- John B, The Netherlands.
An elegant oasis in the spectacular arid landscapes of Samburu; Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra.
The eastern corner of the Samburu eco-system, Shaba is a secluded idyll; which Joy’s Camp guests can enjoy as a private experience, out of the hustle and bustle of Samburu – an arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges, home to unique and rare wildlife species.
About the camp
Only 10 guest tents, each 100sq m sumptuous tent is uniquely decorated with handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. Each tent has its own private veranda, ideal for game viewing, as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environs offered by Shaba.
The camp has a swimming pool, well-being facilities, and a shop.
- A private experience of 59,000 acre National Reserve, part of the greater Samburu-Buffalo Springs ecosystem, with spectacular scenery.
- Rare arid species: Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, as well as elephant herds, big cats, buffalo, water-buck, and diverse bird species.
- Night gamedrives after an early “theatre dinner” – leopard, wild cat, porcupines …
- Experienced silver & bronze KPGSA certified guides.
- Walks, bush breakfasts and sundowners.
- Game drives in open custom designed 4×4 game viewing vehicles.
- Meet the truly nomadic Boran peoples