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Joy’s Camp will appeal to the discerning safari traveller who craves an authentic wildlife experience but does not what to compromise on comfort. Situated in the eastern corner of the Samburu eco-system in Shaba National Reserve, Joy’s Camp is a secluded idyll in an arid landscape dotted with lush springs and Rocky River gorges. At Joy’s spring, elephant and rhino jostle for watering rights with herd of buffalo, desert Beisa Oryx, the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra.

Uniquely, Joy’s Camp is decorated with Boran Somali cloth; the vibrant fabric of the local nomadic tribe creates a fresh and sophisticated bush camp in keeping with local flavour. Ten 100sqm, light interior tents have en-suite bathrooms, large verandahs and drop-down windows, which permit uninterrupted Shaba bush views.

Guests dine and chill-out alongside a swimming pool overlooking a game-rich wetlands. Activities include game drives, trips to Magado Crater, and visits to local singing wells, bush meals along the Ewaso Nyiro River and savouring cocktails and the sensational African sunset.

Joy’s Camp is built on the site that was originally Joy Adamson’s home in Shaba National Park; today the Joy Adamson museum is located at the entrance of the camp. Joy moved to Shaba in 1977 to rehabilitate and release a leopard she named Penny. Penny was the heroine of Joy’s last published book, Queen of Shaba. The leopard was successfully released and went on to produce two healthy cubs.

Key Facts

  • Ten Tent Suites
  • En-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers
  • Joy’s Camp is a Natural Reserve
  • Honeymoons are available at Joy’s Camp
  • Spa treatments available.

    Price Guide

    From GBP £405.00 per person per night, this rate is based on Low Season prices.


    Includes accommodation and full board basis, which includes; all meals and most drinks, excludes champagne and specially imported wines and spirits.

Room Types

  • Tent Suites.

    Children’s Policy

    No Children are allowed at Joy’s Camp.

    Would Suit

    This would suit families and couples starting their safari adventure around Kenya.

    Recommended length of stay

    We would recommend a minimum of 3 nights stay.

Speak to any of the team at Inspirational Travel to get ideas for your holiday or honeymoon to the Maldives. Call us on 01778 382764.

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