Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu Camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally very attractive.

Try the surprising international, oriental and African traditional cuisines. There are other available options in place that can be arranged on request like bubbly bush dinners and breakfast and picnic lunch boxes. Nearby is our modern lounge, with its décor perfectly done to give it an African touch. This is great for business talks or a place to pass time and relax. In the evenings, enjoy the breathtaking sunset after taking a game drive to this truly heavenly place. In the morning start the day with an early morning game drive in the quite serene wilderness.

There are a total number of 24 deluxe en-suite tents, 12 with King or Queen sized beds, 9 with twin beds and 3 with triple beds. Each of the exclusive comfortable deluxe tents gives perfect view of the Ewaso Nyiro River, surrounding beautiful landscape and all lives this brown river supports. Every spacious tent consists of a dressing area, sitting area, luggage rack and en-suite facilities to provide a memorable stay close to nature.


The main guest area, shaded by a canopy of acacia trees consists of the reception, lounge area, dining area, bar and veranda deck with a view of the river.


The open sitting restaurant located in the main building, overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River and can sit a maximum of 100 guests. The buffet platforms, both warm and cold, sit in the middle of the restaurant for easy access by all.

Meal plans: Full board accommodation basis. Buffet setting is the preferred serving style but if a guest has a specific request out of the normal buffet served, we can arrange for an a la’ carte menu to suit their needs that is chargeable.

Menus: There is a variety of menus to choose from but mainly oriental, international cuisine and a taste of African traditional dishes.

There are other available options that can be arranged on request like bubbly bush breakfast and picnic lunch boxes.

Lounge bar

The lounge is located in the main building sectored away from the main dining area. The décor has an African touch that makes it a wonderful place to pass time and relax. There is a variety drinks served and include liqueur, soft drinks, cocktails, wines, and spirits, local and international beers. The sitting capacity is about 60 guests.


With the MICE concept picking ground in the industry, Ashnil hotels has embraced the idea by putting in place conference facilities in all the three units to compliment professionals whose line of duty demands conferencing events. We have put in place a conference facility with a revolutionized modern technology which include LCD projector for clear vision, good sound system, and other facets of building success in conference tourism.

Souvenir shop

The souvenir shop stocks curios, African clothing, jewellery and accessories as well as other basic items like toiletries etc. It is open form 6.00 am – 10.00 pm with permissible lunch break.

Swimming pool

After a grueling game drive you can take a dip in our swimming pool or simply relax by the pool which is a wonderful viewing deck of the Ewaso Nyiro River. This is the perfect place to relax and laze around in the calm afternoons.

Business Centre

E-mails, internet browsing and general secretarial services are available on request at the reception.


We have a fully equipped clinic that caters for staff and guests whenever emergencies arise. The nurse will provide assistance at a nominal fee and make referral to a larger well equipped hospital if need be.

Overview of activities

    • Guided Nature Walks
    • Game Drives in 4×4
    • In-house naturalist
    • In-house Cultural activities
    • Visits to nearby places of interest
    • Sundowner evenings
    • Bush breakfast with ‘Bubbly’ (Sparkling Wine)
    • Bush dinners
    • Picnic lunch boxes available
    • Internet facilities available
    • Conferencing facilities available

Game drives

Full or half day game drives can be arranged to explore the national reserves’ flora and fauna.

There are a variety of safari activities which offer exciting add‐ons to one”s stay. They vary depending on the clientele needs and include guided nature walks, evening entertainment, sundowner and game drives.

We also specialize in organizing an exchange of vows in the theatre of wildlife escorted by the Maasai or Samburu traditional dancers, bush dinners, bush breakfast and picnic lunches.

The prime location of our properties in the conservation areas provides an ideal start of game viewing right from the balcony of your room. A drive east, west, south or north of the lodges will give you an equal opportunity to see and appreciate nature and how resourceful it can be when conserved. While most guests will look for the big five as a priority, we look at nature in its entirety and appreciate even the smallest of the creatures available in the conservation areas.


This is a perfect way to end the day along the magnificent Ewaso Nyiro River where you can relax and watch the sun slowly set as you unwind with a cocktail before dinner.


Ashnil hotels will be prepared to arrange an exchange of vows in the theatre of the wild – Buffalo Springs Game Reserves.

Guided nature walks

Guests can enjoy discovering the diversity of the national reserve on foot and have an intimate encounter with the wildlife and nature. For those who love bird watching our resident naturalist will take you on a guided tour through the reserve to learn about the various bird species.

Evening entertainment

Evening entertainment of Samburu cultural talks and dances gives you a special opportunity to gain in-sight in to the traditional lifestyle of the Samburu people. Also visit the Samburu villages and buy their unique handicrafts.