Epiya chapeyu/Bigi Tented Camp is a budget accommodation found on the banks of Galana River at the foot of yatta plateau in the heart of Tsavo East National Park Kenya Region. The camp is surrounded by doum palms and acacia trees on the riverside areas where flora and fauna abound giving the guests endless chances to discover and explore the sweeping views. Munyani gate of Tsavo East national park is 40km away from the camp. One can be at the CAMP from Nairobi by road taking about 4-5 hours drive (326 km) then an hour and half to fly from Nairobi to the close Bush airstrip which takes 5 km to be transferred to the camp. The camp is convenient, affordable to budget guests and located in the perfect position overlooking the vast expanse of African bush and herds of animal roaming beneath the camp and at the river.

Epiya Chapeyu/Bigi tented camp consists of 20 spacious and comfortable en-suite rooms with the view of the  river that are built in African Traditional style with natural materials of grass thatched roof, local woods. All rooms have  modern  en-suite bathroom with hot showers, clean flush toilets, double sinks,  mosquito nets, wooden chairs and tables, candles , free bottled water in the rooms to mention but a few.  Rooms have sitting areas, verandas and private balconies that give a stunning view of the park wildlife roaming at the camp and surrounding areas.   Rooms are well equipped with comfortable beds containing queen sized beds to accomplish while on your Kenya Safari. The camp offers campfires where guests relax and share stories/experience about the safari, it also provide warmth to visitors in cold days. Rooms are configured as singles, doubles, twins, triples with different costs ranging from 150$ per night and above. The room rate keeps changing as they go high during peak season than in low season.

Epiya chapeyu/Bigi tented camp  offers more services and facilities  which include;  A restaurant  with the view of the park  that serves  different  meals both international and  African- inspired  meals that meets  guests choice ; Continental  breakfast facing the river, picnic lunch and  dinner in the main building served by well trained, friendly  and welcoming  staff ,they also serve bush diners .

 A well stocked bar with  variety of  refreshment both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, you relax  on the balcony and sip the monk tail while overlooking the spectacular view of the park, wildlife drinking water at Galana river and surrounding area ,  Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs,  Laundry services available .

 WIFI available in the main building that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, massage services are offered, Excellent and comfortable clean beddings. Game viewing at the river.

Epiya chapeyu/Bigi Tented Camp
Epiya chapeyu/Bigi Tented Camp

Tsavo national park is made of two separate parks located in Kenya Province between Nairobi city and Mombasa, The Park is considered to be among the largest parks in Kenya covering the total area of 22,000km squared.  The two different parks in Tsavo national park include; Tsavo east national park which is the oldest and largest park in Kenya found in the semi-arid areas of Taru desert occupying the total area of 13,747 kilometers squared and Tsavo west national park also covers the total area of 9,065 kilometers squared. The Two park are most visited with different categories of accommodations; Budget, mid- range and Luxury accommodation that are convenient and affordable to visitors visiting the park. Tsavo national park has a variety of wildlife like; Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, Buffaloes, Zebras, Leopards, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Lions Etc and over 500 species of birds like; ostriches, starling , weaver birds, Kingfishers, hornbills etc while on a Kenya Safari.

There are more activities to do while in the park and at the lodge which include; game drive in the park which enables  you to spot different animals in the park and the buffaloes visiting the lodge,  nature walks in the park, Hot air balloon rides that gives good view of the Savannah  plains at 450$ per person, hand craft safaris, Camping ,Flying safaris, cultural visits in the villages, Farm visits, Horseback riding in the park, Bird watching/Birding since the park has more species bird ,the watchers cant be disappointed, Nature walks etc. The park has some other attractions like; Olduvai Gorge, Moru Kopjes, grumeti river, seronero river.

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