Galdessa: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
Main description of GaldessaGaldessa Camp is an up market eco friendly and wilderness camp situated on the banks of Galana River . It is also surrounded by the major attractions of Tsavo East National Park which is one of the world's largest game reserves, providing undeveloped wilderness homes to vast numbers of animals. The camp overlooks the impressive Yatta Plateau which the world’s oldest and longest fossilized lava flow. The Lugard Falls are but 15 minutes away from the camp and the vast open plains surrounding the area are endowed with wildlife. The camp lies off the beaten track which allows visitors to this part of the park, the privacy and luxury of truly feeling a part of the wilderness. The camp is not fenced in and a number of wild animals come right into camp, especially during the dry season where they come to the river to drink. The camp has a number of resident elephants as well as a family of hippos residing in the waters outside camp that often come into camp at night to graze.
Room types at Galdessa
We have 7 double rooms.All have ensuite bathrooms and large traditional bucket showers. The rooms are spacious and can be added an extra bed for a child or an adult.Each room has a mosquito net.
Our Honeymoon Bandas provides every couple with total privacy during this special moment. Built with a roof terrace,couples can relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the Galana river down below and the yatta platuea in the back ground.We have 1 double honeymoon banda both at the Private and Main Galdessa booked on first come first serve basis.
We have 6 twin rooms at Galdessa. All our rooms have a verandah where you can sit and enjoy the river view.
Units at Galdessa
Big or Main Galdessa Camp
This section has 12 comfortable and spacious thatched and semi-tented bungalows on wooden platforms, each with an en-suite bathroom and private veranda. Guests are ensured their privacy as all of the bungalows are situated a good distance apart and natural foliage is used to subtly conceal neighboring bandas. The bathrooms are large and have traditional bucket showers, flush toilets and basins with running water.
Little or Private Galdessa Camp
This section has only 3 tents and has its own bar, lounge and restaurant.
Private Galdessa is booked at a supplement which allows visitors to enjoy total privacy and the use of private bar, restaurant and lounge but excludes any guarantee of exclusive accommodation in the other 3 bandas.