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.