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September 1, 2022

Take a Safari

The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling, and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of the palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300-kilometer-long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser kudu, gerenuk, and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

The joy of Kenya is you have the opportunity to enjoy both the Ocean as well as the Bush. It will be well worth your while to set some time for a journey to Tsavo East National Park.  The fastest way to get from Watamu to Tsavo is to drive. Watamu to Satao, via Sala Gate, is definitely the recommended route to do – assuming all roads are still in good condition – the road here has apparently been re-done recently so this would be a good option.


Satao Camp is an extremely well-run tented camp and has great wildlife viewing.  It is one of the most affordable places to stay in Tsavo East.  Enjoy the unique setting overlooking the watering hole – Satao Camp promises to deliver the ultimate safari experience. The Camp is a true oasis that attracts thousands of animals for their daily drink and bathing. Of course, Tsavo is world-famous for its vast herds of elephants, which often glow red after a dust bath, and Satao’s watering hole can attract up to 1,000 elephants a day. Large prides of lion are also sighted regularly.

Satao Camp’s contribution to wildlife habitat is to ensure that our waterhole never dries up.


Kulalu Camp lies just 110 kilometres west of the Indian Ocean and the coastal towns of Malindi and Watamu. A leisurely drive of just over an hour along the recently tarred famous Tsavo road will deliver you to the secret splendour of Kulalu Camp, a bush home, resting on the shady banks of the Galana River looking over the Galana Wildlife Conservancy.

Kulalu Camp consists of five spacious and luxurious en-suite tents. Each tent is thoughtfully positioned to ensure a breath taking view of the Galana River and the Galana Wildlife Conservancy and has its own beautifully appointed veranda for quiet reflections.

Kulalu offers exciting safaris to view the wildlife in the Conservancy and Tsavo East National Park. When it is too hot to go on safari, then it’s time to take a dip in the “Cuddle Puddle” and relax with a drink while watching the animals.

Wildlife is never far from your view at the bar from the camp balcony.

Category: Holiday Ideas

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