GUIDE ON KIGIO WILDLIFE CAMP IN KENYA
The Kigio Wildlife Camp is a haven of tranquility located in the Great Rift Valley area of Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, close to Lake Naivasha and Nakuru near Gilgil. Situated on the edge of the Malewa River, this mid-range environmental friendly accommodation comprises of rustic cottages that house 12 suites, a lounge and dining area. The lodge overlooks a high red cliff that is home to a colony of bee-eaters and you can spend time on your East African trip watching them as they fly around looking for food and tending to their chicks. The river runs in a steady rustle with lush vegetation and yellow fever trees all around, and the tunes of more than 250 birds of the conservancy accompanied by grunts of the river hippos fill the air with serene music. The camp has been wholly constructed using naturally occurring materials like clay and canvas for the walls of the rooms and thatch for the vaulted roofs that the local people fashioned themselves. The pinewood needed is harvested using sustainable methods and cement and steel has been used very sparingly. Solar panels have been installed around the lodge to provide the electricity the camp needs. These commendable efforts show in the pastoral simplicity and charm of the cottages (read more on where else to stay near Lake Naivasha). Kigio’s two mess indoor lounges have fireplaces that create a warm, homely ambience for AfricanMecca guests relaxing on their vacation in Rift Valley. And it also has an open-air sitting area facing the river.
Each ultra-spacious suite has a double bed or twin beds complete with coverings to keep you warm, though, the lodge also provides hot water bottles for the night as it does get cool in the highlands. There is a small, comfortable sitting area and a wooden armoire to place your things. Natural-toned woven throw rugs adorn the hardwood floors and the writing table is a noble spot to pen your thoughts as you look out in the wilderness. Charge your electronics in your room and use the room safe for storing currency and important documents. Wi-Fi services are available and the balcony overlooking the river, outside your room, is a lovely place to spend peaceful afternoons. The attached bathrooms have showers and include robes and slippers for your use. Families safari travelling in Kenya can opt for the two-bedroom suite and small groups of guests can book both Kigio Wildlife Camp and its sister lodge, the Malewa Wildlife Lodge. Both lodges are located at a distance 500 meters away from each other. While you can have your meals in the dining area, the camp also arranges day meals in the open with a view of the river amidst chattering of the vervet monkeys in the trees. The lodge's Chui Bar is a fine place to enjoy drinks while meeting other guests. The time you spend at the Kigio Wildlife Camp is a distinct slow-paced holiday in Africa by itself, but you can add varied tour activities for a more memorable stay. On your walks and bicycle rides in the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, you can view animals like Rothschild giraffes, impalas, elands, waterbucks, buffaloes, warthogs and many more. Your expert guide will help you spot the many birds and amaze you with his knowledge of how the flora and fauna have evolved to support each other in a symbiotic bond. Although, you can take game drives in the afternoon and night at a supplementary cost, the conservancy limits the use of vehicles to protect the fragile eco-system. AfricanMecca recommends two nights stay at Kigio Wildlife Camp so as to tour out to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha for a superb terrestrial, avian and aquatic focused game drive and boating safari.
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