The authentic Samburu Riverside Camp

Eco-Tourism at its best

Located in the heart of the beautiful Samburu National Reserve and close to the mighty Ewaso Ng’iro River, Samburu Riverside Camp offers a natural environment with very little interference to the environment and its inhabitants.  It is home to many birds, mongoose, vervet monkeys, tortoises, and elephants, to name a few.

Samburu National Reserve is very peaceful and attracts many animals because of the river that runs through it and the mixture of acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. This is one of the two areas featured in the award-winning movie Born Free, and was also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves.

Experience Samburu National Reserve from within

Samburu National Reserve is is considered among the best wildlife reserves, not just in Kenya but in the whole of Africa!

It is rich in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx. It is home to a large population of Elephants, the best place in Kenya to spot Leopards, and Wild Dog sightings are common. Bird life is also abundant with over 450 species.

Facilities & Amenities

Samburu Riverside Camp is a small eco-friendly camp offering 3 deluxe tents and 3 standard ones, each one with en-suite bathroom, changing room and outside seating area. We can also accomodate larger groups with smaller but confortable tents. Enjoy 24-hour a day solar powered lighting and charging stations in your own tent and in the dining area.


Choose between our Deluxe, Standard tent or even Honeymoon tent. All offer comfortable beds and a relaxing ambience that will keep you happy all through.

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Your stay with us includes 3 home-cooked meals a day and early morning tea and coffee served either at the tents or in the dining area. Hot beverages and refreshments are also available at all times; simply specify your preferences and we will have them available.


Enjoy an afternoon nap, read a book, doze-off in comtemplation of nature, stay in touch with family and friend, sort your pictures, discuss life issues or simply be. We have the perfect place for you to unwind!


Our camp is just the beginning of your stay with us.  Whether you want to admire the wildlife in its natural environment on game drives, go on a birding tour, live a cultural experience, go on a safari to the northern frontier, simply relax in the camp or even get married in the authentic Samburu style, we have something for you.

And we can customize any experience according to your unique preferences.

We support Reteti Elephant Orphanage and can take you there

Game Drive

A game drive in Samburu National Reserve means experiencing a lot of wildlife up close. Amongnst many others, you will see the elegant gerenuks, the unique and endangered Grevy's zebras and reticulated giraffe, as well as Somali ostriches and Beisa oryxes.

Birding Tour

We offer unique birding tours that directly contribute to the conservation of local birds and wildlife.

Cultural Visit

Whether you choose to visit an authentic Samburu villages or school, enjoy traditional music and dance around a campfire, go out on bush walks with local guides – discovering as much about them as you do about the wildlife, it will be a truly unique experience!

Walk to the River

Samburu Riverside Camp is a short walking distance from the mighty Ewaso Ng'iro river.

Come strech your legs!

Cultural Wedding

Your wedding day will be one the most important day in your life. Make it really special by experiencing a Samburu cultural wedding and get the spiritual Samburu blessing.


Great honeymoon memories will help keep the spark alive while reminiscing.

Let us host your Perfect Honeymoon!

Safari in Northern Kenya

You want to experience something really exceptional?

We have designed new all sensorial experiences in northern Kenya for you!

What Our Guests Say

"Amazing place, highly recommended - Luxury camping with all needed facilities. First of all we want to say a great thank for our romantic diner in front of fireplace. The atmosphere was fantastic! The camp is really cozy. In the tent was very clean. My white socks remained white! The staff was very attentive and gave us good recommendations for our morning game drive. If we will plan to visit Samburu again, we will stay here again with no doubt."
Ksenia (Russia)
"Was an excellent alternative to staying in expensive camps/lodges. - This is a simple, basic camp for the more budget conscious traveler. Would recommend the two large en suite tents rather than having to use the shared facilities. Very comfortable beds. The food was excellent in view of the simplicity of the camp, tasty, home cooked and plentiful. We took our own meat and combined it with theirs. It was cooked to perfection. The staff were very friendly, very good, and to be recommended. Kelvin is an excellent host and guide for game drives."
Mary (UK)
"Great find. True African adventure experience - Very enjoyable and just what we wanted. Had an en-suite tent which was perfect. The staff are really helpful and did everything they could... for example arranging for lunch as a picnic that we took to a glade by the river. This is a great option for a ‘reasonable price’ stay in Samburu. Saw all of the ‘special five’ animals (Ostrich, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Retic Giraffe and Beisa Oryx) but also Greater Kudu, Lion and a Cheetah with three cubs.... Fantastic! The park has a nicer more individual atmosphere than some others in Kenya. Highly recommended."
Vishaldeep (USA)
"Very good - Staff were attentive and excellent, especially toward the baby and toddler in our party. Game viewing in the Camp's 4wd was outstanding. The arrangement to leave our 2wd at Kelvin's small hotel in Archer's Post and connect with the camp's 4wd was very helpful."
David (Australia)

Enjoy Unforgettable Experience at
Samburu Riverside Camp

Come experience Nature.  So much more than just a stay!

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