Fact File

ABOUT US

Location

Situated 245km from Nairobi near the border with Tanzania lies Elephant Gorge Camp, in Kimana Group Ranch, Amboseli

DESCRIPTION

Elephant Gorge Camp is a private lodge set in an exclusive conservation area.There is an abundance of wildlife, and the area boasts the largest concentration of elephants in Kenya. The story of these roaming giants lives strong within the land and is reflected in Elephant Gorge Camp.

A true adventurer’s paradise where the spirit of the land and that of man live as one. At the heart of this splendor lays the custodians of the savanna “The Maasai” who will guide you during your stay.

The camp accommodates up to a maximum of only 10 guests at a time offering outstanding personalized service with a variety of adventures and activities on offer to explore this natural wonderland.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free -standing mountain in the world
  • Large herds of African elephants
  • Two of the five major protected swamps including a dried-up Pleistocene lake
  • Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle

AMBOSELI WILDLIFE

  • One of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world with 400 species of birds including water birds, pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops and 47 types of raptors.
  • Home to many wildlife species including African elephants, cape buffalos, impala, lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, giraffe, zebras and wildebeests among other African animals.

HOW TO GET THERE

  • The Main Amboseli airstrip is about 35km drive to the camp
  • Private airstrips are about 8km drive to the camp
  • Daily flights to Amboseli from Nairobi Wilson airport
  • Private charter flights also available depending on client group requirements

ELECTRICITY

  • Elephant Gorge Camp uses electricity generated by solar.
  • Rooms have 240v electricity running on solar. Lights run off the inverter, and therefore work 24 hours.
  • Other lighting means will include torches, lamps & candles
  • Guests can recharge their camera batteries in the main lounge
  • Guests are recommended to bring converters & universal plug adaptors

MEAL POLICY

All dining will take place at the main lounge. The camp has a daily set menu.

Please inform us about any dietary requirements or allergies prior to arrival.

Bush dining can be arranged upon request (there will be a small additional cost)

Breakfast: 06h00 to 10h00

Lunch: 12h30 to 14h30

Dinner: 19h00 to 22h00

WATER

Bottled drinking water is complimentary.

ELEPHANT GORGE VEHICLES

4×4 Vehicles:

All above vehicles are open, with sun cover, which can fold down in bad weather. The vehicles have, cool box, (drinks are available anytime), When necessary, guests may have to share their vehicle with others, unless ‘Exclusive Use of Vehicle’ has been paid for.

AMBOSELI CLIMATE

  • Altitude: 1150 meters above sea level
  • Temperature ranges from 20-30° c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm
  • Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December

ANTI-MALARIAL

Preventative malaria medication is recommended. Please consult your doctor prior to travel Long clothing for the evening is also recommended.

COMMUNICATION

Internet: There is currently no internet connectivity at the camp

Mobile phones: Phone network is available at the camp.

PAYMENT OPTIONS (AT CAMP)

Cash (US$ notes newer than 2009, Euro, GBP, KSH) Visa & MasterCard, no Debit cards

**Accommodation payments to be made in advance**

TIPPING POLICY

All tips are at the guests discretion. A communal tip box will be available at the reception. Please note that all tips will be divided equally for the EGC team

THE ESSENTIAL PACKING LIST

Packing for your Elephant Gorge Camp (EGC) safari should be an exciting experience and remember, don’t get carried away; stick to the essentials. EGC offers daily laundry service.

EGC will supply the following items that will assist in freeing up a little space in your luggage:

  • Mosquito repellent
  • Torches/flash lights

The Essentials:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Wide brimmed hats are encouraged
  • A camera, charger and spare memory cards
  • Medical kit (your prescription medicines) ** EGC will have a basic first aid kit available on site

WHAT TO WEAR

It’s advisable to pack closed-toe shoes and neutral clothing. During your morning and afternoon game drives, you’ll stop for a break or your guide might show you something on foot and so it’s often practical to be wearing comfortable, closed footwear (trainers or hiking shoes). Definitely pack cool and light sandals and flip flops for wearing around the lodge. Out on a game drive or bush walk, wearing neutral clothing is essential for blending into the natural environment.

Weather is often unpredictable and it is always good to be prepared for either, extreme – hot or cold. So pack a few layers in light cotton clothing but also warmer fabrics. Long sleeved shirts and trousers are recommended.

Again, back at the lodge some guests prefer freshening up before meals and others come through directly from the drive. What ever you feel comfortable wearing for meals and lounging around the lodge and pool areas, make sure it’s packed; we have no specifications.