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P.O. Box 290, Tsavo-East-National-Park-Road | 80300 Voi, Kenya, Voi, Kenya
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Red Elephant Safari Lodge
Ranked #7 of 8 Specialty lodging in Voi
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we stayed in the Red Elephant twice when passed through Voi on our way to, and returning from Tanzania. The Lodge is clean, tidy and very good value. We stayed in one of the cottages which are right in front of a waterhole, we had elephants both nights, into the early hours, also lions could be clearly heard grunting throughout... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We could see girafs..elephants..dears..chitas..minibirds... Swans...zibras...lions..and all other wild animals...! The travelling between these wild animals was one of an adventure! The camp was protected well by electrical fence...rooms were so clean but wish if they only had t.v. sets....although they have wifi!! They have a clean resturant with delucious food dishes!!we could even see the wilds approaching around so near!!... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

On the plus side, Red Elephant has a great location just outside the gate of Tsavo East. From the terrace of our bungalow we got fabulous sightings of elephants visiting the water hole - really magical viewing. However, the lodge itself is too touristy for our taste; dinner, served round the camp fire, was of a reasonable quality although spoiled... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights here as part of our Kenyan honeymoon safari adventure. We absolutely loved this place! The location is perfect for visiting Tsavo West National Park and the manmade watering hole attracts a huge array of animals. The first evening when we sat down to enjoy a beer a whole family of elephants came to... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We live in Kenya and wanted a rather affordable accommodation for 1 night. After searching for the best deal, we opted for this one as it looked very nice at a first glance. Immediately after dropping our luggages we understood the scam: very spacious but very cheap and poor quality. Very few guests, bad quality and little quantity of food,... More

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africanadventures, Director of Sales at Red Elephant Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ilaria, since over 17 years it is our pleasure to provide services and to satisfy our guests. We deal with mostly very happy guests and are ready whenever someone misses anything, to do our best and rectify each and every mistake quickly. This has made us being in a tough market with a good name over the years. You... More

Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I stayed here a very long time ago, actually in 2000 and again in 2012. The staff and management were perfect hosts and the outside bar-b-q with dancing around the roaring open fire is something I have never forgotten. It is situated just outside the actual game reserve and belive it or not my bed was totally made of bricks... More

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Ukunda, Coast, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Red Elephant Lodge sits next door to Voi Wildlife Lodge, but has far fewer guests and is often empty. Unlike some of the reviewers here, I found that a bonus rather than a turn-off. What is not to like about having a waterhole all to yourself and enjoying the passing elephants, buffalo and waterbuck with no loud distractions from busloads... More

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Canton, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Stayed there one night and took a safari trip to Tsavo, But one of the most exciting things I enjoyed was our view was spectacular from our room. The red elephants they showed up, they played in the water hole they rolled around and more or less put on a show for us. There was at least 40+ Red Elephants... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

We stayed at the red elephant for a one night stopover enroute to malindi. The lodge is just before the voi gate and neighbours the more popular Voi wildlife lodge. To our surprise we were the only guests in the entire lodge. It seemed like a place that does not have many visitors. Becasue we were the only guests food... More

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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

Stayed here for one night whilst on a Safari trip to Tsavo East. Basic but really comfortable, authentic lodges . Our 'Bush house' overlooked a small watering hole-unfortunately we didn't see any elephants there on our stay, but I have seen from the photographs that they do make impromptu appearances, so you may catch them there if your lucky! The... More

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africanadventures, General Manager at Red Elephant Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about our lodge, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope that would would visit us again and this time see the Elephants visit at the water hole. Best regards More

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Address: P.O. Box 290, Tsavo-East-National-Park-Road | 80300 Voi, Kenya, Voi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Voi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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The construction of Red Elephant Safari Lodge was done in the style of Eco Tourism. We try to avoid artificial and super luxurious facilities and equipment. Majority of our guests come from modern places all over the world to discover real Safari Life and prefer good comfort, security and hospitality. This is where we see our goals. We offer 5 Safari-Double-Rooms, 7 Safari-Twins, 2 Safari-Triples and one Mini Suite within our main building wings. Further more we provide 4 Bush Houses, bordering the National Park. We are organizing and operating Safaris throughout Kenya and Tanzania for over 23 years. If you are looking for worthy tours, relieable services and professional staff, please get in touch with us. And if you have special wishes, please note that we are always able and ready to create your "tailormade" Safari at reasonble rates. Also for tours starting from and ending at Red Elephant Safari Lodge we are the right people to plan with. Hope to meet you soon at Safari in Red Elephant Safari Lodge! ... more   less 
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