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    Rhino Valley Lodge Tsavo National Park Kenya Africa

    Rhino Valley Lodge is a tented lodge set against the backdrop of the rugged but scenic Ngulia Hills, Rhino Valley Lodge offers the most idyllic view of the pristine Tsavo West National Park which teams with thousands of Savannah wildlife. These can be viewed all year round from the verandas of the Rhino Valley Lodge bandas as they frequent the water pond just a few meters below the camp. Rhino Valley Lodge was previously known as the Ngulias Bandas, Rhino Valley Lodge’s proximity to the coast – Mombasa, Malindi and Diani, makes it a perfect holiday destination for those wishing to combine beach and bush safari experience in the same vacation package. It’s the ultimate kenia safari experience. Rhino Valley Lodge is an unrivalled haven for those who love nature and a perfect retreat in the wild. The nights have their own unique ambiance, a pot-pourri of hundreds of different animal, birds and insect noises. The Rhino Valley Lodge Tsavo is designed to blend with the surrounding vegetation and landscape. From a distance, one may be forgiven for mistaking it for one of Ngulia Hills rock outcrops, Rhino River Lodge Kenya has six standard rooms, 10 luxury rock rooms, 6 self-catering bandas and a camp-site constructed to meet the needs of the discerning traveler. The rock room is one of the most unique ‘caveman’ indulgences you will not find anywhere else in the world. The self-catering bandas tastefully furnished with rugged twin beds, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a complete bathroom suite will provide with the comforts of home away from home. The Tsavo Rhino River Lodge has modern gourmet restaurant with an elaborate menu specifically designed for those who love the out outdoors. It also prides a well stocked ‘tree bar’, another extra-ordinary experience under wide starry tropical skies and in the warmth of a campfire. The camp is lit by a super-silent generator that comforts to stringent international wildlife and environmental requirements. In addition to the exotic early morning and evening game drives in the company of experienced tour guides, the Lodge offers nature walks and rock climbing up the Ngulia Hills. Here explore paths which were last trodden by the once famous Wangulia hunter and honey gatherers who roamed the expansive Tsavo wilds until the last century. The experience on the vantage tops of the rugged Ngulia Hills is unforgettable.

     

    Rhino River Lodge Accommodation

     

    The Rhino Valley camp is situated within the Tsavo west national park. It is set at the backdrop of the Ngulia hills making it to be easily mistakable by guests to be one of the Hills rock outcrops. The camp features; basic, standard and also luxurious accommodation. The bandas at the camp are designed to have verandas that overlook a water drinking spot. Guests can thus be able to see animals that come to drink from the pool at the same time enjoying the comfort of their room. Rhino River Lodge has six standard rooms, 10 luxury rock rooms, 6 self-catering bandas and a camp-site constructed to meet the needs of the discerning traveler. The rock room is one of the most unique ‘caveman’ indulgences you will not find anywhere else in the world. The self-catering Bandas tastefully furnished with rugged twin beds, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a complete bathroom suite will provide with the comforts of home away from home.

     

    Rhino Valley Lodge Dinning

     

    The camp has modern gourmet restaurant with an elaborate menu specifically designed for those who love the out outdoors. It also prides a well stocked ‘tree bar’, another extra-ordinary experience under wide starry tropical skies and in the warmth of a campfire. The camp is lit by a super-silent generator that comforts to stringent international wildlife and environmental requirements.

     

    Rhino Valley Lodge Facilities and activities

     

    In addition to the exotic early morning and evening game drives in the company of experienced tour guides, the Lodge offers nature walks and rock climbing up the Ngulia Hills. We have a variety of accommodation in Tsavo Hotels and Lodges, Kenya to suit all tastes and budgets. Book your Hotels, Lodging, Apartments, Motels, B&BS online. Our website is packed with tourist information so you can plan your next trip to Tsavo Hotels and Lodges, Kenya and find the best Tsavo Hotels and Lodges hotels for your requirements. Book and pay securely online and receive instant confirmation plus:

     

    Tsavo National Park

     

    The twin National Parks of Tsavo East and Tsavo West together form one of Africa’s largest wilderness reserves. This single National Park is larger than the island of Jamaica. This 21,747 sq km park is divided into 2 administrative units - Tsavo East and Tsavo West. It covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Roughly the size of Massachusetts, Tsavo National Park is huge by any standard. So it encompasses a range of habitats that in turn means that it is home to a variety of Kenya animals. So your visit to the Kenya National Parks isn't quite complete until you've been to Tsavo. Two large lions actively preyed on the railway workers as they built a bridge over the Tsavo River, claiming over 120 victims. They evaded hunters for well over a year, and the legend of the Maneaters of Tsavo was born. The sheer scale of Tsavo gives the visitor a chance to really get away from it all, and to explore the wild in total solitude. The parks are located 233 km South of Nairobi and 250 km North of Mombasa on the main Nairobi- Mombasa Road. Distances: Nairobi-Mtito Andei- 233 km, Mtito Andei-Voi: 96 km, Voi Mombasa: 153 km. From Malindi, take the western road (C103) and enter in the park via Sala gate 90 km South East Kenya, inland from the Coast. Forever immortalized in films like Out of Africa and the Ghost & the Darkness, Kenya and particularly Tsavo is an awesome safari destination. Where style and sophistication don't take a back seat to anything, not even to the vast herds of wildlife and great numbers of birdlife. Step into the shoes of an African explorer and experience the bush and its many charms for yourself. Stay in any one of these lodges in Tsavo area or choose from many other options. In Tsavo you'll see large herds of red elephants, contrary to myth they are not a separate sub-species but are covered by the thin red dust found in Tsavo, a Tsavo safari is the ideal destination for people who seek solitude and privacy as well as the chance to explore the wilderness. With its proximity to Mombasa it is also an ideal safari for those staying on the coast or wanting to visit the coast after their safari.

