Larsens Camp fly-in Safari

Safari in a less explored area

Larsens' tented camp is set on lush lawns along the bank of the Ewaso Ng'iro River, a life line for the Samburu National Reserve. Tranquillity and nature embrace you the minute you enter the camp, with the river being the perfect stage for an endless pageant of wildlife – from elephants rolling and trumpeting in the shallows, to timid impala nervously drinking, and baboons and vervet monkeys swinging through the canopy of trees. An animal viewing platform in a tree enables you to scan the vast Samburu plain.

Inclusive of game drives, Champagne breakfasts on the river bank, sunset cocktails in the wild, bird walks and black-tie dinners in the dining tent, Larsens is the place to be. There are 20 elegantly airy, en suite tents, all raised on wooden platforms, each named after a bird. The tents are spacious with hot showers and an appealing level of comfort with towelling gowns and comfortable leather safari chairs. The dining tent is open on three sides and faces the river – you'll enjoy first-class dinners served by candlelight.

Daily departures

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Sitting on the river bank watching elephants
  • Taking a safari in a game vehicle with roof hatch
  • Safari picnics while on game drives
  • Enjoying al fresco Champagne breakfasts

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

3 days
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Escorted

Itinerary Breakdown

You'll have an early pick up from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your hotel, transferring to Wilson Airport for the scheduled flight to Samburu National Park, with a possibility of seeing sights of the spectacular Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain, en route. The flight departs Nairobi at 8:00am and arrives into Samburu at 9:20am.

Upon arrival, you will be met by a guide from the camp and enjoy a game drive en route to the camp. Following lunch, there is an afternoon shared game drive in Samburu National Reserve, returning back to your camp as the sun sets.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Larsens Camp

You'll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu National Reserve. Samburu is home to many uncommon species, such as reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx and the long-necked gerenuk antelope to name just a few. There are also many lion, cheetah and leopard to spot as well as huge crocodiles in the rivers.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Larsens Camp

Following breakfast, there will be a shared game drive transfer back to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. The flight departs Samburu at 12:10pm and arrives into Nairobi at 1:15pm. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to a city centre hotel where your safari ends.

  • Samburu National Reserve

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Seeing Mount Kenya as you fly in to the Samburu (subject to clear skies)
    • Game drives looking for four of the Big Five
    • Exploring one of the least visited areas

Tailor your itinerary

Should you wish to extend your stay at the camp we can add as many extra days as you wish – these nights will include all meals and game drives.