Elephant Bedroom

Reviews of Elephant Bedroom

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Below are independent comments from 21 of our travellers who have visited Elephant Bedroom, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs F from Derbyshire
Arrived on: 16-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

The location of Elephant Bedroom camp by the river is lovely. The tent was very well-equipped and comfortable, and it was very nice to have the plunge pool.

But the food was a bit disappointing. Breakfast was fine, but the 3 course lunches and dinners were very similar and it would have been preferable to have had a much simpler meal in the middle of the day.

Julius, our driver/guide was good and very knowledgeable, and we had an interesting visit to the local Samburu village.

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Mr N. from Dorking
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

A stunning place. We had fantastic sightings of leopard, cheetah and saw a successful lion kill thanks to the skills of Lekeda (James). We appreciated that the game drive vehicles were not filled to capacity.

The camp is rather more luxurious than we would normally choose, but was a welcome extravagance after a trip to Northern Kenya. The camp is run by Joseph and his team with seemingly effortless efficiency. The staff were conscientious and diligent and looked after us well.

The rooms are very spacious, clean, and beautifully presented and the plunge pool a welcome treat. Given the conditions of being in the bush, the food was generally excellent.

A point to note: The monkeys are experienced sneak thieves and not easily discouraged. Be on your guard and be VERY assertive.

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Mr W from Altrincham
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

One of the best camps we have ever stayed in.

Saw more then we expected - including a pride of lions killing warthogs.

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Mrs J from Milton Keynes
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Wow

Wow, what a place.

What a welcome we had with loads of elephants in the camp (apologies to the staff on our welcome as we were engrossed in watching them)

Can't fault anything here, safari excellent, staff excellent, food excellent.

Safari guide Julius was phenomenal.

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Miss G. from Newark
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

Our tent at Elephant Bedroom was very large and well furnished with a massive bed and the adjoining bathroom was also large and functional. The location was perfect, right on the river bank and we had many Elephants wander by our tent during the day eating the shrubbery in front of it. In fact one day we spent a lovely couple of hours "trapped" on our decking watching a bull elephant eat a leisurely lunch.

The communal area was nice, we enjoyed eating lunch by the river and on the main decking at dinner time. They had a good range of drinks available to purchase. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.

This was one of only two places we stayed where we had a choice at meal times which was a nice treat. Unfortunately I wouldn't say the food is amazing. As a vegetarian I was quite disappointed with the options for the evening meal. Lunch and breakfast were better but not great. The meat main meals were slightly better but nothing to write home about.

We were really happy with our guide Julius, who seemed very experienced and knowledgeable. He was very friendly and easy to get along with. We really enjoyed our safaris with him and even saw the only leopard of the trip. Compared with Kicheche camp where we stayed next you get a lot less jeep time here as you only go out in the morning for a short while as they bring you back to camp for breakfast. The sundowner was great, at a really nice location. We were given the option of a double double or triple triple shot in our pina colada. It seems they do one every second night so depending on when you arrive you get either one or two sundowners.

We've been told that Samburu isn't as good as other place in Kenya for game viewing which may be true (although we did see a leopard here) but we would definitely visit Samburu and Elephant Bedroom again for the proximity and amount of elephants in the area. They are everywhere you turn!

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Mrs H from Glasgow
Arrived on: 27-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great safari.

Elephant Bedroom Camp was great. We were collected at the airstrip by Antony our guide, he was knowledgable, funny and a pleasure to be with.

The game drives were good and we saw an abundance of elephants and giraffes.

The wildlife spotting opportunities in camp were great.

The accommodation was overall excellent, the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms/tents superb. My only criticism was the food; perfectly edible but not inspiring.

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Mr & Mrs E from Norfolk
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent camp

Very comfortable tent. Very clean and the plunge pool is a bonus.

Joseph is very good and makes you feel welcome and Anthony (who we had for a second year in a row) is an excellent guide. He tunes in quickly to what the group wants.

Highly recommended.

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Mr W from Stockton
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

Great location. Seemed to lack a bit of management structure. Guiding was very good. Thank you to Anthony. Enjoyed visiting local villages and Douglas-Hamilton research centre. Not quite as polished as other camps I have visited but still a lovely place to stay. Could certainly do with some boardwalks in between tents as after one quick shower it was a struggle to get out of my tent.

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Mr & Mrs R from Ashbourne
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lovely riverside location

Accommodation good, beds rather firm. Plunge pool appreciated.

Peaceful with animals very close, including elephant! Lovely outlook over river.

Guided by Anthony, an affable young man with very good English. Lovely sightings of a caracal (cat family) and greater kudu. Would have liked the option of a longer morning safari with a picnic breakfast.

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Ms D from Wellington
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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the Magnificent Elephant Bedroom

I realise this camp was a lot more expensive than the first, but the contrast was amazing, can't praise Elephant Bedroom enough.
My guide James was fantastic, really went out of his way to make sure you saw as much as possible, and very knowledgable.
Beautiful food, lots of choice, and the rooms were lovely.

I really enjoyed my stay here so much that I am thinking of returning next year.

Heaps of beautiful elephants !

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