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PLACES TO STAY IN SHABA

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WHERE TO STAY IN SHABA RESERVE

Africa is our home, and we want every AfricanMecca guest to feel as welcomed and comfortable as we do when we visit our families and friends. Choosing an accommodation without knowing what to expect may leave you wondering if you will have an exceptional vacation in Shaba National Reserve, or simply have a mundane experience. Because AfricanMecca treasures the memories that you take home, we have developed an advanced rating system for recommended accommodations in Kenya. Based on our personal and professional assessment, we rate each accommodation as Tier 1 luxury, Tier 2 deluxe and Tier 3 value. At each tier, you have access to the same activities with varied levels of guided experience and locations. The other variation lies in the balance between quality and price. At Shaba National Reserve (read more on the best time to go), we recommend a Tier 1 guest camp and a Tier 3 lodge. There are no Tier 2 options in the reserve; though the bordering Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves have a Tier 2 camp.

As a Tier 1 boutique accommodation, Joys Camp offers the utmost in service, food, room quality, location, exclusivity, guides and much more. The camp overlooks a natural spring that attracts wildlife looking to satisfy their thirst and hunger. The architecture of the camp’s main areas adds a hint of unexpected coastal charm, from the arched windows of the boutique to the courtyard with a sparkling swimming pool. Surrounded by stone verandahs, the camp immerses you in nature every moment of the day. Ten spacious luxury tents are available, each embracing you with adventure and romance. A private patio is set on an elevated stone foundation giving you almost unfettered views. Inside natural light dances upon polished floors accented with native rugs while the Swahili design shares a bit of the diverse culture of Kenya. The en-suite bathroom features a shower, double-sink vanity and other luxurious appointments.

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is situated on a large private property with gardens by the Ewaso Nyiro River. Although the lodge is a value accommodation, you do not sacrifice serenity and tranquility. Listen to the soft songs of birds as you walk through the property or relax under a shade tree. Playful monkeys chasing each other through the property enhances your authentic bush holiday in Kenya, and even the slow movement of fish in tiny pools gives you a sense of peace. The lodge features eighty guest rooms and five suites to suit the needs of solo travelers, couples, small groups and families. All guest rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, coffee and tea maker, mini-refrigerator for chilled drinks and other basic amenities. One suite, in particular, is worth noting for guests who prefer superior rooming space in a modest accommodation. The Born Free Suite (aka Presidential Suite) celebrates the life and work of Joy Adamson, the woman behind the story of Elsa the lioness whose story is told in her book and film. The suite is situated in a distinct private villa and features a bedroom, dining room, lounge and Jacuzzi in the ensuite bathroom.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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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...
    Wee Siang Neo & John Lau - Singapore
  • 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..
    Regan and Brad Bewick - Manitoba, Canada
  • 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.
    Sabine, Michael and Yana Schwarze - Hamburg, Germany
  • Dear Raza, I want to thank you and your team in Kenya for enabling my daughter and me to once again experience a series of fantastic game drives, safaris in Samburu, and two locations in the Masai Mara.
    Larence Seigford and Laura Stinson - Florida, United States
  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
    Christine Milan - MT Carmel Travel - Connecticut, United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Dear Raza, Wow. Incredible. Amazing. Exhilerating. You planned it to perfection. The places I stayed, the people who worked there, the food, the tours, the parks (Samburu is my favorite).
    Madison Hildebrand - New York, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR SHABA IN NORTHERN KENYA

When visiting Shaba National Reserve, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or 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 ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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GUIDE ON SHABA RESERVE
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GUIDE ON SHABA RESERVE

Shaba offers the astute African traveler miles of breathtaking scenery amidst resident wildlife, arid grasslands and sparse woodland set against the backdrop of an extinct volcanic mountain.

SAFARI & TOUR IN SHABA
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SAFARI & TOUR IN SHABA

Your safari of Shaba Reserve ignites your imagination as you anticipate the moment that you see the majestic lions, striking cheetahs, stealthy leopards and other carnivores stalking their prey.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SHABA
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SHABA

From the herd of animals around the Ewaso Nyiro River during the dry seasons to the lush flora that springs forth after the rains, Shaba offers a renewed wilderness experience every time you visit.

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