Seasons & Rates 2016 - 2017

Seasons
HIGHfrom1st Januaryto4th January
1st July31st October
20th December31st December
MIDfrom5th Januaryto15th March
1st June30th June
1st November19th December
GREENfrom16th Marchto31st May
Accommodation Rates
SEASONMEAL PLANPER PERSON SHARINGSINGLE ROOM
HIGHGame Package$541$812
Full Board$447$671
MIDGame Package$437$656
Full Board$354$531
GREENGame Package$364$546
Full Board$270$405

Included in Game Package (GP)

  • Included in Game Package (GP) is accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beer, house wine & select spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry.
  • Transfers from/to Samburu airstrip - Joy’s Camp.
  • Safari activities including shared game drives, bush picnics, sundowners and guided bush walks.
  • Experienced driver-guides in custom designed safari vehicles accompany all drive activities.
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT. • Rates exclude Park Fees and extras not listed above.

Included in Full Board package (FB)

  • Full Board package (FB) includes accommodation, all meals, selected drinks (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry.
  • Transfers from/to Samburu airstrip - Joy’s Camp.
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT.
  • Rates exclude Park Fees and extras not listed above

thumbs upExceptional Special Offers.

Book 6 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 10% circuit reduction.


Book 9 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 15% circuit reduction.


Book 12 nights or more.. at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 20% circuit reduction.

In order to guarantee the circuit discount, the payment will have to be done in full at the time of the reservation.

Honeymoon Offers
  • Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival in the tent.
  • Candle-lit private dinner by the swimming pool.
  • Accommodation will be in tents offering the most privacy.
Children's Accommodation Rates
Infant under 3 years of ageFree of charge
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 2 adults
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 1 adult75%
Children below 18 yrs occupying own room (minimum 2, maximum 3)
Activities & Enhancements
ACTIVITYPER PERSON RATE
Extra Lunch$40
Picnic Lunch$25
Sundowners (minimum 2 guests)$40
Bush Breakfast (minimum 2 guests)$40
Guided Bush Walk (minimum 2 guests)$40
Shared Game Drives (per game drive)$90
Visit to Magado Crater (per vehicle)$450
Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle (per vehicle per day)$400
For more details on these activities, please visit the 'Activities Section'

Cancellation Policy

  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 90 and 45 days from noon on the date of arrival, 25% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 45 and 22 days from noon on the date of arrival, 50% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • In the case of cancellation within 21 days from noon of the date of arrival, or in the case of a ‘No Show”, 100% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.

Payment Terms

A 50% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking and the balance is due on collection of client(s) accommodation voucher 90 days prior to arrival of the client(s) at the Lodge(s). Bookings not secured by the appropriate deposit will be released.

Variation

The rates mentioned here are subject to change without notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government taxes or levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, Elewana Afrika Limited reserves the right to pass on any increases.

Liability

Elewana Afrika Ltd, its properties and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates, do not and will not accept responsibility for any incident of any nature involving any client(s)who is/are at any property(ies), nor while traveling to or from any property(ies).

 

Awards & Press

GOLD Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya, 2013/2014

gold-eco-ratingJoy’s Camp has been awarded the impressive GOLD-level Eco-rating Certificate by Ecotourism Kenya in recognition of its outstanding level of environmental responsibility and its dedication to the support and integration of local communities.

The Good Safari Guide

good safari guideFinalist Best Safari Property in East Africa (2010/11), Finalist Best Eco Safari Property in Africa (2010)

With nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals, hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine you can rest assured that any safari business nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre.

Finalists are amongst the top 3% in Africa and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence recognised by people who know what they are talking about.

Winner of the International Hotel Awards – Best Sustainable Hotel in Africa & Best Sustainable Hotel in Kenya, 2012

Developed to identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the global hospitality industry, the International Hotel Awards seek the finest operations worldwide.

Virgin HIP Hotel – 2010/11/12/13

virgin-hip-hotelsJoy’s Camp was hand-picked as one of Virgin’s HIP Hotels, which combine to bring you luxury breaks in the most stunning of settings. Locations that are as unique as they are exclusive. Hotels so stylish, they’re destinations in their own right.

