Epiya Chapeyu Tented Safari camp (Bigi Camp) lies in the heart of the Tsavo East National Park on the banks of the Galana River at the foot of the Yatta plateau. Set amongst Doum Palms (Hyphaene Coriacea) and Acacia trees (Acacia Brevispica) it is in perfect harmony with the local indigenous African landscape and vegetation.
Situated at approximately four hours drive (with a four-wheel-drive vehicle) from Nairobi (via Manyani Gate) and from Malindi/Watamu (via Sala Gate). If driving from Mombasa, the Buchuma Gate on the road to Voi is the nearest Park entrance.
Built more than 10 years ago by Walter Bigi, an experienced host with more than 40 years in the bush, he and his son Oscar, are actively involved in the day to day running of this Oasis in the wilderness. The location of the camp has been selected as one of the most spectacular sites in the Tsavo East National Park and has been featured by the BBC. The camp offers visitors an unforgettable opportunity to see and photograph African fauna and flora in this Eden. You can be a part of this real authentic and exciting African safari experience.
Tsavo National park , the largest in Kenya, is the home of one of the world’s finest game viewing locations, with large populations of elephant, buffalo, gazelle and antelope, black rhino and, of course, the big cats. Elephants, Buffalo, Crocodiles and hippos are regular visitors to the river banks in front of the camp.
Our catering facilities hold yet another surprise; we offer veritable Italian cuisine, some of the best you can taste in the whole of Kenya! Before dinner, enjoy an aperitif by the river bank and taste one of our camps specialties of “mini Pizzas”, which are cooked on wood embers in our own clay oven…"bush style"! Our recently renovated wooden terrace overlooking the river, offers not only a magnificent view, but a candlelight dinner in the evening under the stunning canopy of stars is an unforgettable experience worthy of a scene from “Out Of Africa”!
Our 18 spacious and luxury tents are spread across a large riverside area, offering each guest accommodation with optimum privacy. The tents are all fixed on local flagstone bases, with typical ”makuti” roofs, modern en suite bathroom, double sinks, hot water, shower, flush toilet and all necessay ammenities such as candles, matches, torches insect repellent/& or mosquito coils. Each tent also has its own veranda with view of the Galana River where a wide variety of animals come to drink. The furnishing is completed with 2 comfortable beds*, wardrobe, safari chairs and a coffee table. Housed away from the main accommodation are two generators supplying constant electricity until 11, 30 p.m. Daily electricity resumes at 06.00 am. It is our mission to be as eco-friendly as possible in order to protect the wonderful and unique environment that surrounds us. * Triple and four-bed tents are also available on request.
Our facilities include:
-18 tents, all with en-suite private bathroom
-HF radio for communications and emergency
-Bush Airstrip at 5 Km. for light aircraft and flying doctors
-Power generators for electricity supply.
-Battery charging facilities for video cameras etc.
-Tire repair facility
-Elevated game-viewing platform with bar service
-Room service for beverages
-Riverfront dining deck and open BBQ lunch area
Lugard`s Falls, Aruba Dam, Crocodile Point and other attractions are within a short distance from the camp.
To view us on the map below, zoom in on "point B"
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