Welcome to Kipalo Hills, a serene retreat nestled in the heart of Tsavo West National Park in Kenya. The name ‘Kipalo’ resonates deeply with the spirit of returning, as it means in the language of the local Taita tribe. This enchanting destination is a testament to the connection between the land and its people, offering a sanctuary that speaks to the soul.

Perched on the slopes of the Mbulia Hills, Kipalo Hills presents a panoramic spectacle that captures the essence of untamed Africa. The sweeping views across the vast plains of Tsavo, against the backdrop of the Ngulia Hills and the iconic silhouette of Mt. Kilimanjaro, evoke a sense of boundless freedom and awe. Here, the horizon stretches endlessly, and each sunrise brings a new day of wonder and discovery.


Embrace the classic safari experience at one of the six Traditional Safari Tents. These are inspired by the timeless safari spirit, offering a perfect blend of rustic charm and contemporary comfort. Each tent is elegantly furnished, with a private veranda to unwind and soak in the breathtaking views.

For those seeking a more secluded retreat, the Rock Suite is a unique offering. Perched on a rocky outcrop, this suite is the epitome of privacy and exclusivity. The suite is beautifully appointed with a blend of natural materials and modern amenities, and features a spacious bedroom, a luxurious bathroom, and a private lounge area.

For a more private experience for families or groups, the Private Villa features multiple bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, a shared living area, and a private dining space. The private outdoor area also includes a plunge pool.


The heart of Kipalo Hills is the Kipalo Mess area, offering a variety of dining spots, each providing a unique ambiance. Whether you prefer a meal under the African sky or within the elegantly designed indoor space, all dining options cater to every mood and occasion. The bar and cozy lounges are perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration.

The sun deck features a stunning swimming pool that overlooks a vibrant waterhole – a hub of wildlife activity, an ideal spot to bask in the sun, take a refreshing dip, or enjoy a sundowner while watching animals in their natural habitat.

In keeping with their commitment to the environment, the entire camp at Kipalo Hills runs on solar power. This approach ensures the ecological footprint of the camp is minimized while providing all the necessary comforts to all guests. Understanding the need to stay connected, WIFI is available exclusively at the Mess tent. This allows you to share your experiences with loved ones or keep in touch with the outside world, while also encouraging a deeper connection with nature during your stay in the other areas of the camp.





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Guests at Kipalo Hills can enjoy game drives that deliver the essence of a true safari adventure, allowing for intimate encounters with wildlife and nature, with their own private vehicle, complete with a knowledgeable guide and an eagle-eyed spotter. This personalized approach ensures that each safari is tailored to individual preferences.

Kipalo Hills’ unique location within the conservancies ensures that game drives are largely a private affair. The lack of other vehicles enhances the exclusivity of the experience, allowing guests to enjoy the natural splendor without the distraction of crowds. This seclusion affords an unparalleled opportunity to witness the diverse wildlife of Tsavo West National Park in a serene setting.

The game drive vehicles at Kipalo Hills are specially designed and built for optimal game viewing and comfort, equipped with fridges, winches, camera stands, inverters, electric charging sockets, and upgraded suspensions. Guests can enjoy unobstructed views and the thrill of being in the open air, all while being assured of comfort and convenience. As no two days on safari are ever the same, each day at Kipalo Hills brings its own set of experiences and feelings.

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A safari vehicle begins its night time drive with its headlights on

Night Drives

Experience the mystique of safari under the stars, with a night time game drive – a unique opportunity to observe the nocturnal wildlife awaken.


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Big Cats

Discover the stealth and majesty of Africa’s most elusive predators come to life. Witness these remarkable predators as they survive in their natural habitat.


A male lion sits pensively as a group of guests observe from their safari vehicle

The Big 5

Discover the Big Five at Kipalo Hills, where safaris bring you face-to-face with Africa’s most celebrated wildlife – elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffaloes.


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Bird Watching

Explore the rich birdlife of Tsavo, from dazzling sunbirds to majestic eagles, in a melody of colors and songs.


A guest enjoys a relaxing massage whilst on safari


Indulge in a serene spa treatment, the perfect retreat to rejuvenate and relax amidst the tranquil beauty of Tsavo.