We spent two nights at the Kigio Wildlife camp in January. As to be expected, the roads getting through the conservation area were very rough but that is what it is like in all the parks in Kenya and Tanzania. The first thing you will notice about Kigio is that the tent camp is in the middle of the park, not surrounded by a wall or fence, so animals can roam freely through the area. You are assigned a tent, which is really a huge room with an attached bathroom, cement floor and screened walls covered with canvas flaps. Don't worry about safety or comfort. You get a hot water bottle in your bed with turn down service and lots of blankets. We loved the real "Out of Africa" feel to the place. You walk down a path through the wilderness to get to your tent. Porters carry everything and escort you in the evening . Since we stayed two weeks in Kenya and Tanzania and stayed at five different tent camps, we had a good selection of accomadations to compare Kigio with. They get very high marks on thier professionalism, friendliness and their food. Most tent camps provide buffet style meals while Kigio offers food to order. You get a selection of two entres for lunch and dinner and custom made omeletes and pancakes for breakfast. I thought the food was exceptional. Another aspect of Kigio that really appealed to us was that it is a conservation area that does everything to be green and one with nature and thier community. I really admire wat they are doing. There is limited hours for hot water and power, no wi fi but a great free nature walk out into the conservation area. They provide a bird list and a night game drive ($55). The dining area is open to a beautiful cliff and stream teeming with birds. The dining room building also has a bar and a huge fire place.
- Also Known As:
- Kigio Wildlife Camp Hotel Gilgil
- Kigio Wildlife Camp Kenya/Gilgil