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Ithumba Camp

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure to stay with our family for 3 days at the lodge. As supporters of the David Sheldrick trust we have adopted a number of orphaned elephants at the Nairobi centre and visited Ithumba to see first hand their next stage to ultimately intergrate them back into the wild. Our daughter, who currently lives in Nairobi, drove...

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New Canaan, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Ithumba for one night but spent most of our time visiting our adopted Elephants at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage! We loved Ithumba and wished there had more time for us to spend there!! It is a beautiful, intimate camp and we loved the tents and the Living Room!!!

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1Thank 5Andrades
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Traveled with the friends and supporters of the David sheldrick trust, common minded fosters parents who are members of the Facebook group called Friends of Dr. Dame Daphne sheldrick. This place is magical, dreamy a great Oasis in the middle of nowhere. It's self catering thus must bring your own food and Benjamin the chef will cook you up something...

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1Thank Jack G
philadelphia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had stayed at the original camp on our last visit, but decided to try the new camp nearby, which was under construction on our last trip. Because Tsavo is generally very warm the appeal of a place with a swimming pool is enormous. It was just perfect, and the infinity pool overlooking miles of stunning Africa was a wonderful...

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Loule, Portugal
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Four years ago I visited the original camp at Ithumba, which was magical but this trip we stayed in the new Hill Camp. Impossible to describe except to say unique, awesome, unforgettable & obviously built with love. Wonderful place to relax with the added bonus of spending time with orphaned elephants & especially one of my sponsor elephants. This camp...

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4Thank damejac
Milwaukee
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Myself and a friend stayed 3 nights June 1-3, 2016. It was over 6 hour drive from Nairobi and Ithumba is very much in remote area. The small staff of Isack, Njage, and Kimwere (Benton too briefly) provided wonderful service and delicious meals from the basic groceries we brought with us. The tents are not fancy but nice with a...

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Kanab, Utah
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Two years ago I visited Ithumba Camp, and loved every minute of it. They were building Ithumba Hill, and when I returned this year, I opted to stay there. Every inch of this camp is beautiful - from rooms, to pool, to main area, to art, to food, to staff. Don't miss it.

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4Thank Claudia P
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I have just returned from another stay at Ithumba visiting my foster orphans, the ex-orphans and wild elephant herds. I first reviewed this camp in September 2013 and cannot really improve on that review...it is truly unique & magical experience and one I shall return to again and again. Each time I leave Ithumba and the elephants I leave a...

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Our third visit to Ithumba camp and it just gets better. Note, this is not really a place for a quick visit. Like any Safari trip some days can be quiet and those on a short stay may miss a great but rare moment. Linger longer and be amazed. We had to come back to check on our "little ones"...

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3Thank mfuwe
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Beverly P’s review dated September 29, 2013 is spot on. This place is magical. Highly recommended. It’s a fabulous place for large extended families. I would only add that there is the option to fly in if you want to avoid the poor roads.

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Address: Northern area, Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park East
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Ithumba Camp Hotel Tsavo National Park East
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“This is a tented safari lodge - a booking is for the entire camp, complete with staff and chef.”
Escape-overseas, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All accommodation is exceptional”
damejac, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tent 1 closest to main building, all tents same”
kimw, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All tents the same.”
  • As is the Toilet etc.,
  • The outdoor shower is airy.
mfuwe, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All four rooms seem the same no. 3 is furthest away...”
Mzeenini, 17 Apr 2013 | Read review
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