About Samburu Riverside Camp

Samburu Riverside Camp is an authentic tented camp located inside the Samburu National Reserve, owned by  Samburu Kelvin Lemantaan.  We provide eco-friendly accommodations, all meals, and the best game drive services with knowledgeable Samburu guides.

With our extensive experience and knowledge of the region, we also offer unique and tailored safaris to Kenya’s Northern Frontier as well as a variety of activities for all ages.

Enjoy an affordable stay in the amazing and uncrowded Samburu National Reserve!  Apart from hosting the “big five” (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos), it is famous for its reticulated giraffes, Grevy zebras, gerenuk antelopes, Beisa oryx, and is part of the homeland of the Samburu semi-nomadic tribe.


Our Mission

We are committed to preserving Kenya’s unique wildlife, landscapes and Local culture. We believe that the best way to do this is through sustainable ecotourism ventures that benefit the local communities and give our guests a rewarding experience.


Our Vision

To provide the most authentic and professional safari experience in East Africa.


The Owner

At one with nature, Hon Kelvin Lemantaan has been in tune with the African bush since he was born. As a Samburu who grew up in Westgate Conservancy, the sights, sounds, smells and tracks of the African wilderness are second nature to him. He can’t remember ever wanting to do anything else apart from share his love for the myriad of plant and animal life surrounding him. Now a private guide with over 16 years of experience guiding guests all over Kenya, he’s got his dream job. He never tires of being out in the bush listening to birdsong. With eyes like a hawk and an intimate knowledge of every nook and cranny of his Samburu homeland, his guests are never disappointed.

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Our Destinations

We are true specialists of the amazing Samburu National Reserve, where we do most of our games drives; there is just so much to see, hear and feel here! We are also surrounded by many conservancies, Sera, Westgate and Kalama to name a few. We know all the villages and their unique customs and traditions, and we are eager to make you discover them; you will be transformed by the simplicity and authenticity of the people.

We are passionate about the Northern Frontier and offer very customized safaris to remote places like Ngurunit, the Chalbi desert and Lake Turkana. Name your dream, we will make it come true!

And we also offer game drives to the close-by Buffalo Spring and Shaba Reserves and have many other destinations in the region. Check our Activities page!