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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Samburu Intrepids is a great place to stay. The staff is very friendly, especially Alexander who kept the monkeys away from the dining room and Cleo who was my server in the dining room. The meals were all fantastic. It was not at all busy when I was there, only 2-3 other parties so it felt like I had the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want a family feeling, a great atmosphere! Do you want great quality! Great pool! The view on the river is perfect! Open spaces. However I would say that it's location is not the best. Yet this comes with advantages as you are in a quiet and pristine environment without noise interference. Beats most of its competition.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samburu on my second visit proved as fantastic as on the first although the season was different and due to drought there was less wildlife. In many safaris over the last three years I have not seen as many leopards so easily as in Samburu (three in a day on my fist visit and two in a day on my...

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Vancouver
Reviewed January 4, 2017

6 of us spent 2 nights at this "Luxury Tented Camp". This was out first stop (of 13 different accommodations) and was by far the BEST! The staff are all amazing, our 'tent' was perfect, although you had to make sure to secure your tent zipper, as the monkeys will take advantage of your belongings if you don't! Food was...

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Benjamin M, General Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for rating us the best out of all the 13 different hospitality facilities that you stayed in during your Safari holiday. It was our pleasure hosting you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. It is our hope that you will give us an opportunity to host you again in the near future. Thank you.

Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute decision to visit Samburu. Never thought there was a sweet spot in this vast wilderness.. although we got lost for a while thanks to lack of sufficient camp signs on the route we took, we quickly forgot about this misfortune after arriving to the camp. Neat, secluded and pristine nature couples this camp into a...

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Benjamin M, General Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kasina, We highly appreciate your feedback and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Smburu Intrepids Luxury Camp.I dully take note of the lack of signage and proper markings inside buffalo Springs National Reserve and i can assure you that this is being addressed. Samburu National Reserve is indeed endowed with diverse wildlife complemented with the Samburu special...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 28, 2016

I will not beat around the bush with this review. The Intrepids Lodge coupled with the game park was easily the best experience that we had on our two week safari trip to Kenya. You cannot fault it. Great tented accommodation next to the river, good food, great pool, helpful staff, especially James who gave interesting lectures every night on...

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Benjamin M, General Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hi Neil, Happy new year! Thank you for staying with us while of your Safari holiday in our great nation Kenya. We are humbled by your candid review on products and services offered at Samburu Intrepids Camp. I concur with you that Samburu is the best destination for exclusivity while Samburu Intrepids is the place to stay for personalized services....

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 24, 2016

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at this lovely safari camp. We were a family party of 17 of varied ages from the UK and nothing was too much trouble. Despite the fact that you don't see the quantity of game for example in the Masai Mara what we did see was utterly captivating and exciting. There...

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Benjamin M, General Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Happy new year! Thank you for taking time to write a review and give us feedback. Your feedback forms the basis of our quest to improve on our product and services. Samburu is indeed special and we are happy to note that your family enjoyed the beauty of Samburu National Reserve. Our focus is on quality and exclusivity...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Driving true the gates of the park we felt we were in the Jungle! Our first encounter was with a heard of elephants crossing the road...Then antilopes of all sizes, birds, etc.. We were excited . Our stay in the park was a fantastic experience as we saw so many animals. WE even saw a leopard high in a tree,...

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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a holiday destination that balanced luxury and camping..not too much roughing it in the woods-what with young children, but a place that would gradually introduce them to the wilderness. Samburu Intrepids offered the perfect balance. Lots to do for the whole family, with an Adventurers' club for kids- where they do beadwork, archery, go bird spotting...

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Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Samburu Intrepids provides a truly "Out of Africa" experience. We found the location, the staff and the food to exceed our expectations on every level. The tents were rustic and luxurious at the same time. Finding hot water bottles in our bed at turn down and receiving our morning coffee and cookies with our "wake up call" made this stay...

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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 

Additional Information about Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp

Address: Archers Post, Samburu National Reserve 74888, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Samburu District > Samburu National Reserve
Price Range: $387 - $1,149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“There is no bad room”
 of 5 bubbles winewine101, Dec 20, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in tent 9 which was relatively monkey-free. Our friends in 6 were consistently bothered by monkeys.”
 of 5 bubbles bblumberg, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“All tents seem equal....all have a view of the river....”
 of 5 bubbles NFK50, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“There all fantastic”
  • The tented area locals will happily join you a morning brew with gingernut biscuits
  • Stunning rooms and a great vibe
  • I asked for a wakeup call and was met by friendly staff holding a nice jug of coffee
  • Great to interact with the local wildlife always brings a smile
 of 5 bubbles 945dannyt, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy it the rooms are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles SconeFace, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
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