• 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

    Computer facilities


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 shower only
    Twin bed available


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives

Traveller Reviews

  • Once again could not complain,had quite an touching private dinner on viewing platform,with cake and all the staff singing african songs for us,actually brought tears to our eyes.

    Frederic Read, June 2014
  • I think that our favorite park was Samburu - because of the scenery, animals we saw during safari, our driver/guide, and the atmosphere at the camp.

    Anna Ludwikowski, April 2012

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Right on the river, this luxury camp is position perfect. Beautiful large tents, friendly staff, al fresco dining...who could ask for more on safari?"

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I think that our favorite park was Samburu - because of the scenery, animals we saw during safari, our driver/guide, and the atmosphere at the camp.

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