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Testimonials

Spent our whole holiday in Uganda concentrating on bird life. Very well organized tour. Every detail had been thought of. Lodges very good and staff delightful.

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- J Hill, United Kingdom, January 2014

An unforgettable trip - Uganda offers lots of interesting sites and activities. Gorillas, primates, and all the other animals. But the highlight for myself was ...

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- I Baumgartner, Switzerland, May 2013

Excellent efficient service and a very friendly and informative guide. The hotel and lodge staff were all very helpful and welcoming. Gorilla trekking was wonde...

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- J&J Hoggett, UK, October 2012


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Joy’s Camp

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Safari Highlights

A beautiful oasis in the middle of the arid plains of Shaba Game Reserve, Joy's Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson's old home - where she once raised Elsa, the lion cub, and became the inspiration for the famous film, Born Free.

Tent at Joy's Camp, Shaba (photo by Joy's Camp)Boutique Bliss

Each of the ten spacious Bedouin-style tents has its own private deck overlooking a large natural spring and with views of the surrounding hills. The en-suite bathrooms all have cool flagstone floors and are fitted with flush loos and hot running water. Each tent is decorated with handmade glass and the vibrant, traditional fabrics of local nomadic tribes for a uniquely stylish environment.

Beisa Oryx at Shaba (photo by Joys Camp)Something Special

The classic Big 5 animals can be more easily ticked off in other parks and reserves - Shaba is a little bit unusual and its wildlife is no different. Reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grant's gazelle, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra and gerenuk are all possible sightings - rewarding the keen eyes of the serious wildlife enthusiast. Elephant, lion and buffalo still abound, so there are some more familiar names too, many of whom come to drink at the natural spring in front of camp - so you don't even have to stray too far from your tent to enjoy them.