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Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Archers Post, Samburu National Reserve 74888, Kenya   |  
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“Amazing is an understatement.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We had two nights here. The rooms were outstanding. The staff were fantastic. The food was absolutely outstanding. Above all the game runs exceeded anything we expected. Stay here.

The animals were incredible. It was the best place we stayed in our week long safari. There were so many animals to see. Awesome.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Hello Guest,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay immensely.
The Samburu Team.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Just got back from a Kenya safari a few days ago. Our travel companies, Gate 1/ Vintage Africa chose Samburu Intrepids and we were glad they did. My wife said she would never camp in a tent, but that was before she had this kind of experience. The first of our two nights we were the only guests, and boy did we get the royal treatment. The staff was so friendly and kind, from our server to the naturalist who took us for a nature /bird watching walk. Did I mention the food was incredible - appetizer, soup, sorbet, choice of a couple of entrees, desert, and coffee well prepared when we were by ourselves and when we were joined by a larger group on the second night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hello Guest,
Your wish is our command. So glad you had a Ball
The Samburu Team
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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We have just returned from our first safari, It exceded all of our expectations. We have so many memories , all thanks to every one at Samburu Intrepids .
Richard, Florence, Kenneth, Silas, Dorris, we thank you all for making our 40 anniversary so special , also for taking great care of me when I was not feeling so well.
We have to say a very special thankyou to Jelly our Game Driver, we saw everything , Lion's Leapord's, Cheater's, groups of Elephant's, Giraff's, Ostrich and numerous smaller animals and birds.
See Mara Intrepids for Part 2 and Hotel Diamonds Gemma Est Tell Zanzibar for Part 3.

Room Tip: Excellent 5* tented accommodation with all mod cons.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hello Guest,
What a Joy that you had some "WOW" moments. We are glad you came
The Samburu Intrepids Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We were so pleased with the classy tenting & amazing food. We had this venue chosen by Wildlife Safari our Safari tour operator and it was an excellent choice. The mix of natural environment & resort facilities was fantastic. The staff were so attentive and couldn't do enough to ensure our holiday was everything we wished for.

A couple of lovely surprises made us feel like royalty & although there were a number of guests we always felt it was intermit enough to enjoy our time together. Between safari's we had all the facilities we could want including pool, massage & leisure activities.

The information talk before dinner each night which thought we wouldn't enjoy was fantastic we very informative on the local area and people.

I highly recommend this for the people like us who wish to be close to nature but still have a good level of accommodation, food & facilities.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Hello Guest,
We are so glad you had such a nice time. We all look forward to hosting you again.
Regards
Group Operations Manager.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

8th visit to the samburu NP and this time stayed at the Intrepids fo the first time. The experience was memorable. Serene and friendly is the best def i can put in words! The place was half full being a week after the christmas break....hence the service was almost tailor made. The staff here is friendly yet leaving the guests free time to absorb the magic of this kenyan jewel. The rooms were very clean and conveniently positioned. Game was in abundance, as always, making game drives and rock clambering worth every minute and pain (for the car). We are planning another visit before the end of the year.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Hello,
We are delighted you had a nice time. Samburu is hardly very busy so you are likely to experience the same if you visit at any other time.
So glad you came.
Group Operations Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We arrived on 27th of December 2012 we stayed for two nights it was my Brother-in-laws birthday on Boxing day. Superb Views of the nearby river Elephants in the water and monkeys in the trees. We celibrated a 60th birthday all the staff and the cooks in the kitchen came out of the kitchen singing with a birthday cake and singing happy birthday brilliant night. The food is excellent and the service is fantastic. The accomation within a tent with a thatched roof, wet room and toilet and two single beds, just like in the movies!
On the second evening the manager had a meal with us asking if we had a good time. I would recommend this lodge to anyone, superb and fantastic time.

Room Tip: All the rooms are superb
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hello Guest,
So glad you had a nice time in the Unit. We look forward to hosting you again.
Good day.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Last July we had the honor of taking a trip to Africa with Gate 1. My sister was worried about her husband's diet since he he cannot have anything that has gluten. The Sous chef at the Samburu Intrepid Camp, James Otaro was a heaven sent. Not only did he prepare delicious meals for my picky brother-in-law but he was also constantly baking him delicious gluten free breads, cookies and muffins. He would come out each evening and discuss the choices for the following day for him. Then the next day he would come put at each meal to make sure everything was fine. It was truly a wonderful stay. The only unfortunate thing was that he was spoiled for the rest of the trip. He was always offered good meals which were gluten free but the other chefs were nowhere as accommodating as Chef Otaro. It is possible to do an African safari if you have dietary issues. This trip was truly the best trip that I have ever taken. Save your money and go NOW! And do the hot air balloon over the Serengeti too! Ps Chef Otaro also shared his delicious recipes with us.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Hello Guest,
Thank you so much for this review. In Samburu, and indeed in the whole of Heritage Hotels, your wish is our Command.
I am so glad you had a nice time. For records be advised that Chef Johns name is now posted on the "Wall of Fame"
Should he mentioned another two times this month he qualifies for some special incentives.
We are truly glad you came.
Typical of Kenyans, we do welcome you back when you can.
Good Day
The Group Operations Manager
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Address: Archers Post, Samburu National Reserve 74888, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Samburu District > Samburu National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Samburu National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samburu Intrepids' location deep inside the reserve guarantees close encounters with Samburu's shyer species, including elephant, leopard and Samburu famous 'special five' - the rare reticulated giraffe, long-necked genernuk antelope, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, and majestic Beisa oryx. This luxurious tented lodge offers modern tents with a private view over the riverbanks. ... more   less 
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