Let's get the "bad" out of the way: the front "driveway" is a 45 minute drive over some of the worst trails in the world and electricity is via a generator, which is turned off for part of the day and overnight. Everything else about Joy's Camp is worth accepting the drive and electrical inconvenience. The accommodations are excellent. The tents are first class with most of the conveniences of home. There is a nice pool to relax in. The food is 5 star - plus. My wife would have stolen the chef and brought him home if she could have. We enjoyed viewing cape buffalo and elephants from our deck and dining area while eating meals and relaxing. Our host, Willem, and hostess, Franchine, couldn't do enough for us. All their employees were exceptional.
The safaris were great. Their guides know the area very well and we enjoyed viewing many major animals while there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu; Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba. Each sumptuous tent is uniquely decorated with handmade glass and vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. A perfect choice for those interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history, as well as an authentic wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a luxury tented camp. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Joy`s Camp Hotel Shaba National Reserve
- Joy's Camp Kenya/Shaba National Reserve