Best places to stay in Samburu - Safari Lodges

Best Places To Stay In Samburu - Safari Lodges

Dotted around this park are a few gems in terms of accomodation, but the main draw of the Samburu is at the heart of it - the Ewaso Nyiro river. The river acts as lifeline, attracting an array of interesting species to it's shores and also supplements the surrounding bush, making for a picturesque natural spectacle. 


JOYS CAMP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Shaba National Park is probably one of the least known in Kenya...and long may it remain that way! Joy's was completed in 2007 and is a stunning, semi tented camp set on the fringes of a small lagoon complex. The park is relatively small in size, but has a whole range of different habitats to keep the traveller interested, with striped hyena being a particular favourite. With a reasonable price tag these days, Joy's is probably one of our top 10 in Kenya.


One of our favourite camps in the Samburu, Sasaab looks down across the winding Easo Nyiro River where you can often see Elephants drinking. The camp itself is situated outside of the Samburu National Reserve which gives it an added air of privacy, although does mean that you have to drive half an hour to get to the areas of ‘good’ game viewing.  

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