after breakfast, and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the crater for a game drive with lunch boxes. Later today, arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 (Mon)  Ngorongoro / Arusha / Departure

Breakfast at the lodge then transfer to Arusha and onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport to commence your departure flight.

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge is located in Amboseli National Park and features 80 luxury chalet-style twin rooms, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. Stylish and comfortable, the rooms have private bath rooms and individual terraces. There are rooms allocated for special needs visitors.

At Ol Tukai Lodge, exquisite dinners are accompanied by true African hospitality and entertainment.  Guests should not miss magical Elephant bar.

The best place in the world to watch elephants and the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ol Tukai Lodge’s guests may participate in bird walks, game drives, lectures and relax in the swimming pool.

Ol Tukai Lodge

Sarova Mara Camp

Sarova Mara Camp is located in Masai Mara National Reserve and features spacious luxurious “tents” attractively constructed in light beige canvas with large “windows”, wooden flooring and a permanent roof. All have en-suite bathrooms with large mirrors, WC, hot and cold running water and showers, and are equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, shaver outlets for 110v and 200v and hairdryers.  Sarova Mara Camp has 51 standard tents, 20 Club tents and 2 family tents (can take 2 adults + 3 children).

Sarova Mara Camp’s Isokon Restaurant offers buffet counters and live cooking stations. By virtue of its location and layout, Sarova Mara Camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Masai culture at the adjoining Masai village.

Sarova Mara Camp

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

The Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi is conveniently situated in the Westlands suburb of Nairobi. The hotel’s 171 en-suite rooms are spacious, modern and well-appointed with a host of facilities to ensure the comfort of our guests. In-room amenities include DStv, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning.

The Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi’s Oasis Bar and Restaurant offers exquisite breakfasts and dinners, and is open for meals and snacks throughout the day. Guests at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi can also enjoy meals at the Golden Spur Steak Ranch, a family restaurant situated within the grounds of the hotel, which serves a selection of steaks, delicious burgers and other steakhouse fare.

Facilities and amenities include a health club with sauna, swimming pools, a fully-equipped business centre and restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast and exquisite dinner buffets daily.  The hotel’s tropical gardens add to the feeling of peace and calm.

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Enashipai Resort & Spa

Located in Naivasha, 1.5 hours by road from Nairobi, Enashipai Resort & Spa has large, spacious grounds situated on the edge of Lake Naivasha;  lake activities are offered. 87 Executive African-inspired, elegant executive rooms are decorate with chic decor and provide you with a flat-screen TV, fan and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The private bathrooms have a bath and a shower and are fitted with bathrobes.

Dining options at Enashipai Resort & Spa include Senteu Restaurant, Ol’Tepesi Bar and at the Lakeside Bar.  Enashipai Resort & Spa also features a coffee lounge and barbecue facilities.  Facilities and amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi access, 24-hour room service, laundry and valet services, house-doctor on call 24 hours, modem hook up for computer, tea/coffee making facilities, 24-hour duty manager, concierge and porter services.

Enashipai Resort & Spa

Treetops Lodge

Within Mount Kenya National Park and raised on stilts, Treetops Lodge is strategically located in front of a natural water hole and salt lick, making it the perfect place to view game. All rooms at Treetops Lodge have large windows that allow natural light and view of the animal water hole. Treetops Lodge has 35 rooms: 32 Standard rooms, 3 Suites and a disability friendly room, all en-suite. Ramp provides access to all lodge floors (no steep staircase).

Dining options:

  • Gallery dining room at tree-top level
  • Table-d’hote or cold/hot buffet service
  • Mini-chandeliers illuminate all the restaurant
  • Bar with central fireplace and viewing deck
  • Specialty coffee served at the Lounge Library

Facilities and amenities include free- Wi-Fi hotspots, photography hides close to the waterholes, a family room for our guests for watching television, and bird walks.

Treetops Lodge

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu Camp is a luxury tented set in the spectacular backdrop drop of the mighty Ol Olokwe mountain fronting the Ewaso Nyiro River.  The 30 exclusive luxury tents are spread out along the shady banks of the river under a thick stand of doum palms. Each tent features a decked terrace with views of the river. Every spacious tent consists of a dressing area, sitting area, luggage rack and en-suite facilities to provide a memorable stay close to nature.

The restaurant offers views of the river and serves a variety of menus comprising of Oriental, traditional and international cuisines. Picnic lunch boxes can be arranged. Facilities and amenities include game drives, guided nature walks, swimming pool, in-house cultural activities.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu

Elephant Bedroom Camp, SamburuElephant Bedroom Camp offers luxury in a setting of breath taking beauty along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and shaded by doum palms and other trees that make up this green belt of riverine forest in Samburu National Reserve. The surrounding Samburu National Reserve is an area of spectacular scenery; its dry plains bisected by the meandering river, with the backdrop of Africa’s dramatic mountains, including Mt Kenya. The 12 spacious tents have rustic and colorful African touches, offering all the comforts; including a private plunge pool on the deck, hot and cold running water, electricity, and complimentary herbal shower and bath products.  Dining is a culinary experience with alfresco breakfast, 3 course lunch and 4 course candle lit gourmet dinner set either under the African sky or inside the well appointed dining area. The lounge and dining area at Elephant Bedroom Camp is decorated in vibrant safari style, its soft intimate lighting assuring that this is the ultimate place to relax in between exciting game drives. Elephant, monkeys, and impalas are among Elephant Bedroom Camp’s many regular wild visitors, whilst Samburu National Reserve has a good number of lions and leopards and offers the opportunity to see many species endemic to northern Kenya.

Samburu Intrepids, Samburu

Samburu Intrepids, SamburuSamburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks. Samburu Intrepids has newly renovated tents, with four-poster king size beds, choice of game viewing in Samburu or Buffalo Springs Reserves, cultural immersions in pristine ways of neighboring Samburu tribesmen, clear Equatorial night skies for astronomy, open sided safari jeeps for best game viewing in the picturesque mountainous landscape with knowledgeable and highly-certified guides and the best kids clubs in the region for cultural and wildlife “edu-tainment”.