Elephant Bedroom

Reviews of Elephant Bedroom

Excellent(94%) From 10 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 10 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.
The ladies that travel
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Resident Bull Elephant

On arriving at this camp we were greeted with cool wet towels and a drink - most welcoming. The tents here were delightful well equipped comfortable beds and a great location.

The overall experience in this camp was good - only comment was the food could have been a little lighter!!! Huge portions, but for some I'm sure that was welcome.

Seeing the wildlife in camp was a bonus and from our veranda we could see lots of game across the river.

The plunge room was the only way to cool off in the afternoon GREAT!!!!

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Mr J. from Compton Martin
Arrived on: 24-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

This was the second really outstanding place where we stayed. Joseph (the manager) made us extremely welcome and runs an excellent outfit with friendly and efficient staff.

The location is superb - right on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river where the elephants come right up to the bedroom (however beware of the monkeys who steal the biscuits which come with your early morning tea if you don't get there first!)

The food was first class and Anthony, our driver/guide took us on three splendid game drives, using his expertise to find leopards each time.

Very highly recommended.

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Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 16-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

Well very different from Saruni placed in the heart of Samburu right on the rivers edge,beautiful setting have never experienced a tented camp that you have a private plunge pool to yourself !
Food here is exceptional and yes if you are into elephants they abound all around the camp to the hilarious point when you grab your lunch and run to safety! (always safe guards everywhere)
Slight minus point no power at night so it can get a little warm but you always have the plunge pool !
Guides good cannot fault anything about this camp very well run.

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Mr & Mrs E of Norfolk
Arrived on: 15-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great Samburu Experience

Really lovely camp in a good situation within Samburu Reserve. Tented accommodation was excellent, very comfortable and clean. The public areas were large and well furnished, although if the camp was full they might feel less spacious. Food was always plentiful, with a reasonable choice including vegetarian options. On occasion the cooked breakfast could have been hotter. (Served outside from heated containers.)

We were allocated an experienced guide who was knowledgeable about animals and birds. He was flexible and accommodating but sometimes seemed a little distant. The staff in the camp were generally friendly and helpful. Some of the waiting staff seemed to have less English and therefore it was difficult to make a connection.

Elephants came to the camp every evening of our stay. One morning we were unable to leave our tent until staff arrived as we had an elephant next to the deck.

Overall our experience of this camp was a good one and we are already planning a return visit.

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Mr & Mrs LN - London
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

We returned to Elephant Bedroom after a previous stay and were so very glad that we did! Samburu is one of our favorite reserves and Elephant Bedroom does Samburu justice.

Our tent was on a raised platform and was spacious, well-decorated and had a fantastic view. The plunge pool on the deck is a wonderful idea and is perfect for just dangling your feet in or sitting in watching the world happen around you. Laundry is done on request.

The camp is unfenced and open to whatever happens to want to visit. The very friendly and relaxed guards around the camp made sure to point out anything interesting and kept us safely out of the visiting elephants way. Sam, (one of the elephants that likes the camp) came by daily and we watched him with great interest from our deck as he ate the fruit from the tree that the monkeys had knocked down. He was calm and peaceful and not worried by us at all.

In camp is also an observation platform near a small waterhole the camp has created. The guard took us up there when we requested it.

The staff were all wonderful and so welcoming. Everyone embraced my nephew's enthusiasm for his first trip in Kenya and made our stay an absolute delight. Our guide (James) and trainee (John) were enthusiastic, funny and so kind.

The food was always delicious. How they manage to cater so well so far from everything is amazing! For lunch and dinner you are presented with a blackboard menu with several choices to choose your meal from. Breakfast is a buffet with eggs cooked to order.

We will return!



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Dr P. from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

We loved the environment and saw loads of things.

The guide was excellent at finding animals but not very forthcoming on more detailed information.

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Ms K & Ms R from Florida
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephant Bedroom review

Lovely management and staff, and excellent guiding, made Elephant Bedroom Camp a good stop.

It was very hot and still while we were there, but the camp was appealing and the wildlife sightings were superb. And Samburu was beautiful beyond belief!

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Mr & Mrs S from Chichester
Arrived on: 27-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great location

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.

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Mr & Mrs C from Bristol
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 5 nights
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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.

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Mr. & Mrs. P - Otley
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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