Ngulia Safari Lodge

Location: Tsavo West

Built in 1969, the Ngulia Safari Lodge stands within the Tsavo West National Park, on the Ndawe Escarpment overlooking the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary. Tsavo lies some 232 kms from Nairobi and can be reached by road or air (three air strips).

 

Wildlife highlights: elephant, lion, hippo, rhino, zebra, hartebeest, lesser kudu, eland, waterbuck, Grant's gazelle, impala, gerenuk, giraffe, dik dik and klipspringer. Birds: 600 recorded species.

Accommodation
The Lodge has 52 standard rooms, all with bath and shower and a balcony with a view of the wilderness and floodlit water holes.   

Dining and bars
The main buffet restaurant has interior and exterior dining spaces and an open terrace with a view of the water hole, which is visited by a leopard most evening (bait is put out in a tree overlooking the water hole). There is also an interior and exterior bar and a new Leopard View bar, immediately adjacent to the waterhole.

Child-friendly
The lodge welcomes children.

Conference facilities
Ngulia Safari Lodge has one meeting room which can host between 20 -25 pax.

What to see and do
Highlights and special features
Game Drives, nature walks and medicinal plant discovery
Experience the real safari - morning and afternoon game drives through the park with our trained driver-guides. Picnic lunches and sundowners can be provided. Tsavo offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world - vast herds of dust-red elephant, fat pods of hippo, giant crocodile, teeming herds of plains game, a fantasia of bird life and some magical flora. All walks accompanied by Kenya Wildlife Service armed rangers.

Visits to the magic of Mzima Springs
The lush, hippo-inhabited pools of Mzima Springs, fed daily by 250 million litres of water gushing from the lava flows of the Chyulu hills, provide an oasis of green, an Under-water hippo-viewing chamber, two nature trails and some unique picnic spots.

Exploring the Shetani caves and lava flows
The Ngulia Hills

30 km from Mzima Springs, along a well-marked track, is the Ngulia escarpment, (upon which stands Ngulia Lodge). Behind it rear the jagged peaks of the Ngulia Hills, a range of sheer cliffs that rise out of the plains, 610m below, to a height of 1825 m above sea level. Not only do the Ngulia hills offer magnificent vistas over the volcanic shoals of Tsavo but also, every year between late September and November, the adjacent Ngulia Bird-ringing Station plays host to one of the greatest avian spectacles in the world.

The Ngulia Rhino sanctuary
In the 1960's Tsavo had the largest population of black rhinos in Africa (between 6,000 and 9,000) and they were a common sighted within the park. By 1981, however, Tsavo's rhino had been poached to the brink of extinction and only 100 animals remained. Today most of Tsavo's surviving rhino, plus numbers of re-located animals have been moved to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, close to the Ngulia Lodge where a meter-high electric fence surrounds an area of 70 sq km now designated an official sanctuary for approximately 40 rhinos. The Sanctuary also offers shelter to a broad range of other threatened wildlife to include cheetah and leopard and the rare frog (Afrixalus pygmaeus septentrionalis), which occurs only in the area between Mtito Andei and Voi.

Safaris to Tsavo West

4 Days Amboseli, Tsavo West & Tsavo East to end in Watamu, Mombasa or Malindi

8 Days: Maasai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo East and West