We Took three clients with our company Continental Tours and Safaris to this delightful safari camp.They spend one night on this tented camp.Ndololo Safari camp is located in Tsavo East National park 7 km from Voi Gate on the broad, thickly forested banks of Voi river near the Aruba dam - a man-made oasis that attracts lots of wildlife in the park. Ndololo safari camp is accessible throughout the year by all weather roads and is located 7 km from Voi gate, 63km from Bachuma gate and 36 km from Manyani gate.
Ndololo Safari Camp offers 20 luxurious, well-spaced tents each self-contained with a verandah and bedroom. Some of the tents have single, double and triple beds to cater for different tastes. All are furnished in a classic blend of ancient and modern, rich African fine hand carved olive wood furniture, with modern amenities.Ndololo safari camp enjoys one of the most spectacular sceneries in Tsavo East National Park - a park renowned for its concentration of diverse wildlife and home to the fabled ‘Man Eaters of Tsavo'.
Ndololo Safari Camp is accessible both from Mombasa and Nairobi. It lies 160 kilometers from Mombasa along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. You would require about 1 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa by road. From Nairobi, it will take you about 4 hours by road.I recommend visitors who visit Kenya to visit this budget tented camp too.
Although not as fancy as some other nearby tented camps in Tsavo East (e.g., Satao Camp), Ndololo is a solid, less expensive option if you want to experience up-close-and-personal wildlife. Located inside the park less than 10km away from the Voi gate, Ndololo's lack of a perimeter fence means you will likely encounter wildlife throughout the day and night wandering around the camp - on a recent visit, we were visited by waterbuck, grazing giraffes, and even a small herd of elephants who came within a few meters of our tent (at 3:30am no less!). Staff are friendly and food is decent, standard fare for these parts - and Maasai guards keep the perimeter safe from the more dangerous wildlife (tents have en suite bathrooms/showers so no need to wander outside at night anyway). All in all a solid choice if you're spending a day or two in Tsavo!
We bought a 2-day safari from the guys from the beach in the price of $ 200 per person.
Rickety bus took us from the hotel to Tsavo in 2.5 hours.
It was a path through the passion, but we managed. After several hours of driving through the park in search of people willing to pictures of animals came to Camp Ndololo.
Welcome to our next camp elephants and a few monkeys - of course we are welcomed by the staff.
After check in we get the keys from our apartment.
It turns out that the tent very nice, spacious and clean.
Shower with warm water, but unfortunately, no cleaning products (soap only)
We try going to close shut and tent first surprise here ... there's nothing to fasten the lock because locks are torn handles the sliders - just leave the tent zasunięty. We go for lunch.
The dining room is waiting for another surprise - we get leftovers left by their predecessors - mostly Italians but after a short time chef rises to the occasion and a new supply :).
After lunch, we go in search of animals.
In the evening, go down to camp quick shower and go to dinner (tent open again) - this time we are from Italy :).
Food very good and the staff are very nice.
Beer 250 Water 150 shillings
We eat a delicious meal and suddenly ran acquaintance, and says to us that they were robbed (stolen from their tent, a video camera and a backpack with a portfolio in the middle)
Quickly run to our tents, but here everything is.
A friend cries out dark dissected mosquito in the tent with them.
I look at our mosquito net - and that also once had to be dissected for a similar purpose because it is now poszyta.
Support comes and says that it is not possible because all the Maasai guard - apparently stolen it themselves.
When the police arrive at the amount of 6 people.
Short interview and slander from the owner that it was contrived.
It gets us all sad. We go to sleep. A power failure of the generator.
About 3.30 a roaring lion under our tent!! Dark as .....
For 5 minutes yelling Ajuto .. Ajuto ... Italians call it help, but only after 5 minutes of light switches and supposedly Masai (those who are supposed to protect) chase a lion.
We do not sleep till morning.
My advice - do not leave valuables in the tent and under no circumstances go out after dark outside the tent (only later I learned that there are no fences)
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!