Camel’s Gate Lodge
Camel’s Gate Lodge is mid-range accommodations found in central Kenya, Samburu county in Archer’s post just 10 minutes to samburu national park. The lodge is situated in a quiet areas a few 100 meters from the Great North Road that connects kenya and Ethiopia . One can be at the lodge by road transport which takes approximately 5-6 hours drive from Nairobi to the park and air transport it takes an hour flying from Nairobi to the close kalama or Oryx airstrip then 30 minutes’ drive to be transferred to the lodge . The camp is convenient and affordable to guests visiting the camp with its spectacular views stretching across the wilderness, wildlife especially elephants visiting the camp and surrounding areas,
Camel’s gate lodge consists of 20 spacious and comfortable rooms which reflects the local traditional building style with modern comfort , Each room has a mosquito nets, flat screen TVS, satelites, Air conditioning , hair driers , private balconies, sitting areas and verandas ,you relax while enjoying the stunning view of the wildlife visiting the camp and surrounding areas. Rooms are well decorated and furnished with facilities like clean flushing toilet, showers with hot and cold running water.
Rooms are equipped with excellent and comfortable beddings with queen sized bed and wooden ceiling fans .There are fireplaces at the lodge that provides warmth to visitors during nights. Rooms are in different categories and sizes depending single, double, twin and triple/ family tents and rooms cost 200$ per night and above (note that high season rate is different to low season rate)
Camel’s gate lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves delicious type of meals both local and international cuisine that meets guests appetite ; breakfast in bed ,lunch and different courses of dinner in the main building served by well trained staff ,they also serve Bush dinners, Breakfast as you enjoy the morning sunrise , Bush lunches and bush diners , A well stocked bar with variety of refreshments, local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax while overlooking the spectacular view of Samburu shrub land , distant mountains, camel riding , wild beast visiting the lodge, Free parking space available, Laundry services available, Free bottled water , WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends etc. , business center with conference hall with over 20 seats , meeting places and honeymoon package , Excellent and comfortable beddings, Craft shop available at the lodge with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essentials to mention but a few.
Samburu national park is among the less-known parks and the smallest park found in the northern part near Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya in Samburu country .The park occupies the total area of 165 square 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 , Big cat tracking , mountain biking and climbing , Camel back safaris and many more activities. Camel’s gate lodge is a convenient and affordable place for Guests visiting Samburu national park.