The Shompole Lodge
Southern Kenya on the Tanzanian border near Lake Natron. Located on the edge of the Nguruman Escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley. 120 km south of Nairobi on a 35,000 acre core Conservancy, surrounded by 140,000 acres of Shompole Group Ranch, which provides a dispersal area for wildlife and a buffer zone to human settlement.
Shompole is conveniently located for many different itineraries including those that include Amboseli and the Maasai mara.
A short private charter flight (30mins) from Nairobi the Mara or Amboseli. Shared charters available 3 times per week.
A breath-taking drive from the heights of Nairobi down the escarpment and across the floor of the Great Rift Valley, encountering Lake Magadi and some of the most spectacular views (3,5 hours). Please note that a four-wheel-drive vehicle is required for the road beyond Magadi.
A unique and artistically appointed lodge, incorporating natural materials, smooth white walls and water to create a fresh and unusual approach to the bush experience, previously unseen in East Africa. The design of each building incorporates the beauty of the natural forms whilst blending effortlessly into the rugged surroundings.
Situated on the slopes of the Nguruman escarpment, overlooking the stunning expanse of the Great Rift Valley, the lodge is positioned ideally to make the most of an incredible view and the cool breeze. Constructed using naturally occurring white quartz stone, pale thatch and fig-wood, and using water as a prime feature. Each tented room provides a very spacious, shady oasis in this arid environment. With privacy, comfort and relaxation in mind, each room has its own cool-pool and informal sitting areas, a bathroom with a view and a specially designed canvas and netting tent that includes vast windows and a high-canopied roof.
The main lounge and dining area consists of a high thatch roof, the ridge-lines of which emulate Mount Shompole, over which it looks. Various levels accommodate seating areas and meals, prepared using the finest fresh ingredients, are served either at the main dining table or can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own room or perhaps seated at a poolside table under the stars.