Galdessa

Our newest retreat, Galdessa offers an atmospheric location from which to explore this hidden corner of Tsavo.

Fringed with doum palms and overlooking the Yatta Plateau, Galdessa offers a luxurious yet wild experience for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in a hidden and untouched corner of Tsavo National Park. Enjoying a position on the Galana river, wildlife sightings are frequent, whether guests enjoy a game drive or remain at the camp watching hippos, elephants and more as they come to cool off in the river.

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Fringed with doum palms and overlooking the Yatta Plateau, Galdessa offers a luxurious and once in a lifetime opportunity for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in a hidden and untouched corner of Tsavo National Park. Enjoying a position on the Galana river, wildlife sightings are frequent, whether guests enjoy a game drive or remain at the camp watching hippos, elephants and more as they come to cool off in the river.

Accomodation type

Exclusive use, luxury tented accommodation on elevated wooden decks under attractive thatched shade

Service

Self-catering, fully staffed with trained chef

Location

Tsavo East National Park

Number of guests

Galdessa comprises two private properties, accommodating 6 people across three tents, and 10 people across 5 tents. Both can be booked to accommodate 16 people

Activities

Optional game drives, guided walks, bush breakfasts, sundowners

Highlights

Special access to visit the orphan elephants at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Voi Reintegration Unit for Foster Parents

All revenue generated from Galdessa contributes towards the sustainable protection and preservation of this remote and untouched wilderness. Here’s how:

Build and maintain fencelines

Water for wildlife (dams, boreholes and waterholes)

Aerial Surveillance

Support Anti-Poaching operations

Upgrading KWS rhino base in Galana

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