Elewana Joy's Camp
Large patio area Joy's Camp bedroom
Large patio area
Joy's Camp bedroom

Elewana Joy's Camp

An elegant oasis in the Samburu, Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. Its ten chic canvas bedrooms have breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, and overlook a natural spring where elephant, lion and buffalo jostle with each other for watering rights.




Located in the eastern corner of Samburu’s ecosystem, Shaba ia a secluded idyll, dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges. Joy’s Camp is the perfect choice for guests interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history, a truly authentic wildlife experience, and the relaxing comfort of a luxury tented camp.

Need to Know

Each sumptuous tent is uniquely decorated with handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes, creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. Each tent has its own private veranda, ideal for game viewing as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environs offered by Shaba.


Driving, walking. Joy’s Camp is the only property within Shaba that can offer game drives, so the whole reserve is offered to guests for truly exclusive game viewing with KPSGA licenced guides.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Guests may experience many of the rare species of Northern Kenya: grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx, gerenuk, striped hyena, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, as well as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and buffalo. Shaba is a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Guided bush walks
Cultural visits to a Boran village
Bush breakfasts along Ewaso Nyiro River and Gorge
Excursions to Magado Crater and Singing Wells


Swimming pool, restaurant, bar, massage, laundry, electricity, mobile phone access


Tents can fit two extra beds, to accommodate children under the age of 16 years only.


Ecotourism Kenya : Gold Eco-rating
Good Safari Guide Awards 2010:
Best Eco Safari Property in East Africa (Finalist)
Best Safari Property in East Africa (Finalist)


High Season: 01st January - 04th January, 01st July - 31st October, 20th December - 31st December
Mid Season: 05th January - 15th March, 01st June - 30th June, 01st November - 19th December
Green Season: 16th March - 31st May

Average StayAverage Stay

minimum 2 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Children PolicyChild Policy

- Children 0 -3 years free of charge

- 1 or 2 children under 12 years sharing a room with 2 adults : accommodation is free of charge

- 1 or 2 children under 12 years sharing a room with 1 adult: adult will be charged the single room rate & children free of charge

- 1 or 2 children 12 up to 17 years sharing with 1 adult: adult at per person sharing rate and children pay 75% of the adult rate

- Children under 18 years sharing own room - min 2, max 3 pax: 75% of the adult rate

- A child in his / her room: to be charged the single room rate

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Elewana Joy's Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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