Tsavo Safari Camp and the Wilderness

Going Places Africa

I feel sure that many of you will have shared the same thoughts as I had when driving the section of the Mombasa highway that bisects Tsavo: What lies on and beyond that long highland called the Yatta Plateau? This fascinating geological feature always held an air of mystery. Its inaccessibility led to stories about what could be found there. I once heard that fruiting trees up there attracted many elephants; they would wait for the fruit to fall, ferment and then get themselves drunk. I now know that isn’t true, but the intrigue is still in me.

I finally got to quell some of that with a visit to the charming Tsavo Safari Camp, which lies at the base of the plateau, on the northern bank of the Athi-Galana river. Its location gives its guests a unique chance to explore a truly wild part of Kenya, as there is…

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