Mashariki Camp

This accommodation is nestled in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park and ‘’Mashariki’’ is a Swahili word meaning ‘’East’’.

The camp looks out to the East where one can witness beautiful African sunrises before setting out on safari in this wild Tsavo Park. Its tents are designed to afford each guest a high level of privacy.

It boosts three double tents, two triple tents, and one rock cottage that can sleep 4 guests and another rock cottage for 5 guests, and all of the camp’s rooms are firmly furnished with double or twin beds and have modern toilet rooms, hot showers and electricity around the clock.

All the rooms are en-suite and have 24-hour electricity and a veranda with a view. Lunch is an international buffet; dinner combines Italian and Swahili dishes. Swahili dishes include beans and coconut soup, chicken curry, coconut rice and Nyama Choma grilled meats.

A breakfast and cocktail terrace will allow guests to watch a variety of wildlife while relaxing and tasting the camp’s Italian-Swahili cuisine.

At night one can watch the open sky with its brilliant stars or listen to the Taita music around the aromatic fire.

The camp offers a photography course run by a selection of professional photographers who specialize in bush photography.

Jeeps or minivans with drivers can be rented or guests can even drive their own vehicles. Game drives can be done in the nearby Tsavo East National Park with its rolling scrub-covered hills and large herds of elephants.

Besides the Tsavo East, Tsavo West National Park is also nearby and it can be visited too. Caving in the Lava Flows of Shetani and Chaimu and boat rides on Lake Chala and Lake Jipe are also on offer.

A trip to the camp can be combined with a visit to the coast; the camp is affiliated to Kivulini Beach near Malindi and Twiga Hotel in Watamu.