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Top Kenya Safari Lodge Is Shompole Overlooking The Great Rift Valley

Jan 26, 2008
Finding the best lodges to stay in when you are on a Kenya Tanzania Safari is obviously a priority and fortunately very close to the border between the two countries is Shompole Lodge.

It sits on the Nguruman Escarpment overlooking the vast plains and volcanic hills of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. In fact it is also very close to the soda Lakes Natron and Nagadi, and lies in the arid no man's land between Kenya and Tanzania in a private conservancy in over thirty thousand acres, overlooking riverine forest and sun baked plains.

If eco tourism is something that matters to you, then the partnership between the owners of Shompole and the local Maasai people is beginning to show results in the goal of creating self sustaining tourism, and the animals are beginning to return in some numbers..

There are eight tented cottages, consisting of four doubles, two twins, and two suites with water being a feature. It flows from a natural spring through each room and then ends in private plunge pools which can be relaxed in, so you can just be mesmerised by the breathtaking views laid out below you. In addition the flowing water acts as a source of cooling.

The rooms themselves have been made of naturally occurring white quartz stone, with pale thatch, Hessian, and fig wood, all the open tented rooms are huge and cooled by the breezes. Naturally they have ensuite facilities, with hot showers on demand and private sun terraces.

The views from everywhere at Shompole are stunning none more so than from the absolutely sensational infinity pool looking out over Shompole mountain.

Shompole is an extraordinary place to spend a part of your Kenya Tanzania Safari, where you can just relax by the pool gazing in wonderment at your surroundings, as you sip a cool drink and read a book.

However you have come to Shombole to see Game, to walk in the Great Rift Valley, and there is ample opportunity for you to do this. There are walks, game drives, river trips on the Ewaso Nyiro River and sundowner visits to lake Natron to see the young flamingos, and you could even witness a leopard as the sun goes down.

The Game Drives are in open 4x4 Toyota Landcruisers.

At Shompole you will be on full board which includes all meals laundry, safaris, airstrip transfers, and all drinks except champagne. The airstrip at Shompole is half an hours flying time from Nairobi, and the same time from the Mara, but if you want to drive it will take you over three hours from Nairobi.

Shompole Lodge is a real wilderness retreat, where you will enjoy great food, great views, a great atmosphere, and possibly have the most fantastic Kenya Tanzania Safari you could possibly ever have. It would be a great place to spend your honeymoon, especially as under normal circumstances there will be no children under the age of twelve.

So don't book your safari holiday in Kenya without closer examination of this particular Kenya Safari Lodge.

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Peter Stewart writes about in Kenya Safaris as well as authoring several articles about Worldwide Vacation Spots and he recommends Caribbean Vacation Spots
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