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Elephant Watch Camp

Lunch by the river

Elephant Watch Camp

• Tradtional tented eco-bush camp

• Six traditional safari tents with private verandahs

• Born out of Oria Douglas-Hamilton’s passion for elephants & conservation

• An unfenced camp, animals are free to wander the grounds providing close-up wildlife viewing

• Samburu National Reserve is home to more than 350 species of resident birds & 70 migrant species

• Exclusive access to visit Save the Elephants Research Centre

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Home to Dr Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton, founders of the Save the Elephants charity, Elephant Watch Camp was born from Oria’s love of elephants and conservation.

Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, the six ensuite tents are crafted from natural materials, including trees felled by elephants. The camp follows a strict eco-philosophy; all electricity comes from the sun, food is locally sourced or grown on an organic farm in Naivasha and waste is carefully recycled. An intimate safari experience, the unfenced camp is frequented by wildlife and local herds of elephants allow the camp’s open-sided vehicles to drive among them. Hike up Ololokwe Mountain, visit the Save the Elephants centre, watch the sunset in the bush, visit a Samburu village and immerse yourself in the wildlife surrounding this rustic and personal eco-lodge.

• 6 ensuite safari tents – king

• Children of all ages welcome

• Day game drives

• Guided bush walks

• Bush picnics

• Sundowners

• Hiking

• Birding

• Fly camping

• Camel trekking

• Helicopter tours

• Cultural community visits

• Excursions: Ewaso Lions, Save The Elephants Research Centre, Ololokwe Hike

• WiFi: main areas

• Mobile phone signal

• Solar power electricity

• Charging facilities: mess tent

• Laundry

• Guest Areas: Mess Tent, River Bank Lounge & Campfire

• Wash basin

• Eco-flush toilet

• Hot water safari bucket shower

• Private verandah

• Daybed

• Save The Elephants

• Elephant Watch Scholarship Fund

• Closed end March – mid May & end October – mid December

• Buffalo Springs Airstrip – 40 minute drive

• Oryx Airstrip – 40 minute drive

• Daily scheduled flights departing Nairobi Wilson Airport to Bufalo Springs Airstrip

• Daily scheduled flights departing Nairobi Wilson Airport to Oryx Airstrip on request

• Private Charter

• Road transfer from Nairobi, approximately 5-6 hours

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