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Kigio Wildlife Camp

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   overlooking the Malewa River, Gilgil, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed for one night at this camp and it truly was a wonderful experience. The camp is Eco-Friendly and the Conservancy was truly doing their best to be completely sustainable. The room was a complete "Hut" and was approximately four times larger then a typical hotel room. The room was definitely rustic but that added the correct flavor to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Eco-friendly lodge with very friendly staff. Rooms are huge & clean. The dining area is very cozy. You get this feeling that you're camping but not in a tent. You can hear nature all around you. It's quite an experience!

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Boca Raton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The manager David was eeeeextremely helpful !! I love the view and huge rooms. You do have to walk to your room at night with a flashlight and a guide since it is very dark. We faced the lake which was very nice.Food was delicious. We had lambchops for dinner..Wonderful service and a great stay.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Kigio Wildlife Camp was a scheduled overnight stop during a 12 day safari tour. We arrived late in the afternoon to find a delightful camp! Had we known, we would have scheduled more time at this lodge. It would have been great to do 2 nights here allowing us time to explore the surrounding area and do a bush... More

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Helsinge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The place to go for bird watching. The local naturalist is a bundle of charm and really knows his birds - and the plants around the lodge. We were the only guests in camp at the time, so we got the royal treatment: all the game walks we could overcome, first class service and excellent food served in front of... More

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Sacramento
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The thatched roofed, adobe huts are cool and different. No phone service, but the wifi works. Eat outdoors looking at a lush green meadow and river with hippos in it. The staff were fabulous. You get to order one of 2 entrees each meal instead of other hotels buffet. Food was excellant. Vervet monkies are around the surronding trees. Community... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed one night at Kigio as part of a safari package. Just a little different from our other lodges at Maasai Mara and Amboseli. Stayed in Turaco cottage and loved the huge room, balcony overlooking the river, hot water bottle in the bed, rustic shower/toilet/washing area (flip-flops and bath robes provided!), canvas back wall with window coverings that rolled... More

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Nairobi
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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

A very nice lodge in a beautiful Nature Conservancy. No television, hardly to phone coverage, and Internet not working, the best way to enjoy Kigio…. On the other hand, the beauty of the place, the animals so close, the surrounding mountains and the river passing by… all this makes Kigio a lovely place. The rooms are very big (maybe this... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Kigio Camp provides all of the amenities to those seeking to experience the look and feel of the African bush, and does so while striving very hard to maintain the delicate ecological balance that the land deserves. The rooms were clean and enormous, with views of the Malewa River flowing right below your deck. The thatched roof leaked a bit,... More

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Richmond, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

As the previous reviewers indicate, Kigio is a delight. We spent 2 nights there and enjoyed sleeping in the the roomy accommodations, seeing water buck at the watering hole and walking with George who showed us leopard prints in the salt slick. The managers, South Africans Shirley and David, were gracious and have a wonderful staff plus an excellent chef.... More

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Address: overlooking the Malewa River, Gilgil, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Gilgil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kigio Wildlife Camp 3*
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