Samburu Intrepids enjoys a unique perspective of one of Africa's most celebrated wildernesses.
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About Samburu Intrepid
The lodge is perched on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the heart of
Samburu National reserve. This gives it a unique perspective of one of Africa?s
most celebrated wildernesses.
Twice-daily game drives with resident guides, Camel and walking safaris
outside the reserve, Seasonal rafting trips on the Uaso Nyiro River, Bush
breakfasts and dinners under the stars, Romantic sundowners overlooking the
plains, Visits to neighbouring Samburu communities, Traditional dancers by local
warriors and maidens, Lectures and slide shows on culture and wildlife, and
Heritage's famous Adventurers' Club for the kids.
Samburu Intrepid has 27 luxurious modern tents with a private view over the
wildlife-rich riverbanks. The spacious tents boast the very latest in luxury
camping, with soft four-poster beds, handsome mahogany closets and writing
desks, and en suite bathrooms with steaming hot showers. The bathrooms also
offer twin washbasins, flush toilets, and sockets for shavers and battery
The camp?s location, deep inside the reserve, guarantees close encounters with
the region?s shier wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, and Samburu?s
famous ?unique five? - the rare reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk
antelope, Somali ostrich, Grevy?s zebra, and majestic Beisa Oryx. Because of the
warm climate, the lodge's public areas are all palm-thatched and open to the
elements, raised on stilts to catch the cooling breeze blowing off the river.
The main dining room has a seating capacity of 60, and opens onto an outdoor
dining terrace, where buffet breakfasts and lunches are served overlooking the
river. (Meals can also be enjoyed on your private verandah or at one of a series
of specially selected 'bush sites' close to the camp). Intrepids also boasts a
spacious lounge and bar area, where our naturalists deliver fascinating slide
shows on most evenings, and an intimate conference room with a television for
viewing wildlife documentaries. Behind the bar, surrounded by shady sunbathing
areas, is the freeform swimming pool - a soothing drop of blue in this otherwise
Children welcome under parents supervision.
Located 345 kilometres north of Nairobi, the journey to the camp involves a
50-minute flight to the Samburu airstrip followed by a 20-minute drive or a four
and a half drive from Nairobi.