Save the Elephants: Samburu Elephant Watch Safari

6 days
FROM £ 3515

Save the Elephants: Samburu Elephant Watch Safari

This fly-in safari includes a night in Nairobi and then a 4 night stay at Elephant Watch Camp, tailored to focus on elephants and their conservation. Elephant Watch Camp is run by Saba Douglas-Hamilton and her family with Samburu guides trained to recognise the elephants in the reserve. The emphasis is on watching the local elephants, getting up close and learning all about the conservation work done by charity Save The Elephants. This is a truly extraordinary experience for those who want to really learn about this beautiful and intelligent creature in much greater depth than is normally possible on safari.

You can extend this short safari with a safari in the Masai Mara.

Elephant Watch Camp is an eco-camp with close ties to the conservation charity, Save the Elephants founded by Dr Iain Douglas-Hamilton. A stay here gives you a real insight into modern day conservation; you will be able to visit the charity's research centre, close to camp, speak with experts in elephant conservation, learn about the day to day work of the charity and hear about the latest developments in the battle against poachers. Real Africa, via the Real World Conservation Trust, has worked closely with Save the Elephants and Elephant Watch Camp donating more than £17,000 to date. We even sell Tshirts and other merchandise in aid of Save the Elephants at the Real World Store. You can also find out more about other conservation projects on our Conservation Page.

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Safari Itinerary


Arrive Nairobi
On arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport collect your luggage and clear customs. Our representative will meet you in the Public International Arrivals Halls, and will transfer you to your hotel. Check-in on arrival and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

DAY 2-5

Arrive in Nairobi. You will be met and transferred to Wilson airport for your short flight north to Samburu. On arrival at the airstrip you are met by the Elephant Watch team and will be able to enjoy a game drive en route to the camp arriving in time for lunch by the river. Daily game drives are included within your 3 night stay, as well as the opportunity to visit the Save the Elephants conservation centre which is close by - see how the team work and learn more about these beautiful animals. Many of the team members have known the elephants for years and have a close relationship with them allowing for some very special encounters. Saba's husband Frank is the Chief Operations Officer for the charity.


Today you will be will transferred to the Samburu airstrip for your flight to Nairobi Wilson airport. We will transfer you to Hemingways Nairobi Hotel where you will arrive in time for lunch, a day room will also be waiting for you. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. At a pre-arranged time, our representative will meet you and will transfer you to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where you will enjoy a Foster Parent Visit. Following your visit, you will be transferred to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where you will arrive in time to check-in for your onward flight.
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  • Accommodation at the Elephant Watch Camp on all inclusive basis
  • All game-viewing mentioned, in a 4x4 shared camp vehicle
  • Airport transfers
  • Kenyan VAT which is subject to change
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, visas, tips and personal expenditure.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £3,515 (low season); from £4,660 (high season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking. The low season price is based on a special offer of 4 nights for the price of 3.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

Like this? Check out our Samburu and The Mara Fly-in Safari here.

To find out more about Real Africa's partnership with charity Save the Elephants please click here.




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