The 2007 Hot List – Condé Nast Traveller Magazine

conde-nast-2007The Hot List from Condé Nast Traveller is THE list for the best new exclusive and exotic hotels.

 

Community & Conservation

Conservation

For more than 20 years, Stefano & Liz Cheli had been bringing clients on traditional mobile safaris to Shaba National Reserve. With a passion for promoting conservation of this spectacular habitat and its increasingly threatened wildlife, they built and opened Joy’s in 2006, creating strong community relations, providing training, employment and philanthropic support.

In 2011, we partnered with Ian Craig’s Northern Rangelands Trust and their new initiative, the Nakuprat-Gotu Wildlife Conservancy. This new conservancy entirely surrounds Shaba, extending the protected eco-system and building unity within a population of mixed tribes. Joy’s Camp is greatly supportive of the initiative, engaging in continuous dialogue with the community and NRT, participating in grazing committees, providing support for local schools as well as installing radio equipment for cross-conservancy communication and raising over US$ 13,125 to construct an Outpost for the Nakuprat-Gotu scouts. Once again, we are working towards putting a vital and very beautiful area on the map to ensure its sustained existence.

Through payments to the Isiolo County Council, responsible for management of Shaba National Reserve, Joy’s generated US$ 161,252 in conservation funds in 2011 alone, including park fees, bed night fees, rent and vehicle parking fees.

There are only two lodges in Shaba, forming the only source of income for the reserve and the local people. Without the existence of Joy’s Camp and the generation of this revenue, the future of Shaba could not be guaranteed.

Sustainable Tourism

An Environmental Impact Study was carried out prior to the construction of Joy’s Camp; before the first stone was laid anywhere in the camp, the delicate environment of Shaba was taken into account. Joy’s Camp also supports the local communities through employment (more than 70% of its staff come from local villages) and various community projects. Any timber used by the camp is from renewable sources, or deadwood, to ensure that the only impact of the camp on the reserve is a positive one.

Joy’s Camp prides itself on using solar energy for both lighting and heating water in all its rooms. Water management systems have been instilled that ensure there is minimal water wastage at the camp. Rubbish is responsibly disposed of or recycled. Glass is separated and sold to the recycling plant ‘Central Glass’ in Nairobi. In order to support the future of Shaba National Park, Joy’s Camp maintains close communication with the park rangers and warden, and continues to make as little impact on the environment as possible.

Community

On your safari, through the Cheli & Peacock Community Trust you can really make a difference to the communities near Joy’s Camp by donating greatly needed supplies to Kachuru Primary and Gotu Primary Schools in person, directly to the staff and pupils of a school.

Go to our Get Involved page to find out how you can change the life of a Kenyan school child by providing them with the educational tools they need to fulfil their potential.

The little Kachuru Primary, an hour’s drive from Joy’s, caters for 150 boys and girls aged 3 to 14, squeezed into 2 wooden classrooms which the teachers have divided into 4. Kenya’s Free Primary Education programme provides books and teachers’ salaries to Kachuru Primary whilst the parents have so far donated several desks, though not nearly enough to provide most of the children with an alternative to the dirt floor.

Gotu Primary School, near a beautiful waterfall and spring, provides for only 70 pupils aged 6 to 9. Set up by the Gotu community themselves, the classrooms are small wooden rooms originally assigned to the local police unit. Parents pay the salary of one teacher, whilst the main challenges highlighted by the Head Teacher are the total lack of books, stationary, desks and chairs.

We work closely with the Head Teachers to meet these key priorities and make sure that all donations address genuine needs highlighted specifically by the school.


Get Involved

For a truly touching experience, during your safari you have the opportunity to meet the children of the remote Gotu and Kachuru Primary Schools and give them a chance to fulfil their potential by taking with you some greatly needed school supplies. Current areas which the Head Teachers have highlighted that they would dearly like assistance with include:

  • Text Books: for all subjects, $20 for a pack of 4 books – over 100 needed
  • Furniture: 20 desks US$ 40 each; 8 tables US$ 80 each; 8 chairs US$ 50 each, 2 blackboards US$ 40 each
  • Water tank:10,000 litres US$ 850
  • Feeding programme:  Maize: 4400Kg; Beans: 2200Kg; Cooking oil: 3 x 20 litres for one year.  The capacity to feed children in rural schools improves student attendance as struggling parents willingly send their children to a school where they are fed every day.

