With its cool stone floors and beautiful thatched roofs, Ithumba Camp makes an exclusive stylishly rustic hideaway, one designed for the intrepid traveller who relishes being off the beaten track. Go here to admire big skies during star-filled nights, and to gaze at a rich array of fascinating species by day in the surrounding wild landscape.

This eco-lodge consists of a comfortable mess-building – including an open-plan dining area and a lazy sitting room – plus four luxurious tented suites, all of it allowing guests to immerse themselves in the sounds of nature between excursions. Close by is the Ithumba Reintegration Unit for veteran elephants, which you’ll have special access to. It’s also possible to adopt an orphaned elephant, rhino or giraffe (for yourself or as a gift) – offering life and hope to an animal in need

Ithumba Camp is based at the foot of Ithumba Hill, with commanding views across Yatta Plateau, in the heart of Tsavo East National Park’s especially-remote northern sector. It directly contributes to the protection and conservation of this rare wilderness in numerous ways:

  • Supporting anti-poaching operations
  • Maintaining road network for security
  • Aerial surveillance
  • Maintaining fence lines
  • Maintaining the Ithumba airstrip
  • Ensuring water for wildlife (boreholes and waterholes)
  • Donating camping equipment and vehicles to Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS), and refurbishing vehicles
  • Maintaining freshwater plant for KWS personnel
  • Refurbishing KWS’s Ithumba headquarters
  • Providing bushfire mitigation support to KWS
  • Alleviating human-wildlife conflict
Four rustic, tented bedrooms
Each tent is en-suite with outdoor hot showers and flushing toilets
This is a fully-staffed self-catering property, with a resident chef on hand when needed
Swimming pool and Spa
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Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Game drives
  • Bushwalks
  • Special access to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Ithumba Reintegration Unit for orphaned, veteran elephants