Elephant Bedroom

Shaded by doum palms on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, this upscale property occupies a prime position in the stunning Samburu National Reserve. The 14 tented guest suites feature soft lighting and plenty of rustic African accents in their decor. Impala are amongst the camp’s many regular visitors, along with monkey and elephant. You can sit back and observe them from the comfort of your private furnished veranda or while soaking in the small but inviting plunge pool.

The spacious dining and lounge tent where meals and drinks are enjoyed has a large sundeck for guests to appreciate their surroundings, while breakfast and lunch are served al fresco whenever the weather permits.

Game drives take place twice a day in the hot, dry Samburu National Reserve in search of wildlife including dry country-adapted species such as the blue-legged Somali ostrich and rare Grevy’s zebra. Vehicles are open-sided, with a maximum capacity of 6 guests.

Guests at Elephant Bedroom also enjoy fascinating interactions with local Samburu warriors, lectures on local culture by the resident naturalist and the ability to participate in guided walks.

Camp Location

How to get to Elephant Bedroom

It’s possible to reach this camp by road from Nairobi – the drive takes approximately 5 hours. It is also possible to fly from Nairobi into the Kalama, Oryx or Buffalo airstrips by scheduled flight or charter plane. The transfer from airstrip to camp takes between 30-60 minutes depending on the arrival airport.

Activities at Elephant Bedroom

  • Twice daily open-sided vehicle game drives in the Samburu National Reserve
  • Just 12 guest tents featuring rustic African accents
  • Private verandas and plunge pools
  • Interactions with local Samburu warriors
  • Sundowners and bush dining

Elephant Bedroom Highlights

  • An intimate tented camp in a beautiful setting
  • A romantic and tranquil atmosphere
  • Excellent riverside location with plenty of local wildlife
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Unparalleled wildlife encounters

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Below are some of our preferred Samburu tented camps and safari lodges. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.

Elephant Bedroom

Shaded by doum palms on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, upscale Elephant Bedroom Camp occupies a prime position in the stunning Samburu National Reserve.

Larsens Camp

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Kenya Overview

Why should I travel to Kenya?
Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

When is the best time to see wildlife in Kenya?
Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

What is the culture of Kenya?
Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

What is the climate in Kenya?
Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

How to get to Kenya?
The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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