Joy’s Camp

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Joy's Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book

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$550 per person, per night

Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book

An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra.

Each of the 10 sumptuous tents is uniquely decorated with handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. Each tent has breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, with its own private veranda – ideal for game viewing as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environs offered by Shaba.

Joy’s Camp boasts a chic Boran style, with bright and uniquely modern tents.  There 10 en-suite white tents: 7 doubles and 3 twin tents.  Each tent consists of a large main bedroom, permanent en suite bathroom (stone floors, flush loo, hot running water and shower), and large veranda with seating area. All tents can fit two extra beds, to accommodate children under the age of 16yrs only.

Fresh homemade breads and pastas, traditional Italian risottos, and fresh organic salads await you at this chic boutique camp in Shaba.  During lunchtime, gaze over the camp’s neighbouring lush springs teaming with elephant, buffalo and other plains game. After nightfall, while enjoying dinner, you will look out over the same floodlit springs, where lion and other preditors now appear, seeking refreshment after a long hot day.  At Joy’s Camp guests dine individually (unlike some of our other tented camps, where dining is communal).  Private romantic dinners can also be arranged on request.

The eastern corner of the Samburu eco-system, Shaba is a secluded idyll; an arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges. Joy’s Camp is the perfect choice for discerning guests interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history, as well as those looking for an authentic wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a luxury-tented camp. Joy’s Camp, “Forever Free”!

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