Joy’s Camp

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  • Game drives in Shaba
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  • Joys Camp - Buffalos
  • Joys Camp - Bush Walk
  • Joys Camp - Dining  Lounge Area
  • Joys Camp - Game Drive - Elephants
  • Joys Camp - Landscape
  • Joys Camp - Leopard
  • Joys Camp - Room Steward making bed
  • Joys Camp - Specatcular Shaba
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  • Joys Camp - Walk along the river
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An elegant boutique oasis in the arid lands of Samburu; 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.

The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra.

Each of the 10 sumptuous tents 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 breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, with its own private veranda – ideal for game viewing as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environs offered by Shaba.

The eastern corner of the Samburu eco-system, Shaba is a secluded idyll; an arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges. Joy’s Camp is the perfect choice for discerning guests interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history, as well as those looking for an authentic wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a luxury-tented camp. Joy’s Camp, “Forever Free”!


  • Category Ultimate Camp
  • Location Kenya


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