Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Camp Kenya Top Five (5) Star Camp- Best Tented Camp Kenya

Galdessa Safari Camp-Kenya

Galdessa camp is built on a curve in the Galana River and shaded by tall doum palms. Away from the river the land is hot, dry and dusty with sparse scrub and thorn trees it is refreshing to come to the comfort of Galdessa.

There are 8 tent/bandas-basically canvas walls with a thatch roof, a wooden floor in the bedroom and a stone floor in the bathroom. Three of the units are larger with their own separate sitting room. One of these is by the river and the other two are at either end of the camp-guaranteeing extra privacy (ideal for honeymooners). The tents have running water and flush loos, but guests are treated to a proper safari bucket shower. The large mess tent is comfortable with big white sofas and a view over the river.

Highlights of camp Kenya Galdessa

Galdessa combines the adventure of an authentic African bush experience with great style and luxury. There are no fences, and wild animals are free to wander around the camp. You are bound to lie awake thrilling at the sound of the African night a heartbeat away through canvas walls. You can go for a game walks with an armed ranger and enjoy the excitement of a night game drive. You might choose to go fishing by the Lugard Falls or simply relax in this supremely peaceful place.

As for style and luxury-gourmet meals are served under the starts, on the banks of the river, or as a surprise out in the bush. Your laundry is done, your bed is turned down, your shower water is heated, your drinks are iced... What more could you ask for?

The owner, Pierre-Andre Mourgue d'Algue, whi lives in London, divides his time between international banking and African conservation. Pierre is very eco-sensitive, and has helped to reintroduce black rhinos into the park. Solar power lights the lamps in your tent and there is no generator-just the sounds of nature.

Guests can fly into the airstrip at Lugard falls.

Tiata Hills Wildlife sanctuary

Hilton in the Kenya Wild

The privately owned Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is 17,000 hectares of rolling savannah accented by dramatic rocky outcroppings and small plateaus. Because there is plenty of water, many animals shelter there, and large herds of elephants and other plains game migrate to the sanctuary from Tsavo each year.

Hilton international holds a long lease on the land and has built a trio of safari lodges to harmonize with this beautiful setting. These include the Taita Hills lodge, the salt lick lodge for overnight game viewing and the tents, a tented camp hidden in the forest along the banks of the Bura River. All are run according to high Hilton standards of luxury and service. Visitors are an international mixture of tour groups, business men and small private safaris arriving every day by road and by air.

Hilton is also responsible for managing the sanctuary and ensuring the safety of the animals. For this reason, there are 18 game wardens on Hilton's Taita Hills Lodge staff. Because the sanctuary is privately managed, there are very few vehicles on game drives. The wardens keep track of the animals to guard them from mishap and poaching. The wardens also pass the word to drivers, which can make game drives very exciting and satisfying.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Greg - this is the wierdest thing...what has happened with this guy's stealing your address & copying articles out onto it....I hope you get a response from blogger.
In the meantime, it'd be good to see you back blogging again - I want to know what's going on over there!