• Location: Kenya, Samburu
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Situated in the Samburu National Reserve, Larsen's Camp offers a truly memorable, all inclusive safari retreat. The lodge is named after Erik Ole Larsen, who defined luxury safaris under canvas. The 20 tents are located along the Uaso Nyiro River and are ideal for a romantic experience in the African bush.

The Samburu National Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 and also many rare creatures, like the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and Grevy's zebra. The birdlife in the region is also prolific, and nature walks around the reserve will reward you with many interesting sightings. Return to the comfort of your tent, or the lounge, and relax in a comfortable, friendly home reminiscent of the safaris of yesteryear.


  • Situated on the banks of the river
  • Game drives in the Samburu National Reserve
  • Great for spotting Africa's legendary Big 5
  • Luxury tents & an intimate, friendly feel
  • Candle-lit dinners beside the river under the stars
  • Nature walks to spot the diverse birdlife
  • Personal, attentive & welcoming service

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The shop at the camp sells a range of art and sculptures created by the local Samburu people, providing a convenient place to buy beautiful gifts for loved ones while supporting the local community.

The bar area and lounge offer a comfortable, relaxed place to enjoy a drink or play a game of chess or backgammon.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Wi-fi available
    Room service


Owing to the intimate nature of Larsen's, you'll have a choice between many scenic spots to enjoy your meals. Sit either at the riverbank, under a canopy of fig trees, or take advantage of the riverfront deck and its spectacular views. Sit around the campfire on cooler evenings or on the tree deck overlooking a watering hole. Enjoy an à la carte menu for all three meals of the day.

As you enjoy dinner, you’ll be entertained by traditional Samburu dancers. If you would prefer to spend all day exploring the area on a game drive, you can also request a picnic basket and enjoy a meal in the bush, complete with camp table and stools. Sundowners are served every evening around the campfire or on the tree deck, while snacks are available by request at any time of day or night.

Standard Tent

With only 20 tents dotted along the riverbanks, you'll enjoy an intimate, peaceful stay at Larsen's. Each tent has a private veranda, offering a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the views. Built on a plinth of natural stone, the tents are elegantly appointed to offer you a comfortable, relaxed stay.

African inspired furniture, neutral colours and authentic artefacts create a welcoming atmosphere. En suite bathrooms have flush toilets, and hot and cold running water. In order to remain considerate to the environment and to conserve energy, the camp’s electricity is switched off at times when guests aren't at the camp.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom
    Private balcony
    Twin bed available


  • Game drives
  • Sundowners
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $440 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $275 Game Package
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $440 Game Package
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $390 Game Package
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 $275 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $390 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $440 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $275 Game Package
  • 23 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $440 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"The river-front location for the camp is brilliant. Highly attentive staff and very comfortable tents, make this camp a must-go for luxury camping in Samburu."



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