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Set exclusively in a serene oasis amid the arid lands of Samburu; Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. This site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book. 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. 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.
Situated In the eastern corner of the Samburu eco-system in the Shaba National Reserve.
Accommodation and facilities:
Accommodation is offered in ten ’safari chic’ canvas bedrooms all elevated on raised platforms affording breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. Each of the sumptuous en suite tents is uniquely decorated with the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. Each tent has its own deck which is ideal for private game viewing. The cuisine at Joy’s Camp is traditional, sumptuous Northern Italian food, served in the central dining area.
Shaba National Reserve is enriched with extraordinary wildlife. Game drives will incorporate varied wildlife including gravy zebra, the Somali ostrich, generuk, reticulated giraffe, lesser kudu and leopard; there are plenty of lion and large herds of elephant. Other activities include bush breakfasts, sundowners and cultural visits.
From here, guests can enjoy a trip to the Magodo Crater, to witness how the locals collect salt from the crater basin or visit the local communities to hear the wondrous singing wells.