Elephant Watch Camp is perched on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, beneath wide-spreading Kigelia and Acacia elatior trees. It is home to some of the largest elephant bulls in Samburu who can often be spotted cooling down in the river bed, resting in the shade, or picking up seed pods beside the tents. This is an eco-camp in a true style that promote peace, beauty, gentleness and simplicity where almost everything is organic.
Coming into camp you are welcomed by a line of tall, slim Samburu warriors offering freshly squeezed fruit juice as refreshment.They’ll walk you into the swirl of colour of the mess tent where you can happily collapse into the Dali-esque delight of cushion filled sofas built from the twisted branches of trees felled by elephants.
Elephant Watch Camp offers six spacious netted tents designed to catch the breeze and to ensure maximum privacy and protection. Each tent hangs under a wide thatched roof with it's own verandah and stunning view.
Inside, soft flowing cloths cascade to the floor that can be drawn across the windows at night. Each room has a king size bed with crisp cotton sheets, side tables, books, bedside lamps that run on solar, crisp clean towels, a kanga bath robe and a “bush cupboard” with hand painted hangars.The bathrooms are en-suite but under the stars. Clothes are hand washed, pressed to perfection with a hot-coal iron, and returned the same day.
All the crisp herbs,vegetables and most of the meat you eat is organically grown and freshly picked or raised, on the Douglas-Hamilton’s farm.The trained cooks make and bake every bite of delicious food on site, a fusion of Italo-Afro-bush gourmet.
At night,orange flames from the camp fire and hurricane lamps light up the dinner table, where the camp serves iced wine and mouth-watering grilled meat and fish.
Daily Elephant Watching Trips
Sundowners on the Elephant Hill