Location of Camp: Samburu Reserve
Type of Safari Camp: Luxury Permanent Tented Camp
Rating (1-5+): 5
Camp Accomodations: 20 luxury tents. Each faces the river and has a private deck where you can sit and observe the wildlife. Furnished with comfortable beds, full linens, en-suite bathrooms with flush toilet, vanity and hot showers.
Local Wildlife: Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, crocodile, gerenuk, somali ostrich.
When to Visit: Good all year round
Safari Activities at Camp: Game drives, guided walks, night game drives, camel rides.
Larsen’s Tented Camp
Situated along the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, under the shade of giant acacia trees is the wonderful Larsen’s Tented Camp. Larsen’s is a classic style bush camp where even the bar and dining rooms are tented. In the evening guests sit around a campfire with the enormous African sky overhead. Each of the 17 luxury tents faces the river and has a private deck where you can sit and observe the wildlife. The spacious luxury tents are beautifully furnished with comfortable beds, full linens, en-suite bathrooms with flush toilet, vanity and hot showers.
Ververt monkeys cavort in the trees and animals – especially elephant – come to the river to drink. Larsen’s is also host to a multitude of exotic birds.
The dining tent is open on three sides and faces the river. A first class dinner elegantly served by candlelight on tables set with silver and Larsen’s china. There is also a lounge that stocks a number of board games and a library of magazines and wildlife books.
Larsen’s Tree house provides close up wildlife viewing and is an excellent place to enjoy a sundowner.