Elephant Bedroom, Samburu: The Lowdown

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When we came to Elephant Bedroom Camp, we did so without any particular expectations and were thoroughly delighted by our visit. This would be one of our first picks for an elephant lover seeking a comfortable, good value luxury camp in Samburu.

What’s Elephant Bedroom really like?

Elephant Bedroom has a lovely location on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.  As the name suggests, this area is very popular with elephants, and they can often be spotted in camp- at night you’ll be escorted to and from your tent, just in case! The main mess is where you’ll eat your meals (when you’re not outside) and there’s also a lounge to sit in and watch the world go by. There is nominally Wi-Fi here, however like Wi-Fi in many safari camps, it’s fairly patchy, and only operates during the hours when the electricity’s running, so we’d suggest forgetting about it altogether and enjoying the wildlife instead!

Elephant Bedroom has 12 really rather pretty luxury safari tents, all en suite, and decorated in natural tones and the odd flash of bright colour. It’s important to note that elephants aren’t the only animal the camp’s popular with, monkeys also like it here too which means padlocking your tent when you leave (monkeys can do zips….)

What can I do at Elephant Bedroom?

Activities at Elephant Bedroom are focused on morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu National Reserve. For an extra fee, it is also possible to arrange walking safaris in the area, however we would recommend booking these in advance.

Giving Back at Elephant Bedroom: Protecting the environment and supporting the community are key to the future of the Samburu, so when you’re in camp, have a look at the beaded jewellery and local craftwork on sale- many of these are made by Samburu ladies and their sale helps to support the village.

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