A warm welcome to SHOMPOLE WILDERNESS

a small luxury tented camp nestled in the shade of the giant fig trees on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Shompole Conservancy on the bottom of the Great Rift Valley.

The camp is located in the Shompole group ranch, and is collaboration between the local Maasai community and Shompole Wilderness Ltd, a company owned by established tour operators and safari guides and a Swiss trained hotelier.

Your hosts at the camp will be the local Maasai and long-time supporters and residents, Johann du Toit and his family, who have lived and worked in the area for over ten years. Johann is a Swiss trained hotelier, safari guide and host, while his wife Samantha works for SORALO and heads up all the research in the ecosystem. They have two children Seyia and Taru living in the bush with them.

It is a truly remarkable hidden corner of Kenya, and we do hope you will come and visit.

To find out more please email irene@ordgroup.co.ke or call +254 (0)716 511162

Discover the South Rift at it’s FinestVISIT SHOMPOLE WILDERNESS

Shompole Wilderness is set in the same location as what was previously known as Loisiijo Lodge, and is adjacent to both the Shompole and Olkiramatian Community Conservation Areas set at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley floor we have the valley wall to our west that goes up to forests of the Loita Hills.
Wildlife is abundant in this relatively unknown corner of Kenya, with only Rhino missing from the diverse ecosystem.  A typical drive, or walk, could yield plenty of plains game including zebra, wildebeest, Grant’s gazelle and giraffe, but if you are lucky you could also see our resident Cheetah mother and now grown up young, one of our forty or so lions, or an elusive leopard.
Elephants are back in the area after many years of absence and can often be seen if you are out early in the morning making their way down to the river to drink.
Research has shown over four hundred species of birds in the ecosystem, making this a must-visit location for bird lovers. Both Lake Natron and Lake Magadi are soda lakes which are high in trona which attracts the beautiful lesser and greater flamingoes.
What makes this area unique however is the fact that the wildlife you see live alongside the local Maasai and their livestock, and against a backdrop of the spectacular Great Rift Valley wall.

What can you do at theShompole Wilderness?WILD ACTIVITIES