A most precious experience and so many happy memories... we were there for a very special family celebration and it was way beyond what we could have expected. Each tent is beautifully and individually decorated, eating delicious meals out under the trees at the side of the river is lovely, and Oria and the staff are beyond hospitable. The game runs are amazing with elephants so close you could count their eyelashes, and we saw lots of other big game too. Finally cocktails under the stars on the hilltop at sundown with the Samburu warriors in all their finery making a traditional fire was a perfect farewell evening touch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris Kenya/Samburu National Reserve