Elephant Gorge (Oldoinyo Musa Camp)) | Established Campground

Kenya

Details

Last Visited: 6 months ago
GPS: -2.77218, 37.43445
Altitude: 1322.9 masl
Place Website: conservationkenya.org
Phone: 0736389044

Amenities

Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: Unknown
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Unknown
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Description

A new campsite is set up by Winnie, a lady who lives in Nairobi but has spent years studying Amboseli’s elephants. The camp is managed by Ruth Jepkemoi (0736389044).

Currently offers a shelter with seating and electric plug sockets (currently on solar energy and generator.), large communal fire pit, flat concrete bases for ground tents, and space for approx. 3 vehicles with roof tents. Views of Kilimanjaro. The pavements towards the tents are lined with lights.

Running water is available. Hot and cold showers as per suitability. Ablutions clean. 1 long drop toilet and 1 flushing toilet available.

Not yet signposted from the road, but the access track is clearly lined with rocks. On the right after you pass the sign for Satao Lodge on the left.

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Avoid this place. If there is more than one party on the campsite, you will have zero privacy because all the sites are close together and there are no walls, bushes or trees between the sites. The men toilet has no toilet seat. There are no wash basins and no mirrors in the ablutions. If you want to brush your teeth or wash your face, you have to do it on the freestanding sink centrally located on the campground (in front of all). The shower has no roof. We had 15 degrees and there was a wind blowing so it was extremely cold in the shower.

I could accept all that, but the other campsites in this area charge 500, 800 or 1000 KES per adult per night. Here they want to charge 2000 KES - highly overpriced and totally unjustified. We arrived very late and didn't want to move to another campsite in total darkness, so we accepted for one night. I offered 4000 KES for a second night (2 adults plus 2 kids). Wasn't enough. So we moved to Kimana Community Campsite.

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The camp is currently known as Olndonyo Musa camp. Not only does the place offer concrete or earth grounds, running water and security to private campers, it also offers the same but with tents to those without. It has both solar energy and a back up generator just in case. Has a spacious gazebo with several sockets and WiFi. The low lying lights along the pavement from the gazebo towards the camping site are breathtaking at night. The camp has two flushing toilets, one pit latrine and 4 open bathrooms (without roof) with both hot and cold water. Imagine showering whilst enjoying the beautiful view of Mt Kilimanjaro! Oh! did I mention the bonfire place?
Reach out to Ruth (0715368636) for a memorable camping experience. I'm planning to revisit the camp soon enough.

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My stay was amazing. The bathrooms were clean. I heard hyaenas cry at night. There are hot and cold showers. During the morning hours, Mount Kilimanjaro is a sight for sore eyes. The tents made my stay enjoyable and wild. I saw a few wild animals making my stay adventurous.

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we tried 3 campsites around before stopping here. this one has the best view on kili and offers a true bush experience, with no fence and zebras roaming around. 1500 pp. simple ablution block. 2 young masais helping but staying away.

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The description from Kathryn is very good and nothing to tell more,
way to find , Josef is coming in the Moening , with us he had no work , we where total self sufficient!

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A new campsite being set up by Winnie, a lady who lives in Nairobi but has spent years studying Amboseli’s elephants. The camp is managed by local guy, Joseph, who you need to contact to let him know you are coming (+254710198894).

Currently offers a shelter with seating and electric plug sockets (currently on generator only, as required), large communal fire pit, flat concrete bases for ground tents (which can be supplied), and space for approx. 3 vehicles with roof tents. Views of Kilimanjaro.

No running water yet, but Joseph will bring water and prepare lovely hot showers. Ablutions clean. 1 long drop toilet and 1 flushing toilet available.

Not yet signposted from the road, but the access track is clearly lined with rocks. On the right after you pass the sign for Satao Lodge on the left.

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