Our six spacious, netted tents at Elephant Watch Camp are specially designed to catch the breeze and ensure maximum privacy and protection. Each tent hangs under a wide thatched roof with it’s own verandah and stunning view. Inside, soft flowing cloths cascade to the floor that can be drawn across the windows at night. The walls are a mix of canvas and netting which keeps bugs out but allows in the sounds and scents of the wild.
Cold mineral water is plentiful and stored in a thermos or glass bottle inside your tent. First thing in the morning, tea, coffee or fresh fruit juice will be brought for your wake-up call, or whenever you wish. Anyone entering your compound with water or tea will rattle a camel bell outside the tent and wait for you to say karibu which means, “come in” or “welcome”. Enjoy our deliciously fresh home-made biscuits as your first early morning treat!
Each room has a king-size bed with crisp cotton sheets, luscious feather pillows, bedside lamps, a flashlight, clean fluffy towels, a kanga bathrobe (designed by Oria) and a “bush cupboard” with plenty of hanging space and shelves. The verandah outside is expansive and comfortable where you can relax in comfort with a book on a daybed, or simply take in the view. Monkeys will come to peek at you, but otherwise your tent is strictly private.
The bathrooms are en-suite and each is built around its own tree for maximum shade and privacy. Hand-painted buckets are filled with clean cool water by day, and in the evening, steaming hot water heated naturally by the sun is poured into your bucket-shower that hangs from a branch so that you can enjoy the sensation of washing under the stars. Laundry is collected every day, washed, pressed, and returned within 24 hours.
Organic shampoo, conditioner and a bundle of other goodies can be found in an assortment of banana leaf boxes on the shelves, and the mosquito repellent and skin creams we offer are all-natural products that don’t contain any “nasties”. We try to be as green as possible in everything we do, so in an effort to preserve water we are very proud of our eco-loos that use only a minimal amount of water when they flush.