Joy’s Camp is situated in Shaba National Reserve, which is 314kms from Nairobi. Shaba National Reserve is a semi desert with a rugged hilly terrain, with great rocky kopjes (small hills) and lots of springs supporting the abundant wildlife. The landscape is similar to nearby Samburu with riverine forests, acacias and doum palms. Shaba National Reserve was made famous for its association with the world famous conservationists Joy and George Adamson and the film “ Born Free”.
The eastern corner of the Samburu eco-system, Shaba is a secluded idyll; an arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges. Joy's Camp is the perfect choice for discerning guests interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history, as well as those looking for an authentic wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a luxury-tented camp.
The 10 chic canvas bedrooms are set on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. 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. Each sumptuous 100 sq mtr. tent is uniquely decorated with Boran/Somali cloth design, handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. Each tent has it’s own private deck, ideal for private game viewing as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environs offered by Shaba.
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The cuisine at Joys Camp is traditional Northern Italian food all prepared from the Cheli family cook book. Soft drinks, beer, house wines and non-luxury spirits are included in the room rates. Champagne, special wines and luxury spirits are additional.
Specialized day wildlife watching and game driving safaris in Shaba National Reserve Kenya. Visits to the local singing wells, a very rare and unspoilt tradition. Bush meals along Ewaso Nyiro River and Gorge. Visits to the Magado Crater to see the local people and herds of cattle collecting their salt. Swimming pool and Sun downers.
(Nairobi, Samburu, Matthews Range, Lewa Conservancy)
This safari provides the adventure of game viewing by foot and by 4x4, with exclusive cultural access for a more complete safari.
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