Designed to preserve wilderness and support conservation, Ithumba Hill Camp’s spacious and elegant accommodation affords 180-degree views across Yatta Plateau, punctuated by giant baobabs in the foreground, from the foot of Ithumba Hill. It’s set in the heart of Tsavo East National Park’s ultra-remote northern sector. A stay here also yields special access to the owning Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s local Reintegration Unit, which helps orphaned elephants.

A luxury tented camp, Ithumba Hill is hired out by guests in its entirety for their exclusive use. 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 luxurious, thatched tented bedrooms for up to eight guests
Each unit has hot outdoor showers and flushing toilets
This is a fully-staffed self-catering property, with a resident chef on hand
Swimming pool and Terrace for sunbathing or stargazing
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Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Game drives
  • Bushwalks
  • Visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s local Reintegration Unit for elephants