My family and I stayed at this camp this past August. As soon as we arrived we realized that two nights was way too short of a time for the beauty and the enchantment of the place. It is a camp spread over, under lovely vegetation, the banks of a river where hippos and crocodiles abound. The colors of the sand on the river's banks, the milder climate of the Samburu region, and the overall feeling of openness and ease all contributed to our falling in love with it. We had an amazing driver (Jeremy who is no longer there) who was able to show us every possible animal one can imagine. He knew where to spot one of the only two leopards in the area, he knew at what time exactly entire families of elephants would bathe in the river and make fools of themselves while the babies (elephants) sought refuge under mama's legs for fear of attacks. In short, our two days at this camp and in this area were something that we will never forget. As for the cheeky monkeys, yes, they were everywhere, but as long as we kept the tent zipped up there were no problems. In fact, it was quite a cute thing to wake up and find them on our porch (really, how many times do we have such an experience in our overbuilt. societies?). The quality and the preparation of the food also belonged in a much higher class. Carefully prepared, it was varied and succulent. The wait staff and the helpers were also genuinely some of the nicest people we've ever met. To this day, I still correspond over facebook with one of their waiter (Franco), a guy with a crack-up sense of humor and a sincere desire to make your stay wonderful. I can't say anymore, other than I would like to go back soon. The safari company I used, Shoor Travel in Nairobi, was also splendid in securing our stays in the most delectable and unique places and we are most grateful to them for this particular arrangement.
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