Location: Ithumba, northern area of Tsavo East National Park, Taita Taveta, Kenya
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. Under one expansive, makuti-thatched roof, each individual tent features special individual design touches. Ithumba Private comes with a trained chef, waiters, and room stewards. With a well-appointed kitchen equipped with generous fridges, a freezer, gas cooker and oven, gas BBQ and an ice cream machine.
This property is self-catering, which allows you to feel at home and completely customize your trip according to your tastes.
Uniqueness of this Camp
Guests at Ithumba Private enjoy self-catering and exclusive use of the property with no other guests’ booked at the same time, operating like your own private home in the bush. This allows you to structure your stay according to your rhythm, with everything tailored to your own personal needs.
By staying at the 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. . Ithumba was regarded by David Sheldrick as ‘the Jewel in the Crown’.
Ithumba Private features three tented bedrooms in (2 twins and a master double), sleeping up to six guests.
Fans in rooms, (Sealed tents), the master room has a bath and shower, the electricity in the property is powered by both solar and generator. The lighting in the camp is set at a muted level, which creates an optimal natural ambiance so guests can enjoy the star-studded nights, for more lighting hurricane lanterns can be provided on request. There are plug points available throughout the camp, making charging of equipment simple. The wooden decks are lit by lanterns, which remain in situ throughout the night. Please do not use hairdryers due to the voltage used, Lodge pool, separate W.C, intermittent mobile reception, laundry, wheel chair access and internet access.
Ithumba Private has WI-FI. Mobile phone reception is specific to certain areas, which the resident staff can identify for you. Children under the age of 5 are not encouraged and an adult should always supervise children over 5 years. Sleeping rooms have custom-made mattresses, high-quality linen, and attractive throw blankets make for cozy nights. Floor-to-ceiling mesh affords 180-degree views of Ithumba’s stunning vistas, while raised balconies invite you to relax on a lounger under the vast African sky
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. 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) and Sundowners.