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Tent with view
Kipalo Hills is located in Tsavo West alongside the boundary of Tsavo West National Park. The lodge itself is situated in the 12,000 acre Mbulia Conservancy that was initiated with the local community; rather than a lodge being built which tries to extend a hand to the local people, Kipalo Hills was built with the people and for the local community to benefit from protecting the resident wildlife, especially of elephant.
Perched on the side of Mbulia Hills, Kipalo Hills enjoys fantastic views looking out across the conservancy towards Ngulia Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. All of the eight permanent tented rooms were built to take the best advantage of these beautiful expansive views across the plains. The swimming pool as well as the mess area incorporate the natural look of the rock as much as possible, and overlook a waterhole which the resident wildlife visit from time to time. The name ‘Kipalo Hills’ means ‘the place to return to again and again’ in the local Taita language, taken from the ancient elephant rubbings on the rock and baobab trees surrounding the Lodge.
Bush walking is the main attraction to Tsavo; getting out into the open air and tracking the animals with your local expert guides who know this land like the back of their hand. Day and night game driving is also allowed in this private conservancy, and a trip into Tsavo West with a picnic to spot even more game is a great day out.