Samburu Intrepids, Heritage Hotels’ signature tented camp, is set to reopen in March 2011 with 11 refurbished tents and public areas. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro in Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Intrepids has been rebuilt following the devastating floods of 2010.
The luxurious tented lodge offers 11 modern and newly refurbished tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich riverbanks. All tents are large and spacious with palm-thatched roofs and netted screens to allow for the river breeze to keep guests cool. Completely rebuilt, the dining deck has a new look incorporating a blend of ethno-modern décor. Raised on stilts, it provides spectacular views of the river where wildlife can often be seen drinking. A further six tents are expected to be completed within the next 45 to 60 days, giving the whole camp a fresh, new look.
Samburu is known for its special five - the Beisa oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and Somali ostrich – animals of the northern hemisphere adapted to living in water-stressed areas. It is also home to lions, leopards, elephants and other big game and an abundance of dryland birds.
Samburu is a five-hour drive from Nairobi, past the Equator or an hour’s flight from Nairobi.