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Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris

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| Samburu, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
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Family Safari - All the wild animals you could wish for

Family trip with Son-in-law (The stig) daughter and grand children, Intrepids lodge (Luxury camping... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2015
yorkshiremanmoved
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Elephants all around

We were 7 persons including 2 children on a stay in The Elephant´s Bedroom Lodge shortly before... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2014
JensBirk
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Situated in the semi arid North of Kenya, in a land of endless rugged beauty and untamed wilderness, Elephant Watch Safaris has established its camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve. Oria Douglas-Hamilton, together with her husband, Iain, have been associated with elephants for more than 40 years, and have been pioneers in studying the intricate lives of elephants and their intelligent social behaviour. They have brought their scientific studies to the attention of the world, highlighting a well-organised family structure, with a conscious level of emmotions, pain, speech, and protection. Elephants form an integral part of the socio economic livelihood of the Samburu people who share the land with the elephants.
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| Samburu, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
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Reviewed April 20, 2015

Family trip with Son-in-law (The stig) daughter and grand children, Intrepids lodge (Luxury camping with all facilities) excellent meals and facilities including swimming pool (most welcome after along hot day in the land rover) All you could expect on Safari

2  Thank yorkshiremanmoved
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Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were 7 persons including 2 children on a stay in The Elephant´s Bedroom Lodge shortly before Christmas. Accommodation and food was fine and service too. The lodge is situated on the river bank, so you can sit at the table eating and enjoy the...More

4  Thank JensBirk
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was no fault of Vintage Africa that we had only half a day in Samburu and saw only a few animals. The moral of the story is that its better to visit a few parks and spend at least one and a half days...More

1  Thank Dushyantha P
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

It was so amazing being under the skies on a full moon night in samburu national seserve, elephants moving around Ashnil camp...this is where God must have lived long on earth....there is no equal to the experience for those seeking the traquility and get out...More

1  Thank Isaac M
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I really appreciate this Travel Agency, they made my African dream become true, I took a 6 Days Adventure Tours in Kenya me and my wife with my 2 boys 10 yrs and 12 yrs old, On the first day we meet Equatorial Trekking Safariz...More

Thank Alex B
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I had a wonderful time and am sad to have left. Serenoi is a great guide and an attentive and helpful young man. I was glad he was showing me around all this time! It's a big difference to the other guides I had in...More

1  Thank Vera L
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

One of the best camps I have been to from ambiance to food to activities. You should fly there and they take care of everything for you. Set on the river it is so relaxing and fantastically decorated too.

Thank Meredith09065
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Elephantwatchcamp, Social Media Officer at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Dear Meredith, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on out TripAdvisor page. We appreciate your positive feedback. Kind Regards, Eleanor Opiyo Social Media Manager, Elephant Watch Camp, Samburu

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The camp was lovely and the staff there were exceptional. Inviting, Friendly and informative. The food was delicious and nicely presented. There were only 6 of us at the camp and we were treated like royalty. The wildlife that we saw was phenomenal. It included...More

Thank 353Marilyn1234
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Elephantwatchcamp, Social Media Officer at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Dear Marilyn, Thank you for your positive review on our Trip Advisor page. We are happy that you had a wonderful time at Elephant Watch Camp. We also appreciate feedback from all our guests. Welcome again to Elephant Watch. Regards, Eleanor, Social Media Officer

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is probably as close as you can get to "heaven on earth." We were the only ones in the camp and they went out of their way to entertain us. All of the Samburu people working at the camp were exceptional and something we...More

2  Thank pamelahymer
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Elephantwatchcamp, Marketing team at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Dave and Pam, Thank you for great review. We are happy that you had a wonderful time in Samburu and were entertained by Serenoy and the other staff too. The Samburu are kind and hospitable people. Feel welcome come again and recommend us to your...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

A lifetime dream made real! First off, Oria Hamilton-Douglas has created a camp of beauty and wonder. Her Samburu guides in native dress are special, not only for their knowledge and cheerfulness, but also for a devotion to the elephants, indeed the entire Samburu ecosystem....More

3  Thank Seakayaker01913
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Elephantwatchcamp, Marketing team at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Seakayaker01913, Thank you for the review. We appreciate feedback from all our guests. We are also delighted that as a vegan we were able to satisfy your palate with our organically grown food and you had a great trip altogether. We thank you for visiting...More

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