GUIDE ON ELEPHANT WATCH CAMP IN KENYA
On your tour visit to the Elephant Watch Camp, you will enter the unique world of elephants and learn about their gentle nature. You will also be enthralled to know that every individual has its own personality and peculiar traits. Sited on the western bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River, the camp is shaded with Acacia and Kigelia trees with elephants often wander around the tents on their thirst-quenching trip to the river to drink and bathe. Birds flit in the trees and monkeys swing from the branches, their calls adding to the serene ambience of this eco-friendly camp. Elephant Watch Camp is a deluxe accommodation for discerning AfricanMecca guests traveling in northern Kenya who have a love for elephants. The camp is owned and run by Oria and Iain Douglas Hamilton and their daughter Saba - the crusaders for elephant preservation in East Africa. Everywhere you see, you will be touched by the efforts the camp has taken to ensure that they leave a minimal impact on the fragile ecosystem of Samburu (view reserve map). Only naturally occurring materials like grass, mud, dead tree branches and trunks were harvested to build the rustic structures that have a unique charm about them. Within the tents, you will find a reflection of the vibrant personas of the Samburu tribe. A rainbow of colors delights your senses as you take in the colorful bed linens, woven mats, cushions and hanging decorations with their enchanting patterns that leave a memorable impression. The main house is an expansive structure with a comfortable lounge and dining area. It also has a small library from where you can choose books. On your intimate vacation in Samburu with AfricanMecca, you will be staying in one of their 6 individual tents. Sheltered under grass roofs, the tents are made of canvas and protective mesh. They have attached, part al-fresco bathrooms at the back where you can experience bucket showers on your bush safari in this gem expanse of Africa. Warmed by the sun through solar panels, hot water is poured into brightly painted buckets and hoisted onto the tree branch in your bathroom. Quality toiletries are available for your use and later you can slip into a bathrobe as lively as the room linens. Have your meals in the covered dining area or under the shaded trees beside the river. The camp offers you tasty meals that combine flavors from Italy with those of African bush. They use organic ingredients grown in their own garden and you will relish their cold soups, freshly baked breads, biscuits and rolls topped with salads, pasta, fresh fruit juices and so much more. Dinners are romantic meals, served under the open African skies, lighted by a campfire and lamps to the harmony of owls hooting, baboons barking and perhaps, elephants trumpeting as they drink off the river. Your distinct wildlife holiday in Samburu at Elephant Watch Camp is to experience the research project under the banner of Save The Elephant. Your Samburu hosts can identify the many herds of elephants and their members by name and their histories. On your game drives in custom-designed safari vehicles, you will be able to encounter the special five inhabitants of Samburu such as the Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, graceful reticulated giraffe and peculiar long-necked gerenuks. Your experienced and well-versed guide will also point to you some of the 450 species of birds Samburu is known for. Spot birds’ nests, animal tracks, small denizens, medicinal flora and many more delights on your nature walks and learn to tell when birds, primates and herbivores warn each other of the presence of a predator close by, from lions, cheetahs, leopards to hyenas, wild dogs and more.
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Dear Altaf, The itinerary you helped us set up was perfect in showcasing it as it allowed us to experience 3 completely different landscapes (Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara). Thank you...
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Jambo, Asante Sana! I just wanted to thank you both for a marvellous trip to Africa on our honeymoon. It was everything we hoped for. We saw all of the BIG FIVE. Our favourite place was the Samburu..
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We are writing to tell we really had a great safari experience in Samburu during our Earthwatch Volunteer Project. The Samburu was wonderful and the game drives were a dream come true.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR ELEPHANT WATCH CAMP IN SAMBURU KENYA
When staying at Elephant Watch Camp in Kenya, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru, Elementaita, and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West for an offbeat wildlife tour.
You can end your vacation at the Indian Ocean for a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, Lamu, or Mombasa.
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