Perched on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the wild heartlands of Samburu Reserve, Samburu Intrepids enjoys a unique perspective of one of Africas most remote and untamed wildernesses.
Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented lodge is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The luxury tented camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.
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Samburu Intrepids is 345 kilometres and a six-hour drive from Nairobi via the scenic settler towns of Nanyuki and Timau. The all-weather Samburu airstrip is an hour’s flight and 20-minutes drive away. The airstrip, which is located on the Buffalo Springs National Reserve is serviced twice daily by both Safarilink and Air Kenya from Wilson Airport in Nairobi.
Luxurious modern tents with secluded verandas
Riverfront dining deck and open-air lounge area
Freeform swimming pool with sunbathing terrace
Conference room with television and wildlife videos
Custom-built four-wheel-drive safari vehicles
Reliable 240-volt generator electricity supply
Safety deposit boxes for all guests’ valuables
Camp bookshop and guests’ reference library
Souvenir boutique and Safariwear Centre.
Telephone/mobile, e-mail and postal services
Boiled water and insect repellent in tents
Foreign currency exchange at reception
Single-day laundry and valet services
Flex body therapy for half- or one-hour
Early morning calls with tea or coffee
Chilled towels and drinks upon check-in
Twice-daily game drives with professional guides
Camel and walking safaris outside the reserve
Bush breakfasts and dinners under the stars
Romantic sundowners overlooking the plains
Visits to neighbouring Samburu communities
Bird walks with experienced ornithologists
Overnight fly-camping on sacred Mt Ololokwe
Visits to local dances and traditional ceremonies
Lectures and slideshows on culture and wildlife
Heritage’s famous Adventurers’ Club for kids and Young Rangers’ Club for intrepid teenagers.