Larsens Camp is a luxury camp set in Samburu National Reserve. The camp is named after the explorer Eric Larsen and is built at the exact spot where he first camped. A rugged landscape forms the camp’s surrounding with jagged mountains forming the backdrop with the Ewaso Nyiro River cutting across the terrain.


Each tent at Larsens Camp is secluded ensuring maximum privacy. The tents have unhindered views of the river and are set under shaded palm trees. Additionally, the tents’ decor is themed to bring out the pioneering spirit in the camp’s guests. King-size beds, porches, and en-suite bathrooms are all features of the tents.

Dining and Other Amenities

Larsens Camp has experiential dining where meals can be served by the Ewaso Nyiro River, alfresco, allowing the camp’s guest to dine while watching wild animals such as elephants and giraffes. Dinners are typically candle-lit dinners. Gourmet four-course meals are served for lunch and dinner while breakfast is served buffet-style. The camp’s chefs are willing and able to cater to special dietary requests.

One can cool down in the camp’s swimming pool or relax at the jacuzzi. Sunbeds by the pool are available for whiling away the time under the African sun. Alternatively, one can also unwind after a long day on safari by visiting the resident spa where one is placed under the care of a certified spa therapist.


Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu National Reserve are the main activities at the camp. Bird walks to spot any of the 1,100 bird species are also a popular activity. Sundowners are also served to cap a day of adventurers safari experiences.

Larsens Camp Rates

Above quote includes:

  • Transport in a luxurious 8 seater safari minivan
  • 2 nights’ accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/tour guide
  • Unlimited game drives

Above quote excludes:

  • Drinks and tips for waiters, porters and drivers
  • Park entry fees – Citizens (Adult Kshs.1,000, Kid Kshs.500), Residents (Adult Kshs.1030, Kid Kshs.515)

Note: East African Resident Rates – in Kenya Shillings (KES)


Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu

Pick up from Nairobi, after a short safari debrief, you will drive north of Nairobi passing through the Equator and the majestic Mount Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch; check-in at your camp/lodge. After lunch, you will have some time to relax before you go for an evening game drive. Come back to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Samburu

Today you will spend the full day spent exploring the park. The highlights of the Samburu Game Reserve are the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers, and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, Grevy zebra, and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the reserve.

Day 3: Samburu – Nairobi

After an early breakfast and morning game drive, depart to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. This is where your safari will end.

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