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Kenya

Joy’s Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

Built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve, Joy’s Camp is a luxurious oasis of peace and abundant natural beauty and wildlife.

Accommodations at the camp consist of ten spacious tented suites. There are seven double rooms and three twin rooms available. Each tent is decorated in a chic “Borana” design with clean lines, contemporary architectural details, and vibrant fabrics. The en suite bathrooms feature stone floors, double vanities, showers, and flush toilets. All tents can fit two extra beds to accommodate children under the age of sixteen years only. A private veranda includes a comfortable seating area which is perfect for viewing game or reading a good book.

The camp is located in the Shaba National Reserve set within the eastern section of Sambura. The Reserve encompasses 186-square miles of picturesque yet arid country. There area is popular with such rare species as aardwolf, striped hyena, as well as plentiful gerenuk, Grevy zebra, beisa oryx, the splendid blue-legged Somali ostrich, and the reticulated giraffe. The massive tortilis acacia trees in the forest near the camp are popular with the leopards. Of course, in the area Joy Adamson chose to live there are an abundant number of lions around. The beautiful reserve has natural salts and lush palm fringed springs that attract many animals. Bordering the north of the park is the great Ewaso Nyiro River with its rocky gorges, waterfalls, and sandy beaches.

Morning and afternoon game drives are conducted in specially fitted, open 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers and conducted by expert guides and trackers. Night time game drives discover the nocturnal activities of animals such as wild cat, lions, aardwolf, hyena, owls, and leopards. Guided walks take a closer look at the smaller flora and fauna of the area including spotting animal tracks, dung beetles, and micro-ecosystems. Some favorite walks take place along the Chaffa stream. Cultural visits explore the villages and customs of the local Borana, Samburu, and Turkana people. Bush breakfasts and sundowners are a great way to enjoy a delicious meal in a wild and picturesque setting. A unique activity offered at the camp is painting the spectacular scenery with the easels, paints, charcoal pencils, and paper provided for guest’s artistic needs.

The main camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion and other animals come for a drink. The camp’s dining room serves up fresh homemade breads and pastas, traditional Italian risottos, and fresh organic salads. There is also a well-being area and shop for souvenirs and art supplies. The refreshing pool provides a cool respite from the heat of the day.

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Kenya

Joy’s Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

Built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve, Joy’s Camp is a luxurious oasis of peace and abundant natural beauty and wildlife.

Accommodations at the camp consist of ten spacious tented suites. There are seven double rooms and three twin rooms available. Each tent is decorated in a chic “Borana” design with clean lines, contemporary architectural details, and vibrant fabrics. The en suite bathrooms feature stone floors, double vanities, showers, and flush toilets. All tents can fit two extra beds to accommodate children under the age of sixteen years only. A private veranda includes a comfortable seating area which is perfect for viewing game or reading a good book.

The camp is located in the Shaba National Reserve set within the eastern section of Sambura. The Reserve encompasses 186-square miles of picturesque yet arid country. There area is popular with such rare species as aardwolf, striped hyena, as well as plentiful gerenuk, Grevy zebra, beisa oryx, the splendid blue-legged Somali ostrich, and the reticulated giraffe. The massive tortilis acacia trees in the forest near the camp are popular with the leopards. Of course, in the area Joy Adamson chose to live there are an abundant number of lions around. The beautiful reserve has natural salts and lush palm fringed springs that attract many animals. Bordering the north of the park is the great Ewaso Nyiro River with its rocky gorges, waterfalls, and sandy beaches.

Morning and afternoon game drives are conducted in specially fitted, open 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers and conducted by expert guides and trackers. Night time game drives discover the nocturnal activities of animals such as wild cat, lions, aardwolf, hyena, owls, and leopards. Guided walks take a closer look at the smaller flora and fauna of the area including spotting animal tracks, dung beetles, and micro-ecosystems. Some favorite walks take place along the Chaffa stream. Cultural visits explore the villages and customs of the local Borana, Samburu, and Turkana people. Bush breakfasts and sundowners are a great way to enjoy a delicious meal in a wild and picturesque setting. A unique activity offered at the camp is painting the spectacular scenery with the easels, paints, charcoal pencils, and paper provided for guest’s artistic needs.

The main camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion and other animals come for a drink. The camp’s dining room serves up fresh homemade breads and pastas, traditional Italian risottos, and fresh organic salads. There is also a well-being area and shop for souvenirs and art supplies. The refreshing pool provides a cool respite from the heat of the day.