Larsens Camp

Small and luxurious Larsens Camp in Samburu

The opulent and intimate Larsens Camp in Samburu National Reserve in Kenya is small and private, reminiscent of the golden era of hunting safaris in the colonial heyday when silver services, brass fittings and antique furniture filled tents for privileged game viewers. 

Larsens is set on the banks of the life-giving Ewaso Nyiro River and dishes up nouvelle cuisine, promises world class game drives and some of the best bird watching safaris in Kenya. Each tent has a bird’s name so look out for these as you sip a cold drink on your private deck. 

Just 20 thatched canvas suites raised on platforms gaze out over the endless grasslands and the king size bed is ever welcome after long safaris across the reserve in search of rare animals. Antiques, Persian carpets, opulent fittings and top notch linens make Larsens a sought after safari accommodation refuge in the beauty of Samburuland, a place where wildlife and culture are so rich you want to return again and again. 

Guests love to relax beside Larsens’ pool, with its wilderness outlook and soft sun loungers, plus the added luxury of a Jacuzzi, and service with a smile. Dine beside the river waters every evening and see the elephant herds jostle for a spot too – this is no simple feast but rich, decadent meals of several courses each and all gourmet. Sit quietly afterwards and marvel at the stars, the nocturnal sounds and the water rushing past. 

The treehouse deck is the best place to watch the sun set and to thank your lucky stars for another beautiful day in Africa. There is even a spa for that ultimate massage at Larsens, another opulent gift from Kenya for guests who are here to revive mind and body in Kenya’s best wild areas. Sleep like a baby in huge king size beds, surrounded by quality antiques and rugs, superb fittings and life-changing views across the river and beyond. 



Discover a camp called Larsens in the great Samburu National Reserve, a gem of a camp named after a safari enthusiast from Denmark called Erik Ole Larsen who pioneered camping in the wilds under canvas for added comfort yet still retaining that wild ambience.  

This is the ultimate colonial safari holiday where travellers are treated to luxury tents in a jaw-dropping setting where wildlife is rife and facilities world class. Picture a silver service dining set, antique furniture, Persian rugs and crazy chic bathrooms – the luxury legacy of Larsen himself. 

This camp is quite large but each of the 20 thatched tents is spacious and private, boasting efficient showers, flush toilets, king sized beds, stunning antique safari style furniture, private decks with more comfy seating and delightful plush décor and linens. Wander down lantern lit paths to the main dining area and lounge also under canvas and feel as if you are Larsen in the hunting era of Out of Africa.

Samburu Game Reserve protects incredible species such as the endangered Grevy Zebra, the rare Beisa Oryx and the blue feathered Somali ostrich. Settle into Larsens Camp on the pretty and life giving Ewaso Nyiro River and stare out at all hours to the exquisite Kenya plains beyond. Book your private tour into the Kenyan wildnerness and see Samburu for yourself – we tailor make a bush beach package you will never forget!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Larsens Camp

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  • Game drives
  • Birdwatching


  • Luxury tented suites
  • All meals
  • Pre-dinner, hot/cold canapé in the lounge on arrival
  • Mineral water in the tent
  • Soft drinks, beers, house wine, and non-luxury spirits
  • Two pieces of laundry per person per stay.
swimming pool area outside the lodge accommodation at Royal Madikwe
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  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Fine dining area


  • Tuck into delicious à la carte lunches every day and choose from salads or soups, healthy meats and vegetables, salads, desserts and cheeses – no chance of starving on this safari!
  • Fly into Nairobi and then fly the 90 minutes to Samburu Game Reserve then take a 30-minute road transfer to the camp. Start game viewing along the way and be in awe of the magical landscapes.
  • Meet other guests around the one of a kind tented bar ingeniously created from river stone, local woods and traditional safari lanterns strewn around in true safari fashion.
  • Authentic safari sundowner experience on the beautiful banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River while elephants come to quench their thirst.

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