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Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris

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    Reviewed 29 October 2017

    My wife and I were there the first week in October. Upon arrival we were met by Saba (owner/manager) and team. We were given the camp overview and shown our room. The camp was supporting a Samburu celebration that evening and the patrons were invited....More

    4  Thank steve100
    Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & SafarisResponded 3 November 2017

    Dear Steve100, 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...More

    Reviewed 12 October 2017

    The lodge is beautifully located on the bank of Ewaso Nyiro river and is designed by Oria Douglas Hamilton in a creative and exciting way and built in harmony with the surrounding nature. It's small, only six tents and the atmosphere is calm and familiar....More

    1  Thank gorankFalkenberg
    Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & SafarisResponded 24 October 2017

    Dear Bibi and Goran, 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...More

    Reviewed 24 September 2017

    Having watched This Wild Life about the setting up of the Camp with Saba Douglas-Hamilton we had to go and see it for ourselves. We had been to Africa on seven previous occasions and love the place and as this camp is elephant based we...More

    3  Thank Monica W
    Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & SafarisResponded 3 October 2017

    Dear Monica W, 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....More

    Reviewed 7 September 2017

    From the moment we arrived we were welcomed and cared for. The two guides meeting us at the airstrip looked fantastic in the native dress of Masai warriors. After a drive through the game park where we saw a multitude of the animals we came...More

    2  Thank UKduchess
    Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & SafarisResponded 3 October 2017

    Dear UKduchess, 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...More

    Reviewed 22 August 2017

    If you love elephants, Elephant Watch Camp is paradise. Nestled between Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, this land is so rich in elephant herds that you are often surrounded by them. It's six hours by car or 90 minutes by air from...More

    2  Thank Mark S
    Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Elephant Watch Camp & SafarisResponded 29 August 2017

    Dear Mark S, 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....More

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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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    TAJ1991
    20 July 2017|
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    Response from Nick159 | Reviewed this property |
    We used a travel service in London called Tim's Best Direct they did a fantastic job
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    Jennie C
    18 January 2017|
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    Response from Cynthia A | Property representative |
    Hi Jennie C, you can inbox us your email and contacts on facebook as well.
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    ZazoosMama
    21 September 2016|
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    Response from SheLeopard | Property representative |
    Not in November, sadly, as it's the rainy season. But we reopen for Christmas on the 10th Dec and are open until the long rains in April. Coming straight after the rains is by far the best time to see elephants!
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