Tsavo River Hippo Lodge
Tsavo River Hippo Lodge and Spa is a mid-range accommodation found on the banks of Tsavo River In Tsavo west national park in Kenya. The lodge being close to Tsavo river just 3 kilometers, it is surrounded by the school of Hippo and that’s where the name of the lodge comes from. You can be at the lodge by road transport in about( 115km) 2 hours drive from Mombasa and 400 kilometers from Nairobi city center then 3 kilometers from Tsavo River gate. It takes an hour to fly from Nairobi city to the close airstrip in Tsavo west national park then few minutes to be transferred. The lodge is convenient, affordable and situated in a perfect position for the guests who want to explore Tsavo wilderness and surrounding area.
Tsavo River Hippo lodge and spa consists of over 20 elegant and comfortable rooms with the view of Hills that are built in African Traditional style with natural materials of grass thatched roof, local woods with modern comfort. Rooms are well furnished and decorated with tranquility and en suite private facilities like flushing toilet , hot and cold showers/bathtubs , mosquito nets , flat screen TVs , satellites , extinguishers, hair driers, free bottled water in the rooms , sitting areas , verandas and private balconies that gives a stunning view of the hills , Tsavo’s wilderness , wildlife visiting the lodge and surrounding areas.
Rooms are well equipped with comfortable beds containing queen sized beds and wooden ceiling fans. The lodge offers campfires that provide warmth to visitors in cold days. Rooms are in different categories and sizes depending singles, doubles, twins, triples with different costs ranging from 200$ per night and above. The room rate keeps changing as they go high during peak season than in low season.
Tsavo River Hippo lodge and spa offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; Continental breakfast , 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 .
A blue water swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon of Tsavo with a pool deck , you relax in water and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the spectacular view of the park 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 beds with clean and washed beddings, Craft shop available at the lodge with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essentials ,clothes mention but a few.
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.
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.