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Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp

Samburu National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve 00200 Kenya
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#1 of 6 campgrounds in Samburu National Reserve
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4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
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.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
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Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Gift shop
Mosquito net
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Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
River View
Languages Spoken
English

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Samburu National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve 00200 Kenya
Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp
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Ruth Oyugi wrote a review Apr 4
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was here for a 2 nights Stay. We were picked up by Dom and the camp Manager Boniface upon arrival. Dom was with us throughout the stay, though being a rainy low season, he managed to show us a pride of lions with their cubs, we had good sightings of Elephants as well among many other animals. We did spot all the Samburu Special five as well. He was very knowledgeable in birds and the flora as well. The whole team at the camp was very warm and welcoming and mostly the camp manager Boniface, who ensured that our stay was good. Victor our waiter was very good. The house keeping done by Silas was top notch. I tried out the swimming pool and I did enjoy as well. Looking forward to going back during a different season.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ruth, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your most recent visit to Samburu. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. We greatly appreciate your five-star rating on this platform. We are glad that you had an amazing experience with us largely because of the service, guided game drive experience, and our amazing staff. We are delighted to note your very kind compliments about Domisiano, Boniface, Victor and Silas as they will always be an asset to our camp. Truly positive reviews like this always is an added motivation to the entire team. We will be happy to host you again. With kind regards, Samburu Intrepids Team
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Willi Gakuo wrote a review Apr 1
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution
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Enjoyed our stay at Samburu Intrepids. The staff were all very friendly and attentive, especially our tour guide/ driver Dom, the barman Nicholas, and Chef Mbela. The reserve currently has a low game count except for large herds of elephant, but Dom made sure we caught sight of a cheetah and a family of 6 lions. The lodge is due for a spruce up especially the public spaces, but all in all we had a good Easter!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Willi, Thank you for taking time to give us feedback about your recent stay. We truly appreciate your response which will ensure we improve on highlighted areas. I do note that our ever friendly and courteous staff took care of your needs and you were impressed by the game drive sightings with Dom and by the services offered by Chef Mbela and barman Nicholas. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again. With Regards Samburu Intrepids Team
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jane p wrote a review Mar 2024
Bures, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here as a family of 4 for 2 nights as part of an independent safari trip. Cannot recommend it highly enough,. The whole experience from the luxurious tents down to the friendliest staff and the excellent cuisine was just amazing. Wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jane, We thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback on this platform. We are grateful that you had a pleasant stay with us. We appreciate your comments about the luxurious tents, friendly staff and excellent cuisine. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again. Send your friends too. With Regards Samburu Intrepids Team
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Matt C wrote a review Mar 2024
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Team was amazing thanks to John and Jimmy for the amazing Samburu cultural lessons and to Victor and Tom for the service. Game drives along the river were incredible. Great food and clean lodgings. Location on the river is peaceful with the Samburu community not far away.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Matt, Thank you for staying with us and for finding our services to be exemplary. Thank you too for commending our staff who offered amazing services. I have shared the review with them, notably John, Jimmy, Victor and Tom and they are really humbled with your kind gesture and they truly can't wait for you to be back. Greetings from all of us and hope you recommend us to all your friends and family too. "we would love to host them". With Kind Regards Samburu Intrepids Team
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Tanya B wrote a review Mar 2024
Sherman, Texas15 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a lovely place. The service is amazing and the food is delicious. Our tent was comfortable and clean. We went for a girls trip to see Kenya and this was the second stop on the trip. In addition to a friendly atmosphere, the food was great and they also have massage available. This place is located in the national park and there are many opportunities to see elephants and giraffes.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Janniche A wrote a review Feb 2024
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This is a very nice place. The staff is friendly and the food is good. Our group has several members with special dietary needs, and the waiters and kitchen went out of their way to meet those needs. Very imressive. It's so nice to cool down in the pool after a long and warm safariday.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Mar 12, 2024
Dear Janniche, Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience during your stay at our Camp. Thank you to for appreciating our F&B Team for going out of their way to ensure your group's dietary needs were met. I will ensure to share the commendation with them. We appreciate your business support and look forward to your return in the not so distant future. Kind Regards Samburu Intrepids Team
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Pelphr6 wrote a review Feb 2024
29 contributions24 helpful votes
Beautiful luxury tent camping resort on the Ewaso Nyiro River inside Samburu National Preserve! 7 friends stayed for 2 nights in mid February 2024 booked through Gate1 travel. The main structure and tent structures are nice and clean. Our waiter, Cleo and butler, Abraham were great and made sure we got everything we wanted. The tents have a separate bathroom and shower room and were equipped with toiletries as well as bug reppelent, luggage stands, flashlights and a floor fan. Tents are "locked" with a carabiner. The comfortable beds were surrounded by mosquito nets. Free wifi is great in the main structure with comfortable seating and laundry service, a bar and massages are available for minimal extra charge. Food was delicious and there were many options for each meal. The pool was nice and refreshing with plenty of padded loungers and towels provided. Guards are prevalent to ensure safety. Monkeys are cute, but kept at bay by the staff. Across the river we could see the locals bring their goats and camels down for water. The best was being inside the National Preserve and going on several game drives to find a large variety of animals!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Feb 14, 2024
Dear Pelphr, Greetings from Samburu Intrepids Camp. Thank you for choosing our Camp for your stay. It is always our mandate to ensure that our guests feel at home always. We are grateful to note that you enjoyed the great services and attention portrayed by our employees to mention Cleo and Abraham. Once again, thank you for your excellent review and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Samburu Intrepids Camp. Kind Regards Samburu Intrepids Team .
