We traveled with a tour group of 14, arriving at Kigio in time for lunch one day and leaving after breakfast the next day. Even though we were there just one night, the camp is one of the most memorable parts of our entire trip. The staff was welcoming, the food good, the rooms delightful. Our room was large, looking over the jungle onto the river. Monkeys played on the roof and deck. In the late afternoon we went on the Nature Hike around the camp. The guide pointed out animal footprints and types of scat. He told about the different types of trees and their traditional medicinal purposes. The Night Game Drive was very interesting and also worth doing. We went before dinner, saw giraffes and hyenas, and returned after about 1 1/2 hours to a delicious dinner. We slept well in the comfortable bed with wonderful hot water bottles to warm our feet. The room was chilly but the shower nice and hot. Breakfast the next morning was individually prepared with eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, cereal, coffee, tea and juice. The coffee was very good, unlike the Nescafé served in many places. Porters carried our bags to and from the rooms to our van. Whenever we had to walk along the path to our room in the dark, someone was there with a flashlight showing the way. My only regret about Kigio Camp is that we did not have longer to stay there. I could easily stay there for several days taking in the environment, enjoying the view and the hospitality.
- Also Known As:
- Kigio Wildlife Camp Hotel Gilgil
- Kigio Wildlife Camp Kenya/Gilgil