Reviews of Elephant Bedroom
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
We have been to Samburu twice before and enjoyed it again although the Park has become much busier. Our guide Julius has been with this camp since it opened some eight years ago. With his experience and patience, he was able to initiate memorable lion cub and leopard sightings away from other vehicles.
Elephant Bedroom Camp is brilliantly located for the game and has a superb location on the river for watching elephants crossing and was probably the best option in the Park for us, although with its large number of tents all close together and its 'lodge' feel, it is not our preferred style. We had the far end tent which was great as it was open to the bush on one side.
Elephant Bedroom Camp
We selected this camp because we have a passion for elephants, and as it is unfenced and near to a regular elephant river crossing, we saw plenty! A couple of young local bulls frequently wandered through the camp, by day or night, which was wonderful.
The accommodation was very comfortable: in our case, 2 double beds in a large safari-style tent with a bathroom (hot and cold water) at the back. At the front there was a deck with a plunge pool for cooling off when it became too hot, and which also afforded good views of one of our nocturnal elephant visitors, as he munched his way through the adjacent vegetation. It was also good for bird watching, but beware leaving anything out as the monkeys will be quick to come investigating!
The food was excellent, with amazing meals coming out of the camp kitchen under the guidance of Francis, the head chef. The staff were all helpful, courteous and attentive, and our guides (Anthony and James) were well-informed and knowledgable. We had some good game drives, including 5 leopard sightings, which were a direct result of our guides' local experience.
Elephamt Bedroom Camp
Elephant Bedroom camp complemented Offbeat Meru camp very well. Being larger, the introduction was a little more formal but all the staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful. The facilities were all very good and well maintained and the river-side setting first-class.
The camp is unfenced so was regularly visited by elephants with resident dwarf mongoose, many birds etc. The tents were spacious and comfortable, with hot water day and night. The meals were always good and, in the evening, were served in a delightful candle-light setting. Our driver/guide, Anthony, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and gave us some splendid game drives with lots of action including a rare sighting of a caracal.
We enjoyed our 3 nights there immensely.