KIPALO HILLS SAFARI CAMP – TSAVO NATIONAL PARK.
Kipalo hills Safari Camp- Tsavo National Park : Kipalo hills lodge is a mid range accommodation found on the edge of mbulia hills alongside the boundary of Tsavo West national park kenya’s famous park. The lodge is located on the hill top with stunning views across Tsavo west wilderness and Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa.
The lodge is set on 12,000 acres of Mbulia landscape conservancy. The lodge is under secluded lodges than runs and manages properties in kenya and south Africa. You can be at the lodge by road transport from Nairobi taking approximately 4-5 hours while from Mombasa its 2hour drive to the lodge Then an hour to fly from Nairobi to manyani airstrip then 20 minutes to be transferred to the camp .
Kipalo hills safari camp contains 8 beautiful and comfortable tents with the view of the scenary and wilderness reflecting traditional Kenyan building style with modern comfort . Tents are well decorated and elevated with raised platform and furnished with private en suite facilities like flushing toilets, traditional showers ,mosquito nets, televisions, wooden chairs and private balconies, terraces and sitting areas ,you relax while overlooking the stunning view across Tsavo Plains, wilderness , distant hills and mount Kilimanjaro .
Tents are well equipped with comfortable clean beddings containing king and queen sized beds . There are campfires at the camp that provides warmth to visitor in cold nights. Rooms are in different categories and sizes depending on single ,double ,twin and triple/family rooms and room cost 200$ per night and above, sometimes the rate goes slightly high during peak/high seasons than in Low season.
Kipalo hills safari camp offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired cuisine that meets guests choice ; breakfast ,lunch and dinner served by well trained, friendly and organized staff ,they also serve bush diners , A well stocked bar with variety of drinks , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, A swimming pool that is set in the rock cooling off the hot afternoon of Tsavo , you relax in water and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the spectacular view of the rock outcrop, Ttsavo Plains and surrounding area , Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available , WIFI available in the rooms that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, business centers with meeting places and honey moon packages etc. Healthy and fitness centers with beauty spa , Gym, massage ,steam bath , Excellent and comfortable clean beddings, Craft shop available at the hotel with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essentials.
Tsavo national park is largest national park in the world covering the total area of 22,000km squared and its divided into two separate parks located in Kenya Province between Nairobi city and Mombasa. 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 Mention but a few and over 500 species of birds which include; ostriches, starling , weaver birds, Kingfishers, hornbills etc.
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 lions visiting the camp , 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; Rolling rock , Mzima springs, safaris Moru Kopjes, Tsavo river and many others