Contact Us in advance of your travel date if you would like to make your donation in person, directly to the people who really need it.  The schools we support are remote, another reason why our support is so important!  However, they can be visited on a full day out, and combined with a visit to Chandler’s Falls (Gotu school), or Magado Crater (Kachuru school).

Donations to school infrastructure, ie towards water storage, building maintenance or improvement, can be made through the Cheli & Peacock Community Trust, and please feel free to discuss any donation with Chania Frost, who operates our trust.

If you are considering bringing donations from abroad, visit the Pack for a Purpose website for very specific advice on what is needed. Please do note that when flying within Kenya, the internal flight weight restriction is 15kg and may therefore limit what you can carry with you to the camps and donate to the rural communities in person. We can always, however, donate anything over and above your weight limit on your behalf at a later date.

 

About Shaba National Reserve

Wildlife

This is arid country, and a treasure trove of rare species – Aardwolf, Striped Hyena, as well as plentiful Gerenuk, Grevy Zebra, the rarest and most beautiful of the zebra species, Beisa Oryx, the splendid blue-legged Somali Ostrich, and the stunning Reticulated Giraffe.

Leopard love the massive tortilis acacia trees, especially in the forest close to camp, and hunt for klipsringer on the rocks. In this landscape of yellow grass and rocks, the lion are pale in colour and truly wild; cheetah have adapted to work together in small related groups, and elephant and buffalo love the spring in front of camp.

About Shaba, Samburu

Shaba National Reserve covers 300 sq kms, more than 50% of the three reserves that make up “Samburu” – and the most picturesque of the three.

Joy’s Camp has the whole of the eastern sector of Samburu to itself. Dramatic arid countryside with stunning views of beautiful Bodich and Shaba mountains glowing red in the evening sun. The reserve has natural salts and lush palm fringed springs that attract wildlife. The northern border of the park is the great Ewaso Nyiro River with rocky gorges, waterfalls and sandy beaches to explore.

Shaba is a National Reserve, owned and operated by Isiolo County Council.  It is run by the Reserve rangers, who also liaise with the KWS base close to Shaba, and the NRT rangers of Nakuprat-Gotu.

Nakuprat-Gotu Wildlife Conservancy

Not only is Shaba the largest part of Samburu, but its eco-system is doubled by the Nakuprat-Gotu community conservancy that surrounds it borders.  Joys Camp works closely with the conservancy and has contributed donations of $30,000 towards rangers posts and infrastructure.  Operated through the Northern Rangelands Trust, the conservancy is linked to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, works in collaboration with Shaba Reserve and operates trained armed rangers, security, radios and vehicles.  Shaba has blossomed with this community support.

Not only is Shaba the largest part of Samburu, but its eco-system is doubled by the Nakuprat-Gotu community conservancy that surrounds it borders.  Joys Camp works closely with the conservancy and has contributed donations of $30,000 towards rangers posts and infrastructure.  Operated through the Northern Rangelands Trust, the conservancy is linked to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, works in collaboration with Shaba Reserve and operates trained armed rangers, security, radios and vehicles.  Shaba has blossomed with this community support.

Climate

At an altitude of 2400 ft, the days are warm, rising to maximum of 30 deg C, but comfortable with minimum humidity, and the evenings are warm and comfortable. Rainfall is mostly in April and May with an average of 250mm per year.

 

Safari Dining


Fresh homemade breads and pastas, traditional Italian risottos, and fresh organic salads await you at this chic boutique camp in Shaba.

During lunchtime, gaze over the camp’s neighbouring lush springs teaming with elephant, buffalo and other plains game. After nightfall, while enjoying dinner, you will look out over the floodlit springs, where lion and other predators take advantage of the early evening darkness to hunt.

At Joy’s Camp guests dine individually (unlike some of our other tented camps, where dining is communal).

Private romantic dinners can also be arranged on request.

General mealtimes are as follows:

  • Breakfast 06.30-09.30
  • Lunch 13.00-14.00
  • Dinner 20.00 – 21.30

Joy’s Camp is happy to cater to special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. Please make sure your agent informs us well in advance though, so that the camp managers can prepare for your arrival. Each morning the camp’s daily menu is displayed in the bar.