Shaba National Reserve camps - Joy’s Camp

Joy’s Camp

Located on Joy Adamson's (of 'Elsa the Lioness' fame) original camp-site, this camp is a departure from both traditional tented camp style and rustic lodge style (and no doubt bares little resemblance to Joy's actual camp which is slightly paradoxical).  However, it's beatifully designed, clean and refreshing, with broad pale-canvas roofs which give the rooms a light, airy look. There are large bedrooms, private verandahs overlooking the surrounding bush and spacious bathrooms.

Shaba National Reserve has kept a low-profile with a relatively low game count in comparison to it's busy neighbour, Samburu but it has a harsh beauty and makes for a great escape from well-worn tourist routes. Wildlife is starting to move back in, however, and lion are spotted regularly.

Joy's camp camp is located on the only fresh water source away from the river and is surrounded by a discreet electric fence (something we never like) but it's presumably to stop the wildlife from taking a swig from or practising backstroke in the swimming pool.  The location means it is something of a magnet for what game there is.

Incl. FB, drinks, game drives, cultural visits, bush meals, laundry, airport transfers. Excl. Champagne, premium spirits, fees for cultural visits.

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