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Samburu Intrepids Club

Samburu Intrepids Club is a luxury tented camp in the midst of the rugged and savagely beautiful semi arid desert of northern Kenya. Located in the Samburu National Reserve on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, the club offers unique game viewing in its immediate surroundings. Twenty five tastefully furnished spacious tents are elevated on individual decks under the shade of huge acacia trees overlooking the river. Modern conveniences include hot and cold running water, flush toilets and electricity. The lodge is subtly constructed to enhance its closeness with nature. The occasional visits from the elephants and crocodiles below the decks will make your stay most memorable.

Samburu National Reserve is known for wildlife species not found in any other Kenyan parks. The reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk and beisa oryx are exclusive to Samburu. lion, cheetah and leopards can also be seen here. There is no shortage of birdlife with an abundance of over 400 species. Early morning game drives start at 6.30 am followed by a choice of a delicious bush breakfast or English breakfast back at the camp.

The late afternoon drives my end up with a sun downer, drinking cocktails from a vantage view point while watching the colourful African sunset. The day can be spent by the swimming pool or on an escorted camel safari across the river. Buffet luncheons and candlelight dinners are served on an elevated deck amidst the high shade trees.