This was another "winner" on our recent Africa safari. The rooms are individual "cabins" which are absolutely humongous. Not only huge in square feet, but open to the peaked roof giving an extemely spacious feel. The backside consists of screens and zippered canvas that can be opened to let in the sunlight and get a view of the river down below. The weather gets very cool at night, but the friendly staff brings in hot water bottles while you are at dinner, and combined with duvets and blanket, you sleep comfortably to the sounds of nature.
The dinner is the choice of a meat dish or vegetarian (pasta while we were there), along with a soup starter and dessert and coffee. All of our safari dining experiences were in a roofed building, but partially opened to the outdoors. We were the only guests on the first night, so the staff set up a candlelit dinner from two in front of lighted fireplace. And the beef was some of the best ever. With a large group on the second night, our table was not so romantic, but the staff took good care of us. Since the meat choice was another beef entree (but not the same as the night before), we were told not to worry about beef again, as they would prepare pork chops just for us.
I lost track of how many times we were asked by different staff members if everything was fine- it was. Finally we had a very nice afternoon game walk (free to guests), a nice change from viewing from a vehicle, and a night game ride (paid for by our tour company) where we saw a leopard come down from a rocky overlook to stalk a warthog at the nearby waterhole.
- Also Known As:
- Kigio Wildlife Camp Hotel Gilgil
- Kigio Wildlife Camp Kenya/Gilgil