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Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp
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Greensboro, NC
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

An amazing place to stay. Rooms were very nice and comfortable. Food was excellent. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Not sure how authentic the cultural experiences were as it seemed very touristy and contrived such as the tour of the local village or the "nature walks".

Overall a wonderful experience and would return.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Hello Guest,
Thank you for tking time to post your feedback on the TripAdvisor. We note the Good Comments. We note also your comment on the Cultural issues.
We all look forward to your visit again in the near future.
Good Day
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here with friends on the 30th and 31st December 2012. The road trip started with our private vehicle breaking down and we got to the lodge after dark full of gloom, a slight mix up in the reservations didn't help much to lift the spirits, that was until we tasted the food which is as good as you'll get anywhere, the lodge is in beautiful surroundings right at the heart of the park and on the banks of the river Ewaso Nyiro. The tents are oh! so amazing with good views of the river. The restaurant is well done with tasteful decor to blend in with the bush surroundings and so is the bar. The lodge is located 29km into the Samburu national park and we had an amazing game drive with our guide Sebastian where we saw three sister lionesses on the hunt, a cheetah with the cub, Gerenuk, striped hyena, giraffe, elephant and so much more. Never seen so much game in one helping before, lots of birds too.
A big thumbs up to the manager Richard for making this lodge one of the most hospitable lodges in Kenya and good service from Geoffrey too.
This lodge is a must stay while on safari in Kenya.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Indeed paradise it is. We are glad you enjoyed it.
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York
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72 reviews
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed here in August as part of my husbands 50th Birthday celebration and we had stayed at other heritage accommodations in the past so had a good idea of the fabulous standard to expect.This is a fantastic tented camp with near Michelin Star food on the menu. ALL the staff have a lovely warm friendly manor and enjoy hearing about your experiences on Safari. There is nothing too much trouble for anyone. We very much enjoyed the talks on an evening about the Samburu reserve and tribespeople. Very interesting and educational. The tents (5 star hotel rooms) are lovely and clean and with excellent views over the river. We like to thank all the staff here for our wonderfully amazing stay and to Dom who placed us just in the right place to witness a lion kill on our last few minutes of safari before our onward flight to the Masai Mara. A big thank you to all the staff for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hello Guest,
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We committed to ensuring you are satisfied
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is an amazing resort, located centrally within the park. The staff are very friendly and helpful and take an interest in your day. Our driver sebastian was very friendly and knowledgable. The food at this resort was 5* and we enjoyed the evening talks the staff put on about local tribes and the animals. We saw so many different animals, including some unique to this area. We would definately recommend this lodge to anyone thinking of doing a safari

We did a flying safari and beach holiday for our honeymoon 19/10/12 for just over 3 weeks.
we stayed at,
Samburu Intrepids,
Great Rift Valley Lodge And Golf Resort,
Mara Intrepids
then on to nairobi to
Sarova Stanley
and then on to 2 weeks in mombassa to
pinewood beach resort and spa.
please look at all our reviews.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear Guest,
We are glad we contributed to making you Honeymoon special. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The Samburu Team
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Spring Lake, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We recently returned from our first trip to Africa. Our first stay was at the Samburu Intrepids and it couldn't have been a better introduction. The staff was outstanding, the accommodations were comfortable, and the food delicious and plentiful.
I would highly recommend a stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Good Morning,
Thank you for taking time to review your Guest feedback on Samburu Intrepids. So glad you loved it.
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Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The rooms are done up very well and set in lovely forest by the river. I found it really comfortable and everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. If you are driving in and unsure where you are going... just keep going! Its right at the top end of the river and seems like forever, but you aren't lost don't worry! I would definitely go stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Hello Guest,
We excited you came, you saw and you enjoyed. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
Regards,
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California
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had a wonderful experience at this camp! Were there in mid-October and the staff was great! In particular, our guide, James from Naked Wilderness was fantastic!!! We saw the Speical Five and so much more. Great Trip! And the coffee in the room prior to early morning game drives was terrific.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for visiting Samburu Intrepids and taking time to post feedback on your review. truly appreciated.
We look forward to your next visit.
Good Day.
The Samburu Team
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Property: Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp
Address: Archers Post, Samburu National Reserve 74888, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Samburu District > Samburu National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Samburu National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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