LIONS’ CAVE CAMP – SAMBURU NATIONAL PARK
Lions’ cave camp is a mid range accommodation found in Kalama wildlife conservancy in the close proximity of Samburu national park in the beautiful location in Northern Kenya. The region is the home of wide range of animals especially Elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs and Samburus’ special Five. The camp offers panoramic views of the African landscape and Ewaso Nyiro River since its situated on its banks. One can be at the camp by road transport which takes approximately 5-6 hours’ drive from Nairobi city to the park or an hour flying from Nairobi to the close kalama airstrip then few minutes’ drive to be transferred to the camp.
Lions’ cave camp consists of over 5 spacious and comfortable tents with the view of the river and the wilderness that reflects African traditional building style with natural materials and constructed with stones and grass thatched roofs. Tents are well elevated with raised platform and furnished with high standard private en- suite facilities of flushing toilets, separate cold and hot showers heated on fire, wrapped mosquito nets, free bottled water, free toiletries, complementary bottled water, chairs and tables etc. Each room has sitting areas, verandas and terraces overlooking the stunning views over the savannah, River Ewaso Nyiro and mountains beyond. Tents are well equipped with comfortable and excellent beds with clean beddings .The camp offers singles beds for individual, doubles/ twins and triple/family rooming options with different costs ranging from 150$ per night and above but during high/peak season rate goes slightly high than in low season . There is a fireplace where fire glows with comfortable chairs for guests to relax in and share stories/ experience about the Kenya wildlife safaris and it provides warmth during cold nights.
Lions’ cave camp offers more different services and facilities that includes;
A dining area in the main building that serves delicious food both local and international meals that meets guests appetite ; Continental breakfast overlooking the wilderness, picnic lunch and dinner both in and outdoor dinners especially bush barbeque dinner facing elephant meandering along the banks of the river and morning sunrise when on bush breakfast . Meals are served by well trained, organized and welcoming staff.
A well-stocked bar with variety of refreshments both hard and soft like local ,cocktail, wines, spirits and international beers , you relax as you sip drink of your choice while overlooking the spectacular view of Ewaso Nyiro river , wild beast especially elephant meandering along the river and surrounding areas.
Services; Free parking space available, Laundry services available, Free bottled water , free pick- ups and drops , WIFI available at the that camp enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends etc. Excellent and comfortable beddings.
Activities to do while at the camp; game viewing where you spot wide range of animals around the river, nature walks in the local village, walking night safaris, visiting the beautiful Scenaries.
Samburu national park is among the less known parks and smallest park found in the northern part near Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya in Samburu country .The park occupies the total area of 165square kilometers and 345 km from Nairobi. Samburu country is found in the former rift valley of Kenya. The park is the home of various animals over 200 mammals like; Giraffes, Buffaloes , Elephants , Big cats, leopards, lions , zebras Warthogs , olive baboons etc. and 390 species of birds which include; Sun birds , bee –eaters , sunbirds, Tawny Eagles , Grey headed kingfisher , Yellow-billed hornbill and many more birds. There are more accommodations to stay in while in Samburu national park; budget, Mid range (moderate) and luxury accommodations which are friendly and affordable to visitors visiting the park. Samburu are sub tribe of the Masaai , they are Nilotic people of North –central Kenya. They are semi-nomadic pastoralists with herds of cattle, goat, sheep and camel. There are different activities to do while in Samburu national park include; Game drive ,you spot various animals in the park and around the lodge like; lion , elephants , Buffaloes and many others, bird watching since the park has many different bird species, cultural experience from the local Samburu tribe like Traditional dance and food, Nature walks in the park , Big5 Cat tracking , mountain biking and climbing , Camel back safaris and many more activities.