Ithumba Hill

Ithumba Hill Lodge, Kitui South, Kitui County, Eastern, Kenya – Show more hotels in Kenya

Location: Ithumba, Tsavo East National Park, Taita Taveta, Kenya


Ithumba Hill & Ithumba Private, along with four other properties, makes up the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT’s) not-for-profit portfolio of eco-lodges. By staying at our eco-lodges, you are directly contributing to the preservation of the surrounding ecosystem: all revenue generated is put towards conservation initiatives within the Tsavo Conservation Area. Built into the imposing Ithumba Hill, the camp seamlessly combines the surrounding wilderness with luxurious touches. It serves as a unique home base within Tsavo East’s remote northern area. Foster parent’s guests also have special access to the SWT’s Ithumba Reintegration Unit, where they can have a firsthand look at our work rehabilitating orphaned elephants.

Uniqueness of this Camp

Guests at Ithumba Hill Camp have exclusive use of the property. No other guest belonging to another group will be booked at the same time.


Ithumba Hill Camp consists of four tented twin bedrooms sleeping up to eight guests, each elevated tent features special design touches and has custom-made furniture. Floor-to-ceiling mesh affords 180-degree views of Ithumba’s stunning vistas. Each bedroom was thoughtfully designed as its own private oasis. The Baobab Room is situated between majestic baobabs. The Boulder Room is surrounded by towering granite kopjes. It features a bath as well as a shower. The Yatta Room sits against the side of Ithumba Hill. It has the most commanding views across Tsavo and the distant Yatta Plateau. The Fig Room is tucked among the branches of a giant fig tree. This generously shaded oasis is the furthest away from the main lodge area.
  • Due to the elevated decks, walkways, and platforms, children under the age of 5 are not encouraged.


Camp Amenities The electricity in the property is powered by both solar and generator, Please NO hairdryers to be used, The hot water is solar-powered, during much of the year is in plentiful supply, yet during the cloudier months (July/August) the lack of solar power can reduce availability. Clear medical advice is required from your doctor as No doctor’s in close proximity to Lodge and as such it is advisable to get a comprehensive medical insurance (Flying Doctor’s Membership) as the Camp is within a malarial area. Wi-Fi access and limited mobile phone reception, check with staff on where reception is best. Wheel chair access, laundry, outdoor bath, fans are available on request, lockable chests in each room, W.C separate.


  • Game Drives within the unique Northern Area of Tsavo.
  • Access to visit the orphans at the Ithumba Reintegration Unit in the early morning / evening, as well as at the 11am mud bath for foster parents only.
  • Relaxation in camp, enjoying the resident wildlife.
  • Excursions to the Tiva River and Yatta Plateau.
  • Arrangements can be made for a guided hike up Ithumba Mountain.
  • Guided walks along the Tiva River (Note: all walking has to be done accompanied by armed KWS rangers).
  • Sundowners.

Popular Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bush Walks
  • Conservation Activities
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Photographic Safaris
  • Sundowners