I have done a Samburu post in the past which is why i have taken longer than usual contemplating on whether pen down this post or not but since every experience is different i thought why not. This was my 4th visit in Samburu and it doesn’t feel like it’s anywhere close to enough😄. Am drawn to Samburu by the love for my long nosed friends, very easy to spot and they don’t shy away. The thrill of spotting an animal in its natural habitat especially the big five is quite unrivaled and honestly, it never gets old for me no matter how many times i have been on a safari or lived in a park.
Samburu offers an authentic wilderness experience on the remote Kenyan Northern Frontier. It just has it all; from the scenery to the wildlife. It’s wild and epitomizes the hilly landscape so typical of the frontier. The purity and vastness of this African landscape combined with the untouched local culture makes a trip to Samburu memorable. The traditions and semi nomadic heritage of the local Samburu people are an integral part of the experience.
You’ll find Elephant bedroom camp in Samburu National reserve. It’s a small intimate luxury camp set on the banks of river Ewaso Nyiro comprising of 14 spacious tents tastefully furnished in a rustic African style but still offering every comfort expected of a luxury safari camp. All facing the river, the tents are set on raised wooden deck each with a small plunge pool. Each tent has either one king-size double bed or twin queen-size beds as well as a sofa, coffee table and a dressing table. It’s private and has seating area outside and next to the plunge pool ideal for relaxing, game viewing and bird watching.
The lounge and dining area is decorated in a lively safari style. There is the soft intimate lighting that seems to assure one that this is just the place to relax in between what you’ll find to be very exciting game drives,some that will fill your Samburu trip with memoirs of a lifetime. The camps regular visitors are non other than my long nosed friends. Wildlife spotting opportunities in the camp are great. Watching from the comfort of the camp the comings and goings of the elephants was everything, more joy than my heart could contain.
This elegant oasis in the arid lands of samburu is the perfect choice for those interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history, as well as an authentic wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a luxury tented camp. The overall chic ambience at Elephant bedroom is unparalleled and is an ideal honeymoon camp for keen naturalists.
The camp has been so aptly named. It has made me feel like i should share a few facts about elephants.
The game drives like i mentioned are quite rewarding. See who we came across.
Elephants can recognize themselves in mirrors unlike most animals who will assume that the reflection is another animal, and look for it behind the mirror. Amazing, right? Elephants also have highly developed brains, not to mention the largest in the entire animal kingdom. Their brain is 3 or 4 times larger than that of humans. They have a sixth sense as well. They may be able to detect a thunderstorm from 280km away, and will head towards it, looking for water. How cool is that? They often pay homage to the bones of their dead, gently touching their skulls and tusks with their trunks and feet. When an Elephant walks past a place where a loved one once died, it will stop in its tracks. This silent pause often lasts several minutes. You’ll also find a young one lying next to its slain mum by poachers. It’s s heart breaking to watch😢 and lastly if you’re on safari and see an Elephant lift its trunk in your direction, it’s probably smelling you. Elephants have terrible eyesight, but a very keen sense of smell.