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Passenger53885224024 wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful location on the river, with views of Masi villagers busy in their daily lives. Excellent service & Staff. Enjoyed 5 star food, Game driver Jelli (sp) was exceptional finding animals and helping us experience the beauty of Samburu. Rooms and resort wonderful. Guards on the property to make sure you are safe. If you don't like Monkeys you may not want to stay here. Nurse at location for those that are sick!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Feb 5, 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing overall experience. We are delighted to know that Jelly was exceptional in providing an unforgettable game viewing experience. Will make sure to pass on your kind words to him and recognize him for his outstanding hospitality. At Samburu Intrepids, we strive to provide exceptional experiences to our guests and your positive feedback encourages us to keep up the good work. Once again, thank you for choosing our Camp. We hope to have a pleasure of welcoming you back in the future fro another outstanding experience. Kind Regards Samburu Intrepids Team
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chunkyCheshire wrote a review Feb 2024
Stockport, United Kingdom351 contributions121 helpful votes
6 of us stayed here for 4 nights at the end of January.It was wonderful.the park itself has less tourism than the Masai Mara which meant that when we spotted leopards, lions and cheetahs we were on our own. Our guide Jelly was wonderful. The camp itself is fantastic. We had tent 8 which is closer to the river than the other side of the restaurant. The swimming pool area was lovely and very welcome as it was hot. The food was excellent. But best of all were the staff. Boniface the Manager was truly great and has a fantastic team working with him, I can’t name them all, but special mention goes to Victor and Steve who gave wonderful nature talks. On our last night Boniface organised a special meal with our own chef by the pool, he really went above and beyond. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for tents 2 -10, they have better views.
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Responded Feb 5, 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for your repeat stay with us and for finding our services to be exemplary. We are glad that you made a great choice to stay with us at Samburu Intrepids. Thank you for commending our staff members who offered exemplary services. Indeed i have shared the review with them, notably Jelly, Boniface, Victor and Steve and they are really humbled with your kind gesture and they truly can't wait for you to be back. Greetings from all of us and hope you recommend us to all your friends and family too."We would love to host them" With kind Regards, Samburu Intrepids Team.
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Judy W wrote a review Jan 2024
Shaba National Reserve, Kenya33 contributions6 helpful votes
What a wonderful place to visit with friends. The Reserve is not crowded and the game and bird sightings are amazing. The best part though, was the camp itself. The tents are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The staff is truly exceptional. They took the time to get to know us, greet us by name and showed an interest in our excitement every time we returned from a game drive. Special shout outs to Boniface (Manager), Nuno (room steward), Thomas (waiter), Cleo (bartender), Frances (chef) and Steve (Samburu naturalist). They each went above and beyond to go that extra step. We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: If you have a CPAP, let the camp manager know. Arrangements can be made to hook up the CPAP to a...
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Responded Feb 5, 2024
Dear Judy, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience at our Camp. We are delighted that our staff made you feel welcome. We pride ourselves in providing clean and comfortable rooms and that our staff go beyond by providing a hospitable and friendly environment. We appreciate your kind words about Boniface, Nuno, Thomas, Cleo, Francis and Steve and will share the feedback with them. We hope to get another chance of welcoming you back to our Camp for another memorable experience. Kind Regards Samburu Intrepids Team
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PRICE RANGE
$572 - $657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceSamburu DistrictSamburu National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.