Heritage Hotels’ tented camp Samburu Intrepids in Kenya will reopen in March following almost total destruction by floods last year.


 


Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro in Samburu National Reserve, the camp has had to be almost completely rebuilt.


 


All the tents are large, sit on stilts, and have palm-thatched roofs, netted screens and private views of the “wildlife rich riverbank.”


 


There are 11 already built and 17 more are expected to be finished in the next couple of months.


 


Samburu is known for its special five – the Beisa oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and Somali ostrich – animals of the northern hemisphere adapted to living in water-stressed areas.


 


It is also home to lions, leopards, elephants and other big game and an abundance of dryland birds.


 


Samburu is a five-hour drive from Nairobi, past the Equator or an hour’s flight from Nairobi.

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