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Galdessa Camp

Galdessa main Camp found in Tsavo East National Park, 5 km upstream of Lugard’s fall. Set along the Galana River under fringed doum palms and overlooks the Yatta Plateau, the world’s longest and oldest fossilized lava flow.

Galdessa works closely with Kenya Wildlife Service’s black rhino re-introduction project. Within Galdessa’s vicinity is Africa’s largest unfenced black rhino population Galdessa’s founder, Pierre Mourgue d’Algue, is a trustee of the TUSK Trust which works to protect the environment and habitats of Africa and distributes in excess of 90% of the funds it raises directly into the field.

A glimpse of Galdessa Camp

  • The camp has a coastal/bush style relaxed feel and is designed to blend with the environment using earthy colors and natural woods throughout.
  • Accommodation in 12 comfortable and spacious thatched and semi-tented bungalows on wooden platforms an en-suite and private veranda.
  • 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 honeymoon bungalow has an elevated platform with sofa, table and chairs, one of the most romantic spots in Kenya, to relax under the stars surrounded by wildlife.

Highlights of Galdessa Camp

  • The camp’s direct area is home to over 50 black rhino
  • Tsavo East National Park is a wilderness area of great biodiversity. Uncommon species seen include lesser kudu, gerenuk, fringed-eared oryx, Hirola and Peter’s gazelle.
  • The area is renowned for elephants particularly during the dry season: the last count (1999) recorded 8100.
  • Tsavo is particularly rich in birdlife, with birds migrating from as far as Oman, Malawi, Iran, Germany and Russia.

Adventure and Pleasure of Galdessa Camp

  • Game drives in open vehicles
  • walking safaris along the Galana River and sand rivers
  • Sundowners and bush breakfasts

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