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Loule, Portugal
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Four years ago I visited the original camp at Ithumba, which was magical but this trip we stayed in the new Hill Camp. Impossible to describe except to say unique, awesome, unforgettable & obviously built with love. Wonderful place to relax with the added bonus of spending time with orphaned elephants & especially one of my sponsor elephants. This camp... More 

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Milwaukee
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Myself and a friend stayed 3 nights June 1-3, 2016. It was over 6 hour drive from Nairobi and Ithumba is very much in remote area. The small staff of Isack, Njage, and Kimwere (Benton too briefly) provided wonderful service and delicious meals from the basic groceries we brought with us. The tents are not fancy but nice with a... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Two years ago I visited Ithumba Camp, and loved every minute of it. They were building Ithumba Hill, and when I returned this year, I opted to stay there. Every inch of this camp is beautiful - from rooms, to pool, to main area, to art, to food, to staff. Don't miss it.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

I have just returned from another stay at Ithumba visiting my foster orphans, the ex-orphans and wild elephant herds. I first reviewed this camp in September 2013 and cannot really improve on that review...it is truly unique & magical experience and one I shall return to again and again. Each time I leave Ithumba and the elephants I leave a... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Our third visit to Ithumba camp and it just gets better. Note, this is not really a place for a quick visit. Like any Safari trip some days can be quiet and those on a short stay may miss a great but rare moment. Linger longer and be amazed. We had to come back to check on our "little ones"... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Beverly P’s review dated September 29, 2013 is spot on. This place is magical. Highly recommended. It’s a fabulous place for large extended families. I would only add that there is the option to fly in if you want to avoid the poor roads.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Read all the previous reviews, including mine, and decide whether several days in this remote, dusty and to me magical place is for you. Ithumba is for elephant lovers, of course, but also for those who appreciate peace, quiet and truly getting away from it all. Staff is excellent. Tents are amazingly comfortable. Dik diks are omnipresent. Birdlife is impressive.... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I have supported the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for sometime and help out in the UK office, so I wanted to visit the Nairobi Orphanage, and both the Ithumba & Voi Units, to see first hand what a wonderful job is being done in Kenya to save and protect the elephants. This was a truly wonderful experience, you really are... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I am at a lose for words..... Such an amazing experience to be amongst the baby Orphan Elephants being taught to go wild....will add that the wild elephants presence is there as well. Just the most special place to go..... Very spiritual time with them.... The Camp is wonderful and very comfortable and the staff certainly know how to look... More 

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Nairobi
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Great self help camp. Four really nice bands - tents under a big makuti roof. All with outside bathrooms which are great till it rains then you have a wet towel! All solar powered. Cooks and staff very willing and helpful plus a good well equipped kitchen! Apart from visiting the elephants at feed times - 6am, 11am and 6... More 

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Address: Northern area, Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park East
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Ithumba Camp Hotel Tsavo National Park East
Ithumba Camp Kenya/Tsavo National Park East
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“All accommodation is exceptional”
 of 5 bubbles damejac, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tent 1 closest to main building, all tents same”
 of 5 bubbles kimw, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All tents the same.”
  • As is the Toilet etc.,
  • The outdoor shower is airy.
 of 5 bubbles mfuwe, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All four rooms seem the same no. 3 is furthest away...”
 of 5 bubbles Mzeenini, 17 Apr 2013 | Read review
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