Reviews of Elephant Bedroom
Wildlife sightings and reviews
31 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Elephant Bedroom and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"the Magnificent Elephant Bedroom"
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 !" See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
"Elephant Bedroom without a river"
My dignified Game Drive Guide in his tribal dress was very good and besides seeing leopards, elephants and lions we also watched a pregnant lioness tracking a young zebra one morning and found her in the afternoon beside her half eaten kill that she had placed in a bush shelter. During the next two drives we saw her in the same place.
One morning we were watching a lazing leopard when a young bull elephant arrived and began feeding near the leopard; result: 2 of the Big 5 in one shot!
Unfortunately the river was dry and consequently the crocodiles had left and gone into hibernation. Also the ostriches had left the area and I did not get my one chance to see their blue legs. However on my second day the elephants began to arrive and from my verandah I watched a bull elephant place his tusks each side of the doum palm that was growing about four yards from my tent and vigorously shake the palm until he was showered with its fruits, My next visitor was a dwarf mongoose who stood on its back legs to peep at me over the edge of the verandah. The monkeys and baboons were, of course, the usual opportunists and a regular 'lookout' was mostly on duty to keep them away from the diner.
One morning towards the end of a Drive we suddenly found ourselves in a shady grove that had been set up as a diner with tables and chairs and all the kitchen equipment ready to cook whatever the guests required. This was a pleasant meal which I shall remember.
The next surprise was a Sundowner for ALL the guests with staff serving the food that was being kept hot until the Sun set.
Overall I enjoyed my experiences at Elephant Bedroom with its luxurious tent accommodation. Even the extremely strong winds filling everything with red dust was an experience.
During my third morning at the campsite I was relaxing on my verandah when I was suddenly disturbed by a Drone hovering about ten yards in front me - am I being unreasonable to believe that this was an intrusion/invasion of my privacy?" See all these reviews: 14n in Kenya
"Resident Bull Elephant"
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!!!!" See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya
"Elephant Bedroom review"
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." See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya; 5n in Tanzania
"Elephant Bedroom review"
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." See all these reviews: 7n in Zanzibar; 7n in Kenya
"Great Samburu Experience"
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
"Elephant Bedroom review"
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!" See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
"Elephant Bedroom review"
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!" See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
"Elephant Bedroom Camp"
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." See all these reviews: 5n in Kenya
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