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Absolutely professional, knowing how to make you feel special but not over intrusive
We stayed just after they re-opened from the COVID shutdown. Looking after our welfare was paramount, but they were also totally friendly and helpful. The food was superb, really, really good, especially considering the lack of other guests, and our every request was catered for. I can't think of a better place to stay when visiting Samburu. And I would also like to to thank Intrepids management for opening at a loss, obviously to help support their staff at a very difficult time
One of my favorite bush vacations.
We arrived on the day they re opened after covid pandemic. We were received by the clinical officer checking our vitals and recording it which was very necessary given the times we are lining in. They sprayed with disinfectors which made us feel he lodge was taking all necessary precautions you could tell by they was they way they were all masked and different sanitisation ports all over the lodge. We obviously got the best tented rooms as we were only like 2 different groups of 10 and 6. The camp is at the shore of EwasoNyiro river and we enjoyed nights the most with the most amazing camp fire. The staff are great after staying for almost 6months without visitors you they couldn't help but to walk with smiles and the ooze of positive energy made us feel very appreciated. Oooh i cannot forget the chef...he is world class with the most amazing meals...(don't be on diet when going here- You'll have to cheat the whole stay) Anyways when you need to go to a nice peaceful game in Samburu this is one of the best place you can live in. Thank you Samburu Intrepids for the most amazing times.
Good place to see some other wildlife
Samburu Intrepid—visited in November of 2019: I was entertaining friend who had been to Kenya before and last two times to Masai Mara. So we were doing something different. I had visited Samburu Intrepid several years’ back and loved the place for different location and animals-- Central-Northern part of Kenya. Did flying Safari—which I definitely recommend over road (6 hours by not so good roads). In Samburu you see some animals not found in Masai Mara-- namely—Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk antelope, Grevy’s Zebra, and Besia Oryx. We also saw lots of ‘elephant and other animals—lots of dik dik. —Also cheetah cubs and lions. No Leopard. No Buffalo, Rhino, or wildebeest. This is not best place to see cats—go to Mara for that. It was rainy season and river was up and flooding but not out of banks. We were delayed one evening going back to camp due to small stream being way out of banks and we had to wait for it to go down. Camp is like large tree house look---typical luxury tents. Was a hot most days—so had fans and electricity in tents. Electricity was cutoff and 12 midnight. Would do the wake up call with Coffee or Tea. My friend and I are both tall so ask for King size beds—which they did---but exact opposite of camp—on very end but we were okay with that—but a bit of hike. Our stay was good---and food very good. Staff very friendly and nice. Due to excessive rains---we didn’t get to do all the game drives—but driver was willing---but we chose not to. They do make you pay park fees or conservancy fees with cash –so be prepared. (Actually KWS says use credit cards---but still doing cash) Not good for non—residents if one doesn’t know. Resident rates are cheap—but non-residents are not—I think $70 a night for non-resident. Price was reasonable for flying package and worth seeing this part of Kenya.
We stayed here for 3 nights and the food and the staff were amazing. Couldn't think of a better place to stay and experience the sights and sounds of the game reserve. Situated right on the river and the moment you leave the camp, you're right in among all the animals.The tents are very good and all have en-suite facilities.
Our group spent three night here and had wonderful meals served by a friendly and courteous staff. There were three evening programs given by Samburu naturalists, James, Alfred and Steve. Very well versed young men and very informative. The tented cabins were so comfortable and really made you feel in the heart of Kenya. The lodge has a power saving system which I find very eco friendly and in keeping with my idea of a tented camp in Africa. Would definitely stay here again. Lovely pool too!
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