Galdessa Camp is an upmarket, tented, eco-friendly camp located 15km upstream from Lugards Falls in Tsavo East. The camp's remote location in a very wild part of the park ensures that tourism is kept to a minimum.
Galdessa Camp Highlights
Galdessa Camp is an upmarket eco-friendly tented camp located 15km upstream from Lugards Falls in Tsavo East. The word Galdessa comes from the Walangulu word meaning 'baboon'. Located on the southern bank of the Galana River overlooking the Yatta Plateau, the camp's remote location in a very wild part of the park ensures that tourism is kept to a minimum.
- The Camp’s location alongside the Galana River makes it ideal for game drives and wildlife sightings.
- As they often have permanent pools, the lugards are favourite haunts of lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, and rhino.
- 3-course picnic lunch served by our staff with cold, iced drinks at our selected lunch camp sites.
Galdessa Camp Game Viewing and Activities
Tsavo National Park is still very much pristine and without mass tourism which does not come to this remote yet magical part of the park. Tsavo West is an international wildlife and environmental treasure chest. It contains a variety or habitat, geological soil types, plants, animals and birds. Tsavo West is hillier, rockier, greener and more vegetated than Tsavo East. Wildlife regularly use the campgrounds, especially elephants at least 8 000 in number. The camp is located in one of Africa's most successful conservation projects, and Galdessa works closely with Kenya's Wildlife Service's black rhino re-introduction project. They are lucky to have 51 black rhinos in its direct vicinity, Africa's largest unfenced black rhino population. Lion, cheetah, serval cat, genet, Masai giraffe, waterbuck, impala, lesser kudu, Perter's gazelle, dik dik, zebra, fringe-eared oryx, eland, mongoose and monitor lizard frequent this area of Tsavo. The park is also rich in birdlife, with birds migrating from as far as Malawi, Oman, Iran, Germany and Russia.
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