Sarara CampAugust 2, 2021
Elephant Watch Camp is in the drier northern part of Kenya and offers an authentic eco-luxury experience with a conservation focus. Enjoy one of the largest elephant populations in Kenya.
Situated in the dry north of Kenya, in a land of endless rugged beauty and untamed wilderness, Elephant Watch Camp offers an authentic eco-luxury experience with a conservation focus. The camp is perched on the sandy banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, beneath kigelia and acacia trees in Samburu National Reserve. This ecosystem has one of the largest elephant populations in Kenya, each one individually identified and studied by researchers at neighboring Save the Elephants, a successful conservation program with strong ties to Elephant Watch Camp.
The area is home to a number of species only found in arid zones, including the Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, Grevy's zebra, gerenuk, and reticulated giraffe. The reserve is also home to all three of the big cat species, wild dog, as well as 350 bird species. The nomadic Samburu people live here among the animals as they have for centuries.
Elephant Watch is an eco-bush camp. It has been cleverly made out of fallen trees and locally available materials. Green to the core, the Oria's guiding philosophy emphasises recycling, composting, solar energy, and minimal pollution.
Elephant Watch has become home to some of the largest elephant bulls in Samburu, and they regularly walk among the tents. During the sagaram season, they are in camp almost everyday.
Elephant Watch Camp is cleverly designed and made from fallen trees and the tents are breezy desert-style tents with drapings of colour offering a great cosy atmosphere.
The camp has six wide and breezy desert-style tents, draped in multi-coloured cottons, each covered with a high thatched roof. Using the unique shapes of dead trees stripped of their bark by elephants, each tent is individually decorated with unique pieces of handcrafted furniture, a king-size bed and crisp cotton sheets. Side tables with books and solar-powered bedside lamps add to the cosy atmosphere. The en-suite bathrooms are built around the gnarled trunks of acacia trees and are open to the African sky. Water from the camp well is heated in the sun and poured into hand-painted buckets for a reviving “bush” shower.