Elephant Watch is the ultimate in eco-luxury and an unrivalled wildlife experience, thanks to the team’s long links to pioneering elephant conservation in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve. Here, your dreams of an African adventure without compromise come true. Spend magical days among wild animals with charming professional guides and meet leading conservationists in the field. Return to camp to immerse yourself in a luxury that is highly sensitive to the environment’s fragility. Let the commotions of modern life dissolve as your soul is soothed by its reconnection with nature.
At Elephant Watch Camp, the entire operation runs by the camp’s strict eco-philosophy. The camp aspires to be green to the core. The sun powers all of the electricity, including fridges and freezers. Water is hand-pumped from the on-site well, carefully distributed and then re-used to nourish the trees. All of the buildings, including the luxury en-suite safari tents, are made with old fallen trees, solar-hardened earth plaster and sustainably-harvested palm thatch.
The six spacious, netted tents at Elephant Watch Camp are specially designed to catch the breeze and ensure maximum privacy and protection. Each tent hangs under a wide thatched roof with it’s own verandah and stunning view. Inside, soft flowing cloths cascade to the floor that can be drawn across the windows at night. The walls are a mix of canvas and netting which keeps bugs out but allows in the sounds and scents of the wild.
Each room has a king-size bed with crisp cotton sheets, luscious feather pillows, bedside lamps, a flashlight, clean fluffy towels, a kanga bathrobe (designed by Oria) and a “bush cupboard” with plenty of hanging space and shelves. The verandah outside is expansive and comfortable where you can relax in comfort with a book on a daybed, or simply take in the view. Monkeys will come to peek at you, but otherwise your tent is strictly private.
The bathrooms are en-suite and each is built around its own tree for maximum shade and privacy. Hand-painted buckets are filled with clean cool water by day, and in the evening, steaming hot water heated naturally by the sun is poured into your bucket-shower that hangs from a branch so that you can enjoy the sensation of washing under the stars. Laundry is collected every day, washed, pressed, and returned within 24 hours.
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