Fringed with doum palms and overlooking the Yatta Plateau, magical Galdessa Camp offers luxury to travellers seeking to immerse themselves in a hidden and untouched corner.

Enjoying a position on the Galana River amid Tsavo East National Park, its wildlife sightings are frequent, whether guests are enjoying a game drive or simply lingering at camp and watching hippos, elephants and other animals as they come to drink from or cool off in the Galana.

All revenue generated from Galdessa contributes towards the sustainable protection and preservation of this remote and untouched wilderness. Specifically:

  • The building and maintaining of fences
  • Ensuring water for wildlife (dams, boreholes and waterholes)
  • Aerial surveillance
  • Anti-poaching operations
  • Upgrading Kenya Wildlife Services’ sanctuary in Galana
There are five tents: luxury tented accommodations on elevated wooden decks under attractive thatched shade
en-suite hot showers and flushing toilets
This is a fully-staffed self-catering property, but with a resident chef on hand to cook for you if desired
Swimming pool
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Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Game drives around Tsavo East National Park
  • Bush walks
  • Special access to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Umani Springs Reintegration Unit for physically compromised elephants
  • Birdwatching platform
  • Badminton, croquet and volleyball sets