What else should a safari be but FUN
We are very fortunate at Shompole Wilderness to be able to offer you a wide variety of activities to fill up your days with us. Have a read down this page to get a feel for what is in store for you!
Our own children live at the camp with us, and so we know how to keep people entertained no matter what age you are and what interests you have!
(All activities are included for Non Residents except Helicopter flights. Kenyan residents contact us for more information).
Tubing, Kayaking & Canoeing
Of course, we do not have control over the river flow, which is dependent on the rain upstream, so bear with us if you come and the river is too low to get in a vessel. Walking along the river, or even in it when the water is low, is just as fun!
Game Drives (Day & Night)
We offer both day and night drives on both sides of the river, depending on the time of the year and where we believe the wildlife to be at the time you visit. You can expect to see many of your usual plains game by day and the area is well known for its nocturnal life. Seeing bat-eared foxes, civet cats, genets, aardwolf, hyena, elephant, lion and leopard is not uncommon.
Walking with Baboons
This activity takes place from the Lale’enok Resource Centre, a short drive away, and if you would like to you can learn about what conservation and research is being done in the ecosystem after your walk.
Walking with Cattle and the Maasai
How about trying your hand at herding? Our neighbours, the Maasai, are very happy to have you join them on an evening walk to bring their cows home. You will then be able to spend time in the traditional Maasai enkang (home) when you arrive and get to know the rest of the family. Perhaps you can even try your hand at milking.
This activity needs to booked in advance and depends on availability of the helicopter. It is an extra activity and is not part of our package.
Our Swimming Pool is Now Finished!
The pool has been a huge delight to many, including our selves and our children, over the last few months!
It looks out over the plains behind camp where we get a wide variety of wildlife walking by. The pool location is set in a totally private and secluded spot surrounded by Cordia bushes and Acacias. Sitting by the pool after a game drive or a pleasant walk across the wildlife filled plains and then relax in the shade on a green lawn, just the way a holiday or safari should be.