Fringed with doum palms and overlooking the Yatta Plateau, Galdessa offers a luxurious yet wild magical experience for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in a hidden and untouched corner of Tsavo East National Park. Enjoying a position on the Galana river, wildlife sightings are frequent, whether guests enjoy a game drive or remain at the camp watching the resident hippos, elephants and more as they come to cool off in the river.

All revenue generated from Galdessa contributes towards the sustainable protection and preservation of this remote and untouched wilderness. Here’s how:

  • Build and maintain fence lines
  • Water for wildlife (dams, boreholes and waterholes)
  • Aerial Surveillance
  • Support Anti-Poaching operations
  • Upgrading KWS rhino base in Galana
5 tents; luxury tented accommodation on elevated wooden decks under attractive thatched shade
Hot showers and flushing toilets
Fully staffed self-catering property, with resident chef
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Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Special access to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Umani Springs Elephant Reintegration Unit
  • Birding platform,
  • swimming pool
  • Badminton, croquet and volleyball sets.