Joy’s Camp

Joy’s camp has a breathtaking view of the hills that surround it, all the while overlooking a natural spring that serves as a watering hole for the local wildlife. It is considered to be an elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu.

Fact Sheet

Location: Shaba National Reserve

Unique Features: Joy’s Camp offers an authentic wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a luxury tented camp.

Seasons: Closed in May

Languages Spoken: English and Swahili

How to get there: Chaffa Airstrip on the Shaba reserve, which is a 10-minute drive. There are daily flights operated by Safarilink from Nairobi to Chaffa airstrip, Air Kenya flights from Wilson airport to Nanyuki connecting with a private charter from Nanyuki. Joy’s Camp is a 45-minute charter flight from Nanyuki. Note that transfers from or to Samburu are not available.

Facilities: 10 spacious en-suite tents – 7 doubles, 3 twin rooms, swimming pool, laundry service

Drink Policy: Soft drinks, beer, house wines, and non-luxury spirits are included in the room rates. Champagne, special wines, and luxury spirits are additional.

Activities: Game Drives, Guided Bush Walks, bush Meals along Ewaso Nyiro River and Gorge, Sundowners, shop, massages, and cultural visits to Boran Village.

Interesting Facts: Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book, “Queen of Shaba”.