Need expert help?

Brian Huggins   Meet Brian, one of our travel experts for Kenya.


Brian has always nurtured his passion for travel in his spare time. He's traveled the world, visiting over 40 countries. Over time, this passion grew to the point where he began to search for opportunities to work in the travel industry. He's been an African Specialist at Mango Safaris since early 2006.


Joy's Camp

Explore > Kenya > Shaba National Reserve > Joy's Camp

Joy's Camp

Photo #1 of 7
Joy's Camp - Joy's Camp. Copyright Cheli & Peacock. Just a spacer

An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu; Joy's Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home in Shaba National Reserve.

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.



See thumbnails of all photos for this point of interest.

Joy's Camp


 
 
 
Video #1 of 1







Overview



An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu; Joy's Camp 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 the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra.

Each of the 10 sumptuous tents is uniquely decorated with handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. Each tent has breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, with its own private veranda - ideal for game viewing as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environs offered by Shaba.

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. Joy's Camp, "Forever Free"!

Fresh homemade breads and pastas, traditional Italian risottos, and fresh organic salads await you at this chic boutique camp in Shaba.

During lunchtime, gaze over the camp's neighbouring lush springs teaming with elephant, buffalo and other plains game. After nightfall, while enjoying dinner, you will look out over the same floodlit springs, where lion and other preditors now appear, seeking refreshment after a long hot day.

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.

Awards:
  • Silver Eco-rating Certification - Ecotourism Kenya, 2011/2012
  • Finalist Best Eco Safari Property in Africa – The Good Safari Guide, 2010
  • Finalist Best Safari Property in East Africa – The Good Safari Guide, 2010
  • The 2007 Hot List – Condé Nast Traveller Magazine


Closed in the rainy seasons of April, May & November.

X

abc

xyz

X

abc

xyz