Taita Taveta is a beautiful destination that always impresses its visitors. Its diverse wildlife, breathtaking scenery, rich culture, and tranquil atmosphere make it a perfect retreat for any traveller. Recently, we launched a new eco-camp site named Kivuko Eco Camp, located within the Taita Wildlife Conservancy. The campsite provides all the amenities to make your stay comfortable while immersing you in nature. 

Recently, we launched a new eco-camp site named Kivuko Camp, located within the Taita Wildlife Conservancy.

Taita Conservancy is an essential seasonal dispersal area and migration corridor for wildlife. It is located between Tsavo East and West. It can be accessed from Mombasa and Nairobi through SGR via Miasenyi station. The distance from Nairobi to the conservancy is approximately 382 km. In comparison, those travelling from Mombasa must cover about 102 km via Mombasa Road. The conservancy’s main gate is across from Tsavo East National Park’s Buchuma gate.

One of the things we love about the new campsite is that it provides a peaceful escape from the busy and noisy city life. It feels like time stands still there, and you can enjoy the beauty of nature’s finest flora and fauna up close. Waking up to the sound of birds chirping and elephants trumpeting in the distance is something we are deeply grateful for, especially in today’s digital age.

Kivuko Camp provides a peaceful escape from the busy and noisy city life. It feels like time stands still there, and you can enjoy the beauty of nature's finest flora and fauna up close.

We spent our days in the wilderness, away from the corporate world. Our activities included bush walks, game drives, bird watching, and community visits. The conservancy is home to over 300 bird species, including the African eagle, warblers, and the common whitethroat. The Taita Conservancy has all of the Big 5 except for the rhino. Additionally, the conservancy is home to the Grevy’s Zebra, which can be spotted with its long, slender legs and keen eyesight.

The night game drives are an exhilarating experience. It feels as if you are transported to a National Geographic scene where you can witness the animals you have observed idling around during the day, actively participating in the cycle of life and death at night. Seeing a cheetah ambush a duiker in the dead of the night is truly mind-boggling. This hunt serves as a reminder that you have left the city’s safety and are now exposed to the elements that shaped the lives of our ancestors.

As you make your way back to the campsite, keep an eye out for some animals that may be lingering around the area. You might also notice a watering hole just outside the campsite, which adds to the beauty of Kivuko Eco Camp and makes your stay even more special and worthwhile.

As you make your way back to the campsite, keep an eye out for some animals that may be lingering around the area.

The Taita Taveta Conservancy is a place where you can enjoy various activities without any limits. You can indulge in sports, participate in tree planting activities at nearby schools, and visit the communities to learn about their undocumented history, such as the intermarriage of Abyssinians from Ethiopia with the locals, which resulted in the birth of light-skinned Taitas. Additionally, you can visit the Kasigau Wildlife Conservancy to witness some breathtaking sceneries and wildlife, including some rare species.

Kenya is a beautiful place to visit all year round. According to one of the rangers, the best time to visit is June to August. Most animals will likely come near the campsite during this time because of water availability. However, you can visit any month and enjoy your stay.

We ended our stay at Kivuko Eco Camp on the last day with a hike up Kizima Hill. On the hill, you can observe wildlife and historical sites from World War 1. The experience of being in the wilderness is rejuvenating, and it’s definitely something you should try if you haven’t already. Karibu Kenya!

Kasigau Wildlife Conservancy has some breathtaking sceneries and wildlife, including some rare species.