28 September 2016
What better place to begin your love affair with Africa than on this famous safari camp in Kenya. Joy's Camp, an elegant boutique oasis in the arid lands of Samburu, is built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The 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 lots of rare animals. Each of the 10 sumptuous tents is uniquely decorated and the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. The tents also have breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, with their own private verandas – ideal for game viewing as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the sun.
Your adventure begins with an early morning pick from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or a city hotel and transfer to Wilson Airport for the scheduled flight to Samburu National Park, with the possibility of seeing the spectacular Mt Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain, on the way. On arrival at Samburu you will be met by a guide and taken of your first game drive on the way to the camp. Following lunch, there is an afternoon game drive returning to Joy's Camp as the sun sets.
A full day of game drives today with the chance to relax back at Joy's Camp in the heat of the day between morning and evening safaris. Samburu is home to many uncommon species such as reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx and the long-necked gerenuk antelope to name just a few. There are also many lion, cheetah and leopard to spot as well as huge crocodiles in the nearby rivers.
Morning and afternoon game drives in the park today with every chance of seeing all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The eastern corner of the Samburu eco-system, Shaba is a secluded idyll, an arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges. 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.
Today is your last of the tour, so make the most of it. Following breakfast, there will be another game drive transfer back to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Nairobi where you will be met and driven back to your city centre hotel. This stay at Joy's Camp makes a great add on to any holiday in Kenya and you will take home with you so many magical wildlife memories
Standard fr £1638pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated