Tsavo East is wilder and much less frequented by visitors than Tsavo West, therefore fewer lodges. Strung out along the Galana River under doum palms, Galdessa overlooks both the river and the Yatta Plateau. Constant breezes off river and plateau refresh travellers in the day and cool the evening air. Galdessa works very closely with the Kenyan Wildlife Service on their hirola and black rhino re-introduction project and has an excellent conservation record.

The riverbed that runs along the camp is where the rhino come to drink, so you may not have to leave the camp in order to see them. The camp's immediate area is home to thirty-six rare black rhino. The area is renowned for elephant, particularly in the dry season - the 1999 count recorded eight thousand, one hundred. The game can be shy here but there is great bio-diversity. Uncommon species to be seen include lesser kudu, gerenuk, fringe eared oryx, hirola and Peter's gazelle. Tsavo is also rich in birdlife.

The camp itself is quite beautiful. Eleven thatched, semi-tented bungalows, called bandas, are well spaced out to provide privacy. Fallen wood provides the raw material for much of the furniture, the floors are cypress, and ostrich eggshells provide milky-translucent lamp shades for the solar powered lighting. Natural stone harmonises with ochre washed walls and the lovely traditional fabrics used as throws. The bathrooms are large and have traditional bucket showers (which allow you to have your water heated to your preferred temperature), flush loos and basins with running water. The high thatch and open sides of the main living banda allow visitors to admire the views and make the most of the breezes off the river while they enjoy the delicious meals.

Tsavo East is a wilderness area and Galdessa allows you to experience the savage landscape from a haven of tranquillity.

  • Laundry Service
  • Bar
  • Balcony
  • Meet and greet services
  • On air safari packages game drives will be on a shared basis in camp/lodge 4x4 vehicles
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Flights as specified on the itinerary
  • Visas and international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

Prices

16 Dec 09 to

29 Dec 09

30 Dec 09

to

31 Mar

2010

01 Apr

to

29 May 2010

30 May

to

28 Jun

2010

29 Jun

to

31 Oct

2010

01 Nov

to

15 Dec

2010

Currency

US$

US$

US$

US$

US$

US$

Per Person Sharing

3918

3918

3918

3717

3918

3717

Single Room Supplement

255

255

255

195

255

195

Extra night cost

497

497

497

396

497

396

Single Room Supplement

128

128

128

98

128

98

Christmas Supplement :      US$ 150 per person per night from 24 Dec 2009 to 1 Jan 2010 inclusive
Easter Supplement :             Not Applicable

Child Rates

  • One child aged under 2 years free sharing with 2 adults
  • One child aged 2-11 years sharing with 2 adults pays 75% of safari cost

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