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Galdessa Camp

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Main Galdessa Camp

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The main camp is located on the southern bank of the Galana River, partially concealed by coppices of doum palms.



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Overview



Located in Tsavo East National park, Galdessa Camp has an ambiance lent by the openness of the camp, and an intimacy with the wild that gives one the true feeling safari. Style, comfort, security, first-class service, and excellent cooking make it all an unforgettable experience.

The main camp is located on the southern bank of the Galana River, partially concealed by coppices of doum palms.

The riverside location of the lounge and dining room ensure frequent wildlife sightings without the need to leave camp, as the game seeks relief from the heat of the day in the cool waters of the river.

Guests are ensured their privacy as all of the bungalows are situated a good distance apart and natural foliage is used to subtly conceal neighboring bandas.

The bathrooms are large and have traditional bucket showers, flush toilets and basins with running water.

The private camp, which consists of 3 bandas and has its own dining room and lounge, can be booked on an exclusive basis, allowing your party absolute privacy and the freedom to plan your days and meals as and when you wish.

The private camp has its own staff dedicated solely to ensuring that all of your needs are met during your stay. Without leaving the comfort of your camp, you can relax and enjoy the spectacular bird and wildlife that frequent the area, particularly during the dry season.

3 comfortable and spacious thatched and semi-tented bungalows on wooden platforms, each with an en-suite bathroom and private veranda. The bathrooms are large and have traditional bucket showers, flush toilets and basins with running water.

Our open four-wheel drive vehicles will take you to discover the river frontage and its seasonal tributaries (lugards). As they often have permanent pools, the lugards are favorite haunts of lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. Full or half day game drives can be arranged to explore the Park's expanses, and a 3-course picnic lunch served by our staff with cold, iced drinks at our selected lunch camp sites. Bush breakfasts and dinners can also be organized.

Guests can enjoy discovering the diversity of the park on foot and have an intimate encounter with the wildlife that frequents the area, including lion, cheetah, serval cat, genet, elephant, Maasai giraffe, waterbuck, impala, lesser kudu, Perter's gazelle, dik dik, zebra, fringe eared oryx, eland, mongoose, monitor lizard.
Guests are taken to a dry, sandy riverbed to find a table laid with pristine linen and china under the shade of the doum palms. Waiters appear from the bushes with cold, refreshing face towels to take your orders, as the welcome smell of freshly cooking bacon and sausages wafts through the air.

Hidden from view, a camp cook manages to produce a farmhouse breakfast in the most rudimentary bush kitchen. Your job is to relax and enjoy… nothing more!

Brightly colored rugs and sofa cushions are laid out on the large boulders overlooking the Galana River where you can lay back and relax and watch the sun slowly set over Mount Kilimanjaro.

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