On April 1, 1948 Tsavo National Park was established with a total area of 21,812 km ². In May 1949, for administrative reasons, the division into Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park. Prior to the expulsion of the national parks, the territory of both parks was owned by the Orma, Watta, Maasai and Kamba peoples, who had to give up their settlements.
With an area of 11,747 square kilometers, the eastern part is about 2,000 km² larger than the western one. The areas north of the permanently water-bearing Galana River, about two-thirds of the park, are not accessible to visitors.
Epiya Chapeyu Camp is located on the banks of the Galana River, at the foot of the Yatta Plateau, the longest plateau in the world. Relax in a deck chair on the shore beach, up close with hippos and crocodiles. Beautiful tent camp, beautifully shaded Doompalmen, built in the gallery forest on the Galana River.
Italian owners have been running this camp for many years and the Italian ambience is particularly noticeable at dinner.
The Tarhi Camp got its name from the smallest antelope, the Dik Dik. Tarhi means "Dik Dik" in the dialect of the population living there.
The Tarhi Camp is located on the sand banks of the Voi River under shady Boskia trees, in the middle of the wilderness of the Tsavo East National Park.
Kambi ya Tarhi, as it is called in Swahili, gives you the atmosphere of an old-time pioneer camp with some modern conveniences. Electricity is supplied by the generator and solar panels. Each tent has an integrated shower, toilet and sink with running water. The tents are lovingly decorated and cleaned several times a day.
The tents all have a veranda from which you can watch a nearby waterhole and the slow-flowing Voi River. In the background, the Taita Hills provide a spectacular view.
The Tarhi Camp also features an open lunch table, a closed dining tent for breakfast and dinner, and a well-stocked bar near the campfire to recover from the game drive.
The camp offers 20 tents with one to three beds. All are furnished with a mix of classic and modern.
There are finely crafted African olive wood furniture complemented by modern accessories. In the camp, a very good and tasty food is offered, which is also served on request in the bush.
A well-stocked bar offers everything after the safari, which refreshes or puts you in a good mood.
The native forests around the camp are home to the Big Five - elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard. Ostriches, zebras, giraffes and many other animals are at home in this enchanting nature.
Of course, their safety in the camp is taken care of at all times.