Elephant Watch Camp is perched on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, beneath wide-spreading Kigelia and Acacia elatior trees. It is home to some of the largest elephant bulls in Samburu who can often be spotted cooling down in the river bed, resting in the shade, or picking up seed pods beside the tents.
Under thatched roofs, a blaze of colour welcomes you to our eco-friendly Camp, cleverly built out of recycled trees and logs. A multitude of birds and monkeys flash overhead, and at dawn a gentle chorus echoes through the bush announcing a new day in the wild. Each tent has its own bathroom built around a tree to give guests the novel experience of showering under the stars. We use beautifully painted buckets filled to the brim with sun-heated water (hand-pumped from the camp well), and you can wrap up after your hot shower in a colourful kanga robe.
Monkeys peek down through the leaves and elephants are never far away. It’s heavenly! But you need to remember there are no fences in our camp, so be careful when walking between tents! After dark, to ensure your safety, Samburu warriors will be your personal escort and will keep watch throughout the night.
Everything about Elephant Watch Camp is a feast for the senses and it is where your simple bush-life with nomads begins. Tall, lithe men in red greet you with a smile, bright swathes of cotton bustle in the breeze, and huge cushioned sofas, local woven mats, and special beds and furniture made from fallen trees, provide your every comfort. This is an eco-camp in true style where we promote peace, beauty, gentleness, and simplicity, and where almost everything is organic.
Whether walking in the vast, arid reserve or moving gently amongst the giants of the bush, nature feels closer here, more intense, and real. For a moment one can disregard the clutter of urban life and slip into a different skin.