Tsavo Camps and Lodges

Tsavo Camps and Lodges

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Kivuko is the newest addition to the selection of Tsavo Camps and Lodges available for safari accommodation. This camp is intimately ensconced within Taita Wildlife Conservancy. A private paradise, blanketed in 96,000 hectares of unadulterated nature, rolling savannas, and scrubland, provides an authentic Kenyan wilderness experience.

Evoking the classic safari nostalgia, Kivuko’s tents blend seamlessly into the landscape. Nestled upon recycled raised stone platforms, the spacious canvas rooms afford panoramas of Taita’s bountiful wildlife and fascinating landscapes. From grazing impalas to mighty tuskers, the water hole in front of the campsite provides guests with a new experience daily.

Within each tent, repose upon plush king beds, or lounge upon the private veranda, soaking in the mountain views of Kasigau and beyond. Designed for comfort and conservation, the en-suite facilities feature solar-heated rain showers, organic bath amenities, and modern water closets.

8 tented Rooms

Restaurant & Bar

Game Drives

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the Beauty of taita conservancy

Taita Wildlife Conservancy is a vital seasonal dispersal area and migration corridor for wildlife between Tsavo East and West in Kenya’s Tsavo Conservation area.

The conservancy covers an area of 96,000 acres and is located in Voi Sub County, Taita Taveta County; with its North-Eastern part just 3.3 km from the Mombasa highway some just 50 Km from Voi town and 100 km from Mombasa.

It borders Tsavo East to the North, and Tsavo West and Mkomazi to the south.

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Taita Wildlife Conservancy is a vital seasonal dispersal area and migration corridor for wildlife between Tsavo East and West in Kenya’s Tsavo Conservation area.

The conservancy covers an area of 96,000 acres and is located in Voi Sub County, Taita Taveta County; with its North-Eastern part just 3.3 km from the Mombasa highway some just 50 Km from Voi town and 100 km from Mombasa.

It borders Tsavo East to the North, and Tsavo West and Mkomazi to the south.

Kivuko Eco Camp lies about 8KM inside the Taita Wildlife Conservancy. 

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The camp offers spacious, luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms and either king or twin beds. The tents have electricity and plumbing, yet retain an authentic safari camping ambiance. The tents are made of canvas and are raised off the ground on stone platforms. They have large windows that allow for plenty of natural light and ventilation. The bathrooms are private and have hot and cold running water. The tents are situated in a clearing in the bush, and each has its own private deck with a view of the surrounding landscape. The camp also has a central dining area, a bar, and a water hole.

Yes, the camp has 24-hour security patrols and trained guides to ensure the safety of guests. The entire camp is surrounded by an electric fence that keeps the animals out. Our wardens also patrol the area to deter any potential threats and to ensure that guests feel safe at all times. The trained guides are knowledgeable about the local area and can provide guests with information about the wildlife and the best places to go for activities such as hiking and nature walks. The tents are made from sturdy materials and are designed to withstand the elements.

Guests can see the famous “big four” – lions, leopards, elephants, and buffaloes – near or within the conservancy. The area is also home to zebras, giraffes, antelopes, oryk, kudu and over 300 species of birds. The conservancy is a great place to see these animals in their natural habitat. Guests can go on game drives, take walks in the bush, or wait in front of the watering hole.

The camp offers full board, which includes breakfast, lunch, and three-course dinners. Meals feature continental and traditional Kenyan cuisine made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The camp’s chef sources ingredients from local farmers and markets, so guests can be sure that they are eating the freshest possible food. The camp also has a bar, which serves a variety of drinks, including local beers.

Most guests come from Nairobi and Mombasa. 

Driving from either city is an option on the NairobiMombasa Road or A109 Road (Kenya). Our signboard is about 380km from Nairobi and 110 km from Nairobi – at the Miasenyi centre. 

Another alternative is to use the SGR train from Nairobi to Miasenyi,  Mombasa to Miasenyi or Voi to Miasenyi.  The intercounty train service makes a stop at the Miasenyi train station twice a day. 

