About Kipalo Hills

Mbulia Conservancy, Tsavo West

Perched on the side of the Mbulia Hills, Kipalo Hills enjoys fantastic views looking out across the 12,000 hectares Mbulia Conservancy towards Ngulia Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. A comfortable camp with delicious, fresh innovative cuisine, 5 double mobile tents and 1 luxurious suite built to take the best advantage of the beautiful expansive views across the plains. Kipalo Hills was built with the people and for the local community to benefit from protecting the resident wildlife, especially of elephant.


Kipalo Hills enjoys easy access to both Tsavo West and East National Parks for game drives, renowned for the largest population of elephant in Kenya.

The waterhole below the camp attracts a range of wildlife including elephants, buffalo and leopards which can be spotted as they descend on the area for an early morning drink. The Tsavo area is also a bird haven and every room comes with a complete bird list. Fly-camping down on the Galana and Tsavo Rivers are exciting opportunity to sleep out under the stars for a night or more. The joint area of these national parks form one of the largest and most diverse National parks in the world, making up 4% of Kenya’s land area, the size of Israel. This wilderness features extreme diversity of landscape, from fields of baobabs to huge rocky kopjes framed against vast blue skies. The Yatta Plateau and its lashes of lava flows stretch 300km to the ends of Tsavo, and is the longest lava flow in the world. Tsavo is a vast untapped arena of arid bush, split by the azure and emerald meandering Galana and Tsavo Rivers, a water-haven and lifeline to the resident wildlife. Beyond the stunning landscape and wildlife, Tsavo is rife with a fascinating history – from its part in the First World War, to the first Railway, ‘The Lunatic Line’, and the famous Man-eaters of Tsavo.


Experience a comfortable camp with delicious, fresh innovative cuisine coupled with breathtaking scenery.

Each of the eight luxury double mobile tents has an en-suite flushing loo and a traditional safari shower. The tents are either twin or double with room for an extra bed. The tents are located far apart and all enjoy wonderful views of the spectacular scenery and impenetrable wilderness across the Mbulia Conservancy plains that stretches as far as the eye can see! A luxury suite is also available.

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