one of the very few totally exclusive tented camps in Kenya
Shompole Wilderness is a small private tented camp set in Shompole, deep in Kenya’s Southern part of the Great Rift Valley, between Amboseli National Park and the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve is the Shompole conservancy. We offer both privacy and comfort in a unique location and welcome you to join us at our home.
Nestled under the giant fig trees on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro river, this small, homely and family run and managed tented camp is one of the few places in Africa that combines wildlife sightings in the Great Rift Valley with the stunning pink, red, green and yellow colours of Lake Magadi and Lake Natron, both Lesser and Greater flamingoes and a welcoming Maasai community.
We welcome you to our home, a place we love, cherish and help protect.
This area offers you the opportunity to stay a few nights amongst the traditional Maasai people, at the bottom of the longest valley in the world – the Great Rift Valley, float down the river tubes, see an authentic Maasai village, photograph some of the 450+ birds species or go and see the endangered Greater and Lesser flamingos.
Our camp gives you the opportunity to experience an authentic African safari experience in our home: a place we love, cherish, and help protect.
Length of stay
Night time: 15 – 25 Celsius.
RECOMMENDED THINGS TO DO
There is always a bunch of fun things to do where there are very few restrictions. One of the best things about our ecosystem is that there are very few tourists around, giving you a very private time.
The wildlife is great, we only lack rhino. Walking and running with the plains game can be done right from camp on the open plains behind camp with a Maasai guide. The flamingoes are a great spectacle and always bring a smile to everyone who sees them. At an extra cost, a helicopter flight over the flamingoes is very highly recommended.
See the Flamingoes
Walk with Baboons
Walk / Run wild
Family owned & managed
They both work in the ecosystem. Samantha works for SORALO and heads up the research in the area and together they have made this their home in the wild.
The kids are home schooled in the wild!
Old Africa & Big Sky country
Shompole is big sky country. it is an area with swamps, open plains, fig forests, rivers and is abundant in wildlife, traditional Maasai all set with the western wall of the Great Rift Valley as our back drop.
Out & About
We are not restricted to vehicles, we enjoy mostly getting out and getting the real feel of Africa. We are free to use over 250,000 acres of the Shompole ecosystem with hardly any other tourists around. It’s a real gem.