We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
2017-12-03 2017-12-04
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Joy's Camp

    Samburu Ecosystem, Shaba National Reserve, Kenya
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    2017-12-03 2017-12-04
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Shaba National ReserveSee available hotels in Shaba National Reserve
    Traveller (82)
    Room & Suite (23)
    Dining (9)
    Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
    367 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Shaba National Reserve
    19.6 km
     
    Alba Hotel Meru
    136 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Meru Town
    70.8 km
     
    Grande Hotel
    1 review
    #2 of 3 hotels in Isiolo
    46.2 km
     
    Overview
    • Excellent84%
    • Very good9%
    • Average5%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “the reserve” (9 reviews)
    “swampy area” (2 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Room Service
    Suites
    5.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (97)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    1 - 5 of 89 reviews

    Reviewed 28 December 2016

    This is a stop not to be missed. As said in other reviews -- it's magical. Breathtaking beauty. The staff is wonderful. You will enjoy the safari's beyond your expectations and this is a real credit to the guides and staff. You will fall in...More

    Thank Dale M
    Reviewed 29 May 2016

    I recently drove to the Joys camp in Shaba.I had been to Shaba previously but never to the Joys camp. The road was quite rocky as you head into the reserve. Being an arid area, you wouldn't expect such density of animals...I arrived at the...More

    Thank Mwaki
    Response from ElewanaCollection, Manager at Joy's CampResponded 17 June 2016

    Thank you so much for your lovely review - you've captured the essence of Joy's Camp perfectly and we're delighted to hear that you so enjoyed your stay with us. So pleased you especially enjoyed sundowners. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in...More

    Reviewed 17 April 2016

    I was sorry our group only stayed at Joy's Camp for one night. That was the plan, but it is such a beautiful place that I would have loved to stay longer. There are little dikdiks playing in the yard, friendly birds and other wildlife...More

    Thank DomFrancon
    Response from ElewanaCollection, Manager at Joy's CampResponded 21 April 2016

    Dear Dom Thank you for your super review - we too wished you could have stayed for more than one night. Hopefully we'll see you back here again soon, Shaba is indeed a rather special spot. Best wishes George, Theresa and all at Joy's Camp

    Reviewed 31 March 2016

    The grounds and tents were wonderful. I had a lovely view of the distant watering hole and spotted animals while sitting on the porch. The guide was charming and very knowledgable. We spotted a pride of eight lions and watched with awe. Oh the elephants!...More

    Thank ohterri
    Response from ElewanaCollection, Manager at Joy's CampResponded 8 April 2016

    Dear Terry So nice to hear from you! And thank you for your review; we're delighted that you enjoyed your time with us as much as we enjoyed having you and your group visit with us! The lion sightings were indeed really special, it has...More

    Reviewed 28 March 2016

    We just came back from a long Easter weekend in Joy's camp. The camp has a familiar feel, understated luxury and fantastic service. George, his family and the staff couldn't be more welcoming; the setting is wonderful, with a great view on a plane with...More

    Thank ila100
    Response from ElewanaCollection, Manager at Joy's CampResponded 8 April 2016

    Dear Mark, Ilaria and Julio Lovely to hear from you, and thank you for being with us over Easter... what an Easter weekend it was too! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us - and good job finding the Joy's Pride right...More

    Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
    367 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Shaba National Reserve
    19.6 km
     
    Alba Hotel Meru
    136 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Meru Town
    70.8 km
     
    Grande Hotel
    1 review
    #2 of 3 hotels in Isiolo
    46.2 km
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Hotel class
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
    • Location
    • Kenya >
    • Eastern Province >
    • Shaba National Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Joy`s Camp Hotel Shaba National Reserve
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (82)
    Room & Suite (23)
    Dining (9)
    Pool & Beach (7)
    Hotel & Grounds (76)
    Bathroom (5)
    Nearby
    Sponsored by:
    Nearby Attractions
    Shaba National Reserve
    206 reviews
    35.96 km away
    Meru National Park
    143 reviews
    53.78 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Lesleyella
    29 November 2016|
    Answer
    Response from ElewanaCollection | Property representative |
    Dear Lesley, Thank you so much for your question. Joy's Camp is currently closed and unfortunately, we are unable to take bookings at present. If it's the magic of Born Free you're after, may we suggest Elsa's Kopje... More
    0
    Votes
    Lesleyella
    29 November 2016|
    Answer
    Response from Mwaki | Reviewed this property |
    Hello Lesley, Joys camps is currently not operational. Was closed some months back.You may need to book another facility. Try Sambusru Interpids, Saruni Samburu or sasaab.
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "There is no bad room"
    Read review
    "All rooms are worth the stay."
    Read review
    "All rooms/tents were beautifully decorated with modern amenities."
    Read review
    "I thought the best view was in the Chiefs Tent."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing