Elephant Watch Camp, Samburu National Reserve | Kenya Safari
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Elephant Watch Camp

Location: Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Safari

This unique camp in Samburu National Reserve is perched on the sandy banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River beneath spreading acacia trees. It is home to some of the largest bull elephants in Africa, which are often spotted mudding in the river, resting in the shade or picking pods from trees beside the tents. An eco-camp in every sense of the word, Elephant Watch epitomizes harmony with its natural surroundings.


  • Accessible via the Wilson Airport over the Aberdare Ranges for a spectacular view
  • Pick up from the airstrip by a 4*4-wheel drives
  • 6 hours’ drive from Nairobi

Amenities at Elephant Watch Camp, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Safari

  • En suite bathroom with safari shower
  • Tea/coffee in room
  • 220v charging outlets in room
  • Laundry included
  • Local drinks included (house alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Credit cards accepted (Visa and MasterCard)

Tented Camps at Elephant Watch Camp, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Safari

Important Note: Though this camp is Traditional in terms of amenities, it falls into a Premier pricing category because of the unique experience it offers guests. There are 6 tents in the camp.

Eco-friendly Elephant Watch Camp is cleverly constructed of recycled trees and logs. Colorful thatched-roofed tents are designed for maximum coolness, privacy and protection and have their own verandas. Crystal-clear camp water comes from a small village well; there is no running water at camp. Each tent has been specially designed around its own shade trees. Beautiful hand-made basins and painted buckets filled with clean sun-heated water offer guests a novel washing experience, and soft robes are provided for post-bathing comfort. Eco-flush toilets use a minimum amount of water. In the lounge, relax on luxurious sofas and chairs built from twisted acacia branches collected from trees felled by elephants. The campfire and hurricane lamps light up the dinner table, where superb organic food is served. Elephants are never far away, so Samburu warriors escort guests after dark and keep watch throughout the night.

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What to do at Elephant Watch Camp, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Safari

  • Vehicle safari
  • Hiking- Guests are able to get out and hike in the areas outside the reserve if they choose, as well as bush meals and sundowners at suitably scenic spots.
  • Bush meals and sundowners
  • Village visits- It is to visit local Samburu villages and interact with the local people in a relaxed, positive and culturally sensitive way
  • Access to the Save the Elephants center