Road-Trip to Shompole, An Exclusive Use Tented Camp in Magadi
A road-trip to Shompole Wilderness in Magadi is an exciting adventure for a small group of friends or multiple families. An early start to the journey gets you out of Nairobi before traffic builds up. Then you can ease into a comfortable drive through Kiserian, Ole Polos and onward to Lake Magadi. It is regarded one of the most scenic road-trips, through open landscapes, sunny weather, and good tarmac roads.
Shompole is a family-run tented camp, and this means that guests enjoy a level of service that is so personal, it feels like home. Because it is an exclusive use tented camp, you will have the entire place to yourself. This gives you the flexibility to be on you own schedule, to do as much or as little as you’d like. You even get to choose when you’d like to eat! Sounds just like home, doesn’t it?
While there, you will enjoy day and night game drives, guided safari walks and catch-and-release-fishing. The more adventurous groups can go river-tubing, kayaking and canoeing in Ewaso Nyiro River. A highly recommended activity is the low-level helicopter ride above the Shompole ecosystem. The aerial views of Lake Magadi and Lake Natron are nothing short of spectacular.
Beyond the exclusivity of the camp, you will also get a little help to fully disconnect from the world outside Shompole. Every time you are caught on your mobile device in a public area, you will receive a $10 fine. While this may not be for everyone, It forces you to really unplug and immerse yourself in the wilderness. Why take a vacation with your friends and family only to spend the entire time glued to your screen?