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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights as a family in July with safari and learning about elephant conservation in mind. We had very comfortable tents outdoor en suite though hot water was on request, food was Ottolenghi style and excellent, service was pleasant and the hosts/managers charming and went out of the way to make you feel part of the camp. We...

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Lovetoknow, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description on tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you on your trip to Samburu and are glad to hear you had great time and appreciated participating in conservation. We look forward to hosting you and your friends or family again in the future. Do not hesitate to recommend us.

Onsala, Sweden
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you want to have the elephant experience of your lifetime, this is the place. We have been here twice and just love it. To sit out in the bush with 48 elephants walking by without being bothered by your presence! The camp is small and you feel at home. It is like a family. You are well looked after...

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Perodman, Thank you for taking the time to respond on trip advisor and for all the wonderful remarks. We are glad you had an amazing time with the team at the camp and thank you for choosing us as the ideal holiday destination. We are glad you had a memorable experience. We do hope to host you again in...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This was our second trip to Elephant Watch Camp (the third for one of our sons). We spent the New Year with our wonderful hosts, in a truly well maintained, comfortable and intimate camp environment nestling on the banks of the Eyasuniru (?) river, built in complete harmony with the surroundings. This place is truly magical, enchanting and unique. It...

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Andrew G, Thank you for taking the time to respond on trip advisor and for all the wonderful remarks. We are glad you had an amazing time with the team at the camp and thank you for choosing us as the ideal holiday destination. We are glad you had a memorable experience. We do hope to host you again...

Reviewed 24 January 2017

I’ve been on many trips to see wildlife in Africa over the last 25 years but the last two - both to Elephant Watch Camp in Samburu - were by far the best and hugely educating. What particularly stands out is the quality of the Samburu guides and their passion and knowledge for the fauna and flora which is supported...

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Robin B, Thank you for taking the time to respond on trip advisor and for all the wonderful remarks. We are glad you had an amazing time with the team at the camp and thank you for choosing us as the ideal holiday destination. We are glad you had a memorable experience. We do hope to host you again...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had long wanted to visit Samburu, and for us, there was only one place to stay. If you want to get close to Elephants it does not get better than this. The setting is spectacular, and the design of each tent carefully thought out and beautifully executed. You can't see any other tent from where you are, it is...

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear diandcas, Thank you for taking the time to respond on trip advisor and for all the wonderful remarks. We are glad you had an amazing time with the team at the camp and thank you for choosing us as the ideal holiday destination. We are glad you had a memorable experience. We do hope to host you again in...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

As soon as you get here you will start planning to come back again: I've never stayed anywhere which manages to feel so informal and friendly but also look so amazing and special, or which is clearly part of its landscape and environment while standing out as memorably different. This isn't a typical luxury lodge, though the touches are there...

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear JDG764, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description on tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you on your trip to Samburu and are glad to hear you had great time and appreciated participating in conservation. We look forward to hosting you and your friends or family again in the future. Do not hesitate to recommend us.

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It was the 3rd visit to Samburu. The first one started in February 2016. The second follow up was May 2016 and the third, December 2016. I'm hooked. Where do I start and impossible to finish. So I will keep it simple. If you love elephants, you love staying in a personal family type environment, you love that each day...

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Butterflybluehk, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description on tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you on your trip to Samburu and are glad to hear you had great time and appreciated participating in conservation. We look forward to hosting you and your friends or family again in the future. Do not hesitate to recommend us.

Isle of Tiree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beware! This review is going to be pretty effusive. Staying at Elephant Watch Camp was one of best experiences of my life. I had wanted to go for some time and when the opportunity came, built a safari holiday around it, staying here for four nights. It is exceptional. The six tents are luxurious and exotic and the food varied...

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear AliBTiree33, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description on tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you on your trip to Samburu and are glad to hear you had great time and appreciated participating in conservation. We look forward to hosting you and your friends or family again in the future. Do not hesitate to recommend us.

Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Every superlative has been used to describe this amazing place, they are all absolutely true. We had Hilary as our host who along with her Staff and guides made our stay one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. We were most fortunate to have Willy and Rosie as our guides, their knowledge and skill were beyond our expectations....

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Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear suzzanemary46, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description on tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you on your first trip to Samburu and are glad to hear you had great time and appreciated participating in conservation. We look forward to hosting you and your friends or family again in the future. Do not hesitate to recommend...

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I'm an experienced world traveler, but this trip to Kenya would be our first safari. So ... I researched, read books, watched every Nat Geo/Animal Planet/Discovery show I could find. I learned "a lot" about elephants! But nothing, nothing could properly prepare me for the "Elephant Watch Camp" experience. Expectations? Blown out of the water at every turn! The warm,...

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Dear Anole215, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description on tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you on your first trip to Samburu and are glad to hear you had great time and appreciated participating in conservation. We look forward to hosting you and your friends or family again in the future. Do not hesitate to recommend...

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris

Address: Samburu | North Eastern, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Samburu District > Samburu National Reserve
Price Range: $800 - $1,067 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris Kenya/Samburu National Reserve
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“ask how far you are from the main areas as some tents can be quite far”
 of 5 bubbles lovetoknow, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not applicable”
 of 5 bubbles suzannemary46, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Whichever tent you're in, elepants may visit and birds will wake you - Enjoy the experience”
 of 5 bubbles StephenD793, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I loved my room at the far end of the camp.”
 of 5 bubbles damico5, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles mettes341, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
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