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Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris

#2 of 2 things to do in Samburu National Reserve Features Animals
| Samburu, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
+254 20 2048602
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Amazing camp, amazing hosts, amazing nature

Elephant Watch camp is absolutely fantastic. The luxury tents look like something from the Arabian... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
San Francisco, CA
A Place to Return Again and Again

This was just the most remarkable place. Saba and the Samburu Warriors were amazing hosts and it so... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Walnut Creek, California
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Situated in the semi arid North of Kenya, in a land of endless rugged beauty and untamed wilderness, Elephant Watch Safaris has established its camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve. Oria Douglas-Hamilton, together with her husband, Iain, have been associated with elephants for more than 40 years, and have been pioneers in studying the intricate lives of elephants and their intelligent social behaviour. They have brought their scientific studies to the attention of the world, highlighting a well-organised family structure, with a conscious level of emmotions, pain, speech, and protection. Elephants form an integral part of the socio economic livelihood of the Samburu people who share the land with the elephants.
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| Samburu, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
+254 20 2048602
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Elephant Watch camp is absolutely fantastic. The luxury tents look like something from the Arabian Nights, the common room where you have drinks or use the computer is exotically gorgeous and comfortable. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner outside every night we were there, and...More

1  Thank schisto
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was just the most remarkable place. Saba and the Samburu Warriors were amazing hosts and it so great to meet Saba's father Iain Douglas-Hamilton founder of Save the Elephants and several other of the team member. Our guide was Alfred and tracker was Sammie...More

Thank amw58ca
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is difficult to find the words to do justice to this amazing camp. Saba's friend Hilary, who was running the camp while Saba was away on business in the States, is the kindest,most gentle lady and is the perfect hostess. I feel I have...More

1  Thank ANNE G
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The most Amazing and magical experience.....anyone who loves wildlife then this is a must from the Eco friendly colourful luxury camp to the amazing knowledgeable guides you can't help but relax and feel part of the family whether traveling alone or as part of a...More

Thank SamM5629GE
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This was a beautiful experience. We stayed there for 2 nights and 3 days and every minute of it was eventful. If you want to study and experience the wild in luxury, this is the place. I cannot say enough about the wonderful, food and...More

Thank Anthony N
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Elephant Watch Camp in Samburu, northern Kenya, is the BEST place to get up close to and study elephants. Set in the most beautiful and varied landscape in Kenya,the camp is affiliated with the conservation organization Save the Elephants. The warriors/guides know the elephant families...More

Thank Letizia K
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

First experience with a glamping safari was 3 nights here. The Samburu guides were fantastic. Saw elephants, reticulated giraffe, zebra, lions, even a leopard up a tree. Unbelievable encounters with wildlife and excellent information from guides who know many of the animals from previous encounters....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Spent 2 nights and 3 days glamor camping, "glamping", while enjoying spectacular wildlife in its natural habitat. The tent was beautiful, including a full bathroom (with running hot water) and private dipping pool that overlooked the river. The day included two safari trips; one from...More

5  Thank BobbyBR
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We spent only two nights but it was just dreamy with elephants parading through the camp. The tents & mess area have been beautifully decorated using local & indian fabrics which make everything look so cozy. The food was delicious and the wine was good....More

1  Thank SanctuaryFarm M
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Spent my last holiday in Kenya at this Camp, with my family. My husband and I had visited 6 weeks earlier and knew it would be the ideal way to rou do off our time in Kenya. Julius was, again, an exceptional guide. His knowledge...More

3  Thank Twiga64
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19 November 2016|
Response from ANNE G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Each tent has it's own open air ensuite.
22 September 2016|
Response from ANNE G | Reviewed this property |
We stayed for 4 nights. I would recommend staying as long as you can as the experience is amazing.
1 September 2015|
Response from Information E |
Hi , May, June and July are the cooler months in Samburu when the vegetation is lush and green and lots of water holes and plenty to eat for the elephants and the other wildlife in Samburu