Ithumba Camp Tsavo East National Park

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Ithumba Camp Tsavo East National Park

Ithumba Camp Tsavo East National Park is an exclusive use, rustic tented self-catering accommodation located in Ithumba area on the northern part of Tsavo East National Park. The camp belongs to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust .

The safari camp is about 98 km from Kibwezi town and it takes about 7 hours’ drive from Nairobi. Flying time from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to the Ithumba Airstrip takes about 50 minutes.

Based at the foot of Ithumba Hill above the Galana River between bush and Acacia trees. The camp commands views across the Yatta Plateau, guests can immerse themselves in the sounds of nature whilst close by is the Ithumba Reintegration Unit which guests have the opportunity to visit. 

The camp is an exclusive stylishly rustic hideaway, designed for the intrepid traveler who relishes being off the beaten track, with big skies, star-studded nights and a rich array of fascinating species in the surrounding wild landscape. 

There are 4 large safari tents, which are covered from makuti roofs and only accommodate up to 8 guests. Each tent connects to open air bathroom and has a dressing room and a spacious verandah.

Ithumba Hill is more luxurious in nature offering a swimming pool and four double bedroom tents set high on Ithumba Hill offering extensive and breath-taking views of Northern Tsavo.

Guests at Ithumba Camp have exclusive use of the property. No other guest, belonging to another group, will be booked at the same time. The camp is on self-catering basis and guests are welcomed to prepare their own meals in the well-equipped kitchen. A chef is available on request.

There is an open building comprising of main dining, lounge and a small roof terrace and view into the bush is the heart of this Camp. The camp is powered by limited solar electricity. Ithumba Camp has no WI-FI. Mobile phone reception is specific to certain areas which the resident staff can identify for you.

Throughout the camp there are lights and power outlets, which can be used day and night. Please do not use hairdryers. 

Ithumba Camp Tsavo East National Park Activities include; Excursions to the Tiva River and Yatta Plateau, Relaxation in camp enjoying the resident wildlife, Game Drives within the unique Northern Area of Tsavo, Arrangements can be made for a guided hike up Ithumba Mountain, Guided walks along the Tiva River, Access to the orphans at the stockades.

Ithumba Camp Tsavo East National Park Non-Resident Accommodation Rates

2021 Non-Resident Accommodation Rates Per Night Include;

Accommodation on self -catering Basis

 Number of Guests Rate Per Night for the Whole Property
 1 to 6 Guests  1,500 US Dollars
 7 Guests 1,750 US Dollars
 8 Guests 2,000 US Dollars

Notes
* Minimum Night Stay:
2 Nights
* Seasons: Ithumba Camp is open all year
* Park entrance fees not included in the rates above
* Booking rules: Booking of this property is for foster parents only
* Please note below rates are subject to 14% VAT and 2% Catering Levy

* Guests must bring their own food and drink otherwise everything is provided
* Check-in & check-out Policy: Check in is strictly after 10 am. Check out is strictly before 0930 Hours
* Access to the orphans’ mud-bath is not possible on the day of checkout as that is reserved for the arriving guests
* Ithumba Camp has a large and well equipped kitchen with a proficient cook. There is a fridge freezer, a cooker and oven
* Catering: This property is self-catering and a comprehensive shopping list guide can be provided by our office on request
* Due to its small size (four tents) and proximity to elephants (both orphans and wild ones), Ithumba gets booked up really fast – often a year in advance
* Mixed group with Residents and Non Resident The official rate to apply for the entire group would be for Non-Residents as you book the camp exclusively
* Children: Children under the age of 5 are not encouraged. Please consult with us should you have younger children. An adult should supervise kids at all times
* Ithumba Hill is more luxurious in nature offering a swimming pool & tents set high on Ithumba Hill offering extensive and breath taking views of Northern Tsavo
* Non-Residents pay 75 US Dollars per person (Child 35 US Dollars) while East African Residents pay 1,200 Kenya Shillings per adult and child 600 Kenya Shillings

* Park Entry Fees: Regarding park entrance fees, please note they are to be paid before arrival at Ithumba, as there is no payment system for park entrance fees at the Ithumba Kenya Wildlife Service gate


What to Bring:

* Personal first aid kit
* Food and drink, including drinking water
* A warm fleece/ jumper for cooler evenings (July/ August)
* Sandals/ flip-flops/ swimming costume/ hat/ sunglasses/ sunscreen/ mosquito repellent
* Torch (with spare batteries)/Binoculars/Camera equipment/ iPod and portable speakers


Ithumba Camp Accommodation Rates Exclude:

* Laundry
* All drinks
* Game-drives
* Park Entrance Fees
* Local Airstrip Transfers
* Bush Breakfast and Sundowners
* Health Insurance and Gratuities
* Airstrip transfer – one way 200 US Dollars per vehicle
* Extra activities are subject to KWS rangers availability
* Guide hire in guest’s own vehicle 80 US Dollars per game drive
* Full day game drive vehicle exclusive use 450 US Dollars per vehicle
* Half day game drive vehicle exclusive use 250 US Dollars per vehicle
* Morning or afternoon nature walk (Minimum 2 Guests) included in rate

Ithumba Camp Tsavo East National Park Resident Accommodation Rates

2021 Resident Accommodation Rates Per Night Include;

Accommodation on self -catering Basis

 Number of Guests Rate Per Night for the Whole Property
 1 to 6 Guests 96,500 Kenya Shillings
 7 Guests 112,500 Kenya Shillings
 8 Guests 128,500 Kenya Shillings

Notes
Please note below rates are subject to 14% VAT and 2% Catering Levy
* Park entrance fee of 1,030 Kenya Shillings as per person per day for an adult & 515 Kenya Shillings as per person per day for children

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