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4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Uaso Nyiro River, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
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Larsens Camp
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our September 2014 visit to Kenya, we stayed at four locales, and this won my "best of the best" vote. Larsens Camp is in a beautiful locale on the "brown river" in Samburu. Tents were beautifully appointed, service excellent, food delicious and staff warm, personable and professional. We loved the velvet monkeys and beautiful birds that were so plentiful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Larsen's Camp is a green oasis in Samburu. The river, green grass, and trees are all very inviting in comparison to the natural arid scrub of Samburu. It is a beautiful venue. Unfortunately when we were there, very few others were there, making it feel abandoned and isolated. In fact, one night, we were the only couple staying there. The... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I stayed at Larsen's Camp in early September and unfortunately became very ill with diarrhoea while there. Another guest was also ill on the day we departed. The spot on the Uaso Nyiro is fabulous, but the outdoor areas were not utilized during my stay....what a pity as everything was lush and green under the trees. The game viewing, courtesy... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Larsen's Camp was better than expected. The photos on their web site do not do justice to this camp. Our tent was close to the river it was a beautiful view from our porch. Our game drives were fantastic, so many animals. This stop on our safari trip made me feel that I was in the bush in Africa. It... More

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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This tented camp is luxurious and the staff is very accommodating. Having been to several tented camps, however, I was disappointed in that the dining area was indoors despite the fact that the property runs along a river with vacant areas that would make for spectacular sites for a lounge, dining areas, or a bar.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the best camp in Samburu - the wonderful staff, food and the best aspect on the river - we spent 10 days at Christmas and are going back again this Christmas - can't wait. The staff are some of the best we have found in Kenya and we have been going for 28 years - wonderful family!!

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was our second camp stay in Kenya,It was also the day of our 50th anniversary,and did the camp turn it on for us.Private dinner,on platform with candles,and the wonderfull noise of many animals,and to top it off,a 50th cake,with all the staff,dancing and singing African songs for us,it brought tears to both my wife and I. This camp could... More

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Heart of Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was probably the best choice in our 2 weeks in Kenya/Tanzania. Samburu is utterly amazing - wildlife as it should be seen: freely roaming, plentiful & thriving. Larsens is a great camp with wonderful service, lovely tents & communal facilities. An elephant visiting around my tent in the night was an exhilarating extra! We were there with Rhino Tours... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This camp is a little larger than ones we normally go to (max people 30ish). Great experience with good food good game viewing attentive staff and always something going on nearby. The only obvious difference to other smaller camps we visited was less interaction with the guide. He knew his stuff; found the right animals and birds, but his personality... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We immensely enjoyed our 3-night stay at this lovely tent camp located within a canopy of large, shade trees along a wild and muddy river. Our tent was large and comfortable, with a spacious bathroom and nice porch for sitting and relaxation in the mornings and evenings before and after our safaris. Coffee was brought to the tent in the... More

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Address: Uaso Nyiro River, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Samburu District > Samburu National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Larsens Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Larsens Camp Hotel Samburu National Reserve
Larsens Camp Kenya/Samburu National Reserve

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