Joy's Camp is located at a serene oasis in Shaba National Reserve (314kms from Nairobi). The location is built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephants and lion battle each other for water. Herds of buffalo and the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe and Grevy's Zebra are also seen in the area. The landscape is freckled with springs and rocky river gorges.
Accommodation at Joy's Camp consists of:
The accommodation is ample, providing enough accommodation to host a large party of guests at a time. 10 canvas bedrooms are raised off the ground with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. There are 3 spacious en suite twin tents, and a further 7 en suite double tents. Tents are furnished with Boran/Somali cloth design, handmade glass and the ambient fabrics of the local nomadic tribes. The colors and finishing gives the camp a luxurious and comfortable feel. Tents have private verandas, where spectacular views across the undulating plains provide guests with picturesque sunsets. Guests are immersed in nature: the sights and sounds of the bush are an ever-present phenomenon. The cuisine at Joy's Camp is traditional, sumptuous Northern Italian food, prepared from the Cheli family cook book.
Joy's Camp allows guests the opportunity of learning more about Kenyan history and culture: it is immersed in an area where wildlife and local cultures intertwine. World famous conservationists Joy and George Adamson, who produced the film " Born Free", were based at Shaba National Reserve.
Extraordinary wildlife abounds in this area of grandeur. Exciting game drives expose varied wildlife including: gravy zebra, the Somali ostrich, generuk, reticulated giraffe, lesser kudu, leopards, plenty of lion and herds of elephants. Other activities include bush breakfasts, sundowners and cultural visits. Guests enjoy taking a trip to the Magodo Crater, to witness how the locals collect salt from the crater basin, or visiting the local communities to hear the wondrous singing wells. Joy's Camp offers you a luxurious stay in a timeless corner of nature: your perfect Kenyan holiday choice.
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