I booked this camp based on the fact it had no fences and animals were free to come and go. When we arrived were greeted with a refreshing cold face cloth and drink. We were shown to our tent which was really very nice, two single beds but we didn’t mind. Well they are slightly wider than a single bed. There is a shower and proper toilet in your tent and plenty of room.
We were in January which is the hottest month, and boy was it hot. Our guide reckoned easily 45 Celsius, maybe hotter. There was no wind and you couldn’t escape the heat, even in the shade it was unbearable. A pool would have come in handy here but my wife had a couple of cold showers to keep her cool. There was tonnes of wildlife around, from comical hornbills to boisterous baboons, crazy insects and lots of other animals and birds. The tents are situated around the watering hole, although there wasn’t much water there when we were there. There were some big beetles that kept trying to fly into our tent and around us but you soon get used to all that.
Lunch was nice, a few choices. We went for an evening game drive and came back when it got dark. Evening meal was again very nice and a few different choices. The camp fire was already roaring away ready for the evening stories. Unfortunately we were that shattered after all the driving that we didn’t last long and soon went to bed. One mistake I made was leaving the light on in the tent when going to dinner. When we came back the tent was full of mozzies, and other insects like crickets followed us, but that all added to the experience. Luckily the mozzie nets are very good and we had an unbitten stay.
The advise we were given was ‘do not leave your tent once the generator has been turned off’, this keeps certain animals away (Lions!) We were woken up by the deep roar of what we believe to be a lion, and other amazing sounds of different animals calling in the night. I would love to go back in an instant. Didn’t sleep much for all the animal noises but I didn’t care, you are in the middle of the bush with no fences, and 2mm of canvas between you and the outside world!
You won’t regret going here and will have an amazing unforgettable experience!
- Also Known As:
- Ndololo Camp Kenya/Tsavo National Park East