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  • Location: Kenya, Samburu
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Mid-range

overview

Set in a semi-arid desert in the western section of the Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Intrepids offers a green oasis on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River - the lifeline of this beautiful park. Ideal for families, this luxury tented camp offers comfortable, relaxed accommodation and many educational and fun bush activities for the children. Enjoy twice-daily game drives, in either the Samburu or Buffalo Springs reserves, in open-sided vehicles, and be on the lookout for the rarer species of wildlife such as the reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and long-necked gerenuk antelope as they roam these lands.

The children can join in the Adventurers' Club which combines a fascinating bush school with practical and fun conservation activities as well as cultural and sporting exchanges with the local Samburu communities. Parents and children alike can enjoy walking safaris and bird walks lead by experienced ornithologists while romantic sundowners in the bush end the day off perfectly. Overnight fly-camping excursions are available on request and offer a fun, adventurous break from civilisation.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2013

highlights

  • Classic tented camp with a relaxed atmosphere
  • Picturesque, mountainous landscape
  • Overlooking the beautiful Uaso Nyiro River
  • Wildlife often comes to the river to drink
  • Thrilling game drives in the Samburu Reserve
  • Knowledgeable & highly-qualified guides
  • Educational & fun children’s bush club
  • Ideal for families on an African adventure

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Facilities

The swimming pool is a meeting place for many of the guests, especially during lazy, hot afternoons. Relax in the water or on the shaded loungers around the pool.

For a bit of shopping, you can visit the boutique and perhaps stop at the coffee shop afterwards for a cup of coffee or a cool iced tea. The bar and lounge is a wonderful place to relax with a drink after an exciting day and to swap tales of the day’s adventures.

The Adventurers’ Club is created for the children and offers many interesting, bush related activities to keep the young ones entertained. The Young Rangers’ Club is for the slightly older teenagers. Samburu Intrepids also offers professional flex body therapy and has a sunbathing garden - an ideal place to unwind while the kids are being looked after.

General Facilities

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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Internet facilities
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    Kids Club
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    Laundry service
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    Library
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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar

Dining

Every morning, you'll enjoy tea or coffee served in your tent before your morning game drive. You’ll return to camp for a delicious buffet breakfast.

Lunchtime is relaxed and casual while dinner is a more formal affair, served in the main dining room.

Dine on the deck where you can enjoy the cool air and the view over the river, or venture out to enjoy your meal under the African stars. To add to your dining experience, you can enjoy traditional dances by local warriors and maidens, as well as nightly talks and slide shows in the lounge and bar.

Meals in the bush are also available on request and provide a romantic and memorable dining experience.

Standard Tent

Each of the luxury safari tents are spacious and sturdy, with palm-thatched roofs and beautiful views over the surrounding Samburu lands. While the netted screens on either side allow a refreshing breeze to pass through the tent.

Every luxury tent is fitted with a four-poster king-sized bed and air conditioning. You'll also find beautiful mahogany closets, a writing desk and an en suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, and a bath as well as a shower and a flush toilet.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outside area

Activities

  • Cultural tour
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • Star-gazing
  • Birding
  • Bush dining
  • Walking safaris
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $525 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014 $285 Game Package
  • 22 Dec 2014 - 01 Jan 2015 $545 Game Package
  • 02 Jan 2015 - 06 Apr 2015 $285 Game Package
  • 07 Apr 2015 - 15 Jul 2015 $185 Game Package
  • 16 Oct 2015 - 22 Dec 2015 $285 Game Package
  • 23 Dec 2015 - 01 Jan 2016 $475 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

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.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Samburu Intrepids Lodge continues to enjoy a privileged location and quality service in a beautifully designed main building.

    Karl Fischer, January 2010

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Being a fenced camp means it's fantastic for those who are a little nervous of being in the bush. A really good adventure club for children makes this an excellent family option in the Samburu. The nature walks are so worth it!"

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The Samburu Intrepids Lodge continues to enjoy a privileged location and quality service in a beautifully designed main building.

Karl Fischer, January 2010 >View more reviews