We enjoyed an idyllic couple of days at Galdessa in December. We stayed in the private camp using all three tents, including the honeymoon suite, which were all comfortable and well equipped with large beds. It is difficult to describe the magic of sleeping safely under the stars and feeing so close to the animals. At night the camp is buzzing with a cacophony of animal noises.
The location is fantastic with views over the Galana River where we were able to watch beautiful birds, hippos, monkeys and even crocodile.
The food was fairly basic but good – portions were more than adequate. The staff were excellent and we felt in very safe hands. Dido was especially helpful and attentive to our needs.
From Galdessa we enjoyed some amazing game drives and were able to see a huge variety of animals including three separate lion sightings in one day.
We would highly recommend Galdessa as a good base to explore Tsavo East.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located along the Galana river, in wildest and most secluded location of Tsavo East National park, this stunning camp's main focus is on relaxation and letting the wildlife come to you right in front of your tent. Galdessa sits beneath giant doum palms, 15 kilometres upstream from Lugard's Falls, with its elegant thatch-and-canvas tents, overlooking the meandering waters of the Galana River, Galdessa offers the ultimate 'bush style' safari experience. Game drives in open vehicles, walking safaris along the Galana River and sand rivers. Sundowners, bush breakfast. The camp's direct area is a home to over 51 black rhino. Tsavo East National Park is a Wilderness area and the game can be shy but it offers great bio-diversity. Uncommon species seen there include lesser kudu, gerenuk, fringed eared oryx, hirola and Peter's gazelle. The area is renowned for elephants particularly during the dry season. Tsavo a bird watcher paradise being particularly rich in birdlife. SUGGESTED STAY TO REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT WE CAN OFFER 3 NIGHTS. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Galdessa Camp Tsavo East National Park Hotel Tsavo National Park East
- Galdessa Camp Kenya/Tsavo National Park East