The only camp in a 12 000 hectare private concession bordering Tsavo West National Park in Kenya, Kipalo Camp sits perched on the Mbulia Hills with sweeping views of the magnificent Tsavo plains and distant glacier-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Intimate, authentic and supremely comfortable, this tented camp is ideally situated for adventurous travellers to explore a diverse wilderness that lies far off Kenya’s beaten safari track.

Enjoy guided walks, day and night game drives, and fly-camping adventures in the exclusive-use concession, itself an important dry-season watering and grazing ground for Tsavo’s mighty elephants. All-day game drives with a picnic lunch into Tsavo West National Park round off a remarkable wildlife experience.

Set in community-held land, Kipalo also offers Maasai village visits and cultural encounters to ensure guests leave with a meaningful insight into ancient traditions. Excellent guides with intimate local knowledge enhance every aspect of your holiday, and the warm and friendly staff make the camp delightfully welcoming.


  • Set in a private Tsavo concession
  • Day & night game drives
  • Guided walks & fly-camping
  • Village visits & cultural encounters
  • Easy combination with Mombasa coast

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The main building and swimming pool area is composed of thatch, wood and stone, allowing it to blend seamlessly into its surroundings. Flowing open spaces maximise the beautiful views of the Mbulia Hills, and a tempting waterhole in front of the camp attracts thirsty animals for a drink. After thrilling wildlife encounters out on your game drive, you can enjoy a selection of soothing and revitalising spa treatments back at camp.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


The delicious and creative menu features locally-sourced produce as much as possible, providing fresh, healthy and wholesome meals. Home-baked breads accompany the continental breakfast buffet while lunch offers a mouth-watering selection of dishes served on the viewing terrace. Dinners are served at a choice of venues: the open communal dining area, in the privacy of your suite, at the shimmering swimming pool or away from camp and under the millions of African stars.

Luxury Tent

Set into the side of the Mbulia Hills, Kipalo’s eight spacious East African-style canvas suites have been ideally positioned to take advantage of their stunning views. Designed as twins or doubles with room for an extra bed, the suites are comfortably furnished and feature en suite facilities that include a flush toilet and shower. The rooms have large gauze windows to keep insects out but allow for welcome cooling breezes to pass through.


    En-suite shower only
    Twin bed available


  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Guided walks

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Perched up in the Mbulia hills, the views towards Kilimanjaro & Ngulia are spectactular, this is a simple 8-tent camp guaranteeing a personalised service. Guided walks with animal tracking or night game drives offer a different perspective on the normal safari. Kipalo is a place to relax or enjoy an adventure, soak up the views or soak up the rays next to the pool....ultimately a classic choice of safari camp."

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