Reviews of Tumbili Cliff Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
2 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tumbili Cliff Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
The accommodation is comfortable (even if the circular beds are a little kitsch!). Meals were all very enjoyable - plentiful food, well cooked with lots of vegetables and fruit plus, other than our first night when we were the only guests, a decent range of choices at the buffet. It would, however, be good if one or two better wines were added to the drinks list.
The lodge is very well run by Elijah, the manager, and all the staff we met were friendly, helpful and efficient, perhaps especially Samson who runs the bar and restaurant.
The main purpose of our stay here was birding in which we were greatly assisted by our local guide, Titus Kangor (who is a freelance associated with, rather than employed by, the lodge). With his help we logged over 120 bird species including over a dozen lifers. We were particularly impressed by his searching out of the slender-tailed nightjar and several owl species. Titus has a genuine enthusiasm for Kenya's birdlife and is certainly very knowledgable about the species to be found around Lake Baringo and where exactly to locate them. We very much enjoyed his company and benefitted from his guiding abilities.
We made two boat trips during our stay, piloted by Jonah who clearly has a deep knowledge of the lake. The second took us to an island in the conservation area near the eastern shore which has a population of the endangered Rothschild's (or Baringo) Giraffe; well worth a visit.
We also took advantage of the impressive astronomical telescope at the Lodge, which we commend highly to anyone visiting there." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
"Tumbili Cliff Lodge review"
I was the only guest but the hospitality was brilliant and the facilities very comfortable. The accommodation was of a very high standard with well-designed spacious rooms and bathrooms open to the stars. Excellent pool. Tumbili Cliff Lodge deserves more visitors.
I stayed two nights and was very well looked after. The poor surface of the main road and the limited mammal wildlife in a fairly remote location probably deters some tourists but it is well worth a visit for the rich birdlife. Titus Kangor is a very experienced bird guide and good company. The boat trip on the lake gives good access to water birds.
There is an observatory for astronomers which I did not visit but I loved the birdlife around the lodge" See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
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