Galdessa camp is situated in an idyllic position in Tsavo East National park Kenya , breath taking views from your room and peace and quiet but at the same time knowing and seeing the animals in their natural surroundings a feeling of awe and excitement every day,,,
the camp itself is very well organised the staff are very friendly and helpful,,food nicely presented..
and very good...the visit to the hippo pool and the sundowner at leopard rock such an experience,,,plus the early morning safari walk and bush breakfast ,,so efficiently arranged
The service level at this camp is way above anything else we have had in Africa with the exception of the Nyungwe Forest lodge in Rwanda.
The Banda we were shown to was simply breathtaking, talk about the WOW factor!
We entered across a huge balcony which was just up from the Galana river bank.
The tent was huge with a very huge super King bed in the middle. There was plenty of room all around the bed, thru a door out the back was the similarly huge bathroom with a shower in the middle of it, vanity & large wardrobe with lots of hangers & a lock up security box which we never felt the need to use. The flush toilet opened off the bathroom.
The rainwater overhead shower was of the bucket variety.
We had to tell our tent boy when we wanted a shower and he duly turned up with water at whatever temperature we requested and filled the overhead storage bag with it.
He would fill it up, one of us would shower then he would return with a refill for the other one of us.
He always announced his arrival & asked if it was OK to enter the bathroom thru his access door at the rear.
The whole arrangement worked very well, we never ran short of water or ever had to take a cold shower.
The water supply for the hand basin & toilet was separate & much larger so didn't need filling during our stay.
We had a staircase leading up the side of the Banda to a viewing platform above the roof.
We had a double day bed on both the lower balcony & also up on this viewing platform. That's 3 beds!
As Galdessa is unfenced we had to have an escort each time we left the tent, we would pre - arrange times & this also worked very well. The tent boy is on call 24/7 & can be summonsed by us blowing a whistle if required. We never needed to.
The Tent was kept perfectly clean & things such as making the bed, replacing towels was always done when we were at meals or out.
The level of professionalism this guy had was astonishing, nothing was any trouble at all to him
This is a more expensive camp than other options in the area but for a special treat it is so worthwhile and I know we were spoilt here but looking in the regular Banda's they are very nice as well & I'm sure you are just as well treated by these wonderful Kenyan people. What a great country, what a great people & what a great camp!!