     

    Tsavo Major Attractions

     

    Tsavo is a birdwatcher’s paradise with numerous species of weavers, hornbills, sunbirds, rollers, and raptors commonly seen. One of Tsavo most interesting geographical features is the Lugard Falls, where white water rages through a series of spectacular rock formations. Also not to be missed is the volcanic Mzima springs. These natural springs produce 50 million gallons of fresh sparkling water daily. These waters are alive with shoals of barbel and Hippopotamus and waterfowl. A unique underwater observatory has been built that gives you an incredible view of this crystal clear underwater world, where massive hippos glide silently through swirling shoals of barbell.

     

    Tsavo Wildlife

     

    Tsavo National Park is renowned for being home to the world's only red elephants. You will encounter scores of these baffling creatures wandering by. Not just the odd one but upwards of 11,600 red elephants. These African elephants are not born red. However, the fine red volcanic soil in the park permanently coats their hides. Others include Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, and waterbucks, Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola among many others. Because Tsavo is huge and consists of diverse habitats, it is an ornithologist's paradise. Indeed, over 500 species of Kenya birds have been recorded here. Tsavo is also located on the southern migration route of European birds so many of the visiting species can be sighted around Ngulia Lodge every November and early December.

     

    Tsavo East National Park

     

    Tsavo East National Park is one of the world's largest and oldest game reserves, providing undeveloped wilderness homes to vast numbers of animals and birdlife. The Park measures approximately 11,747 square kilometers making it the largest conservation block in the country. Opened in April 1948, it is located near the village of Voi in the Taita District of Coast Province. The park is named for the Tsavo River, which flows west to east through the national park. Its beautiful landscape and proximity to the Coast make it a popular safari destination. The park has three main access gates, from Voi through the Manyani gate, from Mombasa through the Bachuma gate or from Malindi through the Sala gate. There are also several airstrips in the park that allow chartered light planes. Inside the park, the Athi and Tsavo rivers converge to form the Galana River. Most of the park consists of semi-arid grasslands and savanna. It is considered one of the world's biodiversity strongholds, and its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous 'big five' consisting of masai lion, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and leopard.

     

    The park also is also home to a great variety of bird life such as the black kite, crowned crane, lovebird and the sacred ibis. Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows than its mountainous and wetter counterpart Tsavo West. Beginning in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century, the British began a concerted effort to colonize the interior of Kenya and built a railroad through Tsavo in 1898. Legend has it that "man-eating lions" terrorized the construction crews; however modern scholarship attributes the Waata for kidnapping and killing Indian and British laborers in an attempt to stop the unwanted intrusion into their territory. Inevitably, the British colonial authority bolstered security for the construction effort and the railroad was built. Tsavo remained the homeland for Orma and Maasai pastoralists and Waata hunter-gatherers until 1948, when it was gazetted a national park. Hunting was banned in the park in 1963 and currently attracts photo-tourists from all over the world interested in experiencing the vastness of the wilderness and incredible terrain. In addition to its vastness, unbelievable views and plentiful wildlife, other interesting and stimulating attractions at the park include the Mudanda Rock and the Yatta Plateau, the world's longest lava flow run; Luggard's Falls on the Galana River with its remarkable shaped water-worn rocks and white water rapids; plus interesting archeological digs.

     

    Tsavo West National Park

     

    Tsavo West National Park is located in the Coast Province of Kenya. The park covers an area of 9,065 square kilometres. The western part is a more popular destination on account of its magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential and guided walks along the Tsavo River. Tsavo West National Park has a variety of wildlife, such as black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant, leopard and masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bush baby, hippo, hartebeest, lesser kudu and masai giraffe. Chief among Tsavo West National Park's are the marvel of Mzima Springs, replenished with two hundred and twenty million liters of crystal-clear water every day, from the underground streams stemming from the lava massif known as the Chyulu Hills, 40-50 kilometers away. Mzima forms a haven for a rich wildlife pageant with elephant soaking half immersed in the waters, light footed but ponderous looking hippo, apparently weightless, tip-toeing across the bottom, crocodiles basking on the bank or swirling through the water; gazelles, zebra and giraffe wandering around the banks through the thick acacias and raffia palms together with hundreds of chattering monkeys and birds. Tsavo West National Park's landscape is dominated, especially off the hills by the giant baobab, a tree that is reputed to live a thousand years. After the rains, Tsavo West National Park is showered with white and pink ipomea, the morning glory family, and the acacia trees are festooned in feathery masses of white and pink blossom. The desert rose, somewhat like a miniature baobab, produces fuschia-pink flowers of striking beauty at almost any time of the year.

     

    The Chyulu Hills inside the park are one of the world's newest mountain ranges; the most recent volcanic peak was formed only 500 years ago. A four-wheel drive track leads to this peak -Shaitani- from the Chyulu gate near Kilaguni Lodge and it is simple to walk to the caves on the side of the volcano. It is a breathtaking landscape of rampant ferocity and the vistas to Kilimanjaro are unbeatable. At the other end of Tsavo West, in the south-west corner, lies Lake Jipe. Bisected by the border with Tanzania; it is a favorite haunt of bird watchers and boats are available for ardent ornithologists. In the lake area is a small herd of Grevy's zebra, translocated from northern Kenya in 1977.

     

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