Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Kenya’s Southern Great Rift Valley lies Shompole Wilderness, a secluded private tented camp set within the Shompole Conservancy. This homely camp is perched on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River, offering a unique blend of comfort, authenticity, and natural beauty.
Shompole Wilderness invites guests to experience the true essence of Africa in style. The camp features six private tents, each raised on wooden decks and tucked within the lush cordia bushes. Two tents offer picturesque river views, two overlook the expansive plains, and two provide a cozy treehouse ambiance. All tents are designed for privacy, with large netted windows to allow refreshing breezes and an unobstructed view of the surrounding nature. The tents are en-suite with flush toilets and hot and cold running water for showers, ensuring a comfortable stay in the heart of the wilderness.
The camp’s strategic location offers diverse experiences, from tubing and kayaking in the Ewaso Ngiro River to exploring the local Maasai community. Guests can enjoy the thrill of wildlife watching, with an abundance of birds, monkeys, and other animals often spotted along the riverbanks. The presence of soda lakes in the vicinity adds to the charm, providing a habitat for the endangered Greater and Lesser flamingos.
One of Shompole Wilderness’s unique features is the Shompole Hide, an innovative setup catering to photographers and nature enthusiasts. This hide, constructed from sunken containers, offers ground-level photography opportunities with a 270-degree view of the surroundings. With open sides (netted for safety) and a flushing toilet, the hide allows photographers to capture the mesmerizing starlit skies and the magnificent Mt. Shompole. The hide is equipped with gimbals, bean bags, and a flexible lighting system, ensuring unparalleled opportunities for creative photography.
Shompole Wilderness is not just a camp; it’s an adventure into the heart of Southern Maasailand. Surrounded by the ‘Big Five’ (excluding rhinos) and a myriad of bird species, this camp is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. The Ewaso Ng’iro river, nourishing both wildlife and local communities, serves as a lifeline, making Shompole Wilderness an essential wildlife corridor between the renowned Amboseli National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
With its rustic yet luxurious accommodations, breathtaking views, and commitment to preserving nature and local culture, Shompole Wilderness promises an unforgettable safari experience, where every moment is a celebration of Africa’s wild beauty.
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