  • Game drives: These are safaris in which you drive through national parks and game reserves in search of animals. You can see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and many other animals in their natural habitat.
  • Bush walks: These are guided walks through the bush, where you can see animals up close and learn about the local plants and wildlife.
  • Birdwatching tours: These tours take you to areas where you can see a variety of birds, including some that are found nowhere else in the world.
  • Sundowners and night game viewing: Sundowners are drinks that you enjoy at sunset, while night game viewing is a chance to see animals that are active at night, such as lions, leopards, and hyenas.
  • Wilderness picnics: These picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and see some of the amazing scenery that Africa has to offer.
  • Stargazing: Africa is a great place to stargaze, as there is very little light pollution. You can see the Milky Way and many other stars and planets that are not visible in other parts of the world.

Three nights at a wilderness camp is the perfect amount of time to fully experience the natural beauty of the area and participate in all of the camp’s activities. Guests will have the opportunity to go hiking, climbing, walking, game tracking, and more. They will also have the chance to learn about the local wildlife, ecology and conservation. While two nights is the minimum stay, three nights is recommended to get the most out of the experience.

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome on game drives, as younger children may struggle with the longer duration. Special kid-friendly wildlife activities can be arranged, such as:

  • Educational talks about local wildlife
  • Nature walks
  • Arts and crafts projects inspired by nature

These activities can help children learn more about wildlife and conservation, and have fun at the same time.

 

Visitors should ensure up-to-date tetanus, hepatitis A, and yellow fever immunizations. Taking malaria meds is also highly recommended.

Yes, game drives switch between both parks so guests can see a diversity of amazing wildlife and wilderness areas. The two parks are home to a variety of animals, including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo. They also have different landscapes, including grasslands, scrubland, and plateaus. This allows guests to see a variety of different animals and habitats in one trip.

Light, loose-fitting clothing in neutral colors is ideal for game drives and walks in the African bush. This type of clothing will help you stay cool and comfortable in the heat, and it will also protect you from the sun and insects. It is important to wear clothing that covers your arms and legs, as this will help to protect you from scratches and bites from animals. For evenings at camp, you can dress in smart casual attire. This could include jeans, a nice shirt, and comfortable shoes

Some of our  accommodations have access ramps tailored for wheel chair users.  The paths around the camp are paved and fairly flat.

WiFi is available in centralized locations, but guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in nature rather than being connected to the internet. Mobile signal is available in main guest areas for emergency communications. This means that guests can still stay connected with loved ones if they need to, but they are also able to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature without being constantly bombarded with notifications and alerts.

Visa, MasterCard and Amex cards are accepted for all payments. MPESA ( Mobile Money) is also accepted at the camp.

Yes, we can accommodate special meal requests such as vegetarian, Halal, gluten-free, vegan, and others. However, we ask that you please give us advance notice so that we can make sure that we have the necessary ingredients and preparation time. We want to make sure that everyone can enjoy our food, regardless of their dietary restrictions.

We are happy to work with you to create a meal that meets your needs and tastes. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Our guest to staff ratio averages 3 to 1, meaning attentive, personalized service awaits each guest.Our guest to staff ratio averages 3 to 1, which means that for every 3 guests, there is 1 staff member. This means that each guest will receive attentive, personalized service from our staff. Our staff is dedicated to providing our guests with the best possible experience, and we believe that this high guest to staff ratio allows us to do just that. Our staff is always available to answer questions, provide recommendations, and make sure that our guests have everything they need to enjoy their stay. We hope that you will experience our attentive, personalized service for yourself soon!

Absolutely! The camp strives to protect natural habitats, conserve wildlife, empower communities and uplift local livelihoods.Yes, the camp strives to protect natural habitats, conserve wildlife, empower communities, and uplift local livelihoods. It does this by providing education and training to local people, as well as by supporting sustainable development projects. The camp also works to raise awareness about the importance of conservation and the threats facing natural habitats and wildlife.

Tsavo National Park is Kenya’s largest national park. Kivuko is part of the Tsavo Eco-system, which also includes Tsavo West National Park. Tsavo is known for its exceptional close wildlife encounters in a less crowded setting than other national parks in Kenya. This makes it a unique and immersive safari experience. Some of the animals that can be seen in Tsavo include elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, and zebras.

Tsavo East is also home to a variety of other wildlife, including giraffes, antelopes, and birds. The park is a great place to see animals in their natural habitat. Visitors can go on game drives, take hot air balloon safaris, or hike through the park.

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