Elephant Watch Camp

Samburu Safaris

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Elephant Watch Camp-Overview

Situated in the dry north of Kenya, in a land of endless rugged beauty and untamed wilderness, Elephant Watch Camp is perches on the sandy banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River beneath Kigelia and Acacia trees in Samburu National Reserve. This ecosystem has one of the largest elephant populations in Kenya, .The Park is home to a number of species only found in arid zones, including the Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx,Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk and reticulated giraffe. The reserve is also home to all three of the big cat species, wild dog, as well as 350 bird species. The nomadic Samburu people live among the animals as they have for centuries.

Samburu National Reserve

Elephant Watch is the ultimate in eco-luxury and an unrivalled wildlife experience, thanks to our long links to pioneering elephant conservation in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve. Here, your dreams of an African adventure without compromise come true. Spend magical days among wild animals with our charming professional guides and meet leading conservationists in the field. Return to camp to immerse yourself in a luxury that is highly sensitive to the environment’s fragility. Let the commotions of modern life dissolve as your soul is soothed by its reconnection with nature.

Why Elephant Watch Camp?

  • An intimate view of elephant world: Get to know the characters, friendships and drama queens firsthand.
  • Eco-design: The camp combines artistic inspiration with a purist’s respect and love for nature.
  • Conservation in action: Observe the cutting-edge conservation work of the Douglas-Hamilton family.
  • Highly trained guides: Scientifically trained guides lead groups on foot and in specially adapted vehicles. They can identify hundreds of individual elephants living in up to 64 family groups.
  • Samburu culture: Gain a rare insight into the proud Samburu warrior culture.
  • Safari welcome: Warm evening showers, organic soaps and shampoos, fluffy towels, handmade cotton dressing gowns, beautifully  cooked  food  and a cool glass of wine served beneath flickering lanterns by the river’s edge – creates a gracious, warm, enveloping atmosphere, unlike any other. 

Luxury Tents-Accommodation

Six spacious, netted tents at Elephant Watch Camp are specially designed to catch the breeze and ensure maximum privacy and protection. Each tent hangs under a wide thatched roof with it’s own verandah and stunning view. Inside, soft flowing cloths cascade to the floor that can be drawn across the windows at night. The walls are a mix of canvas and netting which keeps bugs out but allows in the sounds and scents of the wild.


We make and bake every bite of our delicious food on site to offer you a superb fusion of Italo-Afro-bush gourmet for which Elephant Watch is famous far and wide. Vegetables are sourced locally from the foothills of Mt. Kenya, and then spiced to perfection with herbs from our organic garden. The meat comes mostly from our organic farm in Naivasha, or from the lush cattle ranches of Laikipia, where livestock is pasture-raised and free to roam.

Elephant Watch camp Experinces

Over the years, we have found many exciting ways to get out into the wilderness and really experience all it has to offer. Now, we want to offer you the fruits of that knowledge. While staying at Elephant Watch Camp, our guides will discuss with you what you would like to do each day, and tweak plans according to your mood and their recommendations
  • Game drives
  • Picnics
  • Walking
  • Sundowners
  • Visit to save the Elephants
  • Visit to a Samburu village
  • Hike up mount Ololokwe
  • Camel rides/walks
  • Wild Safaris by helicopter

Elephant Watch Camp Rates

All Non Resident rates are quoted for an all-inclusive stay at Elephant watch Camp in US Dollars and subject to change without further notice.  Non Resident in US$
Adult sharing per night1,3001,140
Single adult per night1,6091,300
Child 5 and under 15 years per night650575


  • Peak:15 June, July, August, September, 20 December – 05 January 2024
  • Standard:11 May – 15 June, 01 – 20 October; 10 -19 December

Inclusions: Full board accommodation & laundry-House wines, beers, selected spirits, sodas and water-Visit to Save the Elephants Research Centre-Elephant watching and game drives-Bush picnics and sundowners, guided bird walks and hikes-Manyatta and school visits-Local airstrip transfers from Sopa /Oryx-Laundry-VAT and Service Charge

Exclusions:Park Fees – rates estimated for 2018 (USD 75)-Champagne and a la carte wines-Extra lunch with drinks USD$ 80 p/p-Exclusive use of EWC Vehicles USD$ 350 per day-Samburu Dances USD$ 100-Bona fida tour leaders & guides – USD$ 250 per night, ex park fees-Gratuities

Extras: Helicopter excursions – price upon request.Hiking up to Mt. Ol Lolokwe (Ol Sabache) – price upon request. Whole day excursion.

Minimum of 2 nights booking Charges for the extras available on request are quoted by a 3rd party & may be subject to change without prior notice

Children up to age of 5 come for free

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