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In Kenya, the Ewaso Ngiro River meanders through a spectacular landscape of waving blonde grasslands, rolling hills and riverine forest, ending up at the great Lorian Swamp set amid the arid Samburu District. Here, Buffalo Springs, Samburu and Shaba National Reserves have been established in order to conserve the wilderness area where dryland species such as Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Beisa oryx and Somali ostrich may be seen alongside elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah and many other species.
SAFARI EXPERIENCE at Joy's Camp
Joy’s Camp is an elegant oasis and a secluded idyll in this arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges. The camp overlooks a large natural spring which acts as a magnet for wildlife and is set among the rocky outcrops of Shaba Hill. The Samburu District is known for harbouring species rarely found elsewhere in such large numbers and is also said to have the best leopard viewing in Kenya. Guests will have the opportunity to spot four of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, buffalo, and leopard – as well as a myriad of wildlife including around 450 species of birdlife. Read more
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & SOCIAL UPLIFTMENT
In partnership with Open Africa for sustainable tourism
In 2006 Joy’s Camp was established by Cheli & Peacock in Shaba National Reserve, a conservation area which previously received very little income from tourism. The camp has since opened up the eastern end of the reserve to the tourism market, helping to provide the revenue needed to ensure sustained conservation in the area. Over 70% of staff members are employed from the local communities, and continuous training is provided toward an end of environmental-social equilibrium. Before the first stone was laid anywhere in the camp, the delicate environment of Shaba was taken into account and an Environmental Impact Study was carried out, in order to ensure minimal environmental impact.
The Camp is named in honor and memory of the author of Born Free, Joy Adamson, and is built at the location of her tented home at Shaba National Reserve. Her love for African wildlife lives on with the Born Free Foundation – an NGO dedicated to keeping wildlife in the wild. Read more
ACCOMMODATION at Joy's Camp
Spacious tent suites, individually decorated and inspired by rich local culture, offering authenticity and luxury. Each tent comprises over 100m² and is uniquely decorated with Boran and Somali cloth design, handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of local cultures. This is combined with modern luxury to create a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp which stays true to local traditions.Read more