Safari Camps and Lodges (Accommodation) in Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs Game Reserves

Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs are neighbouring game reserves situated 325 kms north from Nairobi in the tribal lands of the Samburu people. The landscape is cut through by the crocodile and hippo filled Ewaso Nyiro River. As well as elephant, buffalo, cheetah, leopard and lion, Samburu contains several species that are rarely seen elsewhere; Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx and the long necked gerenuk.

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Elephant Bedroom Camp

Elephant Bedroom Camp is set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve surrounded by doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs. It is an exclusive camp with only six luxury tents - all furnished in rustic African style while offering all the comforts expected of a luxury Camp, electricity, i.e. hot & cold running water. The lounge and dining area offer ... read more about the elephant Bedroom


Joy’s Camp

Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book. The 10 chic canvas bedrooms are set raised off the ground with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for a drink... read more about Joy's Camp


Larsens Camp

Larsens Tented Camp was opened in 1987 and is set in lush lawns on the bank of the Uaso Nyiro, a river in Samburu National Reserve, on the border of the old Northern Frontier Province. Tranquility and nature embrace you the minute you enter Larsens with the river being the perfect stage for an endless pageant of wildlife - elephants rolling and trumpeting in the shallows, timid impala nervously ... read more about Larsens Camp


Samburu Game Lodge

Samburu Lodge is set in a rugged landscape with a backdrop of jagged mountains and its own indigenous animals unique to the region. The landscape, wildlife and vegetation is very different to the lush rolling grasslands of other parks. Samburu is a place for leopard, lion, elephant and crocodile. It is the place of the semi-nomadic Samburu people. A place of thornbush open plains and vast ... read more about the Samburu Game lodge


Samburu Intrepids Camp

Perched on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the heart of Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Intrepids enjoys a unique perspective of one of Africa’s most celebrated wildernesses. The camp’s location deep inside the reserve guarantees close encounters with the region’s shier wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, and Samburu’s famous ‘unique five’ - the rare reticulated giraffe, long-necked ... read more about the Samburu Intrepids Camp


Samburu Saruni

Saruni Samburu is a ‘design’ lodge located 3km from Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya’s wild north. Surrounded by a 95,000 hectares private conservancy and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint, its eight rooms and large swimming pool overlook several waterholes where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, Oryx and Gravy’s zebra gather to drink. The vastness ... read more about the Samburu Saruni Camp


Samburu Simba Lodge

Samburu Simba lodge is overlooking the Buffalo Springs and the Uaso Nyiro River. From your room you have a fantastic view over the stunning plains, where elephants are grazing. Nearby rare game – Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and long-necked Gerunuk can be seen. Samburu Simba Lodge has seven villas of ten rooms each – six on the ground floor and four on the first floor of ... read more about the Samburu Simba Lodge


Samburu Sopa Lodge

Samburu Sopa Lodge is built atop raised ground allowing panoramic views of distant Samburu hills to one side and “El Ndonyo Keri” - Samburu name for Mt. Kenya - on the other. Thirty cottages forming buffalo horn pattern converge at the public facilities area, leaving the open end to free movement of the wildlife to access the waterhole. The architecture blends in with the area, to keep up with ... read more about the Samburu Sopa Lodge



Sasaab is perched above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, capturing panoramic views across the culturally rich Samburu land, Laikipia plateau and Mathews Range. Located in northern Kenya, north of the equator, it has a wild beauty of its own. The descent from the lush slopes of Mount Kenya, into the semi-arid desert of Kenya's "NFD" - the Northern Frontier District, is breathtaking. Sasaab ... read more about the Sasaab Camp


Shaba Sarova Lodge

There are 85 bedrooms. All the thatched chalets face the river and they have en-suite with a bath, shower and toilet. They do have mosquito nets and fans in the rooms. Upon arriving at the lodge the guests are served with a fruit juice, the sounds of gurgling streams and hundreds of exotic birds. There is a bureau de change on the premises as well as a free safety deposit box, laundry and valet services ... read more about the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge


Samburu Sentrim Camp

Samburu Sentrim Tented Safari Camp is located on the shores of Ewaso Nyiro River. Sentrim Samburu's’ location deep inside the reserve guarantees close encounters with Samburu's shier species, including elephant, leopard and Samburu’s famous “Special five” – the rare Reticulated Giraffe, long necked Gerenuk Antelope, Somali Ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, and Majestic Beisa Oryx ... read more about the Sentrim Samburu Camp


Ashnil Samburu Lodge

One of the newest lodges in the Samburu Eco-system, the  Ashnil Samburu Camp is located in the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, separated from Samburu National Reserve by the Ewaso Nyiro River. It is 345 km north of Nairobi. Positioned with excellent views of the river are 24 spacious, top of the range, deluxe en-suite tents. Ashnil Samburu is the perfect lodge from which to view large numbers of elephants using the river to drink, bathe and plenty of wildlife here without even leaving the camp ... read more about the Ashnil Samburu Camp

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