Samburu Intrepids - Samburu & Shaba - Kenya

bird - Samburu Intrepids [© 2007 Zach Lipp/ZL Photo]    leopard - Samburu Intrepids [© 2006 Pulse Africa -]    

Samburu Intrepids is set in the semi arid desert of northern Kenya in the quiet western section of the Samburu Game Reserve. Shaded by tall acacias fringing the Uaso Nyiro River, the lodge is a cool oasis in the desert surroundings. Only fifty minutes flight from Nairobi, this luxury tented lodge has been designed to recreate the romance and charm of an East African safari as undertaken in the early part of the century. Set under the shade of trees the twenty five tents are elevated on individual decks overlooking the river and have wooden decks with reclining chairs with sweeping views over the river where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink. There are four-poster beds draped with mosquito nets, overhead fans and double basins and flush loos in the en suite bathrooms. The camp is set in luxuriant vegetation that has been trained into lovely gardens.

Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style on wooden decks under the trees with a delectable range of wholesome al fresco dishes, made to order and served with succulent salads, homemade breads and preserves, delightful desserts and the finest of wines. Dinner is in a large dining area; open sided, roofed with thatch and lit by lights fitted into hanging gourds.

Intrepids is famous for the close relationship it enjoys with the Samburu people and during your stay you can visit their manyattas and learn the ancient bush craft.The long serving Samburu staff are renowned for the welcoming ways and their impeccable but discreet service.

During your stay, explore the park on game drives where you will see the species particular to this arid area such as reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, gerenuk and Grevy's zebra as well as spectacular birdlife with over four hundred species in the area.

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